Newsgator makes FeedDemon and NetNewsWire Free

Newsgator Newsgator is the company behind the popular RSS feed readers FeedDemon for Windows & NetNewsWire for Mac. With freeware being so popular these days, Newsgator was successful in selling paid versions of FeedDemon and NetNewsWire so far.

Now, they have announced these 2 excellent feed readers FREE for all to download and use. In fact, these 2 programs have just gotten some major feature enhancements.

Newsgator products come with sync facility with their internet-based servers. This means that your FeedDemon in your laptop and NetNewsWire in your iMac will be in sync all the time. Plus, the free web based version Newsgator Online will be in sync as well.


FeedDemon Quick Facts

  • Newspaper format in neat tabs & News bins for future reference
  • Synchronization with all RSS suite products
  • Find what’s popular with other Newsgator users as well as who is linking to the news items you read
  • Watch embedded video in the newspaper view
  • Panic button – mark everything as read when you come back after a break
  • Watches – Watch for keywords as they are downloaded
  • Search outside of your subscriptions and create a dynamic channel with the results
  • Download podcasts automatically and copy them to your iPod or other media player.
  • iPhone support at

I used my portable GreatNews desktop reader for the longest time before getting addicted to the online Google Reader. And my main reason was that I missed having the ability to read feeds when I didn’t have my USB drive with me in a browser.

I have decided to give FeedDemon a whirl just like I give everything else a try. 😉 Importing my Google reader XMl file was painless. I haven’t tried their online counterpart yet but I doubt if it will come close to Google Reader, my current favorite RSS reader of choice. I might eat my own words after I try it, but you will know if I do.

What is your feed reader of choice? With the ability to have your desktop and online RSS reader in sync, would you give a desktop reader a chance?

Download FeedDemon 2.6 for Windows

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6 Responses to “Newsgator makes FeedDemon and NetNewsWire Free”

  1. Kyle Eslick January 10, 2008 at 4:24 pm #

    It is going to take a little bit for me to get used to, but I think I’m a fan of FeedDemon so far.

    I like the option of pop-up notifications and other stuff. I’ll just have to get my settings the way I like it.

    NewsGator online isn’t to bad either, so I’m pretty happy so far.

  2. Rakshit January 10, 2008 at 6:38 pm #

    Well, up till now, I am quite happy with Google Reader. As such I haven’t faced any problem with that. But, I’ll give FeedDemon a try. Let’s see whether it lives up to my expectations or not.

  3. Nirmal January 11, 2008 at 11:05 am #

    I read abt it, good news for people who use feed readers. I like feed demon this is one really good feed reader

  4. K-IntheHouse January 11, 2008 at 1:39 pm #

    Kyle, I’m pretty impressed with FeedDemon so far too. Now if it only it was portable. 😛 I can’t have everything my way, can I? You are right, the online version isn’t bad either. In fact, I love the rigth click options it provides. Some of its features make Google Reader look like a wimp but I am not too fond of the drab colors though.

    Rakshit, same here. However, there is something in me that makes me drop what I am used to just start all over again with a new product. I guess that is why I enjoy writing about all the new stuff. 😉

    Nirmal, absolutely great news for desktop reader users. This one packs such an oomph in it. I wonder what happened to Newzie. It looked really promising too maybe I should bring it back to life here. 😈

  5. Techblissonline Dot Com January 12, 2008 at 3:30 pm #

    feed demon is too good for me…

  6. K January 12, 2008 at 7:15 pm #

    I am starting to like it more than I should too. But, habit is taking me back to Google Reader! 😉