Introducing SharpReader

SharpReader is a .NET 3-pane RSS Aggregator.

Some of its main features are:

  • handles all RSS versions, modules like dublin core, content:encoding, xhtml:body, etc.
  • allows you to group your subscribed feeds in categories
  • easily reorder your subscribed feeds through drag-and-drop
  • feed-refresh settings per feed or per category
  • reduces bandwidth by using HTTP Conditional GETs
  • RSS Auto-discovery
  • minimizes to the system-tray
  • easy keyboard navigator to go the next or previous unread item
  • dialog-less way of subscribing to new feeds - just drag a link from your browser into sharpreader, or enter the url into the address-bar at the top
  • error-correction of some common rss-feed errors (unescaped ampersands, illegal characters, unknown entities)
  • support for proxy-servers and proxy authentication
  • mark items read and unread
  • import and export opml
  • filter items
and last but not least, for items that include the full html description, sharpreader lets you expand a headline to view links and responses to/from other posts in other feeds. This allows you to read posts in context, and will show related posts together.

You can download SharpReader 0.9 here.

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Hard to put this in context, but when I started stalking Shannon Campbell because of her beautiful music, I started by reviewing a song with just "Oooh, baby." because it was so perfect, so right, that I really couldn't come up with more than that.

I just downloaded SharpReader, since despite my aversion to three-pane readers it seems to have a pretty nice feature list, poked at it a bit, nice clean interface, added my feed with a couple of items with trackbacks, and saw the little plusses.

Oooh, baby.

Posted by Phil Ringnalda at April 6, 2003 3:05 AM

Wait a minute, you're not doing that with trackback, are you? Autodiscovery on all the links in content:encoded? And is there some way around the infinite loop that Sam Ruby's got going on from linking to himself and linking back?

Posted by Phil Ringnalda at April 6, 2003 3:10 AM

Well, I have just no idea where you pull the data from for generating that threaded view in the screenshot, or maybe I am just to lazy right now, its sunday morning after all..

But man, I sure am going to test it this evening, when I there is more time on my hand.

Posted by Benjamin Heitmann at April 6, 2003 3:49 AM

Okay, got it the third time through: a link in the item description/content:encoded/xhtml:body to the permalink for an item in another subscribed feed shows up threaded. It's just so cool and unexpected that it threw me for a while.

Posted by Phil Ringnalda at April 6, 2003 4:24 AM

Introducing SharpReader
[via Phil Ringnalda] I really like the related posts feature.

Trackback from Sam Ruby at April 6, 2003 7:11 AM

Sharpreader maybe the killer aggregator...
Sharpreader maybe the killer aggregator...

Trackback from Jason Tucker's Blog at April 6, 2003 10:22 AM

more .net aggregators
The scene just got more crowded, with releases of SharpReader and Harvester.

Trackback from techno weenie at April 6, 2003 11:30 AM

When clicking links in an item and "Open in external browser" is checked, the page is opened in Internet Explorer, not my default browser.

I know why this happens, but if you could find someway to change the behavior, that would be nice.

Posted by Adam Kalsey at April 6, 2003 11:38 AM

Adding to My List...
Oooooh... look! Another RSS Aggregator (news reader for RSS) - SharpReader! I looks like it's worth checking out, although I...

Trackback from Big Pink Cookie at April 6, 2003 12:18 PM

This is cool, has been just minutes since I started it and am already getting to like it :)

Posted by Mahesh at April 6, 2003 12:43 PM

This looks very clean, and effecient. I only hope that a new version will add shortcut to newest post, and the ability to import OPML into selected categories. Great Job!

Posted by Scott Gowell at April 6, 2003 2:06 PM

SharpReader is good enough to make me consider switching from Syndirella. I'll run them both for a little while and hope that the next release of Syndirella adds <xhtml:body> support...On a related note, I've got to figure out how to implement...

