FeedDemon Recommendations and Faster Synchronization

FeedDemon is now available, and as you can see from the screenshot below, it now offers recommendations.   Powered by Google Reader’s new explore feature, FeedDemon’s recommendations report shows a single view containing feeds and articles recommended for you.  If you’d like more details, Digital Inspiration has a nice overview of how this feature works.

This new build also offers faster and more efficient synchronization, especially when you have a lot of synched tags or are using a slow connection.

If you have any questions or comments about this new release, please stop by the FeedDemon 3.0 Support Forum and we’ll be happy to help out.

10 thoughts on “FeedDemon Recommendations and Faster Synchronization

  1. this is not related to this release specifically. the open feeddemon window doesnt show up when using the 3d flip tool in windows 7. after trying a couple of times it sometimes shows up. can this be corrected?

  2. Nick, just wanted to note that your screenshot shows FeedDemon as build and not 0.45. There might be a newer build which I haven’t checked on yet.

  3. Hey, please come up with a Linux version or open source it (if possible :P ). Tired of running it in Wine :(
    Thanks anyway for such a nice RSS reader.

  4. I really like this newsreader!! BUT there is one thing that is bugging me a bit..
    Can you also list the starred feeditems (All Starred Items) in the listview (where it says now: no feed selected) in stead of only in the browserview. Paging the newsitems in the browserview is a bit anoying and nowhere near as comfortable as the the listitems.

  5. Recommendations and Faster (human)Synchronization.
    It would be great if there was a ‘feature’ which (heuristically?) traversed the feed headlines/content looking for potential duplicates. I have multiple feeds in the same category for a number of categories. Not all of these feed sources have identical feed items and I would like to do a ‘union’ of feeds, removing duplicates. Sometimes these feed items have literally identical headlines. I could sacrifice the uniqueness of some feeds’ items and avoid the space and time spent to subscribe/read them and their duplicates…but I’d prefer not to.
    A feed category (folder) could be enhanced to perform duplicate identification between sub-feeds and include those dupes as a folder-attached virtual feed. Dupes would be removed from each sub-feed and placed in the virtual feed for the folder (already done if you select folder…it aggregates the feed items in one view). The feed-specific item meta-data could be included in the item’s heading as is done now (just multiples to show dupes of feed source/author/etc).
    Over time, this would also inform the user which feeds are more ‘me-too’ sources (and could be un-subscribed) and which have more breadth/depth/uniqueness as an information source.
    I’m looking to be able to cover more information and not sacrifice breadth by trimming sources.

  6. @Wes: although FeedDemon doesn’t have exactly what you’re looking for, the “Popular Topics” report (View > Reports > Popular Topics) has a similar goal in mind. This report shows the topics that are being discussed the most within the feeds you’re subscribed to, and I find it to be useful way to weed out topic duplication.
    BTW, a subset of popular topics shows up as “Popular in My Subscriptions” when you click the root “Subscriptions” node in FeedDemon’s feed list.

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