Earlier this year at Mix06, Greg Reinacker and I did a talk on the RSS platform, during which he demo'd tool to synchronize the RSS platform state with NewsGator Online.

Yesterday, Nick Harris announced that the sync app, now known by the name of "NewsGator Desktop Sync" has gone into beta, and is available for everyone to download.

From Nick's post:

Desktop Sync is a system tray application that keeps your feeds, folders and read states synchronized between NewsGator Online and the Windows RSS Platform.  This means that any application that uses the Windows RSS Platform will be automatically synchronized with your NewsGator Online account!

Check out Nick's post for information on where to download and where to give feedback (you'll need IE7 RC1 or Windows Vista RC1, and a free NewsGator Online account  for it to work).

I just want to also use this opportunity to thank Nick, Greg and the others at NewsGator for their great feedback on the RSS platform. It has been great working with them.

- Walter vonKoch