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Giveaway of the day — Web Forum Reader

Unique internet forums reading software.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 328 (36%) 580 (64%) 58 comments

Web Forum Reader was available as a giveaway on October 21, 2008!

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Web Forum Reader is uniquely designed for reading Internet forums and conferences. You can easily add your favorite forums to Web Forum Reader to stay informed about updates and changes on these forums without loading them in your browser.
Web Forum Reader saves you time by showing new and updated topics while hiding topics you have already read. Web Forum Reader will also reduce the amount of data you download compared to regular reading using a browser. Use Web Forum Reader's handy Resource Addition Wizard to add Internet forums and conferences.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ME/2000/NT/XP/2003/Vista

Publisher:

ChemTable Software

Homepage:

http://www.chemtable.com/WebForumReader.htm

File Size:

1.50 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#58

Iraq has announced that it will deny a license to controversial private army Blackwater Worldwide, preventing the company from providing protection to US interests in the country.
The Iraqi Government said that the decision was due to improper conduct and excessive use of force, in particular the 2007 killings of 17 Iraqi civilians by the company.
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or "viola" ... I mean really, did you mean a violin-like instrument, or did you actually mean "voila" ??
as for the subject: good riddance, mercenaries by another name, etc.

Reply   |   Comment by ElizabethCuthbert  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

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Yeay!!!! I am using Disqus, but now I will never leave them

Reply   |   Comment by JenniferPanettiere  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

A little late to download now, but thought I'd comment anyway.
Installed and runs with no issues on Vista Home Premium 32 bit SP1.
Some issues with it which I am trying to resolve through the programs forum.
But, it seems to be a useful piece of software to keep on top of numerous forums.
Much easier to have it all in one place than having to check each site individually.

Reply   |   Comment by xerty  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

#52, Sandra, there are four layout variants, under View, Main Windows Controls Layout.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

Installed OK, but "Stack overflow" error was generated on my attempt to target a vBulletin forum I frequently use. The program successfully uninstalled in about 15 seconds, including the time to report the error using the uninstall tool.

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

I think it is the best software GAOTD has provided!

Reply   |   Comment by Che  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

I give this one a thumbs up and about a 8 out of 10 rating. There are a few features that I would like to have seen, such as the ability to move the sections around rather than have them side by side in the screen. I would prefer if I could put the viewing window below the resources and display columns, but that's just my preference.

Those who say this is just a browser either need to look closer, or do not have a need for such a program as this one. I am the owner of multiple forums and find this program to be extremely useful in just the few minutes I have been using it. Instead of typing in each of the forums I own, or those I frequent, I can simply see them all quick and easy and pick the ones I have to work on that day, loading up the forum in a built in viewing window in the program rather than have a separate browser open - which I know from experience leads to temptation in wanting to surf the Internet and not get your work all done.

I have loaded up and tested two of my forums so far, both for being able to see them and for being able to delete unwanted posts and post my own posts, and everything seems to be working really smoothly. I am very impressed with this program and will be recommending it on my Techno Dragon computers blog in the days ahead as I get more of a chance to play with it and test it out.

Thank you for this program! Thumbs way up and 8/10 stars!

Reply   |   Comment by Sandra  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

I downloaded this to try out with Yahoo Groups. Unfortunately, many Yahoo Group owners do not add RSS feeds to their groups, so if I want to keep up with new posts its tough to do on a realtime basis. The digests are just too late for some things and individual email notifications just fill my email with lots of irrelevent stuff.


Use Yahoo Pipes and build your own RSS feed by scraping it. They're really easy to set up.

Reply   |   Comment by G  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

#26.. did you really not figure out that's what #15 was implying? #15.. thanks for the laugh. That comment made me belly laugh.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

What I want is a reader that will handle web forums like a newsgroup.

Haven't tried this but from the comments, doubt it will do anything like that.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Knudsen  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

Wednesday's free game has been posted. It's another board game, this time the classic Risk:


http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/4103

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka Stephen  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

I use my browser to view forums. I have no need for a software which informs me about new posts without letting me to post.
This program is not worth the money. Just use your browser to check your favorite forums for free (with ability to post).
I'll pass today.

Reply   |   Comment by DDS  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

Belong to many, way to many hobby groups and use Grouply,
which is nice in that it lists all the groups with activity and topics of the posts, so I can quickly see subjects that I want to read. Direct links to group and topic

http://www.grouply.com/

Works well with Yahoogroups, but there is a time delay -- will get yesterday's postings today.
Also, there are ads in the summary email but this hasn't spammed me.
Because grouply has your yahoo id and password, some groups have disallowed.


