Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta. developer.okta.com

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10+ YEARS


Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

All my favorite Feed Readers are now free!

I've been using NetNewsWire ever since I started subscribing to feeds back in October 2003. A year or two later, I bought FeedDemon for my Windows box and synced them up using their online sync feature. When I got a BlackBerry Pearl almost a year ago, I bought NewsGator Go!. While the online sync hasn't worked very well between all these applications, I've generally been very happy with them and haven't been inclined to switch.

Now there's no good reason to ever switch:

NetNewsWire 3.1 is free!

By free I mean both that we've released it from its cage and that it costs no money. Zero dollars.

Upgrades are free. It's free for new users. It's freeware.

You can download it right away. Here are the change notes.

NetNewsWire is not alone -- we've also made FeedDemon, NewsGator Inbox, and NewsGator Go! free.

Thanks NewsGator!

Posted in Roller at Jan 09 2008, 04:09:14 PM MST 4 Comments
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Have you ever tried Google Reader? Talk about easy synching - it's all on the web (although you can easily take it offline with Google Gears). Seems like I've tried all the different readers but Google Reader always sucks me back in.

Posted by Jon Chase on January 09, 2008 at 08:57 PM MST #

Jeez! My favorite readers have always been free. First Bloglines, then Reader. And I bet they both work pretty good on an iPhone. Try Google Reader.... you'll be sold after a couple days!

Posted by erik weibust on January 09, 2008 at 11:31 PM MST #

Got to agree with the other posters. Google Reader is perfect for me. Used it offline no problem. Good interface. And provides interesting stats/trends on my reading habits

Posted by Howie on January 10, 2008 at 04:54 AM MST #

I just found this out yesterday myself and was rather surprised. I love having NewsGator on my Blackberry and my desktop. I rarely use the online service unless I do not have my laptop with me and I want to read more robust content that is not accessible from the Blackberry. Now that it is free I am going to talk with my company about giving it a try. And I have to say, I hated Google Reader when I tried it. I just don't know what people see in that product.

Posted by Samer Kanjo on January 10, 2008 at 07:56 AM MST #

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