I’m taking the week off, but before I skip town I want to leave a teaser of what’s coming in the next FeedDemon. In addition to the features mentioned in the previous teaser, there are a couple of other noteworthy additions.
Synchronized News Bins
FeedDemon’s ability to synchronize with NewsGator Online means that your subscriptions are available on any computer you use. But in the past your news bins have not been synchronized, so items you added to a news bin were only available on the computer you were using when you added them. As you can see from the screen shot below, this limitation is finally being addressed:
Oh, and there’s a nice bonus feature here: you’ll also be able to share your news bins as RSS feeds, so others can subscribe to them.
Who’s Linking Here?
One of my favorite things about FeedDemon is that it’s a hybrid reader which combines the power of a desktop application with the data mobility of a web-based one. This also means that FeedDemon isn’t limited to showing only desktop-based data – it can also show aggregated data from NewsGator Online.
The next release of FeedDemon takes advantage of this by adding a “Who’s linking here” icon () next to each article. Clicking this icon shows you who’s talking about that article, with a separation between links within your subscriptions and links in everyone’s subscriptions (in other words, you can see the feeds you’re subscribed to which link to that article, as well as feeds that everyone in NewsGator Online is subscribed to which link to that article). Here’s a screen shot:
This feature is especially handy in FeedDemon’s “Popular Topics” personal memetracker, because it enables seeing who else is linking to the most popular articles in the feeds you read (a great way to find interesting new sites).
PS: Expect a beta release next month!