NewsFire

NewsFire v84 1.6

An easy to use RSS reader

I follow all my RSS feeds online via Google Reader, simply because I liked being able to quickly open up stories in the browser. Some people prefer to use a desktop RSS reader like Newsfire though. View full description

PROS

  • Simple RSS
  • Create smart groups

CONS

  • Lacks advanced features

Excellent
9

I follow all my RSS feeds online via Google Reader, simply because I liked being able to quickly open up stories in the browser. Some people prefer to use a desktop RSS reader like Newsfire though.

This one is perfectly tailored to users who want a simple design and quick access to their feeds and stories. It displays all your RSS feeds on the left side with a little notification for the number of new items in each. As like in every other desktop RSS reader, the main part of the interface is a browser window from which you can read your feed, including pictures and links. Clicking on one of these will open it up in a new browser window.

If you see that your list of feeds is extending a bit too much, you can create smart lists to keep them organized. Newsfire also lets you store feeds in folders. Make sure you use both these and smart lists, it'll make your daily news reading much easier and more productive.

While Newsfire might not offer much of advanced features, it makes for a simple, easy to use RSS reader for anyone hooked on the news.

Changes

  • NewsFire now supports direct posting to Twitter, using the same hotkey shortcut and interface. In addition, NewsFire 1.6 has an updated visual design and now has built in auto-updater support (via Sparkle) for pain-free upgrades.
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NewsFire v84 1.6