Snarf down this white label RSS aggregator

Ever want your own RSS reader with your own feeds? Why would you want to do that? Well, to control what your readers see. And also to get a reader out there that has your own brand on it. I think I’ll load this on my dad’s computer so he can see my feeds.

Anyway, the reader is Snarfer.

Here’s one they created for me
(this is an EXE/application that you load if you have Windows).

I can see a lot of uses for this. It’s a nice, competent, RSS aggregator — three pane style. It won’t make me give up Google Reader, but for doing a custom thing this is pretty interesting.

Comments

  1. I downloaded it and it seems kewl, but I would not call it ‘branded’. It is nice to see the feeds that you look at, but it does not exactly show ‘scobleizer’ other than your blog. I always though I read a lot – more than 100 pages a day, but it seems you got me beat if these are all your feeds!

  2. I downloaded it and it seems kewl, but I would not call it ‘branded’. It is nice to see the feeds that you look at, but it does not exactly show ‘scobleizer’ other than your blog. I always though I read a lot – more than 100 pages a day, but it seems you got me beat if these are all your feeds!

  3. I’ve used Snarfer for a while now. I seem to read feeds faster with it than I do with Google Reader.

  4. I’ve used Snarfer for a while now. I seem to read feeds faster with it than I do with Google Reader.

  5. I tried out snarfer earlier this year. Clean and quick, but I prefer friendlier interfaces. I use google or pageflakes, mostly. Surely the time is coming where rss agg apps will just be standard browser plugins, like mozilla’s various bar efforts?

  6. I tried out snarfer earlier this year. Clean and quick, but I prefer friendlier interfaces. I use google or pageflakes, mostly. Surely the time is coming where rss agg apps will just be standard browser plugins, like mozilla’s various bar efforts?

  7. This is neat, but not new. I created the original fully branded RSS reader (entire software is brandable as if client owns it) back in 2003 (Tristana.org) and sold it in 2006 to a Texas based company. It too is a Windows based desktop reader. With my latest business, using the same idea, I’ve also created fully brandable screencasting software for free distribution by client (http://www.webinaria.com/custom).

  8. This is neat, but not new. I created the original fully branded RSS reader (entire software is brandable as if client owns it) back in 2003 (Tristana.org) and sold it in 2006 to a Texas based company. It too is a Windows based desktop reader. With my latest business, using the same idea, I’ve also created fully brandable screencasting software for free distribution by client (http://www.webinaria.com/custom).

  9. I can see this being really helpful for ISP and web service providers that are providing for non-tech users. They could offer an application like this that sits in the user’s tray and provides updates about service interruptions and downtime, something that was previously the realm of email, but could be made available in a way that requires even less user interaction.

  10. I can see this being really helpful for ISP and web service providers that are providing for non-tech users. They could offer an application like this that sits in the user’s tray and provides updates about service interruptions and downtime, something that was previously the realm of email, but could be made available in a way that requires even less user interaction.