Download.com Staff Nov 7, 2008
This top-notch feed reader will devour your RSS and Atom feeds, though a few users might find it too basic. Snarfer keenly follows the “keep it simple” adage in every function. An uncomplicated, uncluttered interface follows a generic app design of left-side listed entries with a right-side preview pane. Copy a feed link in your browser and switch to Snarfer, and you’ll find the program has already entered the link from the clipboard into your add-feed dialog.
To save an entry, simply drag it to a Save folder. E-mailing an entry and other basic functions are available in the context menu, while helpful wizards make it a snap to add and save Craigslist or eBay searches. Especially helpful is the prominent Quick Search box, though searches can’t be limited to a single feed. Feed updates and update intervals are easily set, and users can elect to automatically save entries they have read or have them expire after a certain number saved. You can also import feeds from other readers using OPML.
This is a perfect first feed-reader for newbies, although experienced readers will miss customizations like changing fonts and preview pane location. Nevertheless, we recommend this freeware feed reader for its simplicity, small footprint, presentation, and efficiency.
What’s new in version 1.0.2
Version 1.0.2 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Release November 7, 2008 Date Added June 16, 2008 Version 1.0.2
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
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