Feedling puts RSS headlines on your desktop, WPF style
Feedling is a fledgling desktop RSS reader. Well, I'm not sure if "reader" is quite the term for it. It's really more of a single-purpose widget. As you can see above, it takes one or more feeds and just overlays a list of headlines on top of your desktop.
If you're looking for a serious RSS reader, this isn't it. In fact, this thing seems rather half-baked; I could not left-align the headlines, and there was a typo in the options dialog (dear developer, it's "Grid size," not "Grtid size"). I have to say, if it ever matures it can be a pretty useful addition to an RSS addict's arsenal. It's open-source, written in .NET 3.5 WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation), and it even has a plug-in architecture in case it ever picks up any momentum. Developing a desktop RSS reader these days is a bit of an uphill battle. In the words of Andrew Rowson, the developer, "I find it useful, even if no-one else does."