Trackback from Diary Of A Madman at April 6, 2003 2:31 PM


Trackback from ScottW's ASP.NET WebLog at April 6, 2003 2:45 PM

Luke - I wanted to make sureyou are aware of the buzz about SharpReader over on the, Don Box's blog and CHris Hollander who was just about to release a news aggregator that everyone was talking about yesterday. Everyone is bowing to you!

Posted by julie lerman at April 6, 2003 2:54 PM

If you're not using NetNewsWire, you're probably not using a Mac. And if you're not using a Mac, you should

Trackback from Technovia at April 6, 2003 3:30 PM

Just gave SharpReader a try and I must say I'm happy with what I see. The only thing I can think to add is the ability to choose what browser opens links or use the system default instead of always using IE.

Posted by Jason Stare at April 6, 2003 3:32 PM

The word on SharpReader is spreading through the weblogging world today. I already switched Newzcrawler for it and I like

Trackback from protocol7 at April 6, 2003 3:36 PM

Magic UI library
Magic UI library

Trackback from .Avery Blog at April 6, 2003 4:19 PM


Trackback from A Blog for Graymad at April 6, 2003 4:24 PM

This is the second time today, and about 3rd this week, i have changed news aggriator. SharpReader is the new one im using, and it rocks! It looks cool, has OPML support and its fast too! Check it ouy....

Trackback from LSN Blog at April 6, 2003 4:32 PM

Lately I've been reliveing the old Final Fantasy games I have laying around. Since they take so long to conquer,...

Trackback from J.A.S.O.N at April 6, 2003 4:44 PM

I'd like to add my vote to using the system defaut browser. I ike to stay out of IE as much as possible.

Aside from that, great program!

Posted by tamaracks at April 6, 2003 4:52 PM

RE: Aggregators
RE: Aggregators

Trackback from Chad Osgood's Blog at April 6, 2003 5:00 PM

Just wanted to say that Sharpreader rocks. Great job.

Posted by Steve Makofsky at April 6, 2003 5:09 PM

Instant crash for me on Win ME :/

Posted by infovore at April 6, 2003 5:19 PM

RSS Aggregators
There's a new RSS Aggregator out. Slick. No offense to any of the people writing them, but whew, suddenly everyone is....

Trackback from jeremy's wayward thoughts at April 6, 2003 5:58 PM


Trackback from Loosely Coupled at April 6, 2003 5:59 PM

SharpReader Rocks !!!
SharpReader Rocks !!!

Trackback from Deepak Sharma's .Net WebLog at April 6, 2003 6:13 PM

SharpReader and Categories...
SharpReader and Categories...

Trackback from A Blog for Graymad at April 6, 2003 6:31 PM

Just a quickie. I just got the best of both worlds --SharpReader with Chris Hollander's feeds from Harvester.

OPML is dead. Long live OPML!!!

Here is my wish list:

1) Some loving from the MagicUI (sorry but I *need* hidable tabs and draggable windows)
2) Another treeview (or the same tree view) with folders I can designate as "category"ically aggregated.
3) Collapsable content support like NewsMonster.

Posted by Adam Hill at April 6, 2003 6:37 PM

Just wanted to throw this out there, Luke: please please please don't listen to the people telling you to convert this to the MagicUI stuff -- the watercolor style is ugly, inconsistent, slow, and feels plain buggy in every single application in which I've seen it used.

Keep it nice, clean, and awesome :). Thanks for the app!

Posted by Dylan Moreland at April 6, 2003 7:04 PM

I'm a convert!

Posted by Christian Langreiter at April 6, 2003 8:00 PM

Comments in RSS and SharpReader
Comments in RSS and SharpReader

Trackback from Chad Osgood's Blog at April 6, 2003 8:33 PM


SharpReader : a real delight...

So great I just can't figure out why such a cute tool (simple, efficient, friendly) couldn't come sooner. Oh yeah, I know... time, business, and all that sort of things/brakes against real action men.

Keep on w/ adding features gently, iff they do improve it significantly ... Put simply if not crudely : I just don't need an RSS-equiv of say, Fat-featured Outl..k, N$ Comm...ctor, etc!



