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Saturday, May 15, 2004

Pulp Fiction IconLets all give a big hello to the newest Atom/RDF/RSS reader on the block, PulpFiction 1.0 from Freshly Squeezed Software. It looks like it has a lot of native app goodness. It should be noted that it is not free or Free, since that seems to be a "hot topic" on the interweb again. You can try it for 15 days and then go back to something else, or pony up $25 if you like it.

A feature that jumps out at me right away is how each post is its own entity, and can be moved around, stored, labeled, and even deleted. I could easily see how this would make some news tracker type people very happy. It imports and exports OPML, as you might expect. Of course, the file must have a .opml extension and not .xml. I imported my bloglines subscriptions to get an idea of how it handles what I consider to be a large number of feeds, 109. To be honest, with over 1,500 unread items it seems a bit sluggish on my trusty 500MHz TiBook.

Overall, if you are in the market for a new news reader, you should certainly give Pulp Fiction a test drive.


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