Excellent RSS News Reader – GreatNews

General,Web Stuff — Jeff Eske on July 8, 2014 at 10:29 am

I’ve been using a fantastic RSS news reader for a while now and decided I should mention it.  I have a number of sites that I like to track and have been trying for some time to find a news reader that does what I’d like it to.  I’ve tried several to-date, and for one reason or another, they just haven’t panned out.  To this point, GreatNews is the best reader that I’ve found.  It’s fast and compact and does everything that I need.  And, just so you know, I’m not being compensated, etc. for posting this.  I just simply really like this program.

I’m not going to go into detail about how to use it, etc., since that’s available other places.   What I am going to tell you about is the one, totally unexpected feature that I found by accident – I can scroll my way through ALL of my feeds without stopping.  Basically, to go from page to page of articles, as well as from one folder/category to the next, all I have to do is “scroll down”.  As it jumps from page to page and section to section, it sets all of the previous articles to a “read” status. What this means for me is that I can start at the top of my news feeds and simply scroll and scroll and scroll, ’til I’m through all of them.  It seems like a really basic feature, but man is it handy.  And speedy.

Another nice thing about this reader is that it’s “portable”.  You can actually run it from a USB drive, no problem.  Just drag the GreatNews folder to your USB drive and you’re good-to-go.  One problem that I ran into when running from the USB though, was that the cleanup wizard seemed to hang sometimes.  When run from a local drive, the cleanup wizard works quickly, with no problem.  This could just be a function of the old, crappy USB drive that I’m running it from.

Anyway, if you still use an RSS reader and are looking for a fast, compact one, I’d recommend that you try out GreatNews.

Jeff

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