Current Version: 188.8.131.521 (March 19, 2010)
Vienna is a freeware, open source RSS/Atom reader for the Mac OS X operating system. It provides features comparable to commercial newsreaders but it is both it and the source code are freely available for download. Features include:
- Simple, uncluttered UI - Vienna's user interface is intentionally kept sparse as so to only present you with the controls you absolutely need. All other functionality is moved to the menus.
- Support for RSS and Atom feeds - Vienna supports both RSS 2.0 and Atom feeds. It automatically takes care of deciphering and presenting the articles in a consistent format regardless of the original feed format.
- Smart Folders - Create folders whose contents are dynamically determined by criteria that you specify. When you view the folder, Vienna automatically displays all articles meeting that criteria.
- Folder groups - Organize your subscriptions into groups and you can even create groups within groups.
- Import and Export - Import your subscriptions from Bloglines or any other RSS reader that exports in OPML format. Similarly export your subscriptions to an OPML format file for importing elsewhere.
- Scheduled Refresh - Refresh your subscriptions automatically every 30 minutes or every 1, 2 or 6 hours.
- Flagged Articles - Flag articles of interest and view them together via the Marked Articles smart folder.
- Reading Panes - Choose your reading pane layout. Put it below the articles or to the right, whichever orientation works best for you.
- Styles - Change your style in which articles are presented from any of the built-in custom styles. Or create your own styles with a bit of knowledge of HTML and CSS.
Version 184.108.40.2061 adds/changes the following:
- User Interface refresh: Removed the grey headers, made the vertical divider easier to grab and made filtering more discoverable.
- Added support for plugins.
- Added support for search engine plugins and the ability to do web-searches from the toolbar.
- Added support for blog editor plugins.
- Added support for sharing plugins that work like bookmarklets for social websites.
- Added support for script plugins.
- Added Share With Facebook button.
- Added Share With Evernote button.
- Added Share With Twitter button with automatic URL shortening via bit.ly.
- Added user contributed "Share with Delicious" plugin to the core distribution.
- Update to the current version of Sparkle, which prevents auto-updating to a version of Vienna which will not run on the user's system.
- Fix bug where deleting a feed in Unified view mode would cause Vienna to stop working correctly.
- Fix bug where changing the article font size would crash Vienna.
- Fix bug that caused zombiefied update spinners.
- Fix bug that caused the reading position to be lost upon refresh.
See the blog for the detailed history of changes.
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