NetNewsWire for Mac

NetNewsWire for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 21 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0b18
  • Total Downloads:
    36,888
  • Date Added:
    September 12, 2014
  • File Size:
    14.92MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    20
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Note: Beta or prerelease software is not intended for inexperienced users, as the software may contain bugs or potentially damage your system. We strongly recommend that users exercise caution and save all mission-critical data before installing and/or using this software.

Editors' Review

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NetNewsWire is a serious RSS newsreader, a feature-filled desktop app specifically designed for voracious news consumers who want more RSS features than Safari and Mail provide. Recent updates leave the interface largely unchanged but notably add the ability to sync with the popular Google Reader service, while eliminating NetNewsWire's old NewsGator service.

This app's three-paned, Mail-like interface presents a shallow learning curve, with an intuitive system for flagging, organizing, and reading news feeds--as simple previews or as full articles with NetNewsWire's integrated browser (or you can set articles to open in your preferred browser). The interface supports tabs, gives you copious options for sorting and managing your feeds (manually or using "smart" settings), and provides navigation that can be as simple as clicking through all your news with the space bar. Not surprising for a power-user app, NetNewsWire also comes with many more advanced features, such as automatic downloading for podcasts (with import to iTunes), flexible "clippings" (to save articles for later, even in different categories), search-engine subscriptions (basically, persistent self-updating searches), and more.

You can pay for an ad-free version, or you can get NetNewsWire for free with a small ad on the lower left side of your interface. Combined with a companion iPhone app, NetNewsWire is an excellent option for news junkies, especially for Google Reader users.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 21

5 stars

"Terrific alternative to Google Reader"

November 05, 2011  |  By mevans42

 |  Version: NetNewsWire 3.3

Pros

Clean
Lean
Fast
Great features
Easy to use
View web pages easily within reader

Cons

None found yet

Summary

I switched to Netnewswire very recently after Google mistakenly redid the interface for its web reader. I'm very happy to have found Netnewsire. I like it much better than even the web GReader. And the seamless syncing with GReader makes this app a perfect one for my needs. It is a frustration-free experience with plenty of customization possibilities. Highly recommended.

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1 stars

"It doesn't run at all."

March 10, 2011  |  By Robert Vaughan

 |  Version: NetNewsWire 3.2.15

Pros

Unable to find any pros since this version refuses to run.

Cons

Neither 3.2.14 nor 3.2.15 work at all. However 3.2.13 works quite well.

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2 stars

"Until the latest version would have given it 4 stars"

February 21, 2011  |  By mortte0

 |  Version: NetNewsWire 3.2.13

Pros

Nicely aggregates and updates all my feeds, good interface.

Cons

This update is flawed. Hangs, lost growl feed update notifications and consistently breaks my internet connection.

Summary

If you don't already have this wait until the next update.

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5 stars

"I have had it from day one on my iPad"

January 17, 2011  |  By tricycle222_dotmac

 |  Version: NetNewsWire 3.2.11

Pros

I like how the items don't disappear immediately after they are read even when they are not flagged.

Cons

I would like to have full screen in the landscape mode available at times.

Summary

I never kept up with RSS feeds until NNW. Now I am constantly up to date. I read how other users now have other readers they like better. I tried them and am not satisfied. I can't figure out why they don't think NNW is the best.

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4 stars

"good product. I recommend it."

December 31, 2010  |  By blavernette

 |  Version: NetNewsWire 3.2.11

Pros

easy to use and covers a wide range of topics

Cons

I can't really think of anything. Perhaps somewhat overwhelming.

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4 stars

"works like a dream"

December 15, 2010  |  By leonmaurer

 |  Version: NetNewsWire 3.2.11

Pros

give's me access to a vast research database.

Cons

nothing to complain about

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4 stars

"Easy Reader"

November 14, 2010  |  By herronsmith

 |  Version: NetNewsWire 3.2.11

Pros

Efficient, no maintenance reader that covers all bases

Cons

none evident

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4 stars

"Great newsreader that syncs with Google"

November 13, 2010  |  By Federalist

 |  Version: NetNewsWire 3.2.11

Pros

I have NNW sync my news feeds to Google so that I can check my news on laptop, desktop, iPhone, and iPad (Google Reader).

Cons

NNW doesn't work on my MacMini because it keeps prompting me for my Google password and then rejecting it.

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4 stars

"works as it should. easy setup, video chat great."

March 10, 2010  |  By irpack23

 |  Version: NetNewsWire 3.2.5

Pros

free, easy to setup, easy to use, works every time for me and my friends.

Cons

I really do not have any yet.

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4 stars

"i like it!"

February 13, 2010  |  By robinsonpc

 |  Version: NetNewsWire 3.2.4

Pros

i like it!

Cons

i like it!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0b18
  • Better consistency in titlebar unread count when using the “All Unread feed contains: Favorites” preference.
  • Theme switch in Style menu now properly responds to the relevant keyboard shortcut.
  • Various improvements to article preview.
  • Fixed an application hang under Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
  • Extended the demo expiration date.
  • Signed with version 2 code signature to support OS X 10.9.5 and 10.10.
  • Various bug fixes.
General
Publisher Black Pixel
Publisher web site http://blackpixel.com
Release Date September 12, 2014
Date Added September 12, 2014
Version 4.0b18
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Newsreaders & RSS Readers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.92MB
File Name NetNewsWire-4.0.0-166.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 36,888
Downloads Last Week 20
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $14.95

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