What’s the Best RSS Reader for Rich Media?

rsstogether.jpgI’m looking for a new RSS feed reader that offers good support for video, audio and photos. This post will discuss what I’ve found in that search. It’s not pretty so far. The content available in the market is moving much faster than the tools to consume it. SplashCast will play a roll in this situation, but for now I’m just looking for an RSS reader that will help me do my job efficiently at an online media company. Perhaps you are too.

The following is a discussion of the problem, then a description of the criteria I used to review 10 leading RSS readers on the market, a paragraph about each product and a chart comparing features. Features are honestly open to some interpretation and I may have missed some important vendors, but I think this should be useful for both readers and myself.

The Problem

It is inefficient, unpleasant and feels behind the times to have to launch another application like a browser or iTunes to play media files delivered to my feed reader. Online syndicated media is an exploding market; as methods of communication go, it’s one of the fastest growing, most compelling and potentially most commercially viable new developments that has emerged in some time. An estimated 30 million people (5% of broadband users) watch at least one video online each day. There are currently an estimated 4.2 billion total video streams per month arround the web. In order to effectively engage with this media, many of us are going to need RSS readers that are equipped for the task.

Right now none of the leading RSS readers for Mac or Windows let users capture, preview, play, tag and share items within the application itself and in the order that they arrive in your aggregator. In other words, I cannot find any feed reader on the market today that combines rich media support, integration with 3rd party tagging and sharing services and a “river of news” view. That’s a problem.

Tools Available Today

The following are short descriptions of the 10 leading commercial RSS readers and a comparison of their features. Who’s the winner? No one is a clear winner by the criteria I’ve chosen.

Summary of Recommendations

As a Mac user, I’m going to spend more time with NewsFire on my desktop. If I was a Windows user and wanted to consume video inline and needed a river of news view – I would cry. If rich media is more important to you then go with Google Reader. If a river of news is more important then go with FeedDemon.

The Chart

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Review Criteria

A few notes about what I was looking for and how I interpreted it. Or skip to the paragraphs about each product.

Plays Audio

My criteria here was whether the product let me play an audio file from inside the same window that the text accompanying the file is displayed. Google Reader is the best at this. The worst case scenario is being told to open iTunes to listen to audio; it’s distracting to open a new application and that file is then put on my iPod next time I sync up.

Plays Video

See the description of audio playing above. The best web based reader for playing video is either Google Reader or Bloglines. The best on the desktop is RSSOwl. Most video on the web is now delivered or available in Flash, so that’s how I tested these tools.

Displays photos

When I’m subscribed to a photo feed, I want to be able to see the photos large format in the feed as I scan down my reader. Readers that only show me the title of a photo and a link to the photo itself are worthless to me as I will almost never click through to view the photos. Many of the products discussed here are good about that, but not all. I think I like FeedDemon’s handling of images the best.

River of News

A river of news view displays items in the order they were published, no matter what feed they were delivered in. Contrast this with the way Bloglines or Google Reader work, where I have to view all of the items in one feed before I see all of the items in another feed. (Update: Commenters pointed out that you can in fact get a river of news view for one folder at a time in Google Reader. That’s still not ideal, but good to know.) Give me the most recent items across all my feeds either in total or folder by folder, ideally both would be possible – that’s often how I want to read what I’ve subscribed to.

If I open my folder titled “sports videos” I want to watch a sports video published at 10:00 on YouTube after I view a sports video published at 10:30 on Metacafe – I don’t want to have to view a whole week’s worth of Metacafe videos before I can view a video from an hour ago on YouTube. This is very important to me, as responding to the most recent information is a big part of my work. Unfortunately very few vendors support this well, and I think it’s because RSS use is in its infancy.

If you are someone who eats and breaths RSS for a living and you don’t require a river of news view – please get in touch with me, I’d love to find a more broadly supported method of consuming feeds. I can’t imagine a better way to do it, though.

Tagging

I should be able to view a movie in my feed reader and then tag it in a third party service without launching my browser or another tab. Almost no one support this, but NetNewsWire and FeedLounge are the best. It would be nice if there were options other than del.icio.us – but all tags meet at del.icio.us so it’s no big deal for now.

Choose partial or full feeds

Sometimes I just want to scan headlines and summaries, other times I want to scan through full entries that include thumbnails or previews of videos or images. I should be able to switch between these views with one click. Google Reader is probably the best at this right now.

