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NewsRack is a powerful RSS reader for Mac OS X that can be fully synchronized with your Google Reader account (if you want to).It offers a keyboard-friendly, tabbed interface that stays out of your way, so that you can focus on the news you care about.

Features:

  • Synchronization with Google Reader (optional, can also be used without a Google account)
  • Drag and Drop editing of your feed list
  • Thumbnail image previews
  • Tabbed browser
  • Keyboard-friendly interface

What's New

Version 1.2:
  • Improved fullscreen support for OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Improved behavior of the feed list in Web tabs
  • Fixes a problem with the default font size setting not being saved

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

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Rochade Member IconComment+92
Rochade
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NewsRack was my preferred rss reader. It had tons of features, including the possibility to expand it to your own needs using applescript. As an example I used this to automatically repost news in MarsEdit.
I would have given this app 5 stars - but sadly it is discontinued now.

To end I want to comment on what is written on the product page:

...it's been clear for a while that NewsRack was falling behind the competition in a lot of ways...

No, sir. All other competitors were behind you!

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Version 1.2
APBerlin Member IconReview+4
APBerlin
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Can't complain much about the App, looks pleasant to the eye and works well.

There's one mayor thing though that bothers me: The search function just searches the titles of the feeds and not the feed's content — very annoying. I emailed the dev about it if he's planning to change that, but no response. A bit disappointing.

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Version 1.2
Pxl Member IconComment+40
Pxl
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Would be nice if you could actually delete the article in the feed.

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Version 1.1.1
nite41 Member IconReview+11
nite41
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I only bought this app because I could not wait for NetNewsWire 4 (after having tried the new NNW Lite). I have been using NetNewsWire (NNW) 3.2.15 for months now and love it! Recently, I've been trying out Reeder for Mac, Caffeinated and Gruml. Both Reeder and Caffeinated have amazing UI but lack the usability/customisability of NNW. For someone with 250+ feeds, usability takes priority over UI goodness. So, Reeder and Caffeinated didn't suit me. Then I tried Gruml. It's nice, but it's kinda slow. Surely feels like a 'beta' application (which it really is). So, no go for Gruml as well.

I finally decided to try Newsrack. First things first, I hate when an app doesn't have a trial version! I want to try before I buy. Agreed this is not possible in the iOS App Store, but for Mac apps, this is surely possible! Second, the UI of Newsrack looks appealing and that is why I bought it (but mainly because I could not wait for NNW 4). So, how is Newsrack?

I must say..I deleted this app within 30 minutes of using it. It's that bad. It's in no-mans land. It tries to match the UI appeal of, say Reeder or Caffeinated, and pales in comparison (except may be the article view, which is kinda good). But when it comes to usability/customisability, it sucks! Sucks big, big, big time! I have very rarely seen a paid app with so minimal preference options. I mean, you cannot even change the font size of the feed list! This is insane, stupid, ignorant and what not! You cannot have custom keyboard shorcuts. If I begin writing all the places where this app falls short on usability, I won't stop.

So, end opinion. Please do not buy this app. Not unless the developer gets a trial version on its website! 6 Euros of complete waste.

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Version 1.1
Bedouin Member IconComment+95
Bedouin
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Does this integrate with the iOS version at all so both devices are synced?

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Version 1.1
Weaselboy
+0

Yes. It uses Google Reader to sync between devices.

Bedouin
+2

Would be cool if the two versions could sync directly withn one another without using Google as a conduit.

Neil_m
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Now that Google Reader is being discontinued - I wonder how it will sync?

Mhoutman Member IconComment+189
Mhoutman
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love it on both iOS and MacOS

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Version 1.1
Steven Goodheart Member IconComment+442
Steven Goodheart
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I am a big fan of Gruml, which I feel is quite superior to NetNewwire.

I've looked at Newsrack at the App Store, but and everyone raves about its great interface, which does indeed look fine.

But even in terms of interface, I don't see what advantage it has over Gruml. If anyone here has tried both, I'd love to hear why they prefer Newsrack over Gruml.

Thanks!
Steve

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Version 1.0
Weaselboy
+4

I have used both Steve and now use NewsRack as my primary reader. I find it to be much faster than Gruml.

Steven Goodheart
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Weaselboy, thanks for the input...with the new App store paradigm, you can't try out an app before buying it, so it's great to get some feedback. I really like Gruml, but you're tempting me! :) Thanks for taking the time to respond.

Sebehk Member IconReview+45
Sebehk
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I have purchased NewsRack for my iDevices before. I completely love it. Now an app for Mac, NewsRack is replacing NNW. Very polished app for a 1.0 release.

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Version 1.0
Thyx Member IconComment+226
Thyx
+8

Can't try -> won't buy.

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Version 1.0
Falstaffa
+1

Ditto!!!

Mdognrdog Member IconReview+152
Mdognrdog
+1

I have been on NNW for a while, and still think its interface for browsing is near the top. (NNW does not support swipe gestures, though, for reasons that I cannot figure.)

But NNW recently shipped a very buggy, weird release, so I went out looking for a replacement. I like the Google Reader sync, so I looked at Reeder, Gruml, and NewsRack. Reeder doesn't even make sense to me. Gruml's tab handling seems awkward.

NewsRack seems to get most things quite right. If I could use 1Password with it, I'd dump NNW in a heartbeat.

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Version 1.0
user icon+90
Weaselboy
Version 1.1.1
user icon+90
Weaselboy
Version 1.1
user icon+0
LucasH
Version 1.0
user icon+0
Aat504
Version 1.0
user icon+8
hsneedude
Version 1.0
user icon+90
Weaselboy
Version 1.0
user icon+6
Steve Hodgson
Version 1.0
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Downloads 2,642
Version Downloads 1,312
License Commercial
Date 27 Sep 2011
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $7.99