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RSS Bot for Mac

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 24, 2013

RSS Bot for Mac lets you easily track and filter news from multiple Web sites right from your menu bar. Its easy-to-use interface and functionality make it a good option for those looking for a reliable newsfeed reader.

The free application downloads easily from the App Store, installing directly into the Applications folder. Its main menu is basic, but intuitive. Clearly-labeled buttons allow the user to select between the feed menu and one for options. The main feed menu includes plus and minus buttons where users can add and subtract RSS feeds. Adding feeds is easy and only requires pasting a link into the program. These can also be added in a drop-down menu along the top of the screen. The options menu allows synching with outside applications and changing alerts for new stories. In terms of the stories, themselves, RSS Bot for Mac does a good job of listing them in a way that users can see, easily. Updates can also be run manually, or on a schedule.

Since Google Reader will no longer be supported, there is a great need for new newsfeed applications. RSS Bot for Mac works well and would be a good solution for those looking for a functional and easy-to-use application for following newsfeeds.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1

Fixed some rare crashes.


Release May 31, 2013
Date Added May 31, 2013
Version 1.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None


Total Downloads 1,863
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Developer's Description

RSS Bot is your perfect companion to keep up to date with all of your RSS feeds in a simple, sleek and friendly manner.

All the information to keep you updated is available at your fingertips through this brilliant FREE app. Silky smooth and intuitive, you can even sync with your Google Reader account.

RSS Bot lets you:

- Check RSS feeds straight from your menubar
- Get Mountain Lion notifications for new rss items
- Filter RSS feed items, so only articles that match your keywords are shown
- Set the app to start at login
- Change notification sounds
- Open with Readability
- Choose to set a time for automatically marking feeds as 'Read'
- Sync your RSS feeds with your Google Reader account

Note: After adding a new RSS feed, you wil begin to receive notifications for RSS items (news articles) that are posted after the date and time you added the feed. RSS Bot will not notify you of old news items (i.e. those posted on the RSS that are dated prior to the date/time you added the feed to the app).

We've spent a lot of time thinking about the details and fine tuning RSS Bot, in order to make it your perfect RSS feed reader app. We're sure that within a few days, you will begin to love our little creative touches. We plan on a very active development cycle, so please spread the word and send us any feedback you may have!
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