Free

Most but not all web based readers are free to use, most but not all desktop readers require a one time fee. In the consumer market that fee is generally under $30 but there is a free trial period available and even at $30 a good RSS reader will have a great return on investment. I highly encourage people to look at products in this space that are not free. Desktop readers are faster to use and allow a fair amount of access to feed contents when offline.

Mac/Windows

Most web based feed readers work well on either Mac or Windows but only some of the desktop readers are available for both.

Ten Top Feed Readers

Google Reader

rssgreaderscreen.jpg The Google Reader is a relatively new online feed reader and is quickly gaining popularity because it’s clean, fast and powerful. It embeds and plays video from YouTube but not some other Flash video feeds. One unique thing it does is create a simple audio player at the end of any item with an audio attachment. Google Reader would be the winner in this space were it not for two problems: no off-line access and no river of news view. I was very excited to use Google Reader before I realized that there is no river of news view. That makes it nearly unusable to me. (Update: Commenters pointed out that you can in fact get a river of news view for one folder at a time in Google Reader. That’s still not ideal, but good to know.)

Bloglines

Ask.com’s Bloglines has been a popular online feed reader for years and made a big splash when it recently announced support for the viewing of Flash video inside the program itself. Not all video feeds show up in Bloglines. I like the people behind Bloglines, they have come up with some very smart strategies, but I find the reader itself too frustrating and inflexible to use.

Newsgator Online

Newsgator has acquired two of the best desktop readers on the market, NetNewsWire and FeedDemon, and also offers a free online feed reader. All of the products work well together and can be used with a mobile version. The online feed reader has a wonderful river of news view but doesn’t support rich media and has long suffered from performance issues. For some time I thought that all web based feed readers were slow and frustrating, but Google Reader changed my expectations in this regard.

NetNewsWire

NetNewsWire, Newsgator’s outstanding desktop feed reader for the Mac, is fast, flexible and has a lot going for it. Its inability to play media files was my impeteus for surveying the rest of the field, though.

FeedDemonrssfeeddemonscreen.jpg

FeedDemon is a beautiful Windows desktop reader from Newsgator. It supports the river of news view and handles images very well but doesn’t play media files.

NewsFirerssfeeddemonscreen.jpg

NewsFire is a Mac desktop reader that’s asthetically pleasing, fast and plays video inline. It supports a river of news view on the folder level. It does not play audio files though, which is a real shame. It behaves in some peculiar ways that I’m going to try to dig inside the preferences to change. It looks to me like a great implementation of one way to read feeds but isn’t terribly flexible for different feed reading practices. None the less, I may give this a more extended try.

I wish I could see the screen captures of videos while browsing feeds without having to click on an item’s title first. Some non-YouTube videos play inconsistently and video sometimes causes NewsFire to crash on my computer. Like I said, absolutely no one is getting this right yet – but I’m going to spend some more time with NewsFire.

BlogBridge

BlogBridge is a fascinating but complicated cross platform Java desktop reader. It doesn’t support media files.

FeedLounge

FeedLounge has a reputation for being fast. It’s a web based reader that costs $5 per month to use. It has a river of news view and handles images well, but doesn’t let you play audio or video inline.

RSSOwlrssfeeddemonscreen.jpg

RSSOwl could be the winner here if only it worked better. It’s a free cross platform desktop reader that has every feature I’m looking for. Unfortunately, it crashes a lot on my Intel Mac and requires too many keystrokes to accomplish what I want to do. It’s like a much more awkward version of NetNewsWire. The media handling though is fantastic. If rich media consumption is important to you, I’d highly recommend giving RSSOwl a try – perhaps you can work with it better than I can. The fact that viewing full feeds and accessing the river of news view is as difficult as it is in this product is a real heart breaker.

Rojo

Rojo is an interesting reader with strong social elements but very limited and awkward functionality. A lot of people like it, but since being acquired by blogging software company SixApart it looks like Rojo has not had much energy behind it. Media handling is non existent.

See also

Attensa for Outlook plays audio files and does a whole lot more in an enterprise context. RSSBandit is a free Windows desktop reader that supports river of news and says it supports audio and video but I couldn’t get either to work. It has other limitations but many people do like it.

