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[Download] IEFeedManager – RSS Reader+Internet Explorer 7 Feed Manager

Posted by Gaurav Khanna on July 1, 2006

With Internet Explorer 7 (IE7), subscribing to RSS feeds has become much simpler than before. Infact, IE7 can be used as a RSS reader!

This has been made possible by introducing Common Feed List (CFL), a central repository of RSS feeds maintained on all machines running IE7 or later. Thus, these include (as of today) Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista. The beauty of CFL is that there are COM based APIs that can be used to interface with it and manage it – and any application can choose to use it and there by adding RSS support within it!

IEFeedManager is a .NET Framework 2.0 based application that will allow you to manage feeds in CFL in a much easier manner and demonstrates how to use the Feeds API from the .NET Framework. For eg. in a single go, it will let you set feed refresh intervals for all feeds in a given folder, which is not so easy in the browser. Plus, it has a built-in RSS reader! And all this is free! Below is a screenshot of IEFeedManager in action:

IEFeedManager in action

You can install it over the web using ClickOnce from http://www.wintoolzone.com/showpage.aspx?url=clickonce/iefeedmanager/

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