Feature Comparison

General FeaturesFireAnt Detailsitunes DetailsNewsFire DetailsRSSRadio Details
Version   6.0.4 1.3 1.33
Last Release 24.01.2006     19/02/2005
Author Joshua Kinberg apple   Daniel Broad
URL fireant.tv www.apple.com www.newsfirerss.com www.dorada.co.uk
Free and Open Source   No No No
License CCPL ?   lifetime license for one user Closed Source, open API, plugin source available
License Cost/ Fee   0 16,99€ Free trial or $17.49
Languages en many en English
Operating SystemFireAnt Detailsitunes DetailsNewsFire DetailsRSSRadio Details
Windows 98       Yes
Windows XP Yes Yes No Yes
Mac OS X Yes Yes Yes No
Linux   No No No
Windows Mobile   No No No
Palm OS        
Programming Language       .NET
Common FeaturesFireAnt Detailsitunes DetailsNewsFire DetailsRSSRadio Details
Search web local & web local & web local & web
Notifications       MSN Style Popup + Chime
OPML Import   Yes Yes Yes
OPML Export Yes Yes Yes Yes
Playlist Formats M3u, PLS M3U, PLS   WMP, iTunes, jRiver, Direct Sync to Flashdrive, any by API
OrganizeFireAnt Detailsitunes DetailsNewsFire DetailsRSSRadio Details
Expiring Channels       No
Archive Old Feeds       No
Feed ReadingFireAnt Detailsitunes DetailsNewsFire DetailsRSSRadio Details
Integrated Browser Yes   Yes Yes
Plain Text     Yes Yes
PodcatchingFireAnt Detailsitunes DetailsNewsFire DetailsRSSRadio Details
Schedule Downloads Yes Yes Yes Yes
Resume Partial Downloads Yes Yes Yes Yes
Limit Download Size Yes No   Yes
ID3 Editing   Yes No Yes
SyncFireAnt Detailsitunes DetailsNewsFire DetailsRSSRadio Details
Sync to iTunes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sync to PSP Yes No No No
Sync to Mediaplayer Yes No   Yes
Sync to iPod Yes Yes    
Integrated burning to CD        
MediaFireAnt Detailsitunes DetailsNewsFire DetailsRSSRadio Details
MP3 download download & internal playing download download & internal playing
MPEG-4 download download & internal playing download download & external playing
Real download     download & external playing
Quicktime download download & internal playing download download & external playing
Windows Media download download & internal playing   download & internal playing
DivX download     download & external playing
Xvid download     download & external playing
Content ProtocolsFireAnt Detailsitunes DetailsNewsFire DetailsRSSRadio Details
rss 2.0   Yes Yes Yes
atom Yes Yes Yes Yes
Transport ProtocolsFireAnt Detailsitunes DetailsNewsFire DetailsRSSRadio Details
http Yes Yes Yes Yes
https   Yes   Yes
http auth   Yes   Yes
bittorrent Yes No   Yes
Proxy Server   No   Yes
feed://   No   Yes
podcast:// Yes Yes    
pcast:// Yes Yes    
itpc:// Yes Yes    
itms:// Yes Yes    
SupportFireAnt Detailsitunes DetailsNewsFire DetailsRSSRadio Details
Support Forum       Yes
Mailinglists Yes     Yes
Last updated2006-03-292006-03-292006-03-292006-03-29

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