Posted by Cyril at April 6, 2003 8:44 PM

This is the first aggregator I've used that actually works and it even has more features than most others I've tried.
I don't see anything wrong with the GUI now. I haven't used Harvester, so maybe that's why. I think it is fine with the current interface. The content is the entire reason for this program and the current UI does a great job of staying out of the way of the content.

Posted by sirshannon at April 6, 2003 9:34 PM

RSS Aggregator Chaos
I just found out about SharpReader. Based on my first pass through this, it is the best one I've seen. I'm going to be using this one for a while and see how it holds up......

Trackback from :: development at April 7, 2003 12:31 AM

Remember Syndirella? Meet SharpReader
I loved using "Syndirella": . However, "Yole": Hasn't updated the app in quite a while. Today I read over at "The Scobelizer": (wh...

Trackback from Switch-Case at April 7, 2003 12:44 AM

excellent app.
Small bug report from me: Sometimes the items do visual not switch from bold to normal. I have to make them Unread - then Read to solve the false display.
Also I strongly recommend reading the next item with Space. I try to avoid the mouse as often as possible. Maybe you can implement this.

Thanks in advance.

bye Ronny

Posted by Ronny Fenrich at April 7, 2003 1:00 AM

Everybody wrote how excited this made them. I got excited. SharpReader crashed =(

"Application has generated an exception that could not be handled"

No further details, nothing in the logs (anyway to up the output there?).
Running win2k.

Posted by Daniel Sheppard at April 7, 2003 3:29 AM

Thanks for a great app ;-)

Posted by Breyten at April 7, 2003 4:43 AM

SharpReader vs Syndirella
Reasons I like Syndirella better than SharpReader: The icon in the system try changes color if there is new items to be read. Syndirella detects when the content of a given item changes. Not a very long list. Of course, many of the Radio vs Syndirell

Trackback from Sam Ruby at April 7, 2003 7:40 AM

I'm overwhelmed...

It's great, especially the OPML support which allowed me to just migrate my blogs without ANY pain at all, RSS is unbelievable!!!

Your GUI is just excellent, especially the threading thing you do, though it is not clear to me exactly what is being done there... Not all the links in the description are being displayed... But the idea is amazing.

Thanks a bunch

Posted by Moshe Eshel at April 7, 2003 8:52 AM

Oh just remebered something, it would be nice to have a property/properties menu item on the right click for each feed so that it would be possible to know the RSS source feed url, and not only the URL of the article...

Granted it's just for the techies among us, but what can it hurt?

Posted by Moshe Eshel at April 7, 2003 8:56 AM


Congratulations on launching SharpReader! I know very well how much effort you must have put into it.

Good luck,

Posted by David Peckham at April 7, 2003 9:07 AM

Awesome program, closest thing to my favorite OS X aggregator, Brent Simmons' NetNewsWire.

Requests (humbly submitted):
1. I can from the left pane to the top right pane, but would like to be able to to the body of the displayed content so that and work without having to click in the displayed body of article first.

2. A simpler key sequence for "Mark All Read" that would allow easy one-handed execution.


Posted by Sean Stewart at April 7, 2003 10:09 AM

SharpReader conquers the universe
SharpReader conquers the universe

Trackback from Sam Gentile's Blog at April 7, 2003 10:37 AM

SharpReader conquers the universe
SharpReader conquers the universe

Trackback from ScottW's ASP.NET WebLog at April 7, 2003 11:01 AM

SharpReader is awesome!

Posted by Robert Scoble at April 7, 2003 11:38 AM

My new aggregator
Ok, so I'm a bit behind the 8 ball on this one but I've taken to hardly getting on the computer on the wknds now. Anyway, SharpReader is my new best friend closely followed by Chris Hollander's Harvester. There's been...

