||Feb 17, 2011
||Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
BumperSoft Editor's Review Status:
Publisher's Description of Snarfer
" A new approach to read, search and manage RSS feeds. "
- From Snarfware LLC
Snarfer is simply the best way to read, search and manage RSS feeds. And it's FREE!
Snarfer provides a new approach to RSS feed aggregation focusing on speed, efficiency and ease of use. Using Snarfer people can become functional RSS users within seconds of installing it. Snarfer has a strong community of loyal users providing feedback, features requests and enhancements which allows the Snarfware team to bring out an enhanced version about every 45 days. (There's lots of cool stuff coming every cycle!)
Snarfer now includes a Search Wizard that enables users to construct complex searches for items or information contained on eBay or Craigslist. The search results are returned to Snarfer utilizing the specific functions supported by these communities. These searches are intelligent and tent automatically returning new results to Snarfer every time the feed is updated.
Another exciting feature is the addition of Bloglines synchronization. Using the free Bloglines service Snarfer can synchronize feeds using the Bloglines online database. Users can then access and update both Snarfer and Bloglines anytime, and from anywhere. To access Snarfer feeds from another location (like the office or internet cafe) simply login to Bloglines using a browser. This combines the power of a desktop application with the flexibility of a centralized internet database.
* Newspaper (river of news) View allows users to view messages of a single feed or folder in a single preview page (configurable in options/view menu)
* Tabbed Windows so users can open multiple messages or links just like the new IE7 and other tabbed browsers
* Embedded Video Support to support sites like Google Video
* Bloglines synchronization so now users can access feeds from anywhere
* Show Only Unread Messages makes reading faster
* Intuitive configurable three pane user interface
* Embedded browser in preview pane with controls
* Expanded Right-Click Mouse Button Menus for quicker access to functions depending on where you place cursor [when in doubt right-click on your mouse to check them out]
* Keyword watches allow users to filter incoming messages into custom folders
* Search toolbar right where it's needed
* eBay intelligent and persistent search results of auction items
* Craigslist intelligent and persistent search results of items including support for multiple city searching
* Web search using a number of popular RSS/Blog search engines including: Blogdigger, Bloglines, Blogpulse, Feedster, Google Blog Search, IceRocket, MSN Search, and Sphere
* Powerful SQL database for speed, reliability, and functionality
* User configurable folder tree allows users to create folder and subfolders to organize messages and feeds
* Default Search Folders to make saving searches and watches easier
* Drag and drop messages, feeds, and folders
* Automated data management to keep database tidy
* E-mail articles to others
* Export selected feed lists as OPML files and email to others
Limitations in downloadable version
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