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Rock your Desktop with NewsBar, the fast-updating iCloud newsreader!

NewsBar is built with a fresh concept: news feeds delivered with a smooth animation, right to your desktop with automatic iCloud sync across all Apple devices. Converts plain old RSS feeds into a live news stream with keyword watching and alerts. Works fine without Google Reader, syncing with Feedly.

All of your RSS feeds continuously appear on the selected side of your display, or in a regular window. NewsBar is like having your own, personal news agency. You don't have to waste your time checking webpages - NewsBar will show you what's more...

What's New

Version 3.5:
  • Introducing Pocket support
  • Starred items will be automatically added to Pocket
  • OS X 10.6 compatibility issues fixed
  • Stability and performance improvements

Requirements

OS X 10.6.6 or later

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Sgt_Bilko Member IconComment+49
Sgt_Bilko
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I used to really like NewsBar but under Mavericks it's been reduced to a bug laden mess. It fails to remember appearance preferences and the window keeps disappearing until you quit the app and start again. It has been like this since the day I installed Mavericks and the latest update to NewsBar has changed nothing. Unfortunately it's unusable under Mavericks.

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Version 3.4
zsoltt Member IconReview+1
zsoltt
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I have been using NewsBar for a while, and it has been constantly evolving since then. I like it!

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Version 3.3.1
 (Developer) Member IconDev+3
(Developer)
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Now has Feedly!

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Version 3.2.3
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3659
Jazzyguy
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It finally opened fully. But the choices to put the app in your dock are very poor. You can put it in the far left of your dock or far right.Either way for me it is a poor choice as I would like my RSS choices in the center of my dock as I have a few more RSS readers.Over all the choices of colors are good and the preference to put it in the menu bar is a good one which gets it out of the way but it still stays in the left side of my dock or right.It would be far better if it were in the menu bar as RSS Menu does. All in all it is not an improvement over the last version which was more flexible and easier to use.

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Version 3.2
Ed_B
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wow. what an emo review. You past rated it 5 stars for using it daily. Now you say >It finally opened fully. But the choices to put the app in your dock are very poor. Are you really using it or are you rating apps to inflate your self worth online?

Jazzyguy
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@Ed_B I use it but not too frequently as although I use it I do not think it is a good reader because the choices to put it in your dock are poor. You can only put it on the right or on the left of your dock, I gave it a low rating because of the poor design.

Jazzyguy
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@Ed_B I gave it 5 Stars in November because at the time it was a better design,there were no limitations on where you can ut it in the dock. I rated it recently because of the limitations imposed on where you can put it in your dock.I gave it a low rating because of this.

Jazzyguy Member IconComment+3659
Jazzyguy
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The app just shows a bar that says all feeds. Clicking the bar does nothing.The app is now useless to me Using ML10.8.3

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Version 3.2
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3659
Jazzyguy
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Tis is a great RSS reader . I use it daily .

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Version 2.6.2
kapps Member IconReview+16
kapps
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This is one of the best interfaces I have seen. Two requests: 1. Growl notifications 2. Horizontal displays

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Version 2.5
Sgt_Bilko Member IconComment+49
Sgt_Bilko
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I purchased this half an hour ago so I don't feel that is quite sufficient to post a proper review with a star rating, however I will say that on the whole I rather like it.

There are times when you are only interested in certain feeds, so an option to only choose specific sources might be useful, though this can just about be achieved via the search option at the top.

I'm not a huge fan of having to view the full page via Safari, so what I'd like to see is the option to view the summary and the full article directly inside the pop up quick view window. Keeping it all neatly together without the need of external apps would be excellent.

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Version 2.5
Sgt_Bilko
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As an afterthought tooltips explaining the options at the top of the screen would help new users.

Sgt_Bilko
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It also needs a permanently visible scroll bar.

Prince_Isaac
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You might try Pulp, which give you the option of reading within Pulp or by opening a Safari window.

sjk
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@Prince_Isaac,

Pulp (and Wallet) are no longer being developed, according to this post:

Our Next Project: Facebook - Acrylic Blog
http://blog.acrylicapps.com/post/27635101056/our-next-project-facebook

[hat tip to Mrchips's comment on http://macupdate.com/app/mac/38784/pulp]

Prince_Isaac
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@sjk: thanks for your comment. That's sad. Pulp's presentation is without peer as far as I've seen. I have tried others and don't like a long single column of posts, oftentimes from different sources all mixed together. I also as a matter of personal philosophy won't use anything remotely associated with evil Google, no matter how wonderful everyone claims it to be.

 (Developer) Member IconDev+3
(Developer)
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Great, fast app

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Version 2.1
cottinghamk Member IconComment+101
cottinghamk
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It updates every minute? Is it really worth hammering people's servers so you can read the news < 60 seconds after it's posted?

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Version 1.0.1
NewsBar (developer)
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In some cases time is important factor, for example in financial news. 1 minute is the minimal value, the default refresh is 2 minutes.

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ErvinsS
Version 3.5
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AndyLynch
Version 2.1
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Merlin748
Version 2.1
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Details

Downloads 7,972
Version Downloads 219
License Commercial
Date 11 Jan 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $4.99