Aggrevator is a cross-platform RSS/Atom aggregator that uses a MySQL 4.1 database for storage.
Aggrevator's chief distinguishing factor is it's use of a MySql database to permanently store every entry fetched from every blog you subscribe to. This means that the user can read offline any of the several thousand blogs they're interested in. Since Aggrevator is written in Java using the SWT library for it's GUI the user can use it on multiple platforms (I have tested it using Linux and Windows) with a single remote database or on one machine with a local database.
Aggrevator offers the user search functionality which lets them track down entries they have read in the past even if they're offline. The user also has the option of using the filters as a means of finding a particular blog by typing a minimal set of characters and seeing the list of candidates shrink as they type each character.
- easy to find in large number of blogs
- filtering capabilities of blogs