I know it has been quieter than usual around here, and there's a good reason for that: I've been coding like a madman on FeedDemon 2.5.
FeedDemon 2.5 - which will be free to all existing FeedDemon customers - has actually been in beta for several weeks, but I haven't mentioned it here yet in order to keep the number of testers small. Today saw the release of FeedDemon 2.5 Beta 4, so I figure it's time to let it loose.
As you can see from the release notes, there are a lot of additions in FeedDemon 2.5, including these new features:
- Synchronize a FeedDemon news bin and expose it as an RSS feed that anyone can subscribe to (for example, my link blog feed is created by drag-and-dropping feed items and web pages into a FeedDemon 2.5 news bin)
- Vastly improved offline support, including the ability to prefetch links and images in unread items for offline reading
- Completely rewritten "Popular Topics" personal memetracker (screenshot) which includes the most popular topics in everyone's subscriptions (as described in the FeedBurner blog)
- Embedded videos now display inside FeedDemon's newspaper
- "Who's linking here" - quickly find out which sites are linking to an item in any feed
If you'd like to give the beta a spin, stop by the FeedDemon Beta Site to get it.
Note: Although I try to make my beta versions as solid as possible, they inevitably contain a few bugs. If you're not comfortable using unfinished software, please wait until the final release before downloading FeedDemon 2.5.