Sisyph Software has announced the release of version 2.2 of ActiveRefresh, an application for Windows platforms that is designed to integrate the capabilities of a Web news reader and an advanced RSS aggregator. ActiveRefresh was developed to automatically monitor and collect any requested information from a range of cyber sources to provide the user with organized and complete news reports.
ActiveRefresh v. 2.2 is a Web monitoring robot with the built-in RSS aggregator that allows the user to specify any part of a Web page and get its contents extracted and displayed in the unified and customizable format. Scanning the specified contents at the user-defined time interval, ActiveRefresh detects all new or updated records, displays them as marked text, and notifies the user of the current changes with a sound. Along with regular Web pages, ActiveRefresh can monitor and obtain information from RSS feeds, blogs, local log files, and email accounts providing a customized schedule for each cyber source. As an RSS aggregator, ActiveRefresh offers users a built-in blogging tool with a WYSIWYG editor, a collection of predefined feeds and a built-in browser.
The latest version of ActiveRefresh features include: Creating RSS-like channels for regular Web pages, blogs, local log files, and mail accounts; Built-in RSS aggregator with a blogging tool, a WYSIWYG editor, and a built-in browser; Notification of content updates and new/updated record marking; OPML format support for loading RSS channel lists from news content producers including MoreOver, NewsIsFree and others; and Complete product documentation. The application runs under Windows 98/Me/2000/XP and costs $29.95. The 30-day fully functional evaluation version of ActiveRefresh can be downloaded for free.