Trackback from a blog and other bits at April 7, 2003 12:11 PM

RSS Feed Viewer
If you're still looking for a good way to track all of the daily content you like to read, then

Trackback from DactylMatrix at April 7, 2003 1:10 PM

SharpReader News Aggregator
SharpReader is my new favorite 3-pane news aggregator for Windows. NewsDesk and Syndirella just have too many undesirable quirks. SharpReader has a cleaner UI and significantly better usability. Too bad it is a .NET app, as I would like to use it on Li...

Trackback from WombatNation at April 7, 2003 1:10 PM

Web Service-based aggregator
Web Service-based aggregator

Trackback from Fabrice's weblog at April 7, 2003 1:41 PM


Trackback from Phil Scott's WebLog at April 7, 2003 2:00 PM

More SharpReader
More SharpReader

Trackback from Phil Scott's WebLog at April 7, 2003 2:13 PM

[Aggrrregator Overload!] ----
[Aggrrregator Overload!] ----

Trackback from .NET Blog - Chris Frazier Style at April 7, 2003 2:19 PM

More SharpReader
More SharpReader

Trackback from Phil Scott's WebLog at April 7, 2003 2:25 PM


Trackback from anil dash's daily links at April 7, 2003 2:32 PM

Plop! Un nouvel aggrgateur RSS!
Au cas o vous l'avez loup, allez jeter un coup d'oeil SharpReader: vous avez l, en substance, la prochaine version de Syndirella... celle qui ne sortira probablement jamais! :-(

Trackback from IT Trends Blog at April 7, 2003 3:07 PM

Goodbye Syndirella, Hello SharpReader
Mark Pilgrim pointed to Sam Ruby's brief review of the newly-released SharpReader. "Yeah, that's cool," I think. "I'll check it out." So I downloaded SharpReader and imported my feeds from...

Trackback from Maximum Aardvark at April 7, 2003 3:13 PM

Syndirella no more?
New .NET-based RSS readers seem to be coming out every other day. After reading a few recommendations of SharpReader, I decided to download it and give it a whirl. I have been using Syndirella, which worked quite well, but it was missing a few features...

Trackback from Brilliant Corners at April 7, 2003 3:25 PM

SharpReader RSS Aggregator
I'm currently test-driving SharpReader RSS Aggregator and so far, it's great! While on the site, I discovered some instructions for...

Trackback from ETC. Indulging my inner geek at April 7, 2003 4:00 PM

Sill me, somehow the word "tab" disappeared from my earlier comment. What #1 was trying to say is that I'd like to tab between the three panes so that I could "page up" and "page down" in the browser pane without having to click there first. Thanks again for this superb piece of software!

Posted by Sean Stewart at April 7, 2003 5:03 PM

Is this code open source, is the source code available?

Posted by Miguel de Icaza at April 7, 2003 6:02 PM

and then there were 3
and then there were 3

Trackback from ScottW's ASP.NET WebLog at April 7, 2003 6:56 PM

SharpReader : .NET 3-pane RSS Aggregator
public virtual MemoryStream: April 06, 2003 Archives

Trackback from #!/sablog : Shanti Braford's daily links at April 7, 2003 10:09 PM

I had the same experience as Daniel Sheppard above. I'm running ME (only cause it came with the thing, not by choice).

Posted by planetneutral at April 7, 2003 11:17 PM

Edit blogs from SharpReader? I'm doing it right now!
Edit blogs from SharpReader? I'm doing it right now!

Trackback from A Blog for Graymad at April 7, 2003 11:50 PM

It is very Exciteing tool for windows users. Sharpreader can read Japanese Shift_JIS,EUC caracter perfectlly. I switched from feedreader.

Trackback from Going My Way at April 8, 2003 4:34 AM

2003/04/08 09:42
windows users can read news feeds too

Trackback from 2lmc spool at April 8, 2003 4:57 AM

After seeing everyone gushing about SharpReader I thought I should give it a go. It is extremely suave; I read a bunch of different news sites and blogs during the day, and now I don't have to open up a...

