Shortly after the end of Google Reader was announced, I announced that FeedDemon was also coming to an end. My plan was to release a sync-deprived final version of FeedDemon – free of charge – before Google Reader disappears on July 1.
That last, free version is now available. Here’s the download link.
All of the features of the Pro version of FeedDemon are available in this release, and ads are no longer shown in the bottom left of the screen.
As expected, this final version of FeedDemon does away with Google Reader synchronization. The first time you run it, all of your synched feeds will be converted to “local” feeds with no synching. Note that this won’t affect your actual Google Reader subscriptions – those will remain in Google Reader untouched.
Because Google Reader identifies feed posts differently, you’ll likely see duplicated posts after upgrading to the new FeedDemon. This will resolve itself over a short time.
My thanks to everyone who helped me keep FeedDemon going for so long – when I created it in 2003, I don’t think I would’ve believed it will still be around 10 years later! It’s been truly fun working on it, and I’m sad to see it go.
PS: If you have a question about FeedDemon, rather than comment here please ask in the FeedDemon Support Group. Thanks!