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Old 06-08-2006, 11:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Are there any good RSS readers for BB out there? I would preffer a simple text based one kind of similar in design to the email interface.
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Old 06-09-2006, 10:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I use piconews. It's free.
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Berry Bloglines...can input blog and other RSS feeds..I like it a lot!

I found it doing a search, if you don't get a lot of hits on this thread, try the search..good luck!
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Old 06-09-2006, 12:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Berry Bloglines...can input blog and other RSS feeds..I like it a lot!
Same here - http://www.thebogles.com/blog/projects/berry-bloglines/

The Search button is your friend...........but only if you use it.

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Old 06-09-2006, 01:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I use Free News.

http://www.freerangeinc.com/
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Default piconews wants email

ok. so piconews wants my direct (@mycingular.blackberry.net) email address rather than my gmail address which i have set to forward messages to @mycingular.blackberry.net. i've been told to use this method because gmail does a better job of filtering spam than does cingular....i also have more control of what actually gets sent.

anyway.....

has anyone had problems with spam since supplying their email address during the piconews verification process? i can't change the email in the verification steps (i guess its getting it from my phone somewhere) but i don't want to give 'em that one if they are going to "accidently" sell it to someone else.
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I use Google Reader on my desktop and on my BB. When I read it on my BB, later it shows up as read on my desktop.

http://google.com/reader/m
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Berry Bloglines...can input blog and other RSS feeds..I like it a lot!
Same here - http://www.thebogles.com/blog/projects/berry-bloglines/

The Search button is your friend...........but only if you use it.

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Thanks for the advice. I did search, but advice from people using the software is always a good thing
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newsclip is the best program to me...
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Old 06-11-2006, 12:34 AM   #10 (permalink)
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newsclip is the best program to me...
With their update no doubt that is true.
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Old 06-19-2006, 01:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i use piconews because it is free. If i was going to spend $$$ on it, i would definately give my $30 to newsclip.
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I'm in no position to make comparisons but the RSS reader in PocketDay Professional works great.
Obviously you won't spend the money unless you otherwise want the program but you might. You can test it for 30 days free.
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I'm in no position to make comparisons but the RSS reader in PocketDay Professional works great.
Obviously you won't spend the money unless you otherwise want the program but you might. You can test it for 30 days free.
If you have pocketday pro this is a good way to go also. I like the free standing app due to the integration of the BB API's which include navigation and other features.
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I just downloaded the free 7 day trial of Newsclip which you all seem to like so much. The website sure doesn't make it easy to determine what they charge to subscribe...
What I want to figure out is whether this will save data over a PocketDay-style RSS reader that opens stories in the Browser. I think it might and if so a subscription might be justified.
Just starting to play with it but the interface is beautiful.
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i also am testing another rss reader. it is Called RSS Feed Reader by TRANS FIRM. http://www.transfirm.com/Product-RSSReader.html
so far, it is very nice. I sent the developer an email and he extended the trial to 110 days. Not sure what the price will be when version 1.0 is finally released. However, for the next 4 months, I'll give it a go. Many nice features are available. The feature i like the best is the ability to schedule downloads by channel. You can set 1 feed to every 5 minutes and another feed to every 1 hour and another feed to once a day. Pretty neat.
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Newsclip actually proved to be too fancy for me. I deleted it after a couple of hours. I'm sticking with the simplicity of PocketDay which meets my modest needs.
It also has a serious bug: its biggest advantage - downloading articles as text without opening the Browser - doesn't work for multi-page articles.
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Newsclip actually proved to be too fancy for me. I deleted it after a couple of hours. I'm sticking with the simplicity of PocketDay which meets my modest needs.
It also has a serious bug: its biggest advantage - downloading articles as text without opening the Browser - doesn't work for multi-page articles.

Is that true that the multipage articles aren't coming in in full. I thought I had tested that and it worked for me. This is a serious bug if true. Freenews had that bug before.
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Is that true that the multipage articles aren't coming in in full. I thought I had tested that and it worked for me. This is a serious bug if true. Freenews had that bug before.
I certainly couldn't find a way to read the second page of an NYT article.
I think that it would actually be difficult to fix this bug. Your typical article has endless links; the RSS Reader would have to somehow identify which one is the link to the next page and then make that available.
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Has anyone figured out how to get newsclip to work on the t-mobile network? I keep getting error messages. Assuming there may be an APN and/or IP setting? Have tried the standard and ES versions.
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After reading this thread I decided to start testing the free alternative, Piconews. I never got any further because it does what I need it to do: Maintain subsciptions, update, and display feeds. What more is there? I will try the other alternatives also, but it's hard spending time on it when the free one is good enough..

The only thing I miss in Piconews is being able to use the address book when forwarding feed entries by e-mail. Kinda cumbersome having to enter every address manually. Are any of the other clients integrated with the BB address book?

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