My Dream Feed Reader

If I could piece together the various options available to me now, what I’d like is this. I’d like an online reader with the speed and media handling of Google Reader and the river of news functionality of Newsgator Online. I’d like it synced with a desktop reader that combines the stability, 3rd party tagging and river of news of NetNewsWire with the aesthetics of FeedDemon and the media handling of RSSOwl. I don’t believe that anyone has yet nailed the cross platform mobile reader that syncs with web and desktop readers. That’s subject of another post, though.

Is this too much to ask for? I don’t believe that it is. As increasing numbers of knowledge workers and consumers start engaging with rich media and RSS, I think I’ll be far from alone in these desires. When the Pluck feed reader was retired last month, Richard MacManus and some other people said that it was proof that stand alone feed readers were not a commercially viable product. Some companies take the approach of offering free consumer RSS products to build visibility for their enterprise products.

I really believe that once feed readers find some best practices and the market develops for their use – consumer facing feed readers will be a very viable product. Nothing is on fire like online video is, though, and feed reader vendors need desperately to improve their support for rich media in their products.

See also Marc Canter’s recent discussion on this topic here and here.

I hope that the vendors in this space are able to keep on making magic – I need more than I’m able to find available today.

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146 Responses to What’s the Best RSS Reader for Rich Media?

  1. [...] I’ve just posted a long review of ten top RSS feed readers and their handling of video, audio and images over at the SplashCast blog. It was one of those posts motivated by personal need – I need to find something better than NetNewsWire for my new video-intensive job. I believe that online video and audio are going to become an increasingly important part of what almost everyone does on the web – so this was intended as more than just a post on what’s out there now. [...]

  2. Dave Winer says:

    NewsRiver, which is part of the OPML Editor has many of the features you’re looking for.

    http://support.opml.org/download

  3. Dave Winer says:

    It also supports reading lists, which, imho, should be one of your checklist features.

  4. Great article. I have been looking for the perfect feed reader for some time and I have yet to find one that I really think does the job as well as it could be done.

    I use Windows for most of my work so the only Mac ones are out, but I have ended up with RSS Bandit. It is fast and stable, but as you noticed, it does not handle media well at all. In fact flash videos don’t even come up at all. Ithink this reader is pretty much the best Windows reader available, especially once you factor in that is it free. It could still use a lot of fine-tuning though.

    I am going to give RSS Owl another try and I don’t think feedreader.com’s reader is that bad either, but I am more inclined to ones that are fast and lightweight and don’t require web-syncing…

  5. Hopkins says:

    What’s your take on Songbird? The idea is that you’ll NOT have to go outside your browser for such things. To be honest, I can’t figure out if they have feed reading built into their doohickey or not.

  6. marshallk says:

    Dave, thanks for pointing that direction. In case any body’s unfamiliar, Dave is widely credited as the father of RSS.

    Sal, thanks for pointing to feedreader.com.

    Mr. Hopkins, in addition to Songbird (which I should spend more time with) I also considered including FireAnt.tv but wanted to focus on aggregators that are strong on typical text feeds in addition to media. I don’t think it makes sense for those functions to come in different applications. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. I don’t know if I am in the minority here, but I like to be able to let my RSS news pile up over a few hours and then when I have the time I can go in, do my reading, and then delete the items. If something is empty I know I have nothing left from that site, and if something is left in there I know it is something I wanted to save for later. A lot of readers don’t seem to support deleting, right? I mean what happens in RSS Owl when you are done with a post, it just sits there?

    Also, I am not sold on tabs. This is something I can’t live without for internet browsing, but I am not sure I need them for RSS, like me feed reading to be fast and focuses, not a replacement for FireFox.

  8. Varun Mathur says:

    I’m building one dream feed reader…just for you ;)

  9. marshallk says:

    Sounds great Varun!

  10. david francis says:

    I have been using google reader in firefox on a PC but i have yet to see youtube vids
    rendered. is this a problem with the RSS or the reader?

