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Old 20-05-2008
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Comparison of Best Desktop RSS Feed Readers
  

RSS is a web publishing format that transfers information delivery for both publishers and users. RSS has been around for some time now, and savvy users have come to rely on their RSS "feeds" as a fundamental channel for keeping up with current events and discovering new information.

RSS feeds are a spam-free, quick and efficient way to read news and weblogs. To get the most out of newsfeeds, you need a powerful aggregator, though, that lets you organize, search, categorize and use news items just like emails.


Here is an attempt to compare some of the top Desktop RSS Feed Readers:

Aggrevator

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Vendor: Private
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: Yes, can collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


AgileRss

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Vendor: Elfs Software Ltd.
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: Yes, can save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: Yes, can find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: Yes, can collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


AllTheNews

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Vendor: Private
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


AmphetaDesk

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Vendor: Private
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.


Avant Browser

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Private
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


Awasu

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Awasu Pty. Ltd.
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: Yes, can save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: Yes, can find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: Yes, can collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: Yes, can highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: Yes, can manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: Yes, can play audio and video feeds.


BigBlogZoo

Platform: Windows
Vendor: GenerateScape
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


BlogBridge

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Vendor: Salas Associates, Inc.
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: Yes, can save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: Yes, can collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: Yes, can highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: Yes, can manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


BlogMatrix Jaeger

Platform: Windows, Mac
Vendor: BlogMatrix, Inc.
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: Yes, can save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: Yes, can find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: Yes, can search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: Yes, can collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: Yes, can highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: Yes, can manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: Yes, can play audio and video feeds.


BottomFeeder

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Vendor: Private
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: Yes, can save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: Yes, can manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.

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Re: Comparison of Best Desktop RSS Feed Readers

Deepnet Explorer

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Deepnet Technologies Ltd
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


Desktop Sidebar

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Idea2 s.c.
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


FeedDemon

Platform: Windows
Vendor: NewsGator Technologies, Inc.
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: Yes, can save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: Yes, can find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: Yes, can collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: Yes, can highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: Yes, can manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: Yes, can play audio and video feeds.


FeedTools

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Vendor: Private
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.
FeedTools identifiers


Feedreader

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Private
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: Yes, can save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: Yes, can highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


Firefox

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Vendor: Mozilla Corporation
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: Yes, can find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


Flock

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Vendor: Private
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: Yes, can find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


Google Desktop

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Google, Inc.
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


GreatNews

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Curio Studio
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: Yes, can save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: Yes, can find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: Yes, can collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.
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Re: Comparison of Best Desktop RSS Feed Readers

Deepnet Explorer

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Deepnet Technologies Ltd
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


Desktop Sidebar

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Idea2 s.c.
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


FeedDemon

Platform: Windows
Vendor: NewsGator Technologies, Inc.
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: Yes, can save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: Yes, can find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: Yes, can collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: Yes, can highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: Yes, can manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: Yes, can play audio and video feeds.


FeedTools

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Vendor: Private
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.
FeedTools identifiers


Feedreader

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Private
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: Yes, can save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: Yes, can highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


Firefox

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Vendor: Mozilla Corporation
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: Yes, can find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


Flock

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Vendor: Private
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: Yes, can find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


Google Desktop

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Google, Inc.
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


GreatNews

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Curio Studio
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: Yes, can save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: Yes, can find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: Yes, can collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.
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Re: Comparison of Best Desktop RSS Feed Readers

Headline-Reader

Platform: Windows
Vendor: InfoMaker
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: Yes, can find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: Yes, can play audio and video feeds.


Headline-Reader Plugin

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Fenrir & Co.
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: Yes, can search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: Yes, can highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


Internet Explorer

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Microsoft Inc.
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: Yes, can save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: Yes, can find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


Lektora

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Vendor:
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: Yes, can save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: Yes, can find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: Yes, can highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


Maxthon

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Maxthon International Limited
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


Mozilla Sage

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Vendor: Mozilla Corporation
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: Yes, can save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: Yes, can find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: Yes, can search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


Mozilla Thunderbird

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Vendor: Mozilla Corporation
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: Yes, can collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


NewsGator Inbox

Platform: Windows
Vendor: NewsGator Technologies, Inc.
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: Yes, can search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: Yes, can highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: Yes, can manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: Yes, can play audio and video feeds.


NewzCrawler

Platform: Windows
Vendor: ADC Software
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: Yes, can save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: Yes, can highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: Yes, can manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


Newzie

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Private
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: Yes, can collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: Yes, can highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.
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Re: Comparison of Best Desktop RSS Feed Readers

Omea Pro

Platform: Windows
Vendor: JetBrains
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: Yes, can search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: Yes, can collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: Yes, can play audio and video feeds.


Omea Reader

Platform: Windows
Vendor: JetBrains
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: Yes, can search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: Yes, can play audio and video feeds.


Onfolio

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Onfolio, Inc.
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: Yes, can search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: Yes, can highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


Opera

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Vendor: Opera Software ASA
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: Yes, can find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: Yes, can collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds


Pluck RSS Reader

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Pluck
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: Yes, can search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: Yes, can collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: Yes, can highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: Yes, can manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


RSS Bandit

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Private
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: Yes, can search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: Yes, can manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


RSS Panel

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Vendor: Private
OPML import: No, cannot load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: Yes, can find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


RSSFeedEater

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Babisoft
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: Yes, can save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: Yes, can find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: Yes, can search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: Yes, can collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


RSSOwl

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Vendor: Private
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: Yes, can save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: Yes, can find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: Yes, can search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: Yes, can collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


RssReader

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Ykoon B.V.
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: Yes, can save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: Yes, can collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.
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Re: Comparison of Best Desktop RSS Feed Readers

SharpReader

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Private
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: Yes, can save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: Yes, can search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: Yes, can collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


Snarfer

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Snarfware LLC
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: Yes, can save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: Yes, can highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: Yes, can manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: Yes, can play audio and video feeds.


Syndirella

Platform: Windows
Vendor: Private
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: No, cannot save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: Yes, can find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: No, cannot search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: No, cannot search feeds on your computer.
News filters: No, cannot collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.


Whizz RSS News Reader

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Vendor: Whizz Computers
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: Yes, can save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: Yes, can find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: Yes, can search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: Yes, can collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: Yes, can highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: Yes, can play audio and video feeds.


intraVnews

Platform: Windows
Vendor: FutureGlue
OPML import: Yes, can load feed lists from other programs.
OPML export: Yes, can save feed lists for other programs.
Auto-discovery: No, cannot find feeds on Web pages.
Web feed search: Yes, can search for feeds on the Web.
Local feed search: Yes, can search feeds on your computer.
News filters: Yes, can collect news items on chosen topics.
Watch lists: No, cannot highlight items that match key words.
Synchronization: No, cannot manage subscriptions from multiple computers.
Podcasts: No, cannot play audio and video feeds.
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