A full-featured RSS Reader and aggregator, that includes a search feature for reading specific searches off of the web.
Pros: Snarfer makes the task of reading, and saving RSS feeds a very simple task indeed. Consider for example that a particular entry can be saved simply by dragging and dropping it to a particular folder. This is especially useful for first-time users and novice users who would like to be able to read information of RSS feeds but do not want to spend (waste) a lot of time learning how to master these functions. Snarfer automatically transfers a URL (feed URL or feed link) that a user copies in their native browser to the “add-feed” box.
There is support for RSS, ATOM as well as XML, and the program allows for synchronization with Bloglines and Google Reader services. It allows for easy importing from other RSS readers through an OPML interface.
Finally, the search functionality adds several great capabilities: You can save an eBay or Craigslist search for example; similarly you can create a search for eBay or Craigslist from within the tool, which will then download the appropriate information and present it as a feed; and a “Quick Search” feature, that enables you to search through feeds for specific information.
Cons: Although the interface is fairly simple (this is partly due to the limited scope of the program) it suffers from the problem of being somewhat clunky (in an IE-favorites sort of way when too much is being read at the same time. Time, effort and space seems to be wasted on such a category as the “Snarfware” one which not everyone will find useful. The interface isn’t really customizable so one is stuck with the view one has got. It doesn’t provide enough functionality for advanced users.
Overall: 4 stars. Gets the job done decently. The search feature is really effective and a welcome addition. The only major issue is the interface.