Taskable RSS Feeds for your System Tray

Martin Brinkmann
Feb 10, 2007
Updated • May 28, 2013

Taskable is a great alternative for online or offline feedreaders. It is am RSS browser that places an icon in the windows system tray so that you can access all recent updates of all websites that you have added to the program right from there.

I really like the ease of use and space-saving nature of Taskable, I mainly use it to display my most read feeds in the system tray and check them periodically. It is not the best solution though if you are interested in more than feed headlines, or if you prefer a full program that displays the feed contents directly and not through a series of menus.

Adding feeds is really simple. You can either drag and drop feeds right from the internet or add feeds manually by adding  the RSS and Atom url or by importing OPML files. I was not able to find out how to add submenus manually but this can be done by exporting your feeds into an OPML file and adding that file to Taskable. The structure will remain.

Update: The program website is no longer available, the website returns a 404 not found error when you try to open it. It does not seem to be hosted on many third party download sites as well, and I would suggest you use a different feed reader instead for the task. While you may not get the same functionality as I'm not aware of any program that replicates Taskable's way of making feeds available on a PC, it at least means that you can read RSS news feed on your PC.

I suggest you check out our Two RSS Reader alternatives for Windows article in which we look at the Rss readers Greatnews and FeedReader. Both let you manage hundreds of RSS feeds in their interface. You can import your existing list of feeds into the program provided that you have it available as an opml file, or import individual files instead by copying and pasting their feed urls into the programs.


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