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For those of you looking for a great desktop RSS feed reader I would put the free Feedreader 3.13 Beta at the top of my favorites. The new Beta that was just released yesterday adds a feature that I haven’t seen in any other feed reader before: adding or editing articles. It sounds crazy, but I could see how this would be incredibly useful.

How it works is that you can right-click on any article in Feedreader, and select the edit option. You’re then presented with a WYSIWYG interface for editing the article, which includes inserting images and hyperlinks, or even changing the title. This is great if you see an article that you want to add your own notes to, or maybe rename the title so that you can quickly recognize what it’s about in the future.

Aside from being able to edit an article you can also create an article to insert into any of your feeds. To do this use the Control+N keyboard shortcut, or hit the New drop-down menu. The editing screen will appear similar to what I have pictured in the screenshot above.

I’m not sure if this feature will be useful for everyone, but I really like the concept behind it. Being able to add your own notes to an article really helps transform this into a great bookmarking solution, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see some other feed readers adapt a similar feature.

Feedreader 3.13 Beta Homepage