Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Welcome To Feed Farmer

And for the approximately 900 who downloaded the previous version, Welcome Back!

We are back to avenge a lame 2-star rating on!

This time around, we are taking advantage of the Microsoft Common Feed List (CFL) and its download engine, forsaking hundreds of lines of code bent towards the same purpose.

If you are already using the "Feeds" feature of IE 7, you are golden! Your feed list will come right up. If not, OPML interchange is a snap with IE.

Another new feature this time around is the use of ClickOnce deployment:

ClickOnce Deployment Page

The 2009 edition of FF is slim-and-trim and just as high-performance as the previous edition. Gone is all the useless configuration and clutter; there isn't even a Main Menu this time!

The Task Tray is also put to use in this edition; you can annoy yourself as much or as little as desired by Feed-related events.

There are also more ways to view your feeds, with Category and Subject/Author views, color-coded according to item count.

Navigating Feed Item links now uses Tabbed Browsing, keeping you in one place and organized. Currently all popups are cruelly terminated, to minimize bother.

And now, the bad news! There are ads. The hope is to offer an ad-free version at a modest amount; we shall see what the interest is.

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