Monitor favorite RSS feeds with configurable popups, using Feed Notifier

Feed Notifier is a free program residing in the system tray and displaying pop-up notifications whenever new items arrive in your subscribed RSS or Atom feeds. You might find feed Notifier useful if you need real-time notifications about new feed items, without all the other stuff that comes with a full news reader.

Features: Supports all common RSS and Atom web feed protocols. * Configurable polling interval for each feed. * Configurable popup duration. * Configurable popup size, position and transparency. * Popups do not steal keyboard or mouse focus from other applications. * Popups show item age and author. * Navigation controls in popups to view next/previous items. * Advanced keyword filtering options;

Supports launching from Firefox and other browsers via feed:// protocol. * Supports enabling/disabling individual feeds. * Deactivates when user is idle to save bandwidth and processing time. * Supports authenticated feeds that require a username and password. * Supports using a proxy server. * Displays favicon for feeds when available. * Multi-threaded feed polling.

* Check also these free Desktop Gadgets: Desktop Feed Reader, and CNN Desktop News Gadget.