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Posted on Thursday, September 24 2009 @ 19:13:24 CEST by

Bring the power of FeedDemon, PC Magazine's Editor's Choice free RSS Reader, to your Windows desktop. Get your news and podcasts automatically.


- Added: Google Reader synchronization

- Added: Redesigned "Subscriptions Home" page with popular videos and articles extracted from your feeds

- Added: Items can now be tagged

- Added: "Quick Tag" menu added next to tag icon in newspaper - enables quickly adding/removing a tag

- Added: "Share" icon added to newspaper which adds the item to your Google Reader shared items

- Added: Ability to view all unread or flagged items at once

- Added: Hovering over a short URL (TinyURL.com, etc.) now shows the full URL in a balloon tip so you know where the URL redirects (great when browsing Twitter). For a list of supported URL shortening services, see the file ShortUrl.xml in FeedDemon's Data

- Added: Automatic hyperlinking of URLs, @replies, #hashtags and author names in Twitter feeds. Profile pictures will also be displayed when subscribing to the Atom version of a Twitter feed if the feed is in a folder that isn't synchronized

- Added: "Reply" link in newspaper when viewing a post from a Twitter feed

- Added: Redesigned toolbutton icons

- Added: "Icons" button added to Options|Reading which enables choosing which icons should appear beneath each item in the newspaper (due to this addition, several of the default icons from previous versions are now hidden by default)

- Added: Close button added to individual browser tabs

- Added: Significant performance improvements in "Popular Topics," "Search Subscriptions," newspaper display and many other areas

- Added: Significantly reduced memory consumption

- Added: "Export Newspaper" added to File menu - exports all posts from all pages in the active newspaper to an external HTML document

- Added: "Surfer" newspaper style now remembers whether thumbnails have been collapsed

- Added: "Enable page transitions" has been added to Options|Appearance, which defaults to being enabled

- Added: FeedDemon attempts to detect when script debugging is enabled in Internet Explorer and asks whether to turn it off (script debugging causes error dialogs to popup while browsing inside any application that embeds IE)

- Added: Fixed header in reports/newspapers

- Added: "Browser Home" added to tabbed browser context menu

- Added: Hourglass icon now appears on browser tabs that are still loading

- Added: Main menu can be toggled by right-clicking any toolbar and selecting "Show main menu"

- Added: Theme selection added to Appearance page in Options (this replaces the "UI Style" option from previous versions)

- Added: Newspaper now displays "new items received" message when new items are downloaded in the feed or folder showing in the newspaper

- Added: "Export Top Feeds" added to File menu

- Added: "Panic Button" now enables marking everything more than 12 hours old as read

- Added: "Attention Report" now enables exporting top feeds as OPML

- Added: Cleanup Wizard and Panic Button can now be limited to specific folders

- Added: Feed and folder properties now enable specifying how many days to keep items

- Added: When you switch to a language file other than the default, FeedDemon validates it to make sure it doesn't have any missing entries or arguments. If any problems are found, a dialog will alert that the language file contains errors and recommend tha

- Added: Support for GIF, PNG, JPEG, BMP and truecolor ICO favicons

- Added: Attention report now enables resetting attention rank for all feeds

- Added: Progress bar added while synching/updating

- Added: "Ignore new items older than" added to folder properties

- Added: Bing search definition

- Added: Visual enhancements in subscription tree when using Windows Vista or Windows 7

- Added: "Express Setup" added to install - quickly installs FeedDemon using default location and program group

- Added: "E" single-key newspaper shortcut to email active item

- Added: Option to automatically start FeedDemon when Windows starts

- Added: Enclosure icon added to feed preview

- Added: Author names, re tweets and hyperlinks in Twitter status posts are now included in FeedDemon's prefetch

- Removed: NewsGator synchronization is no longer available (here's why)

- Removed: "Feed History" report has been removed

- Changed: Feed content is now stored in a SQLite database instead of in individual XML files

- Changed: System requirements now state that IE7 rather than IE6 is required

- Changed: "Always switch to new tabs" setting replaced with "Open new browser tabs" setting which enables choosing between always opening new tabs in the foreground, always opening new tabs in the background, and open new tabs in the background when CTRL i

- Changed: "Flags" have been renamed "Stars" for consistency with Google Reader

- Changed: Browser toolbar simplified by hiding several toolbuttons (note: if there's a button you want back, just click the "Customize" arrow at the far right of the toolbar)

- Changed: "Favorites" is now on the main menu instead of the toolbar above the browser

- Changed: Auto-discovered feed icon is now part of the address bar

- Changed: Check for new version and "what's new" are now integrated into the subscription home report

- Changed: Panic Button results now shown in "timed" dialog which automatically disappears after 60 seconds

- Changed: Surfer newspaper now shows friendlier message when no items match the current filter

- Changed: Simplified Options dialog by removing outdated settings

- Changed: New browser tabs are now opened adjacent to the active tab instead of after the last tab (similar to IE7 and Chrome)

