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News Anchor is the alternative news reader for those who don't like to read. Instead of displaying gobs and gobs of text like a list of never-ending e-mail, News Anchor allows you to rest your eyes and fingers while catching up with the news that matters to you.

News Anchor presents you with a television-style news broadcast customized to suit your taste. Unlike traditional news broadcasts, you can customize what news you want to hear based on your choice of RSS/ATOM feeds. Furthermore News Anchor works on low-bandwidth connection or even when you are off-line so that you don't have to experience "net lagging" while more...

What's New

Version 2.5.1:
  • Fixes for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • Retina Display support


Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

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pheh Member IconReview+2

No demo version at all, or am I just completely blind? The program certainly seems intriguing, but also potentially annoying if not implemented correctly. If ever a program *NEEDS* a demo version, this is it. Yet the only way I can find to get the program is through the App store at a non-refundable cost of $29.99. Thus there is no way to turn this potential customer into a real customer. Bummer.

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Version 2.2
Basil Salad Software (Developer)

You are covered with a money-back guarantee if you buy the application directly from our site instead from the Mac App Store.

Jeffery Troutt Member IconReview+1
Jeffery Troutt

I'm reluctant to write as bad a review as this product deserves, lest I sound like I'm a competitor. I'm not. I'm a lawyer and I live in Alaska. I was looking for an efficient way to get some of the information I pull in from all over the world, mainly RSS feeds. I've been looking to find one that will read them to me while I did other things. So, sucker that I am, sight unseen, I purchased this product and began to use it. It has been nothing but disappointing. I tried hard to make it work, but it has not lasted longer than a minute or two without crashing. My mac applications rarely crash. I go months without a crash. You almost have to try to write the program so that it crashes regularly using the world's most stable operating system.
If this company has any integrity at all, it should refund the purchase price to users. It is the only way these people can continue to have fait their integrity is more reliable than their incompetent product.

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Version 1.1.1
Adib (Developer)


Version 1.1.8 is out for a few weeks now and it's a lot more stable. Please let me know if you still have problems with the app.


Jeffery Troutt

Thank you. I downloaded new version, and the difference is like night and day. The program works as advertised, and it works well. I populated it with my feeds from Apple Mail, and enjoy listening to them while I do other things. I expect that News Anchor will become part of my daily routine.

Congratulations and thanks for the improvement. I have gone from a disgruntled to a satisfied customer (a gruntled customer?).

A few suggestions for improvements:
1. Alternate voices and pictures for the Anchor;
2. The ability to search for RSS feeds;
3. The ability to play individual feeds;
4. The ability to select individual stories from feeds and play only them.

Adib (Developer)

Hi Jeffrey

I'm glad that you like it. The idea of News Anchor is "one-click operation" (just press the Play button to listen to the latest generated episode) and that's where the idea of "channels" came from -- saving you the hassle from fiddling with with each and every one feed to listen to it. That said, you can always create a channel that only contains one feed and there is an option to do this when you subscribe to a new feed.


Searchbistro Member IconComment+0

Crappy stuff, constantly crashes

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Version 1.1.1
Adib (Developer)


You might want to update to version 1.1.8 -- it's much more stable now.


Sjoshua Member IconComment+1

I can actually set how long I want the world news to be !!! 3 minutes is my favorite. I'm a busy person.

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Version 1.0
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Version 2.3
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Downloads 2,988
Version Downloads 347
License Commercial
Date 03 Sep 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $39.00
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