There will be a few minor FeedDemon releases before the next major version, but “minor” doesn’t necessarily mean “small.” In fact, the next minor release will include a few oft-requested features:
- Big improvements in offline reading: The next FeedDemon contains a number of things that make it even better for offline reading, including the ability to download and cache unread items (as described here and here).
- Search tweaks: The subscription search can be limited to a specific date range (screenshot), so you can search for items in subscribed feeds that were posted today, yesterday, this week, etc. And as I mentioned earlier, the address and search boxes are being combined (this small UI change not only conserves space, but it’s also pretty useful).
- Dinosaurs report: First seen in NetNewsWire, this feature shows you the feeds that haven’t updated in a while – great for pruning your subscriptions of inactive feeds (cropped screenshot).
I’m still in “development mode” (also known as “mad scientist mode”), so expect to see other improvements in addition to these.