If you prefer a desktop feed reader to a web-based one, FeedDemon — our favourite RSS reader for Windows — has just made all its pro features free. It includes article prefetching, newspaper views, content filters and more.
Sadly, with Google Reader's demise, FeedDemon has announced that it's shutting down and won't be releasing any more updates. However, if you never synced with Google Reader in the first place, FeedDemon is still a great reader — and now its pro version is completely free. That means no more ads, plus all the additional features of FeedDemon pro, including:
- My Stream: Quickly receive and view new articles in your most important feeds — great for frequently-updating status feeds such as those from Twitter and Facebook.
- FeedStation: Download multimedia files and have them automatically copied them to your iPod or other portable media player. You can even schedule your downloads so they happen overnight - when you wake up, you'll find new content waiting for you.
- Prefetching: Prefetch the images and web pages linked in your unread items so they're available when working offline (without an Internet connection).
- Content Filters: Instead of seeing every single article in every single feed, create a content filter which automatically hides articles that don't interest you.
- Newspaper Styles: customise FeedDemon by selecting from four different newspaper styles, and assign different styles to individual feeds, folders and watches.
- Secure Feeds: Subscribe to authenticated feeds, including Twitter OAuth feeds and Intranet ("behind the firewall") feeds.
Hit the link below to download the final version of the app.