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NetNewsWire is the best way to keep up with the sites and authors you read most regularly. Let NetNewsWire pull down the latest articles, and read them in a distraction-free and Mac-like way.

Native Interface... NetNewsWire looks right at home in OS X 10.8.

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What's New

Version 4.0.0 (Public Beta 17 [152]):
  • NetNewsWire 4 now requires OS X 10.8 or later.
  • Added support for feed:// links in browser tabs to bring up the Add Site sheet.
  • Empty folder deletion no longer requires confirmation.
  • Fixed issue where refreshing sites during a search could dismiss search results unexpectedly.
  • Fixed issue that caused articles posted at midnight to more...

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  • OS X 10.8 or later

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Overall I like it.
Have tried all the others but NetNewsWire for me is the best for my needs.

3 people found this review helpful
Version 4.0.0
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from Blloyd

This isn't what I was hoping to see, frankly.

This looks EXACTLY like what NetNewsWire 4 lite looked like over 2 years ago, before Brent sold NNW to Black Pixel. It's a stripped down version, with no sync, and a 3-pane-only more...

7 people found this review helpful
Version 4.0.0
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Kotos0513 Member IconReview+7
Kotos0513
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Still using 3.1.7 in Mavericks. Does everything I need it to do. Beta 4 just does not appeal to me..

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Version 4.0.0
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3694
Jazzyguy
+2

I don't give a Sh#t about this app any longer.Iam using Readkit as my primary New Reader and I totally give upon NETNewsWatcher.I refuse to let it get me down as you guys are correct It does not have a sync or anything that I would be attracted to. I was wrong and I totally yield!

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Version 4.0.0
James-D
+3

What, did their last check bounce?

Jazzyguy
+1

Give me a friggin break.I said I was wrong. Don't you make a mistake? Are you perfect? I was wrong to tout this app as a good new reader.

Xenophile
+0

What, is ReadKit's developer paying you to nail all his competitors with bad reviews and load up the comments with spam?

Jazzyguy
+0

I am not affiliated with Readkit in any way and your post refers to that I posted some kind of Spam which I did not do.I have a right to my opinion and I feel that Readkit is a great application.If you don't like it that is your opinion.

Sgginc Member IconComment+226
Sgginc
+4

Why does this keep showing up as an update when the version number remains the same at 4.0.0?

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Version 4.0.0
Hmfwic
+0

Who cares, it's a beta.

Jazzyguy Member IconComment+3694
Jazzyguy
+2

The users don't think the app is worth $10. That is amazing because they are acting like BABIES. Because they didn't get all the FEATURES they wanted. Who are they to DEMAND sync anyway? The developer decides what features he wants in an app NOT the USERS! If they don't want to buy it there are other users of RSS like DRACOTT right below my post that like it.I would say to these users that put it down because it doesn't have SYNC, GROW UP and GET A LIFE!

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Version 4.0.0
Jazzyguy
+1

This seems to be a meeting place for immature ,irrational people who are trying in their irrational wy to take down a good app. They wouldn't spend a cent to help a Developer or support his app unless they had their way.I'm done with all of you. Your irrationality and immaturity disgusts me.

James-D
+10

I'm not sure how or why you chose to cap certain words, but it wasn't really necessary.

The fact is that many (if not most) users nowadays have multiple devices. Having an app that by its very nature is one that you would likely use on multiple devices almost necessitates syncing. To offer it without is like selling a car without seats.

From what I've seen of the comments so far, they're spot-on. The betas removed a ton of features from previous shipping version, it doesn't sync (with anything), it's progressing slowly and there are absolutely no user-facing features being added. Yet the beta costs $10.

Your comment below is a joke. You said:

"OK I see what you are all about.SYNCING.That is what all these users are all up in arms about. Well it depends on who you are. I don't give a darn about syncing. It is NOT important to me."

What I take from that is that what's important to you is rational and mature, but what's important to others is irrational, immature, whining, complaining, and those people should 'grow up' and 'get a life.'