Quote from grouply:
>>"All your Yahoo and Google Groups in one place!
Can't keep up with the daily flood of messages from your groups?
Stay current in 80% less time with the Grouply Smart DigestTM, a daily personalized email summarizing all your groups.
Tired of going to multiple websites to manage all your groups?
View a single, cross-group event calendar. Quickly search message archives across all groups.
Want to find people who like what you like?
Discover new friends who share your interests. Find out what's popular and who's reading what.
Grouply is free and takes just seconds to join!
If you're not completely satisfied, immediately go back to accessing your groups via Yahoo and Google. "

Hoping Web Reader will handly the dozens of forums I go to as well.

Reply   |   Comment by CB  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

Another example, of another software publisher, looking to get a free ride on GOTD.

Today's offering is crap. It's poorly thought out, badly executed, and doesn't do anything that many a free browser already does.

Although I'm a loyal fan of GOTD, I have to say it's a shame that the number of software offerings on this site that are not worthy of acquisition -- free or paid-for -- seems to be increasing all the time.

That's unfortunate for GOTD users (though hey, they can get over it: in the UK at least there are real, quality freebies from magazines like PC PRO and others) but it's certainly not good for GOTD.

Sad, really.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

This a an awesome software. Initially looked as a useless one but want to give a try and installed. worked fine. Since I m a software engineer, I know such tool are hard to develop. Thanks to the team and GOTD for providing such great tool. Keep it up
Thanks
GotFocus

Reply   |   Comment by Gotfocus  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Got it. Tried it. Hated it. Have several forums I use. Tried to get the hierarchy to work for me, but it doesn't. Crashed computer several times.

I've already spent at least 3 hours with this, and I needed those 3 hours. I can see where it might save time but I'm either not smart enough, not focused enough, or it just doesn't work the way I need it to.

Reply   |   Comment by Frieda  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

There are definitely two versions on their Web site, one of them being a free Lite version. The setup executables weigh in at (in Bytes) 1556753 and 2545705; the GOTD setup is 1686827. While the difference between the Lite and GOTD exe files is minor, the latter is certainly not the $29.95 version. While I don't perceive anything nefarious here, GOTD needs to clear up this confusion. BTW, unlike other developers who offer a "compare" for their full and free versions, I cannot find anything like that at ChemTable.

Reply   |   Comment by Radbod Frisian  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

Flattop/36: "These comments are rolling snowball of ignorant post."
Very much like forums themselves. ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by Radbod Frisian  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

#34 Marvin
I'm not sure if ur just kidding, but ur gr8. :-D

Reply   |   Comment by anonymous  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

I downloaded this to try out with Yahoo Groups. Unfortunately, many Yahoo Group owners do not add RSS feeds to their groups, so if I want to keep up with new posts its tough to do on a realtime basis. The digests are just too late for some things and individual email notifications just fill my email with lots of irrelevent stuff.

For sites with RSS feeds I use Snarfer and am very happy with it.

At first glance, Web Forum Reader seems to work OK for Yahoo Groups (even with authentication required). I did notice that it seems to have a problem when setting up the group. When you first try syncing after adding the resource the authentication window hangs. I found, however, that if the window is closed, then after a wait of several minutes it will eventually successfully sync.

May be useful for forum with no feeds.

Reply   |   Comment by Seaguy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

downloaded, tried, and uninstalled. this just another web browser.

is there a program that would download all the topics from a forum, so you can read them when you don't have web access??

Reply   |   Comment by bob  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

This isn't very useful. The main problem is that you can't select only certain sub-forums to keep up to date. This is really annoying when you're not interested in every thing posted on the forum.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeremy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

Those complaining about RSS feeds and the like have no idea what they are talking about when it comes to use of this program. The program does not help you brush your teeth either.

They are an awful lot of people that have commented in this forum today they are basing their comments on other posts. Neither of which have any idea what there talking about because they have never tried the program. These comments are rolling snowball of ignorant post.

Reply   |   Comment by Flattop  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

Background: I have been using this program for several hours. I visit forums several times each day. Each form that I visit uses a different format.

This program has done an excellent job for me. I do not find any feature to quibble over. It is a program that I have been using and will use.

I am astounded by the number of complaints about issues and have not bother me at all.

Reply   |   Comment by Flattop  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

I looked at this product a few months back.. This is the free one. I downloaded it back then and the thing crashed time and time again. I could never get it to work and I've been working with software and computers for years. The pro one only has a few minor fixes but I never even tried it. They are trying to pull a fast one here. You can also tell by the size of the download on the free version and the pro and compare it to the one being offered here. Someone got one over on giveawayoftheday.

Reply   |   Comment by Glee  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

It doesn't seem to work with secure forums that require an .htaccess login.

It completely screws /hide and other forum hacks.

Encrypted forums are impossible since there's no place to add the key files.

Uninstalling leaves a little garbage in the registry (insignificant).

