Syndirella is a desktop information aggregator – a program which provides a comfortable environment for reading the information coming from multiple sources, or feeds. The most common uses for Syndirella are reading news sites and weblogs.
It has some other features that I like as well.
- You do not need to make regular visits to all the sites you read. Syndirella polls the sites automatically and notifies you when a site is updated.
- You see only the content of the site – the text of the news themselves. The pages are not cluttered with advertisements, navigation bars and other things that are not essential for reading news.
- Syndirella keeps an archive of the news items published on a site, and viewing the items archived by Syndirella is usually more convenient than using the archive system provided by the site.
One very minor caveat, you will need to have the Microsoft .NET Framework runtime version 1.0 installed. This is a 20 Megabyte download. That said, it is the underlying basis of many new apps being developed in VB, J++ or C#, etc …
* Update *Well, I downloaded it, but got “not a valid Windows file” … I downloaded the source … got another error message. I’m wondering if its an issue that I’m running Win2k Pro and the developer compiled in XP, perhaps with an older/newer version of .NET?
Update 2 – I Am Sparticus reports no problem downloading, yet I continue to get very small .ZIP files which when extracted, give me files of 0 byte size. I’m beginning to suspect either an operating system disparity or conflicting versions of Zip.
Update 3 – Dmitry Jemerov (the author of Syndirella) responds with “Attached is Syndirella packed with a different ZIP archiver. Can you unpack this archive?” — YES Dmitry — we have lift off! WOW, how is that for generous responsiveness!?