Trackback from FeralBlog at April 8, 2003 10:16 AM

Tonight, whilst watching the best team in the world beat Man United, I installed sharpReader to see what it could...

Trackback from From The Orient at April 8, 2003 5:19 PM

Blogging tools
Two of the Windows tools I use related to my "blogging experience", ehem, are w.bloggar, which I'm using to write

Trackback from Kitsched at April 8, 2003 6:08 PM

Devil, thy name is RSS
After hearing this and this, I switched to this, and now with this, I don't know what to do. However, my current OPML holds over 130 sites. What is a guy to do?...

Trackback from at April 8, 2003 7:40 PM

if you're into the rss thing you should definitely check out sharpreader i've used syndirella & newsgator and already like sharpreader best of all.

Trackback from thatbradguy at April 8, 2003 9:10 PM

SharpReader works with Japanese
SharpReader is a 3 panel RSS viewer for Windows with filtering capability. Note that this requires that you have .NET

Trackback from Live from Tokyo: Tech Blog at April 8, 2003 10:57 PM

Blog editing options
Blog editing options

Trackback from A Blog for Graymad at April 9, 2003 12:02 AM


Trackback from Samer Ibrahim's Blog at April 9, 2003 12:53 AM

SharpReader cometh
I was recently made aware of a new aggregator that came on the scene, SharpReader. Following some other reviews by some people, I’m going to try to gather my own thoughts about it. Reasons I like SharpReader better than Syndirella (I figured IR

Trackback from Through A Glass Darkly at April 9, 2003 1:40 AM

OPML: Googlish Directories
Dave Winer's been promoting OPML for a while now. He said it's the googlish way to do directories. I thought it was a cool idea but I didn't see tools or applications. Now, SharpReader allows me to save my rss subscriptions as a file. Aaron Swartz's ha...

Trackback from | Tim Langeman's Weblog at April 9, 2003 8:53 AM

SharpReader Doesn't Close HTTP Connections?
SharpReader Doesn't Close HTTP Connections?

Trackback from Drew's Blog at April 9, 2003 1:25 PM

another use for SharpReader
Here's something interesting. I subscribed to my own RSS feed in SharpReader. Now, if any of other feeds reference a

Trackback from techno weenie at April 10, 2003 12:09 AM

RSS Aggregator
I just downloaded and installed SharpReader, and from my first impression, this seems to be the ultimate RSS aggregator. Great! You've made my day! Exactly what I was looking for.

Trackback from Random Stuff at April 10, 2003 5:04 AM

The Hunt
I am hunting around for a news aggregator to guide me through my journey into the blogosphere. SharpReader is looking good. It's desktop-based and has a nice, responsive user interface. But I read news at more than one computer. Question:...

Trackback from Andrew Grumet's Weblog at April 10, 2003 2:36 PM

Speaking of aggregators, I've recently switched from Syndirella to SharpReader. Sam Ruby has a great discussion of the differences between them. As far as I'm concerned, I like the ability to group my feeds by folder in SharpReader, although I...

Trackback from Nonliteral at April 10, 2003 2:38 PM

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Trackback from Nightnoise::blog at April 10, 2003 2:51 PM

New Toy
Time to test drive a good looking news aggregator.

Trackback from A Work In Progress at April 10, 2003 5:36 PM

SharpReader Masters RSS
SharpReader is a .NET 3-pane RSS aggregator that I prefer over AmphetaDesk. Luke Huttman released 0.9 this week and I've started using it for catching up on weblogs and current events. To use the program you have to have...

Trackback from Webspiffy at April 11, 2003 4:06 AM

Checking Out Sharpreader
New {google|RSS aggregators} seem to be released daily, and here's the latest: Sharpreader. It implements a couple interesting new features, my favorite being it's own unique take on autodiscovery. You feed it the URL of a blog, and it will scan the ma...

Trackback from Big Damn Heroes (Tech) at April 11, 2003 5:28 AM

Very nice indeed! Immediately switched over to SharpReader from my previous reader.

