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FeedDemon 3.0 Beta 1FeedDemon 3.0 Beta 1 was released on March 30 and it includes a lot of new features like tagging support for items which can be synchronized with Newsgator and displayed in various ways including a tag cloud at the Subscriptions Homepage but most features were added for Twitter users, like subscribing to Twitter feeds with avatar images, Twitter timelines, balloon popups for short urls that display the redirected page, replying to Twitter posts directly, automatic hyperlinking of information in Twitter feeds (@replies, #hashtags and author names), the ability to send links to Twitter and even a Twitter search engine.

That’s a lot of additions for Twitter users but that’s only a tiny fraction of all the new features of FeedDemon. Users can now import Google Reader subscriptions directly but still no Google Reader synchronization. This feature is planned and it might be released in upcoming versions of FeedDemon 3.

One thing though, an ad was introduced in FeedDemon 3.0 Beta 1, under your feed and although it's not obstructive, it's stil la drawback.

Performance has been improved quite a bit especially when searching subscriptions or browsing popular topics. There are two interesting - and new - export options available. The first will export feeds in newspaper format into an external html document. Excellent for sending someone else a compilation of interesting feeds in that format. The second is to export the top feeds only.

For a complete list of changes and download, see here.