For those unfamiliar with RSS (aka, Really Simple Syndication, Rich Site Summary, RDF Site Summary), it is essentially a technology that lets you know when content is added to your favorite news, information and blog sites.

Unlike traditional mailing lists, RSS gives you a great deal of control over what you receive and when.

More information can be found at XML.com and Wikipedia.org.

Continue reading for information on two popular RSS readers for Windows.
Suggested Readers for Windows

The most robust RSS reader for Windows that I’ve come across is called FeedDemon. It’s feature-packed, but requires a $29.95 payment after the trial period.

I personally use a free reader called SharpReader. It’s much more basic than FeedDemon, but has everything you really need.

Both of these support the many versions of RSS, as well as the competing standard, Atom.