FeedReader is a free lightweight aggregator that supports RSS and ATOM formats. It works under Windows 95 and later versions. Feedreader's functionality is focused on the main task – reading and organizing RSS feeds and offering seamless user experience. One of the main goals of Feedreader architecture is to keep its footprint small. Say goodbye to bloat: installation file is under 3.5MB.

Feedreader is free! And we mean free, no caveats here. Feedreader is licensed under GPL and its source is available for download. Build on it, tailor it to your needs or even re-brand it for your customers. Little information about customization possibilities can be found here. Contact feedreader at feedreader.com if you would like to get Feedreader customizations from us.

Here is a list of the main features of FeedReader:

  • Radically simplified user interface
  • One-click access for different view modes
  • Popular "River Of News" view
  • Grouping headlines by source, date or tag
  • Possibility to add and remove columns from view
  • Powerful filtering and smartfeed engine
  • Ultimate configurability, every normal feed can be converted to smartfeed and vice versa
  • Possibility to combine multiple feeds to one feed
  • Speedier handling of large number of feeds
  • Faster startup and shutdown times
  • Smart feed updates – unique algorithm that learns the update frequency of feeds
  • Enclosures and podcasting support
  • Tagging support
  • Nested folder support
  • Full Unicode support
  • Secure (SSL) connection support

The requirements of the FeedReader program are:

To get you set up with using the program, here are some links:

Review by Jared Moya

FeedReader has an average rating 4.0 out of 5 based on 3 user ratings.