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Shrook is a next-generation news reader that is not only easy to use, but offers advanced features not available to Mac users anywhere else. It supports all versions of RSS and Atom.

Feature highlights included synchronization, full podcast support, smart groups, built-in browser and innovative user-interface.

What's New

Version 2.88:
  • Numerous bugfixes and improvements

Requirements

OS X 10.6.6 or later

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Snappir Member IconComment+25
Snappir
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details of the news item in GREY, doesn't look good, quite distracting and annoying. hard to focus on the headline/title.
I guess it's because of the same font size as the headline.
Please make the details in grey, in much SMALLER font.
OR, without the details in grey would be much better.

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Version 2.88
Da-La Member IconComment+14
Da-La
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This app is labeled as "a next-generation news reader" while it has an etremely dated user interface. Too funny :D

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Version 2.88
Da-La
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"extremely"

bellamarc Member IconReview+4
bellamarc
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Updated from 2.87 to 2.88. Now all of my feeds are gone. More importantly, my flagged items are gone!

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Version 2.88
Myrdinn
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Same thing over here. Everything disappear, like a bad magic trick. Anyway to put my hands on an old version (2.87) and get my life back?

Myrdinn
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Reverting to Shrook 2.87 brings everything back. =)

bellamarc
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where did you get 2.87 from?

Myrdinn
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Direct from the Apple Store (it hasn't been updated yet). =))
First, trash the 2.88 app, then reinstall Shrook 2.87.

bellamarc
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Myrdinn - you are the best! That did it. Thank you very much! All my flagged items are back!

Neo979 Member IconComment+80
Neo979
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With Google killing Google Reader, I'm definitely interested in new RSS options, especially ones that have a syncing capability and an iOS app.

Thus I was especially excited when I read this app was free and includes syncing - but I was disappointed to learn that those two things are mutually exclusive. That is, the syncing service costs $20/year. I think that price is reasonable, but I feel like the labeling is misleading.

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Version 2.88
fmr Member IconReview+1
fmr
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Have used several competitors along the years (Vienna, NetNewsWire to name some), this one is the only one that doesn't get bloated, works steadily and is a pleasure to use and read through. Previously I had to change my RSS client every 6 months, with Shrook I haven't looked back for 2 years!

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Version 2.84
Mystery Tramp Member IconReview+122
Mystery Tramp
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Shrook has become my default RSS reader. Part of that, I'll admit, is by default. Vienna isn't quite there yet and I'm not ready to pay for a reader, so that lets out a dozen other candidates.

I like the way Shrook lets you cursor around the screen. I like it's four-paned interface, but I use a 21-inch monitor; it might stink on a much narrower monitor.

And I like how it doesn't try to display Web pages and leaves that to a browser.

I had some issues trying to set up my preferences. It crashed several times as I made changes, but once they were set up, Shrook has been solid.

mt

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Version 2.72
Penguirl Member IconComment+1057
Penguirl
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My initial impression of Shrook after being forced to leave NetNewsWire by it's new system requirements is that it's inability to import feeds in the same hierarchy they were exported in is a substantial inconvenience. Also the four pane window seems too busy and leaves each pane too narrow, I would like to have the option of a three pane widescreen layout that NetNewsWire and Vienna offer. I won't rate it until I've had a chance to reorganize the feeds and give it a proper run through.

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Version 2.72
Penguirl
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I forgot to mention that Shrook's feed synchronization is a fantastic feature and to my knowledge it's the only 10.4 compatible RSS/Atom reader that offers it.

libecchio Member IconComment+86
libecchio
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As with browsers, I keep moving between RSS readers (NetNewsWire, NewsFire, Vienna) ... but keep coming back to Shrook because of four reasons:

1. It has the most subtle and effective method of showing which feeds have updated most recently;

2. Although it demands a wide screen, because of the physical size of the single window, a lot is packed in without becoming unreadable, and the method of switching between feed listings, feed details and Web pages without using tabs is slick;

3. The new "highlight item changes" feature is better than NetNewsWire's;

4. It consistently has the fewest problems with parsing malformed feeds, of which there are unfortunately too many.

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Version 2.7
roberts2424 Member IconComment+23
roberts2424
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A business associate and I have been having trouble with the Shrook Export command - OPML. We've been exporting one RSS feed and then wanting to import it into Shrook on another machine. Same Shrook version being used on both computers. The file will export but it can't import due to a "unrecognizable/corrupt" message. You can't import the list into any other RSS reader such as Vienna either. The developer has been contacted on several occasions and has never responded. It's proven to be a frustrating experience. As a result, our division has sadly dumped Shrook in favor of Vienna. We're having to rebuild the RSS list which will take a while, too.

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Version 2.6.2
Teslanaut Member IconComment+149
Teslanaut
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Quite a nice RSS Reader. Just needs ability to change views and UI improvement.

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Version 2.6.2
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Version 2.88
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Younkint
Version 2.84
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Date 05 Apr 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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