- Changed: Language files ("FDLANGs") are now installed under the user's local application data folder (previous versions stored FDLANGs in a subfolder of Program FilesFeedDemon, which caused Vista's folder virtualization to kick in when a non-admin user

- Changed: Inline search bar flashes briefly when displayed to draw attention to it (some customers expected Ctrl+F to show IE's "Find" dialog and didn't notice inline search bar)

- Changed: Email icon now shown in newspaper by default

- Changed: Simplified Cleanup Wizard (now a simple dialog instead of a wizard)

- Changed: "Feeds with HTTP Errors" report renamed "Feeds with Errors"

- Changed: FeedDemon's install is almost 30% smaller than before

- Changed: The default # of items per newspaper page is now 25 instead of 10

- Changed: Search results now use "surfer" style

- Changed: Setup now defaults to installing under the local appdata folder when run by non-admin user (since "Program Files" requires admin rights on Vista/Win7)

- Changed: Feed updating is now paused while performing an action that may modify your feeds (unsubscribing, changing options, performing cleanup, etc.)

- Changed: Error reporting now includes an "exit application" checkbox

- Fixed: Import dialog appears frozen while loading very large OPML files

- Fixed: Setup doesn't handle the situation where FeedDemon was previously installed to Program Files by an admin user, but is now being installed by a non-admin user

- Fixed: Prefetch has been rewritten to resolve sporadic exceptions that occurred in previous versions (esp. when IE8 installed)

- Fixed: Incorrect date grouping in news item list

- Fixed: "Browser Home" icon on new tab page fails when IE8 is installed

- Fixed: Clicking close button on browser tab changes the active tab

- Fixed: Resizing columns in FeedStation sometimes leaves blank area on left

- Fixed: FeedStation setup requires admin rights

- Fixed: Empty hyperlinks cause extra whitespace in newspaper when showing excerpts

- Fixed: Prefetch consumes too much memory if a large number of new items are received in a single update

- Fixed: FeedStation creates incorrect folder names if enclosure URL contains spaces

- Fixed: Disabled watches fail to be grayed out when they contains unread items

- Fixed: Embedded HTML Tidy locks up when item description contains unclosed XML instruction

- Fixed: Unsubscribing from multiple feeds is slow

- Fixed: Left/right arrow keys don't work in the inline search box

- Fixed: Bad comments in feed prevent some items from being shown in FeedDemon newspaper

- Fixed: Excessive flicker when selecting "Close Other Tabs"

- Fixed: EOutOfResources error when running FeedDemon in a remote session

- Fixed: FeedDemon comes to the front of other applications when the desktop alert's close button is clicked

- Fixed: FeedDemon warns that you're subscribing to a feed you're already subscribed to even when it's a secure feed that you've supplied a different login to

- Fixed: Items deleted from non-synched feeds reappear during a later update

- Fixed: J/K newspaper shortcuts scroll too far

- Fixed: URLs in address bar dropdown can be wider than address bar itself

- Fixed: Cancelling "Panic Button" still causes "No items marked read" to appear in the status bar

- Fixed: FeedDemon blocks enclosure URLs that end in whitespace

- Fixed: Google AdSense image ads aren't skipped by FeedDemon's prefetch, and they appear even when showing excerpts

- Fixed: FeedDemon can't subscribe to feeds containing numerous encoding errors

- Fixed: When IE's popup blocker is disabled, multiple IE windows are spawned when "Open external links in default browser" is enabled and feed contains Brightcove video player

- Fixed: "Subscription Home" report not updated when FeedDemon isn't the active application

- Fixed: FeedDemon doesn't highlight in the taskbar when it displays a dialog and it's not the active application

- Fixed: Progress bar fails to update when backing up cache folder on Windows Vista

- Fixed: Many missing menu mnemonics (say that five times fast)

- Fixed: Ctrl+Alt+Home opens feed's home page in new browser tab instead of current one

- Fixed: Clicking "Next Page" does nothing when root watches or shared items node is selected

- Fixed: "Import Feeds" slow to show list of feeds

- Fixed: Choosing "Show in External Browser" sometimes fails when Google Chrome is the default browser

- Fixed: Icon for "Show in default browser" not always correct after installing IE8

- Fixed: EOleException or EInvalidPointer exception when closing a browser tab (automatic error reporting showed this as the #1 bug)

- Fixed: ESQLite3 exception when feed auto-discovered

- Fixed: EIntOverflow exception caused by converting invalid dates

- Fixed: EListError exception when importing feeds

- Fixed: EStringListError exception with duplicate language resources

- Fixed: EListError exception when accessing favorites offline

- Fixed: EOleSysError exception when emailing post with Microsoft Outlook

- Fixed: EnbFeedXmlParser exception parsing feed that has no node

- Fixed: EWriteError exception saving invalid favicon

- Fixed: EAccessViolation exception after hitting "Panic Button"

- Fixed: EAccessViolation exception after moving feed

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