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PulpFiction is a RSS/Atom feed reader. Featuring a familiar Mail-like interface, PulpFiction will fetch, organize, and display news and articles from thousands of weblogs and websites.

Leveraging Mail's familiar interface and ease of use, PulpFiction throws some serious muscle behind your news reading. Powerful, flexible filters move, mark, and process articles. Flags, sounds, and dock icons alert you to new or important posts. AppleScript support allows you to extend PulpFiction to work with your entire digital hub: Mail, Safari, the Finder, and more.

What's New

Version 1.2.2:
  • fixed incorrect folder counts
  • fixed the negative flagged counts
  • set the article list to be scrolled to the top of deleted items when deleting more then one article
  • set the article list to scroll to the center when using the space bar to navigate between articles
  • added "Default" to article labels, "None" now doesn't show a label if the subscription has more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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//idn Member IconReview+14
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This app has been seriously outclassed by almost every competitor and isn't worth any payment since it is not actively developed any more.

The developer does not reply ever, which is also true for their other main product, MailDrop.

This company is a rip-off.

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Version 1.2.2
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The program looks good at first and has some nice features, but eventually its problems drive you away. For me it was two database crashes where I had to rebuild from an opml file, as well as duplicate messages showing up, making reading more annoying. I just tried NetNewsWire again and I'm amazed at how relaxing it is to use in comparison to PulpFiction.

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Version 1.2.2
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No product support, meagre features and crash prone: they have no business asking people for money for this app.

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Version 1.2.1
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Anonymous
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the developer is slow to respond to comments, concerns, and bugs, and has a serious negative attitude when responding; the program is slow; it crashes more than it should; and it has been simply outclassed by other applications.

i paid for a license, but it was a giant mistake. i ended up just buying NetNewsWire anyway.

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Version 1.2.1
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Last year, this app looked promising, but a combination of being outclassed by competitors and developer neglect have rendered this app to the rather sorry state it's in today. Avoid.

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Version 1.2.1
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please please please include (as all good apps should) growl support, especially when new articles are added to pulpfiction.



Please? Awesome app btw!

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Version 1.2.1
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This is a very strange program. The overall user interface is generally very good, but performance is so bad that it doesn't matter.

The program generally becomes unresponsive when checking feeds. Checking feeds takes a while, so if you're using it when it revs up there's really no choice but to do something else until it finishes.

When the app shuts down it can take a minute or more to "optimize the database". I have way more data in my mail client than in pulpfiction, and I've never seen a mail client that needed to do this. This kind of behavior should never, ever, be seen in a mac application.

The newest version marks an article as modified when it's been changed since it was last read. A green dot signifies new, an orange dot modified, and no dot is read. This would be great if the logic wasn't completely broken. With many feeds, every article is *always* marked as modified whenever the feed is checked. There are constantly meaningless orange dots everywhere. This makes sorting by status much less useful, since instead of 3 unread articles followed by the recent articles at the top, there are 3 unread articles followed by a hundred randomly "modified" articles.

I don't know how Freshly Squeezed Software can stand to release software in this state. Aren't they embarrassed?

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Version 1.2.1
Alex Member IconReview+0
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One of the first to buy a license of this I was disappointed with the early version's speed issues. But no more! Now it is really fast with no delays (at least with my 60+ subscriptions). I can only encourage anybody to give it a second try now that that is sorted. The approach to RSS of this app is fresh and much better then anything else. Putting the individual items into focus rather then the feed makes sense. The new feeds view in the drawer even provides the standard functionality most other readers have. Little wish: make the feed list sortable according to unread messages/last updated message (see newsfire) to make it even more usable. GUI wise it is really nice, though I think drawers should be optional. I would prefer an alternative permanent view within the window instead (same for mail where most user need the drawer at all times). But those are all wishes to make a really great app even better.

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Version 1.1.1
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Having first tried the demoware version of this app, I was easily sold on buying a license. PulpFiction is the most intuitive RSS reader out there. Thanks to the developers' inspired choice, using an interface similar to Apple Mail, you can easily crunch through large amounts of news feed in very little time. They've one-up'ed Mail in a key respects, too, adding a really helpful color-label feature which can flag keywords in a metasearch. Like other RSS readers, there's always room for improvement (how about Rendezvous-enabled subscriptions?), but for my money, this is now the gold-standard RSS application to beat.

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Version 1.0.1
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> how about Rendezvous-enabled subscriptions?

Curious - what would that mean? You mean automatically find rss feeds on the local network? That would require the people running the feeds to somehow broadcast their availability. PulpFiction, running by itself on the client machine, cannot possibly do this alone.

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Captain GUI
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Speed may be better than v1.0, but it's still not usable. My 120 feeds are updated easily by NetNewsWire, but PulFiction crawls and beach-balls while downloading.

The idea is great, I think I would prefer it to NNW if it was acceptably fast.

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Version 1.0.1b4
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Downloads 12,495
Version Downloads 7,972
License Shareware
Date 31 Aug 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price $25.00
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