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NNW Unread Menu is a simple menubar application which can provide you with a quick and easy way to see how many headlines are marked as unread in the popular RSS reader NetNewsWire. Not only can you view the total number of unread headlines right in the menubar, but with one click, you can view which subscriptions are unread and how many articles are in each.

What's New

Version 2.0:
  • New Features
    • Improved the speed of the Applescripts that are run to interact with NetNewsWire.
    • Added the ability to add a background of any color behind the unread count.
    • Added the ability to modify the text color and size.
    • Added an option to refresh whenever NetNewsWire posts a Growl notificiation.
    • Added the Sparkle framework, which provides more...


Mac OS X 10.2 or later, NetNewsWire.

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Jimblue Member IconComment+337

i don’t remember giving this 2 ½ stars. I don’t recommend using this if it even still works. NNW is a nice rss reader and i use it, but this menu bar item i certainly do not use.

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Version 2.0

now it’s gone…

truthhurts Member IconComment+415

Excellent little program. Apparently it doesn't support NNW Lite as NNW Lite doesn't support AppleScript. So, not much this program can do about it.

However, this results in an excellent alternative to the less-than-stable RSS Menu.

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Version 1.1
Logan Web Design (Developer) Member IconDev+0
Logan Web Design (Developer)

Just a quick note... the scripts involved with the application only work with the full version of NetNewsWire, not NetNewsWire Lite. I will get this fixed as quickly as possible, and until then, I apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks.

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 2,712
Version Downloads 1,176
License Free
Date 10 Mar 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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