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20 most popular RSS readers

Brian Livingston published an article at Datamation listing the most popular RSS readers.

Even though Microsoft will be coming out with an RSS reader in its next browser and the Firefox browser already including same, Livingston says “The best reading experience for RSS, however, is not in a browser itself but in an application specially designed for the wide variety of RSS content.”

Top 20 RSS readers

  • Bloglines* — 19.49%;
  • NetNewsWire — 10.07%;
  • iTunes — 9.53%;
  • Firefox Live Bookmarks — 7.25%;
  • iPodder — 7.17%;
  • My Yahoo* — 6.68%;
  • FeedDemon — 4.23%;
  • NewsGator Online* — 3.83%;
  • Pluck — 2.07%;
  • SharpReader — 1.91%;
  • iPodderX — 1.77%;
  • Thunderbird — 1.75%;
  • Safari RSS — OS X Tiger — 1.75%;
  • LiveJournal — 1.44%;
  • NewsGator Outlook Edition — 1.27%;
  • Apple CFNetwork Generic Client — 1.21%;
  • RSS Bandit — 0.99%;
  • Opera RSS Reader — 0.90%, and
  • Sage — 0.82%.

* Bloglines and NewsGator Online count all subscribers who have ever signed up, whereas My Yahoo counts only ‘active’ subscribers who’ve logged in within the past 30 days.

I use NetNewsWire and love it. But you guys stuck in the PC world, forget it. It’s for Mac users only.

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