Latest Version for Windows: Feed Notifier 2.6 (7 MB)
Latest Version for Mac OS X: Feed Notifier 1.1 (0.8 MB)
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.