Newsgator just announced they are making all their consumer RSS apps free. If you are looking for a new way to follow RSS feeds, check them out. They are my preferred service. I would use Google Reader, but it doesn’t support secure feeds and doesn’t have all these nice options.
Some of the Newsgator service’s highlights (all this is free):
- No matter what client you use, everything is synced (feeds, read/unread status, saved items). This is key to it all for me.
- Support secure feeds
- Has a decent web interface
- Has a Desktop Windows App (FeedDemon). I use it every day and love it. Better than any reader of any kind that I’ve used. Why use the web interface when this is nicer looking than any web interface, is faster and syncs all your data with online.
- Has a Desktop Mac App (NetNewsWire). Mac users typically feel the same way about this app that I do about FeedDemon.
- Has a feed reading solution for MS Outlook
- Has a mobile web HTML interface
- Has a Java mobile app for Java enabled phones (e.g. Blackberry)
Just thought I’d pass it along to everyone as a good RSS option.