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Pulp is a unique and innovative newsreader that lets you turn your favorite news sites into your own personalized newspaper, and make scanning through the news quicker and more enjoyable than ever before. By combining multiple news feeds onto a single page, Pulp lets you quickly scan through headlines, previews, and photos to find the stories that interest you most. With a beautiful user interface, one-click sharing, and a companion app for your iPad, Pulp is the ultimate news reading experience.

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Pulp is fully customizable. Create unique categories to separate your feeds by. more...

What's New

Version 2.5.3:
  • Various bug fixes for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and retina displays.

Requirements

OS X 10.7 or later

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Jazzyguy Member IconComment+3699
Jazzyguy
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It seems the developers are maintaing it and it appears to be up to date.

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Version 2.5.3
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3699
Jazzyguy
+1

Excellent News Reader!

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Version 2.5.3
Mrchips Member IconComment+137
Mrchips
+5

While I still like Pulp, I felt I should give potential purchasers a "heads up" regarding Pulp's future.

I read today that Pulp's (and Wallet's) developers have accepted an offer from Facebook to go to work for them. They (Pulp's developers) state quite plainly on their website's blog (http://blog.acrylicapps.com/) that they will not be doing any further development for Pulp or Wallet. So it seems that v2.5.2 is the end of the line for Pulp... RIP

John

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Version 2.5.2
Mutant
+1

May have just saved me $10. Thank you.

Mrchips
+1

Hi Mutant,

You're very welcome!

I should mention (in the interest of fairness) that an update HAS been posted on the MAS. Version 2.5.3 was posted on Feb. 08, 2013 and claims "Various bug fixes for Mountain Lion and retina displays." So there is apparently still some support for bug fixes. I doubt we'll see new features, though...

John

Stormchild Member IconComment+387
Stormchild
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No Google Reader support is a deal breaker.

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Version 2.5
Stormchild
+0

The developer does provide a pretty good explanation for the lack of Google Reader sync (and why it will never be added to this app)…

http://blog.acrylicapps.com/post/2137028580/

Fair enough. But the reason I insist on using a sync service that isn't tied to a particular app is that it allows me to use whichever RSS reader I want on each of my devices (Mac, iPhone, iPad). I currently use NetNewsWire on the Mac, MobileRSS on iPhone, and Reeder on iPad, and they're all kept in sync.

Pulp doesn't even exist for iPhone (and even if it did, I doubt I'd want to use it, as the layout wouldn't work that well on a small screen), so I'd either have no RSS reader on my phone, or a separate one that has to be maintained independently (which is obviously out of the question).

Mrchips Member IconReview+137
Mrchips
+0

I've always liked the newspaper metaphor that Pulp (formally Times) uses, but did have some issues with its operation. I think this new version is really nice, and it seems those issues are gone now. I had no trouble using it and getting the feeds I was interested in, and the way it looks/works makes it the best news aggregator out there. Very intuitive and easy to use.

I did encounter a bug that was causing it to crash after some use. I emailed the developers and, after they requested some data which I provided, they've indicated that they've found and fixed the bug. This all took place in the space of about 3 hours today! So they get 5 stars for support, too!

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Version 2.5
45caliber Member IconReview+2
45caliber
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Of the feed readers I've tried, I feel that Pulp has the slickest and most efficient UI. Being able to scan multiple feeds at once is a far more productive use of my time then navigating the traditional frame and column views for parsing feeds one-by-one. I also like that I'm not forced to sync with Google Reader as I am with Reeder and others. I have no use for this whatsoever. It's beyond me why people are so intent to share all their browsing activities with third party "cloud" services like Google, Instapaper, Evernote, etc. I'd much rather manage these things locally than have my every internet action monitored, analyzed and sold.

Unfortunately, these features seems to be the tradeoff for having an otherwise full feature set. The options are extremely limited and generally non-customizable. I think the thing that annoys me most is the inability to delete feeds you've read. Dimming them is okay, but then they just take up space where I could be seeing other articles I haven't read in a given feed. Screen real estate (and the number of article subjects) begin to run thin the more feeds you have on a page. Rather than seeing 2 unread and 3 read, I'd rather have 3 more unread move up into the wasted space. Chances are that if I've read it, I'm not going to read it again. To be fair, other paid readers like NewsRack don't have this feature either, but why not? To me, this is the single most useful feature of the free Vienna and even Apple Mail. Because of this, I still have to use Vienna for the feeds I visit most frequently. I need to be able to clear the junk I've read or am just simply not interested in. As another reviewer mentions, I also find the badge to be pretty useless. It seems to only briefly show the number of new articles before disappearing. It doesn't give any indication of how many are unread. Also noted in other reviews is the wasted space in article view. This really just needs to be a button rather than an odd reflective bar that takes up a fifth of the reading space.

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Version 2.1.2
Mark Lee Member IconReview+97
Mark Lee
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Really great app.

Although, I have a few grudges against it regarding the badges. They seem to not appear sometimes. But when they do, they disappear on their own after some time even if you haven't opened the app. Therefore, when you return to you computer after lunch or nap/sleep, you have no way of knowing how many new articles are there.

Hope it's a bug and will be fixed.

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Version 2.1.2
Jbob Member IconComment+13
Jbob
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Just tried the update. The trial doesn't work at all now. Keep trying guys.

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Version 2.1.1
Jbob Member IconComment+13
Jbob
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Just tried the updated version. Still buggy. Will not subscribe to some feeds.

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Version 2.1
Jbob Member IconComment+13
Jbob
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Have had this installed for about a week. Really like it but I can't subscribe to some feeds. I put the website address in the subscribe box and it will say there are no feeds for this site. Or if I click the RSS icon on the same website, Pulp will pop up but will not subscribe to the feed. I have emailed support twice, with no answer. I am using Mac Lion.

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Version 2.0.1
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Downloads 9,761
Version Downloads 2,367
License Commercial
Date 07 Feb 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $9.99