I’ve been singing the praises of Omea from Jetbrains for a long time. It’s been a product with great promise but sadly Jetbrains just isn’t able to deliver a stable product which works in a predictable manner. Case in point: Some of the latest versions of Omea started to confuse feeds and mingling them in different folders. Now keeping track of feeds and putting them in the appropriate feed folder is what I consider a core feature which should work predictably from version 0.1. This combined with a couple of other unfortunate bugs made me consider other alternatives.
And boy am I glad I did. I didn’t have to look very far: Newsgator delivers in the form of FeedDemon. What a great piece of software. It’s simple and does its job very well and adds a synchronization feature which I’m growing increasingly fond of. Having my feeds synchronized between computers makes me want to read my feeds because I basically don’t have to worry about filtering read posts manually anymore. My OPML AND read status for individual posts are synchronized across computers for a very smooth user experience. Even if you just need a very polished RSS reader, I think FeedDemon is the way to go.
Now I just need to find a nice newsgroup reader which Omea provided me with.
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