FeedDemon 4.1 Released

Martin Brinkmann
May 17, 2012
Software, Windows, Windows software

FeedDemon back in the days has been a popular RSS feed reader for the Windows operating system. Development slowed down considerably in recent years though, with no new updates released since 2010. Many users thought that the software had been abandoned by its developer, and some switched to other feed readers as a consequence.

FeedDemon 4.1 has been released yesterday, and while the new releases does not introduce any exciting new features, it refutes claims that the project has been abandoned.

The biggest change in FeedDemon 4.1 is the removal of social features that rely on Google Reader. FeedDemon supports synchronization with Google Reader, and one of the effects of that synchronization was the inclusion of shared items in FeedDemon. For those who do not know, Google Reader users were (or are?) able to share feed items with friends, and FeedDemon managed to display those shared items in its interface.

The release notes list about 30 fixes, additions and changes in FeedDemon 4.1. Here is a quick list of the most important ones:

  • The initial startup time of the program has been improved
  • Send To Twitter and Delicious buttons have been fixed, and are working again
  • Fixed YouTube and Vimeo HTML5 videos from being displayed as embedded videos
  • Recommended articles are now more relevant

Many of the changes fix issues with the program that have accumulated since the release of the last version. Existing FeedDemon users can simply install the new version which will automatically update the current program version to the new version. Another option is to click on Help > Check for new version to run the update check this way.

FeedBurner Lite, the free version of the program, is ad supported.  If you do not like that, I suggest you take a look at either RSSOWL (which is Java based) or the excellent Windows feed reader Greatnews.

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  1. Martin said on March 12, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    An even quicker way to open Task Manager is by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc.

  2. archie bald said on March 12, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    Win+Pause used to be the goto shortcut for me since… W95… Ms recently hijacked it and you now get Sysinfo. Device manager is still accessible this way: the second to last link at the bottom.

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