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NewsGator Online

Published 07/09/2008 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

NewsGator Online is an web-based RSS newsreader service.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

NewsGator was formed in 2003 to provide products and services that allows users to synchronize data streams and news feeds across multiple websites. One of their latest products is the online RSS feed service, NewsGator Online. RSS feeds allow you to subscribe to a certain stream of information from a certain website. For example, if you like the news coverage from one newspaper, the sports coverage from another newspaper, and are most interested in the weather news from an online news source, you could subscribe to the three respective RSS streams. You could then view the most important headlines and snippets from all three sources at once, in your RSS newsreader. Not only can you subscribe to news feeds, but music websites, blogs and various media websites also have RSS feeds. This means you only have to visit one place, in this case NewsGator Online, to view all your favorite news and media, instead of visiting all the site separately. NewsGator Online allows you to browse a whole host of news feeds, or you can subscribe manually to your favorite feeds by copying and pasting and RSS link from your favorite site. Or, if you use Internet Explorer, you can even add a sub-menu option that will allow you to add a link directly to NewsGator online every time you come across an RSS feed you like. NewsGator will shut down the NewsGator Online Reader on August 31, 2009.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are a plethora of RSS newsreaders that you can download and install on your computer, but NewsGator Online is one of the few web-based newsreaders. This means that you can view all your favorite news and media feeds from any place where this is internet access, without having to worry about installing any physical software or taking any files with you.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

NewsGator Online, once you've found it on their website, presents all the feeds you have subscribed to in a single window. There are no fancy graphics, just news, news and more news. In the left frame you will find a collapsible tree menu where you can group feeds together in folders. Moving a feed from one folder requires you only to click and drag, just as you would when moving a file into a folder on your computer. When you click on a feed in the left frame, you will see the associated headlines displayed in the main area on the right. Clicking on any headline will take you to the full article at the news website in question.

How does the registration process work?

Registration requires only minimal personal information, such as your name, a username and e-mail. You will not be required to verify your e-mail before starting, so you can get straight down to business.

What does it cost to use the application?

NewsGator Online is a free service.

Who would you recommend the application to?

News junkies will be in heaven with NewsGator, and with its ability to let you subsribe to multiple newsfeeds and access them from wherever there is web access, there is no need to install additional software. You can organize your feeds to your heart's content and add whatever you want.

  • Powerful, free and simple display of RSS feeds.
  • Web based interface removes need to install software.

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FREE - Permanently free version

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