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07 October 2020

RSS and Atom news reader.

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NetNewsWire is the best way to keep up with the sites and authors you read most regularly. Let NetNewsWire pull down the latest articles, and read them in a distraction-free and Mac-like way.

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  • An Open System Preferences button in an alert that didn’t work
  • A possible hang when adding a feed to Feedly (and the feed isn’t found)
  • Some UI issues to do with adding a Feedly account
  • Contrast in footnotes indicator
  • Bug where duplicate accounts (same username and service) could be made
  • Bug where open in Safari in background might not open in the background
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214 Reviews of NetNewsWire

zsky
28 August 2019
Version: 4.1.0

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NetNewsWire 5.0.0 is out: https://inessential.com/2019/08/26/netnewswire_5_0_now_available
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zlazkow
21 September 2020
Version: 5.1
It's FREE on developer's site. Like it used to be years ago. Thank you!
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zsky
28 August 2019
Version: 4.1.0
NetNewsWire 5.0.0 is out: https://inessential.com/2019/08/26/netnewswire_5_0_now_available
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Daiyi
09 September 2018
Version: 4.1.0
Bad news: Black Pixel is shutting down NNW. Good news: Brent Simmons, the original developer, is going to take it over again! Will be free and open-source. See Brent's blog post here http://inessential.com/2018/08/31/netnewswire_comes_home
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Michael-Vilain
09 November 2016
Version: 4.0.3
The slide of this developer's application aren't just with NNW3->4. My copy of V2 stopped working all of a sudden, most likely because they turned off the license server for it. They can't generate license keys for v2 any more, so my $20 is gone. I bought some thing that they orphaned, possibly intentionally and require that I pay to upgrade it to get the same function back. This bodes ill for this developer. I'm steering clear of these guys and all they do.
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HappyPig
17 February 2016
Version: 4.0.1
There are so many things missing in NNW4 versus 3. I keep trying to go to 4, but get so frustrated with the way feeds are sorted, how many are refreshed at once, how the panes are laid out, etc. etc. etc. Again and again, that leads me back to NNW3.
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Jack-Foster-Mancilla
12 September 2015
Version: 4.0.0
NetNewsWire is a terrific application! Five Stars now that it has a companion iPhone Application that it syncs with. … They sync service is free! I love both applications!
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Tlance
04 September 2015
Version: 4.0.0
The non-Beta v4 has been out for a couple days - available on the MAS and via BlackPixel's site. I'm liking it. They provide in-house sync though I haven't tried it. Their own iOS app must be used.
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0.5
timmerk
04 September 2015
Version: 4.0.0
As others have said, a major step backwards. The UI was "refreshed" to a crappy non-standard Mac app standard. A few examples: it doesn't use the system toolbar API, it places toolbar icons (without option of text under icon) in window title bar, and it's missing a File menu. I have a feeling whomever "developed" v4 is not originally a Mac developer, but rather one of the those "I use a Mac just because I wanted to start iOS development" people. To top it off, it looks like a crappy copy of ReadKit now. I like ReadKit, but NetNewsWire v1-3 catered to a different audience; the original Mac "Pro" user. Too bad Black Pixel abandoned this audience.
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1.5
Cortig
22 May 2015
Version: 4.0.0
A serious step back compared to the last version. The UI was slightly refreshed, but a number of features (like Smart Folders) were lost in the way.
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Mhoutman
14 January 2015
Version: 4.0.0
Abandonware even before its first release. How great is that !
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JBob2047
16 August 2014
Version: 4.0.0
Have been using NetNewsWire for quite awhile, and am very happy with it. I have tried many others and NetNewsWire works the best in my opinion. Fast and clean!
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1.5
Kotos0513
31 May 2014
Version: 4.0.0
Still using 3.1.7 in Mavericks. Does everything I need it to do. Beta 4 just does not appeal to me..
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0.5
Jazzyguy
15 March 2014
Version: 4.0.0
I don't give a Sh#t about this app any longer.Iam using Readkit as my primary New Reader and I totally give upon NETNewsWatcher.I refuse to let it get me down as you guys are correct It does not have a sync or anything that I would be attracted to. I was wrong and I totally yield!
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Sgginc
12 February 2014
Version: 4.0.0
Why does this keep showing up as an update when the version number remains the same at 4.0.0?
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Jazzyguy
21 December 2013
Version: 4.0.0
The users don't think the app is worth $10. That is amazing because they are acting like BABIES. Because they didn't get all the FEATURES they wanted. Who are they to DEMAND sync anyway? The developer decides what features he wants in an app NOT the USERS! If they don't want to buy it there are other users of RSS like DRACOTT right below my post that like it.I would say to these users that put it down because it doesn't have SYNC, GROW UP and GET A LIFE!
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Drscott
20 December 2013
Version: 4.0.0
NetNewsWire 4 is a very capable news reader and well worth the $10 price. I'd rate it a full 5 stars if it were not for one very annoying drawback relative to version 3: The only way you can print with NetNewsWire is to launch a page in a separate web browser. This is extremely inconvenient. I really hope that they will fix this shortcoming quickly.
