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NewsMac for Mac

By Rory Prior Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
This free RSS client's gorgeous Finder-styled interface, speedy operation, and user-friendly interface make it a joy to sift through loads of news feeds. NewsMac is a model citizen when it comes to its design and layout, thanks to the clean exterior and familiar toolbar. NewsMac comes loaded with a healthy grab bag of news freeds already configured, but adding your own custom channels also is very easy. We appreciate that NewsMac lets you sync news articles with your iPod or Palm-based PDA. We wished, however, that you could view articles from directly within the application, rather than having to switch to a Web browser. Overall, NewsMac is an elegant and worthy newsreader for both pros and newbies.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.1.3

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added February 11, 2005
Version 3.1.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.2, Java 1.4.1

Popularity

Total Downloads 17,157
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

NewsMac brings together all your favorite news Web sites into one place, and lets you view the current headlines you choose. When you see something that interests you, you're just one-click away from reading that news story in your favorite Web browser. We all tend to be interested in different things and we can spend a lot of time looking for information. NewsMac can simplify and greatly speed up this process. By specifying keywords NewsMac will highlight any stories it thinks you may be interested in seeing. Version 3.1 includes timed updates of downloaded channels with no more manual refreshing; sync-on-start, which will automatically perform a Palm and/or iPod sync when NewsMac is launched; and a Dock menu, where you can access your favorite channels via the Dock.