This is complete trash. It's almost like somebody decided to write a modern browser, gave up half way through, and released the work in progress as something else.

Reply   |   Comment by Major  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

Installs, registers and runs great on vista home prem. Nice ui. Never used this type of app before but seems easy to use. This is keep for me!

Thanks GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Who needs this, even for free? Google Reader does it just fine.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

As to Firefox Live Bookmarks, there are (at least) two online tutorials worth reading:

- http://mozilla.gunnars.net/firefox_bookmarks_tutorial.html#live_bookmarks

- http://johnbokma.com/firefox/rss-and-live-bookmarks.html
(especially useful the paragraph "How to get the orange icon on your site")

Reply   |   Comment by No Mainpupil  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Anyone know if this is just for viewing forum posts or for actually interacting by replying and posting too?

Reply   |   Comment by Matt B  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

Tried on my favorite forum that I first actually came across from the GOTD forums and it works very well. Small file size and a unique tool I did not know the likes of existed, will use this daily to ascertain the topics I have already read to prevent duplication. Excellent.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

Is is allowed to write your instead of ur?

I got to remember not to spell it but use the required lingo. Problem is that takes more time, trying to remember. I do not want to be thought of as unclever.

Thanks your understanding.

Reply   |   Comment by dog  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

15 Too bad there’s not a free forum viewer that works with all web forums and also lets you post. I’m not even sure what you’d call that. You know, some sort of thing for Exploring the Internet.

Yeh, maybe a browser would do that. ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by Pseudo  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

funny thing! publisher´s website (downloads) states that this vs. w/ a size of 1.46 MB is the lite vs. (= FREE !!!!!). So, they´re offering a free product for free??!!?? the full vs. has 2.4 MB. I don´t get it. Anyway, already downloaded the free vs. and will compare w/ today´s giveaway.

Reply   |   Comment by Werner Barthelmeus  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

nice tools thanks i specuially love forums and YOU GAOTD !!! :D

Reply   |   Comment by PAccO  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

This looks like a really cool program, although it's hard to assess its true value until I've used it for awhile.

Installed and registered smoothly on both my XP and Vista machines.

Reply   |   Comment by Spiritwolf  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

this is very bad program
its pretty much a browser
very useless program

Reply   |   Comment by Vaughn Whynot  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Anyone know if this works for Yahoo! Groups or MSN Groups? Guess it doesn't matter since I get those updates in my email anyway. Think I will pass this one up not because of anything bad (though several comments of crashing don't help it score positive points), just have my wife coming home from the hospital today and have other more important things to do. Thanks anyway GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Peters Sr.  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

This essentially redisplays the web page, so why bother?
I thought it would extract the data from the website so it would be more like reading newsgroups through an app. Not so.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike B  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

I don't get it! It does what? Looks like I don't need this if I have to download all my forums. I just browse thru em online. My forums go by date.. so i just umm... read em every day. huh? That way i dont read yesterdays stuff again?? hmmm. ohhh. ok

Reply   |   Comment by slipperylobster  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Firefox comes with live bookmarks built in… much better.
Comment by Joe — October 21st, 2008 at 5:06 am

You may be right.. I tried the WF Reader, and was not impressed.. Sorry.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Grenfell  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

its like saying refresh on ur page and loking at it but they do it for u.... not interested unless its an add-on for firefox which would be MUCH MUCH better since the add ons actually let u be on the internet and let u do it right away instead of installing a whole new program that u have to open up and do stuff with....

thanks GOTD but ill pass... all the programs they put on here are useful to some but useless to others.. dont hate.. just wait for another day..

Reply   |   Comment by Saajan  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Yep, looks like a good little app. Helps to save a little time accessing all your forums that you check everyday. But my is crashing again and again too.

XP SP3

Reply   |   Comment by Ian  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Too bad there's not a free forum viewer that works with all web forums and also lets you post. I'm not even sure what you'd call that. You know, some sort of thing for Exploring the Internet.

Reply   |   Comment by Joel  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

Firefox comes with live bookmarks built in... much better.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

I like it, saves time checking forums and means I don't forget to check some of the ones I only visit occasionally!

I'd buy it!

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

Very useful tool for getting information from forums from which you've been banned !! Kinda like Invisible Browsing with an IP hider.
Thanks GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Beau Basin  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

nothing personal but why would they produced this type of software?
nothing wrong with the activation and uninstall is fine.

im not imagine people would save time using this thing than other than browsing through the forums in the internet.
Not saving time but more time using this thing.

Reply   |   Comment by CrimsonRed  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

Downloaded and activated no problem Few preloaded forums on the reader - easy to add your own and conveniently have all in one reader. If you like to troll forums or regularly read several, this neatly wraps all into one easy access reader.

Reply   |   Comment by CmeCu  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Software to read a web forum? Come on ..this is rubbish

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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