NewsGator is good, I have no issue with the program. It’s more to do with how I use my email program. As I mentioned in a previous post, I use Outlook 2003 for email but it’s purely the background app with the shell, so to speak, being NEO Pro. While receiving RSS info from NewsGator within Outlook is extremely convenient – single app for email and RSS – I actually find it distracting. It’s made worse by NEO Pro’s email indexing and categorizing functionality: outstanding elements of NEO Pro’s power which I want for email but not for Outlook-embedded info such as RSS webfeeds.
One other thing about NewsGator is that too much of its information management features depend on subscribing to additional online services, some of which I think are too pricey for what you get. Other features like emailing an RSS news item can already be done easily from FeedDemon, as well as publishing to a blog.
I hope it won’t be too long before RSS is more fully integrated into applications like Outlook and NEO Pro (and indeed, in further apps like Word and FrontPage), rather than as an add-in like NewsGator.