  11. I’m right there with you Marshall. While media isn’t as big of a priority for me, I’ve been amazed at the current state of RSS readers. Over the past three years I’ve probably tried 20-30+, and keep getting dissappointed. I currently use Google Reader, which I like the fact that there’s nothing to sync since it’s web based, but I’m always getting errors and it’s been somewhat buggy for me. However, two items you didn’t mention as critical in my book are keyboard shortcuts and search. Key commands need to be simple, fast, and obvious. I think Google Reader excels at this. And I like Google Reader’s ability to quickly launch stories in another browser tab by pressing V, as well as tag and star items quickly. However, HOW CAN THEY NOT HAVE SEARCH? Nothing is more annoying than trying to remember which feed I read that one article three weeks ago about that one application… It’s the biggest, saddest piece missing in Google’s excellent reader. Search to me is huge. Although, because no other reader can come close to Google’s speed and ease of use, I do without. :( I do use the Greasemonkey Google Search script, but it only allows for searching through one feed or the whole world of blogs. Kinda pointless. Here’s some other greasemonkey goodness for Google Reader http://blogs.tech-recipes.com/johnny/2006/11/22/7-google-reader-tips-and-tricks/

  12. Bill says:

    Marshall – I feel your frustration. None of the RSS readers satisfied my needs so I took matters into my own hands and started working on my own.

    If you’re still in the mood to try yet another aggregator we just released an early beta at http://www.blorq.com/. It has a slick river of news view, displays images, plays some video enclosures, with plans to add social aspects to share stories with your friends soon along with many of the other features on your wishlist.

  13. [...] Here  is a post that is worth reading along with some insightful comments. Hopefully the comments will keep on coming and we will all make some progress. [...]

  14. Craig says:

    News readers are in a sad state. I’ve never been happy with any I’ve used. For a long while I’ve stuck and suffered with Bloglines because it played well for 80% of my use cases until now. That and since Mark Fletcher left it’s been going downhill and I’m now looking for an online rich media reader that can sync with a local client for media I download to sync to my mp3 player and for local consumption.

    I currently have three systems to handle media I want to roll into one service. My online media rss reader, my podcatching software (Juice) and a greasemonkey script that displays a delicious play icon next to any mp3 linked to in a page. I can listen and tag those mp3′s to delicious and automatically have them download with Juice by subscribing to that delicious system:filetype:mp3 feed. Ideally I want one reader I can bookmark and share items that can be aggregated as link blogs like google’s share does only with multiple streams. That way I could have topical media streams people with similar interests could subscribe to(as well as feeds that sync locally with Juice) and not have to filter through everything I share as one feed. As things stand media, especially online/offline media handling is a dogs breakfast.

    While I’m here, an online reader I haven’t seen mentioned is NewsHutch. While it lacks features, like folder reading, I do really like parts of the interface.

  15. Magnus says:

    In any web based reader, can you flag messages (so that you can see/collect all flagged messages and read them later), preferably flags with a number of different levels, and is it possible to search for certain words in messages within a defined period of time?

    I want to have these two functions.

  16. [...] Not until I read the post of Marshall Kirkpatrick as he is looking for the best RSS reader for rich media. The almost comprehensive comparison he made is great. It clearly point out the positive and negative sides of the most popular RSS readers around. And it made me understand how important it is to look for the RSS reader that will serve your purpose. [...]

  17. aboutthisboy says:

    I am currently using FeedDemon at home, NewsgatorOnline at work and sync the two. What’s awesome is when I’m at work, if I read a post with a media file in, I can add this to the FeedStation app and it will download for when I’m home in the evening. Not perfect (doesn’t embed Youtube etc) but is the best offering I’ve seen so far! Plus it helps that FeedDemon is such a wonderful app in itself…great customisable keyboard shortcuts, different ‘styles’ and it’s fast.
    It’ll be interesting to see where it goes in the future.
    atb

  18. Google Reader does have a river of news. You just have to click the “All Items” link instead of the individual feeds

  19. Well I’ll be darned, that hadn’t been working for me! Trust me I tried. Looks good now though. Thanks!

  20. Ken Stone says:

    Yep. Or use the speedy key command G then A

  21. mic says:

    In Google Reader I seperate my feeds by folder. When I click on the folder link I get a river of news just for that folder.

  22. Kevin says:

    Another good one to check out is Alertbear (www.alertbear.com)..

  23. Homer says:

    I know it’s not what YOU are looking for, but the NewsGator for Outlook reader is great for people who are in Outlook all day long. It integrates with Outlook, creates folders/subfolders, etc. I have found it is a great way for me to keep up with my feeds while not interrupting my workflow much. On the downside it is $30 after the 30 day trial, but it has been worth it for me.

