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Geek Chic: FeedDemon 2.0

Originally Published online in a different form.

FeedDemon 2.0 Now that both Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 1.5 come with RSS (Real Simple Syndication) readers, is there enough in FeedDemon 2.0 to justify paying $30 for it? You bet.

This upgrade to the popular RSS reader offers lots of features, plus an interface that's flexible enough to suit almost any news addict. You can choose to view all your feeds, only those with unread items or only flagged feeds. You can filter by keywords, hide items you've already read, show item descriptions as part of the list or show only the headlines. Display feeds in one, two or three windows or view the content in your browser.

In addition to telling you which of your feeds still has unread or flagged items, the summary page shows which feeds you pay the most--and least-- attention to. For people with 50 or more feeds (you know who you are) this can be a real bonus: With a glance you can find the 18 feeds you haven't bothered to read in six months and clean 'em out.

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