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RSS Reader

These are the Web Service, XML and RSS days. RSS means 'Really Simple Syndication' and it provides a convenient way to syndicate information from various websites and other sources.


Most of the web sites are now providing RSS feeds that you can subscribe and read through a RSS reader. If you are using a RSS reader then you don't need to visit every website to see the updates on the website that matches your area of interest. RSS reader will keep checking all the web site you subscribed and display alerts whenever new information to read is available.


There are many RSS reader available for free and I have used few of them like SharpReader, FeedReader, AmphetaDesk, RSS Bandit etc.


I like RSSBandit (www.rssbandit.org) most as compare to the other available RSS reader because of the following reason:


Its free, it’s very simple to use,

It provide facility to manage RSS feeds in various folders,

It gives a consolidated view of the various RRS feeds inside a folder,

It opens the full story window in a new tab in the RRS reader so you don't fee you are lost just change the tab and you are back to RSS reader.

And it is extensible, you can download various plug-in for it or even you can develop your own plug-in.

The list of nice features is long but I mentioned the feature that I use in my day to day life.


You can also create your own news reader like RSSBandit with the help of this article in the MSDN Library. http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnexxml/html/x...


Following are the RSS feed that I have subscribed and writing for your reference as an staring point. RSS Bandit also provide export/import feature and you can import the feeds that I have subscribed by importing http://www.geocities.com/vinnisharma/Example_MyRSSFeedSubs.zip file.


"News"

Title=“rediff News" Url="http://www.rediff.com/rss/newsrss.xml"

Title=“BBC Hindi News" Url="http://www.bbc.co.uk/hindi/index.xml

Title=“BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition" Url="http://news.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_uk_edition/front_page/rss.xml"

Title=“BBC News" Url="http://news.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_world_edition/front_page/rss.xml"

Title=“CNET News.com" Url="http://news.com.com/2547-1_3-0-5.xml"

Title=“Yahoo News" Url="http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/topstories"

Title=“NYT > Home Page" Url=http://www.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/userland/HomePage.xml


"Business"

Title=“rediff Business" Url="http://www.rediff.com/rss/moneyrss.xml"

Title=“rediff: Personal Finance" Url="http://www.rediff.com/rss/perfinrss.xml"

Title=“Seminole County Government: Top Web Site Announcements" Url="http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/misc/rss/announcements/index.asp?code=top"

Title=“Seminole County Government: Upcoming County Events" Url="http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/misc/rss/events/index.asp"

Title=“Seminole County Government: News Releases" Url="http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/misc/rss/newsreleases/index.asp"


"Entertainment"

Title=“rediff Movies" Url="http://www.rediff.com/rss/moviesrss.xml"

Title=“Movies.com New Movie Reviews" Url="http://movies.go.com/xml/rss/reviews.xml"

Title=“Yahoo News [Entertainment]" Url=http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/entertainment

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