Syndirella

Syndirella is great little RSS reader that has already become one of my few 'start-up' apps (alongside Phoenix, e-mail client and Trillian). You use it to grab headlines from news or blog-oriented web sites (which is pretty much every site I regularly visit). This site has a RSS feed as well -- you can find the address for it on the About this Site page. It's a great time saver and keeps you informed.

Syndirella is a .NET application. And I find it deliciously ironic that this is the first .NET-based application I've installed on my computer and it just so happens to be GPL software. If you're familiar with Microsoft's stance on the GPL, you'll better appreciate the irony. I only wish that it had been developed using SharpDevelop instead of Visual Studio .NET.

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If you use trillian pro, there is a news reader plugin (RSS) that I use.

Also, I see you are using the <acronym> tag for abreviations. You might want to note this website to note the little differences between gecko-based browsers and IE. Really, you just need to make a css entry for it. Also, this page shows how to fix the <abbr> tag in IE.

Doug Eastick said:

Any idea if the application makes http requests using the microsoft stack? I used to use Amphetadesk at work, but now the proxy/firewall requires all client apps to speak Microsoft's NTLM authentication yuck. Any idea if Syndirella will work for me?

Brad Author Profile Page said:

Doug: I know it's written using .NET, so your chances are good that it is compatible. Try it and find out!

Now I go curious about your email client... as you provided links to all your other 'start-up' programs.

;-)

Brad Author Profile Page said:

Ok -- since it's not always the same, I didn't give a specific name. From home (on my desktop PC) I use Outlook Express. I've used it for a number of years-- much better for Internet e-mail than Outlook. Outlook is too open to virii and just does funky things to mail. Express is less sophisticated, but then a mail client doesn't really need to be sophisticated.

Now that I'm using 'bradchoate.com' for my personal e-mail address (I'm switching from the NetIdentity e-mail account 'brad@choate.net' I've used since '97 -- primarily because they're starting to charge a small fortune for web and e-mail service, even if your 'web site' is just a forward to www.bradchoate.com.) I have an IMAP service to run against, so it lets me create folders and such right in my online mail account. So I fire up Squirrel Mail when I'm at work or otherise away from my home desktop PC.

I tried out Mozilla Mail on my laptop, but it seems to have some problem with sending mail with my current configuration. If I can fix that somehow, I might switch from Outlook Express to Mozilla altogether.

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