RSS Popper

RSS Popper 0.39d

News aggregator add-in for Outlook & Outlook Express

RSS Popper is a very particular RSS feed reader: it's not an online application, nor a desktop one. Actually, it's a plug-in for Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook. Being the latter my default email client at work, I immediately installed it. View full description

PROS

  • Seamlessly integrated into Outlook
  • Very easy to use

CONS

  • Quite slow
  • Not as comfortable as it seemed

Not bad
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RSS Popper is a very particular RSS feed reader: it's not an online application, nor a desktop one. Actually, it's a plug-in for Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook. Being the latter my default email client at work, I immediately installed it.

The first thing I liked about RSS Popper is that it's almost invisible. It only displays three buttons on Outlook's toolbar and the RSS feeds are saved in a folder on the left navigation sidebar, although you'll have to switch to the "All Mail Folders" pane in order to see it. Luckily you can use keyboard shortcuts for faster access.

The program features some default feeds to which you can easily add your favorite ones. RSS elements are displayed as standard messages and managed in the same way you manage your emails. The downside to the program is that it takes quite a long time to refresh and download feeds, so I ended up with the feeling that it was slowing the whole thing down. I also had the sensation that, although having your feeds inside your email client is supposed to be more comfortable, it just feels better to read them online with, say, Google Reader.

RSS Popper is a news aggregator add-in for Outlook & Outlook Express. News items delivered directly to Outlook as e-mails. No need to use a separate program for reading RSS anymore. All RSS/RDF/Atom formats are supported.

Features:

  • Supports MS-Outlook 2000, XP, 2003 (RSS Popper)
  • Outlook Express 6 (RSS Popper for Outlook Express)
  • Supports all RSS, Atom & RDF versions
  • Support Podcasts
  • Bloglines.com synchronization
  • NewsGator Online synchronization
  • Enable full page download to Outlook (i.e. Off-line view)
  • OPML Import/Export

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RSS Popper 0.39d