NewsGator Technologies, Inc., has announced a new version of NewsGator Online will be free to users. NewsGator has added a number of new features to its existing web-based aggregator and now, users can track all their favorite RSS and news feeds online at no charge.
New features and functions in the updated Online platform include:
Folders: users can now manage all feeds online in the same way they organize information in Microsoft Outlook or other popular email clients.
Per-Post Rating System: Not only can users rate each post they read, but can also add the rating feature seamlessly to their own blog site. By rating the posts they read, users can enjoy more sophisticated recommendations and highly-rated aggregated content in ways that have never before been possible.
Recommended Feeds: NewsGator Online now recommends new RSS feeds based on users' preferences and ratings.
My Clippings - This allows users to save all of their favorite posts with one click, and access them later.
Smart Feed Enhancements - In addition to adding additional content sources for its keyword and URL search feeds, NewsGator is now offering email feeds, which allow users to have email sent to specific addresses converted to RSS feeds and consumed in NewsGator or other tools. This is especially useful for subscribing to mailing lists, or for converting email-based alerts to RSS.
The new free edition also includes subscription synchronization capabilities with NewsGator Outlook Edition.