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Jazzyguy
20 December 2013
Version: 4.0.0
This is an Outstanding RSS News Reader. I don't know why the users are picking hairs to find fault with it. I tried the new Version and it is great! I wish the hair pickers would have criticized it when BRETT owned it and charged over and over again for the same license. I give it 5 Stars to offset the bad remarks of others. Black Pixel is a GREAT company!
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Jazzyguy
05 December 2013
Version: 4.0.0
Black Pixel has a great application with NetNewsWriter.After many years of criticizing the news reader I think it is GREAT and I purchased it right away.It is a bargain at $10 and I like it so much I am advising my friends to buy it as well.It is after all the Grandfather of all RSS news readers and one that set the pace of all of them.Black Pixel has a winner on their hands! If If I love it I am sure others do too!
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Fced
05 December 2013
Version: 4.0.0
This application is not free... Some years ago, it was free, but not now... It's a demonstration..
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darrel-2
09 November 2013
Version: 4.0.0
A number of features present in 3.3.2, but absent in 4.0.0 is very large indeed, killing the utility of the program to people depending on just those features. The lack of widescreen view did it to me. I'm sure others are effected in different ways. I've already read about the lack of sync. What other things are missing and should be updated or put back in?
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Dolphinboy2u
05 November 2013
Version: 4.0.0
No Feedly syncing in 4.x? Then no way. Years of adoring the NNW experience ended for me when Google Reader closed and NNW was missing in action. ReadKit has been supporting my needs well enough since then. How can other programs add Feedly support so quickly, and all these months later you haven't, Black Pixel? You've ruined for me what was my most used app (after Safari and Apple Mail). Grrrrrr,...
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Tlance
05 November 2013
Version: 4.0.0
No sync = no deal.
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MacUpdate-Lon
05 November 2013
Version: 4.0.0
"No, sir, I didn't like it"… Import problems. Oh well. Too bad for me. I'll stick with 3.3.2 :)
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3.5
azur-vega
05 November 2013
Version: 4.0.0
NetNewsWire 4.0 Public Beta 11 (135) - Nov 4 2013 When tabs are open a new tab indicator appears at the bottom right of the article pane. Clicking it shows or hides the tab bar. Eventually this will only show when tabs are otherwise hidden. Fixed many issues with Undo handling, and should now work more consistently with Mark as Read and Mark All as Read operations. Added Undo for bookmarking. Closing tabs is improved. When closing tabs: if a tab below the current tab exists (the Next Tab), that tab is selected. If there is no other tab below it in the list, the tab above it (the Previous Tab) is selected. Also the Close Tab menu item is properly updated when switching to a tab from News Items. Added tooltips to Share and Bookmark article buttons. When text is deleted from the global search field using the “delete” key, focus now remains in the field so another search term can be entered. The toolbar display settings now persist when switching between global search and browsing feeds. An anomaly in the article list divider font appearance has been fixed. The Share menu items are more consistently inactive in situations where they don’t apply. Fixed a crash when switching between Dark and Light Themes and Standard Layout and Classic Layout. A potential crash where switching layouts when the share popover was open has been fixed. The “Allow Plug-ins” preference is now retained between launches and appropriately changes the ability to display related video. A number of stability and performance improvements have also been included.
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Mdognrdog
23 October 2013
Version: 4.0.0
I just don't get this release at all. I loved the old NNW's user interface. The day-to-day navigation of articles was all doable with one hand on the keyboard. The sync may have been jacked up, and it may have lacked some of the features and slick looks of some competitors, but its UI just couldn't be touched. With Google sync going the way of the dodo, Black Pixel could have really built up something new, starting with the best UI of any RSS reader out there. Instead, these guys managed to 'fix' the one thing about NNW that I didn't really care about (the appearance) and break the navigation completely. Everything is now driven by cmd-key combinations. I'll let other users complain about the other features they broke. I didn't use those. But I *did* use the one-handed navigation every single day, and now I can't. Terrible.
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macus
28 September 2013
Version: 4.0.0
Hang, hang, hang, force quit and then repeat.
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Ry-ma
09 September 2013
Version: 4.0.0
expensive and much less features than the predecessor version 3.x. and the browser is very slow.
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zx
11 August 2013
Version: 4.0.0
4.0 Public Beta 4 (113) Getting worse with each beta…The browser is super slow and still missing: Combined View!!! Tabs - “Undo Close Tab” Tabs - “Open In Background"
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ChrisTokk
03 July 2013
Version: 4.0.0
Too much are gone from 3.0 Version Applescript Archiving Smart Lists !!? Special Subscription Combined View Sync to Web Services !!? I need the Feedly Sync, that should be the nearest to Google Sync i read. Please Support US ALL with the Same great Features that has the Version before. I Support you guys, I buy the Preview. But for now it´s absolute not Recommend !
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0.5
zx
27 June 2013
Version: 4.0.0
Tabs - "open in background" also gone!
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Nuttawut
