QuiteRSS, a desktop feed reader that is available for Windows and Mac OS X, has received an update that brings the version to 0.18.5.
The release is the first update for the RSS feed reader in over a year -- actually in more than 15 months -- and a proof of life at the same time.
Windows users have plenty of options when it comes to RSS readers, even on the desktop. You can check out our list of free RSS readers for Windows for an overview.
QuiteRSS is the RSS feed reader that I'm using on Windows right now. It is a powerful program that supports all the basics, plenty of advanced features such as filtering, and then some. The one downside, at least for users who work on multiple devices, is that it does not support syncing.
Users of the program may check for updates using built-in tools, or download the new version from the official project website.
Tip: I suggest you export the list of feeds just to be on the safe side. You can do so with a click on Menu > Export Feeds. While you should not run into any issues updating to QuiteRSS 0.18.5 it is always better to be safe than sorry.
To check for the update in QuiteRSS, select Menu > Help > Check for Updates. QuiteRSS should pick up the new version automatically, and provide you with options to download and install it to update the application to the latest version.
Users who prefer to download the program manually instead can do so as well.QuiteRSS is offered as a portable version and installer.
As far as "what's new" is concerned; mostly backend stuff was updated, and there are some fixes.
It seems to me that QuiteRSS loads quite a bit faster than before once you install the update. I have no scientific proof for that, but the RSS reader opens nearly instantly after the update, while it took a bit longer to open in previous versions.
Now You: Which RSS feed reader do you use, and why?
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