eSobi

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eSobi
Developer(s) esobi Inc.
Stable release 2.5.5.305 / Jan 18, 2008
Operating system Microsoft Windows (including Windows Mobile), Android
Type Aggregator
License Shareware
Website eSobi.com

eSobi is an integrated desktop-based information management tool and a standalone news aggregator delivered with worldwide Acer computers. eSobi is a shareware application and the full version of eSobi consists of four functions: (1) an RSS reader, (2) a podcast receiver, (3) a meta-search engine, and (4) a data library.

eSobi supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7[1] and Windows Vista,[2] as well as Windows XP.

History[edit]

eSobi was first developed by esobi Inc. of Taipei, Taiwan in 2006 for Windows computers. It started out as the very first in the market to combine an RSS reader, a meta-search engine, and a scrapbook all in one application, aiming to ease information overload of the Web. Recent updates (September 2009) added a podcast receiver and features a new UI design.

Since 2008, Acer has bundled the simpler version of eSobi on its computers, including the popular netbook Acer Aspire One.[3] This version of eSobi includes only the RSS reader and data library; both are free with the purchase of Acer computers.[4] eSobi is also the software partner of Transcend Information Inc. and the 90-day trial version is delivered with selected Transcend's JetFlash USB flash drives.[5]

eSobi for Windows Mobile and Android platforms are also available.

Reviews[edit]

eSobi received a CNET Download.com 5-star editor’s review[6] and a Softpedia 4-star “Very Good” editor’s review in 2009.[7]

Features of eSobi for Windows PC[edit]

  • An RSS reader that handles feed subscriptions
  • News Watch for monitoring news of targeted topics set by keywords
  • Full-page, summary, and text-only reading modes
  • Offline readability
  • A podcast receiver with a download manager
  • A built-in Windows Media Player for quick play of audio and video files
  • A meta-search tool for retrieving results from multiple search engines simultaneously
  • A quick search tool for finding information by category (RSS feeds, blogs, travel, shopping, answers, etc.)
  • Automatic RSS feeds detection during browsing
  • Search History for storing entire search results including keywords and tabs
  • A data library where users can store, categorize, organize, edit and view web pages offline

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