Interesting NewsGator trick: Put all or most of your feeds into one Outlook folder, and give it a timeline view filtering out read items. What you get is a scrollable “space” containing a mixed variety of news items — scroll left and right to move around in time, and up and down to view posts within that window of time.
I find this helps me catch up on a variety of sites that I might otherwise miss from having to drill down to individual feeds, or having to scroll down through the entirety of a feed’s updates just to get to the next one. When they’re jumbled like this, yet still organized by time, I can quickly scan through looking for the latest interesting stuff.
Most other news aggregators I’ve tried don’t have the flexibility of views that Outlook+NewsGator offers. It’s true you could use a simple table view to get the now-ubiquitous three-paned interface, but that just doesn’t cut it when you start subscribing to hundreds of feeds at a time.
I love it when people show me ways to use NewsGator that I haven’t seen before. Thanks Mark!