Deane mentioned with great pride that he’s cheap, but admitted he’d probably pay $29 for the RSS news aggregator, Newsgator. Not to be outdone on the cheap stakes, I attempted to find a free, quality news aggregator for my own use and ran into Awasu:
“Awasu is a free Windows news-reader that runs in the background on your computer and monitors these sites for you. When it sees that something new has appeared, it will let you know. Awasu will also keep track of what you have already read which saves you even more time since you no longer need to search through your favorite sites for new stories… And using its powerful plugin architecture, Awasu can easily be customized to monitor absolutely anything at all.”
The only thing I can see that NewsGator has on Awasu is the ability to see a consolidated view of all subscriptions, so I can can sort all new items by date regardless of where they came from. Otherwise, it’s fantastic.