One possible glitch somewhere in there - I've just found that I lost all my subscriptions. My ...documents and settings... folder has only one subscriptions.xml and subscriptions.xml.old in it and they both look like the one from the installation.

Anyone know where my subscriptions file has gone? ;-)

Posted by Mike Taulty at April 11, 2003 11:23 AM

Redmond is Evidently Chicken Town
I decided it was time I tried some of the Microsoft-specific RSS newsreaders, starting with SharpReader, looks great and is

Trackback from Raw Blog at April 11, 2003 12:06 PM

Something For The Weekend?
A portfolio of links for your perusal and pleasure: (Via everybody, everywhere). Bloody Rage is a slightly amateurish but

Trackback from Never Think at April 11, 2003 3:28 PM

Yet another feature idea...CTRL-D to delete a post. Right hand: mouse; left hand: delete.

Posted by Andrew Grumet at April 11, 2003 9:08 PM

public virtual MemoryStream: April 06, 2003 Archives SharpReader is a .NET 3-pane RSS Aggregator. ܸפߤǤ᤹

Trackback from at April 12, 2003 5:42 AM

Just installed SharpReader to test my own feed(s). Currently doing a implementation of the weblog in Tridion CM R5. All is well, but I think your client misses one small thing.

The Server PORT in links.

Our current publish channel (and RSS 2.0 Feed) reside on the default TOMCAT port (which is 8080). Although this is correctly exposed by the RSS Feed, SharpReader seems to return to 'portless' request, ending up in port 80.

This seems to apply to the 'image' of the channel and 'the links' (A HREF's) within items.

Any change on a change of this?


Marvin Smit.

Posted by Marvin Smit at April 12, 2003 11:40 AM

Oh, I wish I could use this awesome thing! Unfortunately, since I'm not a programmer and know nothing about making hacks, I can't. I need to have my aggregator interact with my Moveable Type bookmarklet or something similar so I can easily (and very quickly) post news to my blog. Otherwise, I adore how simple and slick and functional you've made this!

Posted by Kate at April 12, 2003 2:15 PM

More RSS Aggregators
Haven't had time to review these, but wanted to list them: nntp//rss: a way to view RSS headlines in your favorite USENET reader Wildgrape NewsDesk And of course the much-lauded SharpReader. Some comments on SharpReader vs. Syndirella I agree with...

Trackback from Once and Future at April 12, 2003 3:49 PM

I Take It Back!
What I said earlier about not being able to blog easily using SharpReader? I take it back. There's an option to open links in IE, where my handy MoveableType bookmarklet sits ready to post whatever I want. This is one awesome aggregator!...

Trackback from Electric Venom at April 12, 2003 9:41 PM

Desktop news aggregator
MSDN C# news aggregator ֳ׿. .Net ٰ ߴ ̾ 𸣰ڽϴ....

Trackback from a.Blog at April 15, 2003 1:12 AM

Oh, wow.
Nice, clean interface.
That doesn't hang every coupla minutes.
And it's polished.

Two observations, however:

  1. Got some of these (There were not enough free threads in the ThreadPool object to complete the operation) when my installation tried to update my feedlist.
  2. and,
  3. I'm |---| this close to walking away from i-Systems' Feedreader, which is now apparently in perpetual Alpha release mode -- my one sticking point is the pop-up notifications of new feed entries.

Outside of that - Holy Crow, is this beautiful.

Posted by Peter J DiCrescenzo at April 15, 2003 5:32 PM

SharpReader RSS Aggregator
After receiving some advice from a coworker I decided to give SharpReader a try. So, after getting home from work, decided to download the .NET service pack from windows update and off I went. I was used to using Awasu,

Trackback from wujiblog at April 15, 2003 7:30 PM

Interview in Nikkei IT Professionals
Norri Kageki, a staff writer for Nikkei IT Professionals interviewed me on Monday on how I use weblogs as an engineer. She asked a lot of great questions about how I use blogs personally as news sources and how I use them at work. The interview should ...

