Attensa for Outlook 2.0


The folks at Attensa make a slick RSS aggregator that integrates with Outlook and provides a River of News-style view with priortization based on what feeds you use the most.


Not too long ago, they released version 2.0 of the Attensa for Outlook product. Along with a ton of other great features, it includes synchronization with the Windows RSS Platform, so when you hit that RSS button in IE, the feed can automatically show up in Attensa — which is great if you’re using Attensa as your primary RSS reader.


This has been one of our guiding principles in IE7 — you don’t have to read your feeds in IE. By using the open APIs of the RSS platform, developers of innovative new RSS readers like Attensa can gain access to the orange button in IE7 that Steve Rubel loves.


Attensa works with Outlook 2000, Outlook XP and 2003 (Outlook 2007 support is in the works). If you’re an Outlook user, you should definitely check it out. It’s free — so it’s an easy choice if you’re looking to try out something new.


– Sean

Comments (15)

  1. Derek says:

    Ok, I installed this and it hasn’t much improved since v1. Needless to say I uninstalled it and now IE7 only shows the RSS source. How do I get IE7 back to reading feeds the way it is supposed to?

  2. David says:

    Same question, I looked on their forums and they point us at MS for IE7 support.  It is really frustrating not having the RSS support in IE7 after I uninstalled Attensa dues to significant slowdowns in Outlook.

  3. Is there *anyone* at Microsoft or Attensa who can articulate WHAT (if anything) this "IE7 integration" actually accomplishes?

    I haven’t been able to find any links between the IE7 feeds and the Attensa add-on, let alone any "sync" or native consumption of feeds from one platform to another.

    This feels like vapourware to me, and while I’d love to use it, I’m frustrated with the lack of any visible entry points into the integration.

  4. Vista says:

    Is there *anyone* at Microsoft or Attensa who can articulate WHAT (if anything) this "IE7 integration" actually accomplishes?

    I haven’t been able to find any links between the IE7 feeds and the Attensa add-on, let alone any "sync" or native consumption of feeds from one platform to another.

    This feels like vapourware to me, and while I’d love to use it, I’m frustrated with the lack of any visible entry points into the integration.

  5. Veridomiqe says:

    Same question, I looked on their forums and they point us at MS for IE7 support.  It is really frustrating not having the RSS support in IE7 after I uninstalled Attensa dues to significant slowdowns in Outlook.

  6. Hosting says:

    Ok, I installed this and it hasn’t much improved since v1. Needless to say I uninstalled it and now IE7 only shows the RSS source. How do I get IE7 back to reading feeds the way it is supposed to?

  7. Same question, I looked on their forums and they point us at MS for IE7 support.  It is really frustrating not having the RSS support in IE7 after I uninstalled Attensa dues to significant slowdowns in Outlook.

  8. Nice piece of soft. Ran into some problems during set up but overall very good.

  9. Great article, keep up the good work

  10. thomas B says:

    great website. Congratulations, best wishes from Germany and a nice day.

  11. CCTV says:

    Congratulations, best wishes from Germany and a nice day.Thanks.

  12. Keep up the good work. Thank you.

  13. I uninstalled it and now IE7 only shows the RSS source. How do I get IE7 back to reading feeds the way it is supposed to? Thanks.

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