Windows: The Big Showdown between Google Reader’s web-based convenience and FeedDemon’s speedy, customisable client may become moot. The latest FeedDemon beta now supports synchronising with Google Reader, giving RSS addicts the best of both worlds.
Setting up FeedDemon to sync with Reader is a pretty seamless part of the setup process when you grab the latest release, just out yesterday. There’s still the option to sync with the NewsGator service for cross-reader comparability with NetNewsWire and online access, but the Reader process is really simple if you’re a new user. If you’ve got existing subscriptions in FeedDemon, you’ll be asked whether you want to delete your Reader subscriptions, or (by default) combine them with your NewsGator items.
Most of Lifehacker’s readers, it seems, prefer to read RSS in Google Reader. Even my NetNewsWire-devoted boss has to admit that Reader’s keyboard shortcuts are a powerful hook, but I’m definitely considering working FeedDemon into my Windows routine as of this morning.
FeedDemon’s 3.0 beta is a free download for Windows systems only.