Trackback from WombatNation at April 16, 2003 3:15 AM

"Please make sure you have the .NET framework with service pack 2 installed..."

do you know if that SP2 is newer or older than the framework 1.1 that Windows Update is offering me?


Posted by steven at April 16, 2003 2:35 PM

SP2 is for 1.0 - 1.1 is newer.

Posted by Luke Hutteman at April 16, 2003 3:34 PM

installing 1.1 now, SharpReader shortly after. thanks.

Posted by steven at April 16, 2003 4:25 PM

Just found out other .Net based readers also loose the port when aggregating channels.

Hope you will be able to find time to look into this; I'm very willing to beta ;-)

Posted by Marvin Smit at April 16, 2003 4:59 PM

Personalized Google News to RSS
Man.. It's funny that I never really noticed too much stir about RSS before but now that I'm using SharpReader it just seems that it'd be hard to keep up with weblogs that do not offer RSS feeds. It's kind

Trackback from wujiblog at April 16, 2003 8:59 PM

installed famework 1.1, SR .9, then imported mySubscriptions.opml. Am getting some errors, length > 260 but it doesn't say length of what. Tried to restart my pc (for other reasons), SR appeared to be hung. I know I was having dns problems at the time.

System finally restarted. Now SR's missing the list of rss feeds I previously imported (should it have remembered them? I'd expect so).

I see both a .log and .log.1 file now. would you like one and/or the other?


Posted by steven at April 16, 2003 9:38 PM

Beyond the Browser
Alan Kleymeyer writes: This articles touches on the points I tried to make in your class regarding the browser:

Trackback from 321Blog at April 17, 2003 4:22 PM

Pocket PC RSS Reader.
I use Newsdesk, as already mentioned. Sharpreader works fine as well, it works similar as Newsdesk. Lee is in favorite of the last one. I use them both, and Im not sure which one I will dump. But now there is a Pocket PC version (Pocketfeed) as well. ...

Trackback from Medical Weblog at April 18, 2003 5:41 AM

I really like SharpReader, and it comes very close to do everything I ever wanted an aggregator to do. One problem is that it just doesn't seem to survive suspend mode on my laptop - if I wake up the system again, I *always* need to restart SharpReader (after acknowledging the error message dialog saying something about an uninitialized handle for about ten times). Could it be that these problems occur because SharpReader can't refresh the feeds because the network connection is not available immediately?

Posted by Stefan at April 19, 2003 5:15 AM

What a Sharp Reader.
Luke Hutteman's Sharp Reader is an excellent program. I've tried some of the other news readers available, and this is the only one that I've tested that works through my

Trackback from at April 23, 2003 3:05 PM

NewzCrawler Can Go to Hell
I unexpectedly had to reboot my computer today (LiteStep locked up, happens every now and then). When I opened NewzCrawler...

Trackback from Stitching for Sanity at April 26, 2003 4:45 PM

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April 8, 2003 10:35 PM
If you're a regular visitor, you know I don't like RSS aggregators. I've been reading such much good stuff about SharpReader I'm tempted to give it a try. (e.g. See this WP article.) If nothing else, it would show me how Critical Section appears...

Trackback from Critical Section at May 3, 2003 10:44 PM

Feed Tweaks
I've made no secret of how much I love SharpReader news aggregator, and lately I've started using it to keep up with my favorite blogs (although some of my favorites don't seem to have RSS feeds). Now I'm going to stir the pot on bloggers feeding full ...

Trackback from Electric Venom at May 8, 2003 6:57 PM

Unicode rocks
The feedback on my previous post, This is a test of Japanese, indicate that our East Asian languages experiment is proving to be surprisingly successful. The number of visitors--mainly on Mac OS X and Linux/Unix systems--who could see the Japanese char...

