FeedDemon Lite provides you with a RSS feed reader sporting a few interesting features. Although its main aim is to perform synchronization with the Google Reader service that has recently been announced to be shut down, FeedDemon Lite can still keep you informed with the latest new and information.
This particular RSS feed reader comes in very handy when you feel like tagging your items is what you want to do. Assigning your very own keywords makes classification as well as location of already read articles a piece of cake. This feature also allows the usage of watches, the filters that FeedDemon Lite performs in order to highlight portions of subscribed feeds upon checking.
FeedDemon Lite also supports podcasts, thus you can easily download audio files and even choose to transfer them to your iPod or other capable media device. The interface of this news aggregator is as clean as it gets, apart from the section where the advertisements are rolling. You can rapidly subscribe to your favorite RSS feeds or find new ones, import the ones you already have stored or start developing watches for them.
Browsing your articles is a breeze with FeedDemon Lite; however, the problem arises as soon as you find yourself wanting to perform batch deletion or setting multiple articles as being read. Unfortunately, you can’t do that – you may choose to browse them one by one or mark all of them as read.
While advanced customization is the strong point of FeedDemon Lite, the news reader loses where it relies in the Google Reader service as it requires you to enter your Google account login information upon installation. Another drawback of this feed reader is the Windows-only support as well as the limited web feed and protocol support.
FeedDemon Lite is far from being the perfect RSS feed reader, but then, there is no such thing on the market. It brings a handful of helping tools to provide you with all the latest news in the fields you are interested in and does it with a bit of style, too. All in all, FeedDemon Lite is an above-average feed reader, capable of tags and watches that come in very handy.