And you asked how many RSS readers sync. The answer is: Pretty much all of them, except for the 3 you mentioned that nobody has heard of.

Jazzyguy
+1

OK! So James-D It is $10 how much are you willing to pay to see it develop further and get the features you desire? Like syncing which is not that important to me and too other users but you say it is a required feature. They are developing this feature and apparently it is in the works for new versions but if no one supports the app way by way of cash it will die and Black Pixel will move onto something else. Maybe even Microsoftif they can sell it there! I don't think you would like that to happen. In its present condition without the Sync feature it is a good RSS News Reader.

Michael-Vilain
+0

Saw these features and layout when it was in beta and told them they weren't getting any more money out of me if this was where they were going. HATE HATE HATE the new layout.

Caberlin
+4

Who are they to DEMAND wires for a car?
Who are they to DEMAND doors for a house?
Who are they to DEMAND wings for a plane?
Uh oh, those demanding users... :-)

Michael-Vilain
+1

You'd think Jazzyguy (well maybe not so jazzy with all the defensive whining) had a vested interest in this company. It was great when it ran against Google Reader's database. V3 still works against existing RSS feeds, there's just no central RSS server any more. I HATE the new format and told the developers so. Their response was "Thanks for sharing" so I'm using the old version WHICH I ALREADY BOUGHT and tt-rss if I want a centrally sync-ing server. Jazzyguy has even less of a life than I do. Maybe some chocolate might help.

James-D
+1

@Jazz, I wouldn't pay a dime for this software in the state it's in. When I purchase software, it's for a finished product, not the possibility of a product that may or may not be worth it, if the dev even decides to finish it to begin with.

Beside that, the app still looks like it did nearly a decade ago... which is not a good thing.

Drscott Member IconReview+10
Drscott
+2

NetNewsWire 4 is a very capable news reader and well worth the $10 price. I'd rate it a full 5 stars if it were not for one very annoying drawback relative to version 3: The only way you can print with NetNewsWire is to launch a page in a separate web browser. This is extremely inconvenient. I really hope that they will fix this shortcoming quickly.

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Version 4.0.0
Jazzyguy
+1

Vienna DOES sync with Open Reader that is a correction. ButIt does not sync with any other server but that one.

Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3694
Jazzyguy
+1

This is an Outstanding RSS News Reader. I don't know why the users are picking hairs to find fault with it. I tried the new Version and it is great! I wish the hair pickers would have criticized it when BRETT owned it and charged over and over again for the same license. I give it 5 Stars to offset the bad remarks of others. Black Pixel is a GREAT company!

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Version 4.0.0
Blloyd
+6

I haven't really seen _any_ enhancements in this 4.0 version over the 3.x versions. The first beta was a HUGE regression in terms of functionality and usability, and later betas are SLOWLY bringing this back.

However the MAIN thing is that there is no sync. It's a total standalone reader, which removes the MAIN "big thing" which was Google Reader sync. Yes, Google pulled that, and there are now MANY alternatives (Feed Wrangler, Feedbin, Feedly) as back end services. NetNewsWire supports NONE of these, and are reportedly building their own back-end sync service. But NONE of the betas have yet shown it, an iOS client is nowhere to be seen... so we're basically back to 2004 functionality-wise. And for that we have a $20 price ($10 during the beta).

I'm generally a proponent of good software, and NNW has a good heritage, but I've yet to see ANYTHING which convinces me why I'd pay for this versus using an alternative that has been syncing since July?

Jazzyguy
+2

OK I see what you are all about.SYNCING.That is what all these users are all up in arms about. Well it depends on who you are. I don't give a darn about syncing. It is NOT important to me. So for $10 you get a great RSS reader. I don't understand the real motives behind this crew. They loved Brett and defended him when kept charging users time and time again for licenses. I paid 2 times and called it quits.They all thought he was a great guy. Maybe he was but I didn't consider him a friend when he kept charging me.So it doesn't sync you don't feel it is worth $10? How many RSS readers sync? Vienna doesn't. RSS Owl Doesn't. DaySpring Doesn't. Luck News Doesn't.You can't say that all of these are bad.It is not important to many people that use RSS feeds!!

