Last week, we wrote ten advantages of using FeedDemon over Google Reader. Some readers however complained that it was an unfair comparison because Google Reader is free while FeedDemon costs $30.
It was such a beautiful coincidence because the next day, FeedDemon 2.6 was released as a free software so that further tilted the scales in favor of FeedDemon.
If you are still not convinced, Nick shares some more reasons for choosing a desktop reader over web based newsreaders like Google Reader and Bloglines:
1. Secure Feeds – Most web-based readers can’t subscribe to secure feeds (RSS feeds that require a password – like the Gmail Inbox feed).
2. Offline Reading – FeedDemon doesn’t just download your articles so you can read them offline – it can also prefetch the images they contain and the pages they link to, enabling you to browse the web without an Internet connection.
The only advantage of using a web reader is that you can access your feeds from multiple computers without having to install any software.