RSSInYourFace

À propos of my last post, my latest creation is finished and needs some beta-testing now. It's called RSSInYourFace, and it's an RSS feed reader. Yes, I realize that there are already dozens of RSS feed readers out there, but this one is mine.

I wrote it so that I could stay current on all my favorite blogs and news sites without actually having to waste time surfing the web. This is particularly useful at work where you might want to appear as though you're doing something besides surfing the web all day. The gist of the program is that you supply a list of URLs to your favorite feeds, and the program will sit quietly in your system tray until something new gets posted from one of them, at which point it will alert you with a balloon popup about the new item. Subsequently clicking the balloon as it pops up will launch that website/news item in your default browser.

It was written and tested on Windows 7 64-bit, but should work on 32-bit as well. .NET 4.0 is required.

I would really like some feedback if you would like to use it. Try to break it, make it crash, etc. I'd really like to squash any bugs or inefficiencies that I haven't caught yet. Also feel free to make feature requests - I can almost certainly make it happen. My main concern right now is maintaining support for the myriad different formats of feeds out there. Imagine my dismay when I realized that there wasn't just one standard type of RSS feed. There's never just a standard...

Link to version 1.03 Release Build: RSSInYourFace1.0.3.exe (87.00 kb)
Link to version 1.02 Release Build: RSSInYourFace.1.02.exe (87.00 kb)

 

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