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RSS Newsreaders


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Shareware; $25

Current Version: 1.8.3 (December 21, 2005)

Like NetNewsWire, above, NewsFan is an easy-to-use RSS Web news reader for Mac OS X. News views an be customized through the use of stylesheets, and the software contains some interesting integration with iPods (news can be converted into audo that is uploaded to your iPod) and the iTunes Music Store (which can be browsed using the NewsFan interface). Version 1.8.3 adds/changes the following:

  • Improve the handling of Web kit for Tiger for speed.
  • Support Video podcast (m4v type).
  • Support Atom 1.0.
  • Support XML output the subscriptions as .webloc format.
  • Improve the handling of search words.
  • Support to change the temporary search results to normal subscription.
  • Fix sound handling for Tiger.
  • Improve the handling of windows for Tiger.

NewsFan is shareware, and arrives as a 14-day limited trial. Volume discounts are available.

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Also, if you have an older Mac, be sure to check out the "Classic" applications page for more options.

Finally, take a look at ALEMIA if you think you know that name of an application, but aren't quite sure.


Some Web browsers (such as Safari, Firefox and Shiira) can perform rudimentary RSS newsreading tasks, but they're not specialized, dedicated applications like these, with all sorts of bells and whistles. If you want to get your feet wet with RSS, however, Safari & Firefox can be a good start.

Related Links

Andrew Starr has another marvelous page about XML newsreaders on his web site.

Also Consider . . .

These are applications that are newer and of potential interest, but which I haven't yet selected for permanent inclusion. Have a look, and let me know if you think they deserve to be part of the permanent collection!