  24. Fresqui.com says:

    Top de los lectores de canales RSS

    Según esta fuente la lista es la siguiente:
    1.- Google Reader
    2.- Bloglines
    3.- Newsgator Online
    4.- NetNewsWire
    5.- FeedDemon
    6.- NewsFire
    7.- BlogBridge
    8.- FeedLounge
    9.- RSSOwl
    10.- Rojo

  25. Kyle Barr says:

    I don’t know if anyone mentioned this yet, but if you add Google Reader to a personalized Google homepage, it acts as a “river of news.” (when you first add a feed, it’ll import everything from that at once, but afterward they’ll trickle in by date published).

  26. Google Reader HAS ‘river of news’…
    Just click “All items” on the top left.

    And I also see a tag button under every story… You don’t ?

  27. prowsej says:

    Yeah, I really think that the lack of River-of-News criticism of Google reader is misplaced because you can get a river of news just by clicking on a folder within Google Reader, or by using the Google Homepage (which is less-than-ideal IMO)

  28. marshallk says:

    Re Google Reader River of News – I can’t view all items across all feeds in a river of news style but I see now that I can view particular folders that way. That’s not ideal, but it was sufficient for me to accept with NewsFire, for example. So, my bad – I’ll make that change. Someone else on Digg said that NetNewsWire has an inline audio player but in looking at podcast feeds in NNW right now I see only Download to iTunes, Download and Copy URL. I wish it handled audio like Google Reader or some of the others described above.

  29. Feed Reader Dreaming

    I recently highlighted current consumer feed reading habits but it’s been awhile now since I authored the feed readers comparison for TechCrunch. The landscape has changed as products have released new features while other products have ducked out of the

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  31. lallafa says:

    You can choose Google Readers River-of-News as your default:
    Settings (top right) -> Preferences -> Start page

  32. Brittany Meares says:

    I use http://www.dotso.com for my news feeds. I love it.

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  34. Joe says:

    Vienna for Mac OS X all the way.

  35. Cipone says:

    You didn’t mention http://www.netvibes.com

    It can play audio and video too

  36. yet another rss comparison that leaves out Vienna, one of the best free rss readers.

  37. marshallk says:

    I didn’t mention Netvibes or other startpages because I think they fill a different role. They are for a small number of feeds, I use them for things I want to glance at quickly, but for the bulk of feeds to be monitored a full fledged RSS reader like those above is what I need.

    I looked at RSSBandit and don’t believe that it has much of what I’m looking for in it. I’ll spend some time with Vienna.

  38. luigi says:

    I’ve tried a lot of news readers and the best is GreatNews..

  39. Jim Kidwell says:

    It doesn’t seem to have been mentioned yet, but I like to use the NetVibes.

  40. AS says:

    I use ActiveRefresh.

  41. conedude13 says:

    Google Reader does have a “River of News” feature. Click on the “All Items” in the top left of the window underneath “Home”. I’m new to google reader and i am spreading the word about it. i think its great.

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  43. Bob Patterson says:

    I like DiggWatch for digg: http://www.diggwatch.co.nr

  44. Chris Patterson says:

    [NewsFire] does not play audio files though, which is a real shame.

    Huh? Sure it does — click the “Download” button in the text pane and the audio download appears in the “Download” window. Select it and click the big round iTunes-style play button. There are a couple of preference settings (in the “Downloads” tab, natch) which control how it handles audio files. One setting is “Play audio/video content immediately”.

    However, I also have had it crash on me for various reasons, including importing OPML files. It’s still my current favorite — but everyone else I know on the Mac uses NNW.

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  46. VS says:

    google.com/ig all the way

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  48. Rss says:

    I love that chart, very clear.

  49. Ryan says:

    You may also want to consider looking at SharpReader in the future. Very speedy and intuitive reader. http://www.sharpreader.net/

  50. Iresh Dilan says:

    Nice Article, Thanks

  51. Will says:

    Have you tried Noopod yet? It may be what you are looking for. I have tried it in the past and found it lacking somewhat, but they have released an updated version I am re-evaluating.

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  53. globelovers says:

    exactly!

