NewsGator Desktop

NewsGator Desktop 1.1

A RSS reader that enables you to read news from specified sources on desktop
1.1 (See all)

NewsGator Desktop is a RSS reader that allows users to view content from specified sources right on their desktop. It is a simple and easy to use tool which collects news from your specified feeds and provides it to you in a simple form. NewsGator Desktop runs in system tray and keeps your NewsGator RSS feeds, folders, and news items synchronized with the Windows RSS platform. In other words, it will make sure that the feeds and articles shown in windows applications like IE7 or Vista are matched with the ones getting displayed in NewsGator Desktop. This will ensure that users do not needed to mark the same article as read in multiple applications. One of the coolest features of NewsGator Desktop is that it allows users to receive notifications when new items are available. Users can also configure the notification settings. They can opt to receive fade-in/pop-up/no notifications. In case of no notification, it will change the system tray icon when new items are available. NewsGator is highly configurable and allows users to choose clipping folder, to change keyboard shortcuts and to configure feeds to be displayed in the reader. Users can also change the display settings of reader to view news titles or summary or full post. Interestingly this excellent tool is absolutely free to download and install.

maitri shah
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Review summary


  • Easy to use and install
  • Free tool
  • Provides synchronization with the Windows RSS platform
  • Shows notifications (popup/fade-in) when new item arrives
  • Highly Configurable
  • Users can print posts and forward them via email


  • Does not work on Linux
  • Does not allow users to customize the look and feel of the reader
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