Sometimes you don’t want or need to read an entire article. Sometimes you just want to quickly skim the headlines. Sometimes, getting the internet to work for you can be difficult. This is why I like Eggrr. It’s an easy to use RSS tool for Windows.
One of the nicest things about the internet is that it has a lot of information on it. You can find subject matter on just about everything that interests you. News, technology, video, audio…it’s all there, waiting for you to sort through it. Eggrr is an RSS (really simple syndication) aggregator. It gather’s content in specific categories and presents summaries to you. If you want more, you can surf to the article from within the application. Eggrr can even pull down audio and video content, like podcasts, for you to listen to after they’ve been posted.
The application is easy to use, but we bumped into a couple of issues with it while installing and trying to use it. The application requires that you install Flash. Unfortunately, it wanted to install an outdated version of Flash. It also requires a great deal of MS middleware (like .NET Framework) and the download and install of those components took nearly three times as long to pull down and install than the application did.
The app’s website also has very little information on the application itself. Finding out what it did and any other product or marketing information on it wasn’t really possible. The best way to learn about it is to install it and give it a go; but not everyone wants to learn about products that way.