Wildgrape NewsDesk

If you’re a Windows user looking for a terrific news aggregator, you can’t go wrong with Wildgrape NewsDesk. It’s got more features than you’ll ever use, and the developer, David Peckham, is incredibly responsive — I sent him an e-mail reporting a bug, and he turned around a fix so fast it made my head spin. I’ve been beta-testing new versions for him for a few weeks now, and every other day he improves the product in some terrific way. If it doesn’t work the way you want it to, all you have to do is drop him a line and bang, there’s a new version that fits like a glove. I love supporting hardworking programmers who clearly love their work, and Dave is definitely one of those.

Anyway, go download the thing and give it a whirl. (It’s a .NET application, so you’ll need the .NET Framework — but most of the interesting Windows apps are moving to .NET these days, so you should probably have it even if you don’t like NewsDesk.) It’s a great program that’ll change the way you read the Web!