Shrook for Mac

Shrook for Mac


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 14 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.88
File Size:
2.25MB
Date Added:
April 05, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Total Downloads:
2,022
Downloads Last Week:
3
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

News updates and information are coming out every second on the Web and it's becoming substantially harder to keep up with everything. If you are someone who wants or needs to be on top of every news item, try using Shrook for Mac to ensure you never miss a beat. This news reader allows you to subscribe to and manage multiple news feeds so you are always notified about the latest updates.

Installation of Shrook for Mac is an easy drag-and-drop process which should only take a few seconds. Upon launching this application you'll notice that it looks very similar to iTunes, which is great for Mac users as they'll already be familiar with the UI and navigation. Shrook offers some feed suggestions, but you can easily add your own to begin reading up on things that interest you. The app works very similarly to an RSS reader and has the ability to render Web pages inside the app, itself, using its built-in browser. Shrook has full podcast support, which is great for those who listen to a lot of podcasts and live shows. The app is an absolute pleasure to use, and it feels extremely responsive and fast. You can also set the option to use it as your default news reader, which allows you to quickly add new feeds without going through the app.

Users looking for a stable and responsive news reader should try Shrook for Mac. It is a great addition for anyone who has to manage and read a large number of feeds.

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  • 5 stars

    "Just works like it should"

    January 27, 2011   |   By tigerandyx9

    Version: Shrook 2.83

    Pros

    I have been using Shrook for several years and it is a stable, reliable and easy to understand reader... perhaps the best I have encountered so far

    Cons

    None detected in the last version

    Summary

    I have been using Shrook for several years and it is a stable, reliable and easy to understand reader... perhaps the best I have encountered so far

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent RSS reader !"

    January 21, 2011   |   By zee10

    Version: Shrook 2.83

    Pros

    doesn't use as much memory as all other readers.
    Nicely designed,easy to read, everything without leaving Shrook.
    Easy to add rss.
    Frequent updates, aprx once per two weeks, shows that it's being continuously developed and improved.
    Highly recommend.

    Cons

    nothing negative.

    Summary

    Get it now!

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  • 2 stars

    "Good Features"

    December 12, 2006   |   By chrisdisregard

    Version: Shrook 2.52

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Just downloaded this program to compare it to Vienna, and I gotta say, while I like the features, I'm going to stick to Vienna for one simple reason. Layout. Shrook's 4 column layout might be great on 30" widescreens, but on my 17" iMac it just seems like so much wasted space. The items list column, with previews enabled, looks great...until you try and view the article. Then it has to be pushed over to the side and narrowed so you can't even read the full article titles anymore, much less anything useful from the preview description. If there was a way to switch this program to more of a Mail style layout, with the list of articles in a top pane and the articles themselves opening up below, it would make much more sense and would make this the best newsreader I've tried. As it is though, it's just easier to read other readers.

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  • 5 stars

    "Shrook-Mac OS X"

    April 27, 2006   |   By Unix_Maximus

    Version: Shrook 2.51

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Excellent works well with Mac OSX 10.4.6. and does exactly what its supposed to do. Comes with 20 channels some occasionally slow load but thats the web sites fault not the software. Shrook is expandable to add more and is a great asset to have and its free. I orginally had the older version in a previous computer but it went bad and I forgot the name.
    It wasn't until today that I was reunited with my old love Shrook and I find out its even better than before. Thanks to the hard workers who helped put this project together. I forsee that Shrook will become even more awesome as more improvements come along. Don't pass this one up! If you were unhappy with the last version try this one out. The expression is "Try It You'll Like It" and "Don't Worry Be Happy" Smiling because Shrook works and not having to be upset with crashes.

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  • 5 stars

    "really unstable"

    May 11, 2005   |   By strangemind

    Version: Shrook 2.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    keeps crashing when i add channels to my library, on my 12pb 867 640mb ram running 10.4. real shame cos this app looks great but i won't be forking out the $ till this thing can run for more than 5 minutes without getting kia.

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  • 5 stars

    "Outstanding..!"

    January 03, 2005   |   By Luminae stellae

    Version: Shrook 2.12

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    My number one RSS-reader

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  • 5 stars

    "Shrooks is all what one ever needs from a RSS reader"

    June 14, 2004   |   By Palmtop-Pro Magazine

    Version: Shrook 2.0.5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Shrooks is stylish and elegant to the extreme, lightning fast (beating about by a factor of 10 competing RSS products) and extreme powerful. The cutting edge synchronized feeds between multiple macs via the net sets it further ahead from the rest of the pack, the online synchronisation matches Apples iDisk and the intelligent lists sets a pinnacle on top of it. incredible is, that even being so powerful even a layman does not need to look in a readme. The user learns unobtrusively how to get the best out of it. The import directly from NetNewsWire is assuring a smooth changing of horses. This way Apple could / should, with a GUI stylish like this would have build a RSS reader. The elegance and class is unmatched by a far shot. Yes - Shrooks sometimes quits when hitting a complex page in the otherwise excellent build in "de facto safari browser" - a feature most of the competing programs do not have on board in first place. We like Shrooks a lot and do not look back. Its now our standard RSS reader on a professional basis surfing 162 channels with over 3000 entries. Its a pro product with little to ask for - except that a few minor bumps have to be wrinkled out. I cannot follow the low rating of some posters - really.

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  • 5 stars

    "Good"

    May 21, 2004   |   By bozwell

    Version: Shrook 2.0.4

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    What can I say other than it's a good product. It does what it's supposed to do. Doesn't crash on my machine. I can email the author, and ALWAYS get a response. Simply, everything is good. Shrook has a clean and simple UI, and every little revisions makes it all the more better.

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  • 1 stars

    "Would love to use it, but it crashes every 30..."

    April 16, 2004   |   By ddrucker

    Version: Shrook 2.0.2

    Summary

    ...seconds!
    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    The interface won me over, and I did something I rarely do, which is send in my money for a fully registered copy immediately.

    Little did I know that the app would never work for more than 30 seconds without crashing. I've sent the developer a crash report, and he mentioned that some people had this problem (I wonder how many of us are this unlucky).

    I don't know what to say other than you should make sure that you use it for quite some time before sending any funds, or you might be one of the unlucky ones like me.

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  • 3 stars

    "Good, but needs optimization"

    August 14, 2003   |   By neilio

    Version: Shrook 1.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This is getting much, much better, but it really needs to be CPU-optimized. When it's checking RSS feeds, the SPOD appears and you're locked out of the application until it has finished updating. This also happens when you quit the application.

    Other quibbles are the way font sizing is set for both the RSS feed display as well as the web page display: why is there no way to actually SET a font size? You can change the size using the cmd+- and cmd+= keys, but there's no way to actually set a default size. Also, the interface to display "All Channels" is confusing - it's ordered by date, but when you click on the name of the feed, it displays ALL of the feeds from that site. I'm not sure how this could be better implemented, but I found it a bit bewildering.

    Still, this is definitely improving. The ability to view a site's page right in the app is nice.

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