After what felt like months of beta updates FeedDemon 3 has been released by its developers. The popular RSS feed aggregator brings several new and exciting features to the table that might justify the title of best desktop RSS feed reader for the Windows operating system. FeedDemon has changed a core aspect of the feed reader by switching to Google Reader sync from their inhouse synchronization solution. That combines the most popular online feed reader with the desktop feed reader giving users the best of both the online and offline feed reading world.
Other additions and new features of FeedDemon 3 include a redesigned user interface, enhanced Twitter feed reading and replying, automatic hyperlinking, article sharing, performance improvements and tagging. The changelog lists dozens, if not hundreds of additional changes and additions to the RSS feed reader.
The interface of FeedDemon is divided into several levels. You got the header area with tools and options, the left sidebar with subscriptions, tags, watches and clippings, the main area that displays popular items on the start page, feed titles, excerpts or full articles once a feed or category has been selected.
Feed Demon can import feeds from various sources. It can import from an opml file or from external sources like Google Reader, Bloglines, RSS Bandit or Windows Common Feed List directly.
Windows users who are looking for an RSS feed reader for their operating system should definitely give FeedDemon 3 a try. The download is provided at the developer's website. It is compatible with Windows XP or later.
Update: The latest version of FeedDemon is 4.1, available on the official web page of the service. The feed reader is only available for Windows, and still features the Google Reader synchronization option that makes it attractive to a bunch of Internet users.
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