  54. alerman says:

    I am using Opera browser for everything and it means RSS feeds too. I like to have all my stuff in one place. Opera is great browser, good email client and is handling rss feeds good too. It has also IRC client. It’s worth trying it for someone who like it easy and simple.

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    open source anyone, Feedreader
    http://www.feedreader.com/

  58. Do not forget to check out http://www.thefreedictionary.com web-based RSS reader.

  59. Nate says:

    People have mentioned this, but I switched recently from NewsFire to Google Reader and for my feeds, Google Reader does not include in-line videos from YouTube or Revver. That is a biggest frustration right now. It does not even tell me that a video is supposed to be there so I can know to just open the site and watch it – instead it is just a blank space.

  60. PowerUser753 says:

    getXcast.com – great podcast client with iTunes integration.

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  62. sylvain says:

    I user Google Reader (on fireFox2 / MacOSX)
    Except for any vodcast do not appear and only propose to download the file, I think this is a excellent rss reader.
    Just need one function more : a “blog this post” fonction, to re-publish in citation a post I like :-) maybe a day …..

  63. Steve says:

    You missed one it’s url base works nice has a free and paid versions.

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  66. Dave says:

    Am I missing something here? What about Democracy Player? It’s getting pretty close to 1.0 and it does audio, video and Internet TV (what ever that is). It supports most of your grid and it’s free.

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    Have you ever tried FeedReader? It’s very light and has the “River of News” view as well.

    http://www.feedreader.com/

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  79. michael says:

    Slight correction to your NewsFire post.

    NewsFire does to audio not quite inline (which would be a lot nicer) but does allow you to download and listen.

    Sorry if this has already been mentioned just had to add and boost for one of my favorite news readers…

  80. Uysal says:

    Try Omea reader from Jetbrains. You can update it to Omea pro for free. i use it for a long time now(free version) and i am happy with it.

    http://www.jetbrains.com/omea/reader/

  81. Alex Givant says:

    I like Omea too, you can create different workspaces + easy to use.

  82. Pooran says:

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  84. jeko says:

    I was looking for a FEED RSS reader wich have popup notification… someone knows one? Tnx a lot :P

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  87. paul says:

    I like this reader, feedmashr.com which is brain-dead to ‘operate’ since it’s non-customizable. but it also lets you go back in time to view previous days links from del.icio.us, digg, etc.

  88. jameskeylim says:

    spent about 15 minutes looking for the best content on the topic. thank you for taking the time to pull it all together. i use netvibes.com as well.

  89. Rich Brand says:

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    I have been seeking such information all over.
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  97. newsmaven says:

    I’ve been using a reader lately called diffbot http://www.diffbot.com

    Not only does it have the river-of-news view, it lets you subscribe to changes to regular pages without RSS feeds, which is especially useful for many embeded media sites

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  99. Varun Mathur says:

    Alertle ! You gotta try Alertle. It launched on Feb 8th, ’08 and provides a very fresh RSS reading experience, with “seemingly wider audio/video support than Google Reader” (Lifehacker). It arranges feeds as desktop-like icons, has intuitive keyboard shortcuts, river of news view, displays pics,videos,audio,is free…and just really hits the sweet spot when it comes to RSS !

    http://www.alertle.com

  100. Varun Mathur says:

    Hey Marshall…

    I find this incredible…this post was one of the things which motivated me for “Alertle” and back on Dec 14, 2006…I wrote right here that “I’m building a dream feed reader just for you ;)”

    15 months later…its a reality, and it feels very surreal to be posting about it on this very same blog post :)

    Thanks for stoking the fire.

  101. arrohwany says:

    great
    Thanks alot….

  102. praveen says:

    hey checkout Greatnews here http://www.curiostudio.com/;)

  103. George says:

    The best feed reader for rich media is Fwicki.

    http://www.fwicki.com

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  105. Beth Foster says:

    This thing here seems to be RSS on steroids

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  106. Chan Sui says:

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  112. polson says:

    I saw a couple people complain that an RSS reader doesn’t support inline videos on YouTube. If the feeds they are referring to are the same as the one that I dissected a week ago, that is because there is no actual video there. What you see there is HTML and an image in the description element that makes it appear as if there is a video, then it takes you to their page when you click on it.

  113. Edward says:

    You’ve obviously never heard of liferea. Never had to search for another. It has a section of unread news. lightweight, fast, but powerful.

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