I read over 45 blogs a day — personal blogs, tech blogs, literary blogs, business blogs, newspaper RSS feeds — and my wrist would tire from clicking on all those blog bookmarks all day long: When you read a blog once, you have to keep going back and back again in case there’s something new to devour!
I used to bounce between using Newsburst, Microsoft’s START, Google’s RSS reader and Bloglines to read my favorite blogs and RSS feeds, but they can be slow to load because they are web-based readers.
I finally found an easy way to read all my favorite blogs fast and clean: FeedDemon!
FeedDemon is simple to set up. It runs from your computer. It is fast. FeedDemon’s three-pane display is intuitive and robust and super-easy to set up. FeedDemon runs in my Task Tray all day long and alerts me only when there are fresh posts to read. I no longer have to wonder if my favorite blogger is posting something new or not — FeedDemon will read it for me in the background and let me know when new content is waiting.
FeedDemon will cost you $30, but it’s the best money you’ll spend to save you time, wear and tear on your wrist and it buys you peace-of-mind knowing you’ll never miss another important post again.


  1. Ah, but if you have an email program that allows RSS then you won’t need a new program for it 🙂 I just add whatever URL into my RSS section and voila! I have posts! I like multifunctional programs, cuts out the many more things I have already slapped into my tray.

  2. hterry!
    Please be more specific! What email program are you using and how does it work? I used to have NewsGator in Outlook but was clunky and slow and unreliable. Tell us more!

  3. I actually use the Mozilla Thunderbird free program and there’s a section to add News & Blogs RSS feeder. Then in the panel on the left I manage subscriptions to add whatever feeds I want and it essentially downloads every single post and I can leisurely go through to read them. It autochecks just like the email too for however many minutes you set it at.

  4. Ah! Thunderbird! Is that the RC2 version or the current stable version? I didn’t know Thunderbird did RSS. I found the Thunderbird interface in the past to be a little clunky and their “one solution solves all problems” philosophy didn’t fit my needs very well, but with your recommendation I better check it out again. It’s hard to beat free!

  5. I have the 1.0.6 version at the moment. Doesn’t seem clunky to me at all. I even have my gmail accts in there to look at as well as my regular email acct.

  6. When I first looked into Thunderbird way back when… you had to use a universal SMTP server for all your email accounts. That did not work for me. I need to set individual parameters for alllllllll the email accounts I check all day long. Has that changed?

  7. Actually you can set up more than one smtp server if you need to, its in the advanced section of the outgoing SMTP section.

  8. Cool although Google Reader seems to satisfy me enough at this point but I appreciate the heads up if I ever feel I need a little more than what I have.

  9. The Google reader is pretty slick, Robin. I like FeedDemon because it updates everything so quickly on a regular basis. I’m not disturbed unless FeedDemon finds something new to read.

  10. I don’t think I read enough blogs to constitute paying $30 for a program that lets me know when one is updated. Maybe if I read more. 😀

  11. Hey Carla —
    I understand what you’re saying about paying for FeedDemon — but I dare you to download it and use it during the free trial period. You’ll buy it within a day. 🙂

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