NetNewsWire for Mac

NetNewsWire for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 21 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    36,723
  • Date Added:
    January 09, 2008
  • File Size:
    14.92MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    22
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac/OS X 10.4

Editors' Review

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This well-crafted, standalone newsreader makes an ideal choice for both novices who've never heard of an RSS feed and advanced users looking to put some oomph and flexibility into their reading habits. We particularly liked NetNewsWire's setup wizard, which allows you to subscribe to an unlimited number of popular RSS feeds by simply checking boxes. The program also provides links to several other RSS directories.

NetNewsWire's interface is very good, but its default setting, which places the headline and browser panes side by side, is somewhat clumsy. This is easily remedied with the buttons that sit right at the top of each folder and each item. The utility's Watch Channels feature searches for news items containing user-specified keywords and places them in a separate group so they're easier to find. We're also fond of the app's News Bins function, which allows you to archive a story simply by dragging a headline and placing it in a storage bin in the left-side column.

Another compelling feature is the integrated podcast manager, which will automatically send new podcasts to your music jukebox. There's a support forum where you can post questions and get answers from other users, and NewsGator has a free Webware client so you can check your feeds wherever you are. We strongly recommend using NetNewsWire to soothe your hunger.

 
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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 3.1
Version 3.1 offers an improved UI, performance and memory enhancements, a new HTML Archive feature, desktop integration, synchronized news clipping, and microformat detection.
General
Publisher Black Pixel
Publisher web site http://blackpixel.com
Release Date January 09, 2008
Date Added January 09, 2008
Version 3.1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Newsreaders & RSS Readers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.4
Download Information
File Size 14.92MB
File Name NetNewsWire-4.0.0-166.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 36,723
Downloads Last Week 22
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations None
Price Free

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