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FeedDemon is fast

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 26-Sep-2006 13:03

Following the upgrade of my NewsGator Enterprise Server (NGES) 1.0 to the new 1.4 I installed FeedDemon to try its RSS feed synchronisation capabilities.

What can I say? It rocks...

I've used Sharpreader for some time before installing the NGES. The problem was keeping tabs on all feeds (at times more than 500!) while using three different devices: a desktop, a tablet PC and a Windows Mobile Pocket PC.

The NGES solved the problem by adding Locations, and allowing me to have my feeds served through a web interface, Microsoft Exchange or a PDA-friendly web interface.

But NGES 1.4 goes even further, adding the API calls available in the public NewsGator service everyone knows. This means that on top of the "locations" I already have here I can now use FeedDemon. And it is fast. And it synchronises well. And I can synchronise my tablet PC and take the content with me, knowing that next time it is on-line it will mark everything accordingly and download new content.



I could already do this with the Exchange synchronisation. But having ActiveSync set to synchronise 500 feeds to my Pocket PC also meant that it was constantly working, eating the batteries. Or I could have NewsGator Inbox, a Microsoft Outlook Plugin that brings the content to Outlook. It's an option to consider.

I am now waiting for NewsGator Go! for Windows Mobile to be compatible with NGES. Then it will be really nice.

You don't need to run your own NGES to have these features. The web-based NewsGator service offers this capability (and more) with some subscription options.

I wrote a NewsGator Enterprise Server review when I first installed it last year.



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