Gruml for Mac

Gruml for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    790
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 10, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.14MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Mac

Editors' Review

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If you have a Google Reader account and are unsatisfied with the interface, you may seek an application to better manage the feeds such as Gruml for Mac. Gruml for Mac has a dated, albeit functional interface, but Google's announcement to end support for Reader makes its utility questionable.

RSS feeds provide users with the ability to easily follow Web news sources. One of the most popular RSS feed readers is Google's Reader program. Gruml for Mac is a freeware RSS reader that works exclusively with Google's program. After the installation completes, the application opens to a rather basic but functional menu. The menu does lack any graphics akin to modern programs, but its buttons and options are easily identified. After taking the user's Google sign-in information, the application displays the feeds in a large window. The left side contains subfolders to restrict the stories by category, which is a welcome feature on an RSS reader application. The program does function well, but brings up little text from the linked story. However, the application's exclusive link to Google Reader is unfortunate since Google recently announced it will end Reader later this year--meaning the application will not be usable in the near future.

While functional as an RSS reader, Gruml for Mac's link to Google's soon-to-be withdrawn Reader makes it useful for only a short time.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Fast and efficient"

July 02, 2011  |  By sduford

 |  Version: Gruml 0.9.25

Pros

Customizable, fast, reliable

Cons

Not as pretty as Reeder

Summary

While it doesn't look as pretty and "Macish" as Reeder, it is far faster and it correctly cleans-up read items after you've read them.

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2 stars

"Well, it's a beta...."

December 10, 2010  |  By jwdoom

 |  Version: Gruml 0.9.22

Pros

Simple operation.

Cons

It can't track unread items, the counts will just disappear both in the window and the taskbar icon. I don't know if it happens during periodic syncs or what but it makes the app nearly unusable.

Summary

Promising, dirt simple app to keep an eye on. When it's finished it should be pretty good. But it's not finished.

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2 stars

"Sorry, but I can't use it"

March 27, 2010  |  By Dana Nau

 |  Version: Gruml 0.9.16

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Gruml looks like it has potential, but I found it impossible to navigate in Gruml without using a mouse. Most of the usual keyboard navigation commands simply aren't there, and others are there but don't always work. For those of you who prefer to use a mouse, that may not be a problem -- but for me it makes Gruml unusable.

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5 stars

"Great APP!!!!!"

March 01, 2010  |  By Razzledazzle

 |  Version: Gruml 0.9.16

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Great in every way.I see no problem with speed on my G5 or Macbook Pro. I had to turn off Growl in its preferences due to the multitude of notices .(I have a lot of feeds) I love the interface and it looks like a winner. A good replacement for NNW.

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4 stars

"Sluggish, but great features"

December 04, 2009  |  By zeph--2008

 |  Version: Gruml 0.9.14

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Gruml might be trying to sync with Google Reader a bit too often; or for whatever other reason feels a bit sluggish. Still, sync with Reader (hence iPhone) it does, and includes all the other management features I've previously had to use Google's lousy interface for. The speed issue is tolerable, the application well worth running if syncing your RSS feed is of any importance to you.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.3

- New: System sharing functions (10.8 only)
- New: Run in Dock, Dock/Menu, Menu only (Menu only 10.7+ only)
- New: Bring to front with hotkey (10.7+ only)
- New: Notification center support (alt. to Growl, 10.8 only)
- Fixes some OAuth2 issues
- Fixes Twitter issues
- further bug fixes
General
Publisher Gruml
Publisher web site http://www.grumlapp.com/
Release Date November 10, 2012
Date Added November 10, 2012
Version 1.3
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Newsreaders & RSS Readers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.14MB
File Name gruml.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 790
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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