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    I'm new to the Blackberry community, and I thought I would share my thoughts so far on some of the RSS programs out there:

    Litefeeds
    Pros - great mobile user interface (utilizes the Curve trackball elegantly), simple to manage (web-based panel for feeds and clips), lightweight on the device.
    Cons - no linking to the actual article, no customization of the font/background according to theme or system settings, full-text parsing can lose formatting designed for readability.

    PicoNews
    Pros - article linking worked well
    Cons - push capability was questionable (some feeds did not update for 24 hours), excessive menu navigation, poor configurability, difficult to manage multiple feeds on the web interface

    FreeNews
    Pros - push capability was spot-on, browsing feeds/articles was simple
    Cons - some feeds refused to open, high power consumption, slightly challenging feed configurability

    What are some of your thoughts on RSS readers that you've used?

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    Re: Experience with RSS readers in 2007

    I use piconews and I also have some difficulties with the push capability. A lot of times I just use reset feed to get the most recent news.

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    Re: Experience with RSS readers in 2007

    I've been using FreeRange (is that the same as FreeNews?) and so far it's working great. A very easy user interface.

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    Re: Experience with RSS readers in 2007

    I use Bloglines for mobile. It's a web app so it takes up no space and it syncs with bloglines on your computer. The only way to go in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcgowan08
    I use Bloglines for mobile. It's a web app so it takes up no space and it syncs with bloglines on your computer. The only way to go in my opinion.

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    I think we are talking about RSS readers not blogs. I use viigo and its free for personal use. Full article linking too.

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    Re: Experience with RSS readers in 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by pinpoint
    I think we are talking about RSS readers not blogs. I use viigo and its free for personal use. Full article linking too.
    for Viigo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinpoint
    I think we are talking about RSS readers not blogs. I use viigo and its free for personal use. Full article linking too.
    Bloglines is an RSS reader. It's a web app, not an actual program to be installed on BB though.

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    Re: Experience with RSS readers in 2007

    Viigo & FreeRange have been my fav 2 - - -


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    Re: Experience with RSS readers in 2007

    i think i will give viigo a try. i guess it's the same as newsclip.

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    Re: Experience with RSS readers in 2007

    the problem with viigo is the fact that you cannot read the entire headline. for piconews, it will scroll to the left so you can see the whole title of the news.

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    Re: Experience with RSS readers in 2007

    Viigo rocks!

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    Re: Experience with RSS readers in 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by fritillaria
    I've been using FreeRange (is that the same as FreeNews?) and so far it's working great. A very easy user interface.
    FreeRange is the maker of FreeNews, afaik. It seems everyone's up on viigo, I think I'll give it a try. How about paid solutions, anyone find the perfect one? I'm a news junkie and a fan of good UIs.

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    Re: Experience with RSS readers in 2007

    I'm all about FreeRange. My only problem with it is I get communication errors with it from time to time (but it only seems to be me for some reason). Otherwise, I love it so much because it is the most customizable program I have seen (I have tried Viigo and Piconews).

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    Re: Experience with RSS readers in 2007

    Viigo for me! Nice interface and easy to use...and....FREE.
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    Re: Experience with RSS readers in 2007

    I like the way I can import the OPML file from Google Reader into Viigo so I can get all the same feeds I enjoy at home in an easy to read format. Google Reader for mobile just plain sucks. Google really needs to come out with a Blackberry client for Google Reader. But till then it's Viigo for me.

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