As mentioned in the About Me page, till now I have paid for 2 software which I thought were really worth the price.
The other application that is worth paying is Mint. Its one of the best web analytics software out there and also one of the best looking application as well.
It provides real time visitor data and being a self-hosted application, it gives you complete control over your analytics data.
As of now I track/read around 70-80 RSS feeds everyday (unlike Scoble who manages to go through 622 RSS feeds :)). One thing which will ease this task is a powerful RSS reader.
Somehow I am not comfortable with web based RSS readers including Google Reader. I was on a lookout for an ideal Desktop based RSS reader from quite some time.
After evaluating FeedDemon for around 30 days, I had shifted to RSS Bandit, which I thought was a good alternative to FeedDemon. One of the feature missing in RSS Bandit is the synchronization of RSS feeds. (Web based readers have an edge here).
- Personal Notebook
- Office Notebook
- Office Desktop
So If I happen to find some free time at my workplace and read some of the feeds, they are synchronized when I access FeedDemon at home.
FeedDemon uses NewsGator to synchronize the feeds. So you have an added advantage of both an Desktop and Web Based RSS reader with FeedDemon.
FeedDemon has an amazing user interface;its a pleasure reading feeds on FeedDemon. There are lot of options to customize the reading view and it also has powerful filtering and searching capabilities.
Additionally it shows me the Feeds that I pay the “Most Attention” and “Least Attention”, which in turn helps me to re-organize my feeds 🙂
Which RSS feed reader do you use ? Do you prefer Web Based or Desktop Based Reader ?
Do you think its worth paying for an RSS feed reader ? If yes, which reader would you recommend ?