Maltz2
+5

NetNewsWire 4.0, when you look at it by itself, is a decent, stand-alone reader. But when you compare it to 3.x, it's lacking quite a lot. When a company buys an app then kills the ad-supported version and releases an update which actually removes more features than it adds, some of which have major impacts on workflow, what do they expect? The existing user base is going to be furious.

Needless to say, I've long since moved on to another app that fits my needs. I checked in here just to see if sync had returned. Too bad it hasn't.

Jazzyguy
+1

So Doug Miles where did you go to obtain what you require from a Stand alone RSS Reader? Who syncs anymore? Vienna does it to easy reader .....whatever that is.I don't know anyone that has it. Dayspring Doesn't. Cream doesn't . Leaf doesn't. Shrook does at a FEE! NewsLife Doesn't.The Ticker doesn't. Ensemble2 Doesn't.So where do you go so that your instance on SYNC will be satiated.

Maltz2
+3

I use ReadKit synced via Feedly now. ($6.99 on the Mac App Store - Actually, it's on sale for $2.99 when I looked.) It syncs to several online RSS services.

It's not like a syncing newsreader is that hard to find. At least not this far after the Google Reader shutdown, since that caught many such apps by surprise. ReadKit is listed in the Similar Software section on this very page. And just searching for "RSS" and "sync" on MacUpdate also turned up NewsBar / NewsBar Lite. BTW, you're mistaken about Leaf - they added Feedly sync in v2.1, according to the app store.

Jazzyguy
+2

@Doug Miles Thanks for the tip,I downloaded and installed ReadKit and I really like it. It does in fact sync all my Feeds that i imported from NetNewsWire. The sync does not take long at all. I really like the convenience of having the Sync feature again and now I see why the users are so furious. They are very angry and really show their anger. I am making my Default News reader for RSS feeds Readkit.

Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3694
Jazzyguy
+1

Black Pixel has a great application with NetNewsWriter.After many years of criticizing the news reader I think it is GREAT and I purchased it right away.It is a bargain at $10 and I like it so much I am advising my friends to buy it as well.It is after all the Grandfather of all RSS news readers and one that set the pace of all of them.Black Pixel has a winner on their hands! If If I love it I am sure others do too!

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Version 4.0.0
Jazzyguy
+1

I meant NetNewsWire.I am a lousy typer.I don't know how I typed NetNews Writer.

Jazzyguy
+1

Well anyway NetNewsWire Rocks! Hello Haters!

Fced Member IconReview+12
Fced
+3

This application is not free...
Some years ago, it was free, but not now...
It's a demonstration..

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Version 4.0.0
Misha
+2

Thanks for pointing that out, there used to also be an ad-supported version that was free. The price is now $20, but $10 while version 4 is in beta. Did you intend to leave a 2-star rating, by the way?

Jazzyguy
+1

It is still Free in the 10.5 and 10.6 versions but they have the advertising .

Darrel Member IconComment+40
Darrel
+5

A number of features present in 3.3.2, but absent in 4.0.0 is very large indeed, killing the utility of the program to people depending on just those features.

The lack of widescreen view did it to me. I'm sure others are effected in different ways. I've already read about the lack of sync. What other things are missing and should be updated or put back in?

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Version 4.0.0
Dolphinboy2u Member IconComment+68
Dolphinboy2u
+10

No Feedly syncing in 4.x? Then no way.

Years of adoring the NNW experience ended for me when Google Reader closed and NNW was missing in action. ReadKit has been supporting my needs well enough since then.

How can other programs add Feedly support so quickly, and all these months later you haven't, Black Pixel? You've ruined for me what was my most used app (after Safari and Apple Mail). Grrrrrr,...

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