RSS feeds are a great way to stay on top of news on your favorite blogs and websites. But an extensive collection of feeds requires a good reader to manage them.
Scoop is an AIR-based application that brings all your RSS feeds right onto your desktop. You can add up to a dozen feeds or simply synchronize it with your Google Reader account, although the latter takes such a long time that you'll probably end up adding the feeds manually – they show up immediately that way!
You can set up Scoop to look for updates according to a certain period of time and make it warn you with a small notification on your desktop, so you never miss any important headlines. However you can't minimize Scoop to the system tray, something I though would make perfect sense for a program like this.
When you open the feed, Scoop's small interface turns into a big double-pane window that lets you browse the feed list on the left side while reading the selected article on the right. Scoop also lets you star important items and add tags to them.
Scoop is a nice, lightweight RSS feed reader that makes sure you're always up to date with the latest headlines. Too bad it's terribly slow when importing a Google Reader account.