What is NewzCrawler?
NewzCrawler is a rss/atom reader, news aggregator, browser and blog client for Windows which provides access to news content from various sources:
* Syndicated news given in XML-based formats (Atom, RSS, RDF, BackSlash etc.);
* Usenet (NNTP) newsgroups;
* Web pages (HTTP).
It gathers news content from each source channel and displays them in a number of views: News List, News Balloon and News Ticker. NewzCrawler's user interface is similar to an ordinary MS Outlook Express-like user interface. It supports many back-end headline syndication file formats and embeds web browser for extra fast news surfing.
The main difference from other rss readers is that NewzCrawler rapidly retrieves news from various web sources in background and displays them in comfortable customizable views. It is the only solution available that combines RSS, Atom, Newsgroups and Web pages in one application.
What NewzCrawler will do for me?
With the help of NewzCrawler you'll be able to:
* Read news from various sources: ATOM, RSS, RDF, Usenet Newsgroups (NNTP), Web (HTTP);
* Compose messages with full-featured WYSIWYG editor and post them to your weblog on any Blogger, Metaweblog, MovableType or LiveJournal API supporting website;
* Browse actual news articles in the web using built-in browser;
* Keep informed about the most recent news in elegant manner with News Ticker and News Balloon;
* Synchronize your subscriptions and news read status using permanent or dial-up connection;
* Email interesting news and web pages to your friends;
* Search for news by keywords;
* Organize news channels in a fully customizable tree structure;
* Download podcasts and listen them in your favorite media player;
* Use MS Agent characters for speech synthesis.
# NewzCrawler enables you to read news feeds in various formats:
* atom 1.0, 0.3
* rss 2.0, 0.92, 0.91, 0.9
* RDF 1.0
# NewzCrawler also supports a number of xml namespace extensions of rss: dublin core (dc), well formed web (wfw), content, xhtml, blogcomments.
# NewzCrawler lets you to subscribe and check for updates on ordinary web pages for sites that do not provide their content in syndicatable format. You don't have to switch to another application to view your favorite web sites. Built-in browser supports RSS autodiscovery and popup blocking.
# NewzCrawler lets you to read and write messages in Usenet newsgroups (nntp), syndicating data from various sources in one application. NewzCrawler supports several attachment encodings:
# NewzCrawler includes fully functional WYSIWYG weblog client allowing news posting on XML-RPC servers. NewzCrawler supports the following XML-RPC APIs:
* Blogger API
* MetaWeblog API
* MovableType API
* Blogger 2.0 API
* LiveJournal API
# Podcasting is a distribution of audio content for listening on mobile devices and personal computers. Podcast is an audio or video file linked with a news item. NewzCrawler can download podcasts to your computer in background. After completing the download you will be notified about the new podcast arrival. The new file may be listened in a media player program or may be copied to your portable digital music player.
# RSS Autodiscovery is a very useful thing to find new feeds while you are browsing the web. When you are visiting an rss-enabled website or weblog homepage the RSS Autodiscovery balloon appears notifying you about possibility to subscribe to the feed. Just click on RSS Autodiscovery balloon to subscribe to the discovered feed.
# You can create special smart folders which will search for interesting news by specified criteria and collect them in one place. This feature allows you to be informed of all important events without digging in the tons of news of minor importance. View screenshot
News ticker window is a very comfortable way to stay in touch with the latest news titles. With News Ticker window you can view crawling news titles without being distracted from your primary work. Just one click on interesting title leads you to the short news description or to the full article on the Internet in your browser.
# News balloon is a popup notification window which informs user about channels update in a non-intrusive manner. You can resize the news balloon window and drag it into desired position on the screen. You can setup which news will be displayed in the news balloon window on per channel basis.
# Unread news number and total news number are shown in the channels tree view. If there are some unread news items in the channel or in the folder they are displayed in the tree view in bold.
# Many people use two or even more computers for their daily business. Typically there is a PC in their office and a PC or a notebook at home. Having bought a single-user license, you're allowed to use several installations. Using synchronization you will keep subscriptions in separate copies of NewzCrawler the same. News items you've read at work will be marked as read at home automatically.
# Newspaper window displays newspaper-like view of news items for selected channels or folders. In newspaper view you can not only read the news but mark them as read, flag them, download enclosures. You can filter news shown in newspaper view by specified keywords or news age.
# Visual styles redesings newspaper view in the built-in browser. Visual style is a XSLT transformation that generates HTML content for the currently selected channel or news item on the base of XML data provided by NewzCrawler. NewzCrawler ships with a number of predefined visual styles and you can create your own.
# You can watch news items in the news feeds as well as other user's comments on these items. NewzCrawler supports wfw:commentRss extension and can automatically download comment feeds, grouping conversations in the threads.
# NewzCrawler supports CommentAPI (wfw:comment) protocol, allowing you to make your comments on other men's posts. Simple press "Comment This!" button on the main window toolbar or select this command in context menu.
# NewzCrawler can export your subscription in OCS or OPML file, and import data from these formats, allowing you to share subscription with your fiends.
# NewzCrawler supports Microsoft Agent characters and speech engine to pronounce the news through a sound card.