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Faust's Friend uses push technology to grab news headlines from MacSlash.com, Slashdot.org, MacFixIt, and the Moreover News network. It then displays the headlines in an orderly fashion on your desktop.

What's New

Version 2.4 adds the following:
  • Added Channel Manager and RSS capabilities. This opens up a huge new range of channels that Faust can be used to monitor. www.syndic8.com is an excellent source for these feeds.
  • Added MacObserver channel.


PowerPC, MacOS 8.5.1 or later, CarbonLib 1.2 or later

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I use Faust's Friend all the time and have since its inception, it keeps me on top of Mac happenings and general tech news, IT IS GREAT.

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Version 2.1
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Lon Hutchison

John Schilling, proprietor of www.stimpsoft.com and developer of all the softwares at that site, is a great guy and so are his softwares!! They all work as advertised and are unfailingly stable. His site is very classy and a model of webdesign.

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Version 2.1
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Not a very good program. If you want news read the newspaper.

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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 3,471
Version Downloads 1,752
License Free
Date 07 May 2002
Platform OS Classic / OS X / PPC 32
Price Free