I just tried to open Sauce Reader, my blog reader of choice, but all it gave me was an error and an option to close. After digging through the error message, I found the message, “Class not registered”.
Ok, easy enough. I opened a command prompt and started to register each dll in the Sauce Reader directory. But wait, it wouldn’t let me run Registration Server. I tried:
- regsvr32 (bingo)
I mean, that was pretty lame. In my defense, I seriously think the first season of The OC I was forced to sit through ejected this out of my head.
So, I finally found a great replacement for Newsgator. Truth is, I found nothing. I just follow several months behind Tim Haines. First I moved to Sauce Reader because of Tim's Post Here, then when I mentioned my problems with it, he let me know about another one. Thanks Tim!
Anyway, although long overdue, I have been using Omea Reader from Jet Brains (same guys who make Resharper), for over a month. I have no doubts it is the best tool out there, and I have tried them all: Feed Demon, Sauce, SharpReader, RssBandit, Bloglines, Newsgator, and several others that aren't worth remembering.
Not only that, but the guys over there at Jet Brains seem really great. I sent over 3 bug reports this morning from a beta test I am doing and I got 3 personal replies within an hour. Technology aside, I would much rather support a company with a free product with great values, vs. Newsgator (which I even paid $29 for) which has stopped selling the Outlook edition in favor of a per month fee.
I have been looking for a possible replacement for Newsgator because my Outlook is starting to get a bit crowded and will sometimes go into endless restarts.
My biggest feature request is the ability to view all the items in one browser interface like Newsgator or Bloglines. I want to be able to have a folder containing 10 feeds, and when I click on that parent folder I want to view all my feeds in one page. You get the idea.
This one request has been hard to find. Newsgator does this great. Bloglines does this, but will then mark all of the items as read once you see them. FeedDemon and SharpReader do not have it.
Once I have this, I need the ability to “Delete All” the items shown in the browser window. Only Newsgator has this.
Today I downloaded the newer version of Sauce Reader and they had point #1 nailed. I sent a feature request for #2.
I am going to try to use Sauce over the next couple days and see if that will do it for me.