Latest Version for Windows: Feed Notifier 2.6 (7 MB)

Latest Version for Mac OS X: Feed Notifier 1.1 (0.8 MB)

Source Code

Feed Notifier is now hosted on GitHub!

Changes in v2.6

  • Fixed caching bug that caused old items to reappear for some feeds.

Changes in v2.5

  • Wait if hovering: Don’t advance to the next pop-up if you’re hovering over it with your mouse.
  • Stay on top: Now you can choose to not have pop-ups stay on top, if you wish.
  • Border size: You can configure the size of the pop-up border.
  • Border color: You can configure the color of the pop-up border – and this can be done on a per-feed basis to help distinguish between items from different feeds!
  • Right-click links to copy the link URL.
  • Allow fallback on Windows-configured proxy.
  • Improved cache mechanism.
  • Proxy info is encoded on disk and displayed like a password in the user interface.
  • Checks for software updates every 24 hours, not just on app startup.
  • 15 second socket timeout (was infinite, which caused problems with bad feeds).
  • Use black text color in pop-ups, regardless of system theme.
  • Use proxy when downloading feed favicons.
  • Removed webkit and html theme code remnants that weren’t being used.

Changes in v2.4

  • Fixed Windows 7 bug that caused feeds to be lost under certain circumstances.
  • Improved disk saving and loading procedures to be more robust.
  • Fixed Windows 7 32-bit bug that caused Feed Notifier to crash when the OS was being shutdown.
  • Added larger application icons for Windows 7.

Changes in v2.3

  • Sound notifications when pop-ups appear (optional).
  • Support for multiple displays (choose on which monitor pop-ups appear).
  • Support for using the mousewheel and keyboard to navigate through pop-up items.
  • Complete removal of IE ActiveX plugin (and thus HTML themes) for performance/bug-fix reasons.
  • Fix for “No handler found for image type.” bug that occurred with malformed favicons.
  • Fix for “The URL entered does not appear to be a valid RSS/Atom feed.” when the feed being added was actually valid but empty (no entries).
  • Fix for never polling when multiple network adapters exist and not all where connected to the internet.

Changes in v2.2

  • Advanced keyword filtering to improve quality of pop-ups shown.
  • Auto-detection of authenticated feeds, username/password entry dialog.
  • Multi-threaded feed polling for significantly improved performance.
  • Fix for user idle time bug.
  • Fixes for handling malformed feeds.

Changes in v2.1

  • Better performance due to switch from ActiveX control to pure Python pop-ups.
  • Software automatically checks for new versions to download and install.
  • Better cross-platform support, in preparation for a Linux release.

Changes in v2.0

  • Improved look and feel with support for themes.
  • “Update Feeds” option to check all feeds on demand.
  • Configurable pop-up size.
  • Enable/Disable individual feeds without deleting them entirely.
  • “Run at Startup” option in the installer.
  • Item age displayed in pop-up, e.g. “5 minutes ago”
  • Item author displayed in pop-up.
  • Navigation controls displayed in pop-up, replacing the awkward pop-up stacking in v1.0.
  • “Auto-play” option can be turned off to prevent popups from disappearing automatically.
  • Pop-ups can be displayed in the center of the screen.
  • System tray icon changes when the app is checking feeds.
  • Automatically computes a good polling interval when adding a new feed.
  • Shows the favicon for the feed when available.
  • Number of items shown in pop-up, e.g. “4 of 12”
  • Ability to edit feeds and configure feed titles and links.
  • Proxy server support.
  • Many more user preferences.

Installers for older versions.