Trackback from Jonathon Delacour at May 12, 2003 3:50 AM

The .NET Framework 1.1 SDK can be installed on the following platforms:

- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 family
- Windows 2000, with the latest Windows service pack and critical updates available from the Microsoft Security Web site
- Windows XP (Windows XP Professional is required to run ASP.NET)

Posted by BillGates at May 15, 2003 7:00 PM

For the Friday Feast #44 Shirley Kaiser provides more from the world of RSS, standards and weblogs. A worthwhile addition...

Trackback from Rodent Regatta at May 17, 2003 12:45 AM

I've used SharpReader as a collection point for the RSS feeds I had in my old copy of Radio, Amphetadesk...

Trackback from Rodent Regatta at May 18, 2003 11:17 AM


Trackback from diary at May 21, 2003 7:05 PM

OPML Swapping

Trackback from Patrick Steele's .NET Blog at May 24, 2003 1:27 PM

RSS Bandit Comments

Trackback from Patrick Steele's .NET Blog at May 25, 2003 11:48 AM

Not paying enough attention...

Trackback from A Blog for Graymad at June 10, 2003 3:33 PM

Browsers Giving Way to News Aggregators?
Brad Wilson laments the death of IE on Windows and IE on Mac: This is what Microsoft thinks will help them hold the browser market? Getting off of one platform entirely,

Trackback from Mod-pubsub blog at June 17, 2003 6:29 PM

New Aggregators for Idiots
Oh my God, did I find a new toy or what. I am a complete idiot when it comes to anything computer, geeky, know. I shouldn't admit this but for weeks I've ignored the little XML buttons and whatever...

Trackback from Altered Perceptions at July 4, 2003 9:28 AM

NO Offline RSS Newsfeed Reader on P800 / J2ME !
Well, I have been researching the web now for more than 2 hours to find a tool for performing a common task on my Sony Ericsson P800 RSS newsfeed reading on my P800 ... and this of course *OFFLINE* while...

Trackback from Tech-Weblog by Christoph C. Cemper at August 5, 2003 2:06 PM

Conseils aux nouveaux carnetiers
Here's good advice from David Wiley. (I added the boldface.) First things first. You...

Trackback from Gilles en vrac... at August 5, 2003 2:48 PM

Why a weblog?

Trackback from Daniel Nolan at August 12, 2003 2:17 PM

unfortunately, i'm still using Win 98, and sharpreader don't want it at all :)

Posted by Oengs Uy at August 26, 2003 11:47 PM

Oengs: that bug was fixed in - if you get the latest version of SharpReader, it should work on win98.

Posted by Luke Hutteman at August 27, 2003 12:09 PM

Works fine for me except the dates are all messed up.

Trackback from Roland Tanglao's Weblog at September 15, 2003 6:25 AM

The RSS Chronicles
I know these may be boring most, but some might also benefit from my search. First off I want to guide others to another blog that helped me immensly in my search. The blog is, and there he has...

Trackback from Patriot Paradox at December 16, 2003 8:35 AM

Sharpreader Wins!
After a long download of .net Framework, and the download of both Sharpreader and WildGrape NewsDesk, Sharpreader has won. The King has also downloaded both, and we were both perplexed by Wildgrape, that would not let us add individual addresses...

Trackback from Patriot Paradox at December 16, 2003 12:12 PM

Blogger now suck hairy arse apples
Dell are forgiven. The cable joining the monitor to the video card on the laptop had just come loose and a little poking with a poky stick means it is now back up and running at 1600 x 1200 woooo...

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Trackback from Peter Ravnholts blog at February 27, 2004 9:26 AM

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Trackback from мǰɹ at March 12, 2004 7:30 AM

More RSS Viewers

Trackback from Internet Marketing, Search Engine News, Tips at April 22, 2004 11:18 AM

SharpReader turns One
Wow, has it been a whole year already? More experimenting. I tried SharpReader way back int 9.0.x days and...

Trackback from ...useless miscellany at May 4, 2004 10:08 PM

Microsoft's Mega-Mistake

Trackback from The .NET Guy at June 24, 2005 12:29 AM
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