Hermes is an open source (i.e. free) Windows sidebar gadget that displays a scrolling list of items from an editable list of RSS, RDF and Atom feeds.
- Resizable ticker tape or vertical scrolling and auto scroll rate.
- Options for right to left layout, changing fonts, colors, background image, size, etc.
- Multiple rules for filtering items: Read-by date, Age, Top X, Keep duration, Cross feed compare, Sort, Date & time zone format.
- Preserves read & deleted state of items, now even after reboots.
- Mouse keys for scrolling, deleting items, feeds, or read marks.
- Item categories & folders for managing feeds.
- Regex filters for including or excluding items based on content.
- Page monitoring: track website page changes as-if via a feed.
- Alerts: trigger email, flyout, or sound upon news event.
- Importing or exporting settings, feeds, via XML & FeedsManager.
- Keyword search options.
- Option to use proxy server.
Created by Christian Westman.
Changes by Darren Whobrey.
We hope you like it :)
For change details see Change Log via link in Help.
Windows 8 & 10 support
Hermes runs under W8 & W10 when the sidebar is reinstated,
for example, using 8GadgetPack from http://8gadgetpack.bplaced.net/ by Helmut Buhler.
To view Links and the manual, you will need to set the default browser to IE or other via:
Control Panel/Programs/Default Programs/Set Default Programs/ or
Control Panel/Programs/Default Programs/Set Associations/.html & .htm.
To add feeds, cross domain data access needs to be enabled via:
Control Panel/Network and Internet/Internet Options/Security/Custom Level/Miscellaneous/Access data sources across domains.
I would recommend setting it to Prompt rather than Enable, although that means every time the Sidebar starts you'll be prompted to grant access for each feed that needs it. A bit irritating. Alternatively, you could enable the option, then use Firefox or
similar for general browsing in safety, since it uses it's own security settings.