FeedDemon 2.0 Beta 2 is now available, and as promised in this post, the synchronization features are now much faster than in previous versions. In fact, I think you’ll find beta 2 a lot faster in a number of areas. And, of course, it also features a nice assortment of bug fixes and additions.
Other than the performance boosts, I think my favorite change is the ability to schedule the desktop alert so that it “bundles” new item alerts and only displays after a certain number of minutes. In other words, if you’re subscribed to a lot of feeds, you no longer have to be interrupted by an alert every few minutes :)
Other additions of note include:
- FeedDemon’s search definitions now use the OpenSearch description format
- Support for IE7’s tabbed browsing shortcuts, and the ability to import your feeds from the Windows Common Feed List
- Drag-and-drop of multiple feeds from within the subscription list
- The “Find new feeds” feature of the subscription wizard now orders results by the number of subscribers in NewsGator Online
Standard scary warning: Keep in mind that this is a pre-release, which means it’s not done yet! So please don’t download it unless you’re comfortable using unfinished software. If you do download it and run into problems, I hope you’ll let us know by posting in the FeedDemon Beta Forum.