25 June 2013
Version: 4.0.0
Overall I like it. Have tried all the others but NetNewsWire for me is the best for my needs.
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HappyPig
25 June 2013
Version: 4.0.0
I tried 4.0, and was disappointed in how much was lost compared to 3.0. I'd say this is an alpha release given how much has been stripped out.
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Jb4
25 June 2013
Version: 4.0.0
This "beta" is surely a surprise. I'm sorry I down loaded it. The app has lost most of it's features including changing the order of the feed. Why? Well, it's been almost 120 years of good service, handling a great many feeds without hanging up, unlike all the competitors I've tried, so i'll stick with it for a while, hoping this stripped down version is stage one towards a post Google renaissance.
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Farrow
24 June 2013
Version: 4.0.0
Whoa! What have Black Pixel gone and done here! With the imminent demise of Google Synching and so many user presumably still using Snow Leopard, why have they gone and dropped support for us. It really seems they don't care about their users, unlike Brent Simmons, who when you had an issue pulled out all the stops to fix things. This is what happens when a company purchases something just to have it in their portfolio, with no intention of improving the product.
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Blloyd
24 June 2013
Version: 4.0.0
This isn't what I was hoping to see, frankly. This looks EXACTLY like what NetNewsWire 4 lite looked like over 2 years ago, before Brent sold NNW to Black Pixel. It's a stripped down version, with no sync, and a 3-pane-only look. So, really, it looks like BP has done NOTHING here in 2.5 years. They say they're working on a sync solution so hopefully this will redeem itself. In the meantime... bleah.
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zx
24 June 2013
Version: 3.3.2
Noooooooooo! "Combined view" is gone in 4.0.0 beta
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Eddie-Mars
16 November 2012
Version: 3.3.2
Lovely software in its day. IMHO, if development hasn't croaked, Black Pixel needs to produce a live body.
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HappyPig
19 October 2012
Version: 3.3.2
NNW crashes about every 20th tabbed window I close. I contacted the developers, but they had no clue. But I guess if it's free, then there's in incentive to be curious, right? *shrugs* Probably time to find a new news aggregator.
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Farrow
14 August 2012
Version: 3.3.2
Glad to see the BBC feed finally sorted out! It's such a shame that Black Pixel still after all this time cannot get it to sync properly with Google Reader. I'm continuously having to quit and relaunch just so I can have updated articles, even though an earlier update said that this had been sorted out. Obviously Not! Come on Black Pixel, please get this fixed once and for all.
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Igorot
03 August 2012
Version: 3.3.2
I want to love NNW... but it's so hard.. The synchronization with Google is still not reliable, and there are limited sharing functions. (I miss a link to Pocket which has become by Reader of choice, in particular on my iPad). The interface is nice and the app has a lot of potential, but the developer doesn't really seem to care about it. Makes me wonder why they bought it in the first place....
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zx
03 August 2012
Version: 3.3.2
Still very buggy! beach ball of death every 1-2 minute, my serial number doesn't work anymore...contacted Blackpixel but they couldn't help! The fun continues.
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Farrow
25 July 2012
Version: 3.3.1
I've been using NetNewsWire since 2005 (version 2.0) and overall it has been a pleasure to use, clean UI, easy to navigate between the many feeds that I have and the window panes are clearly laid out so I can visibly see what I am searching for or reading. My biggest bugbear with this program in its present state is the lack of support that the relatively new owners 'Black Pixel' seem to put into it and how with this new update all that they have done is window dress it for the new Apple operating system 'Mountain Lion', when there are still various serious issues outstanding such as, continuous spinning synch wheel that only works after repeated quits and relaunches; the BBC feed issue has still not been corrected and how I can only view flash video by having to right-click on flash settings every time I want to view a video within a feed. Unfortunately, ever since the original developer sold it, I cannot remember what version it was then all the new owners seem to have done is to sit back and have their users talk a lot in their discussion forum about inherent problems and from what I can see from the emails that I read no real progress is made to fixing these issues, more is said about workarounds to the problem. In my humble opinion (not being a developer), this is not the way that a company should go about this. They should look into these issues and get them fixed as the previous owner used to do.
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Mdognrdog
13 June 2012
Version: 3.3
NNW's UI is simply the best. Not only the best UI of any RSS reader I've found, but probably the best UI of any app on my machine. The author says he tried to make it so you could do any of the things you do to blast through your feeds with one hand (so you don't have to put down your coffee). It's true: between the space bar, return key, arrow keys, and the 9 and 0 keys, I can see every feed in my queue -- although I sometimes pick up the mouse to jump ahead of a few feeds that don't interest me in the morning. However, as I use it, NNW is prone to serious lags, and even causes the machine to have trouble switching between programs. I have 46 feeds that pick up probably around 750 posts a day. This doesn't seem to me like a crazy workload for a dedicated RSS reader to handle. I cling to the (probably vain) hope that Black Pixel Software will eventually rebuild NNW on top of the new codebase from NNW Lite (incidentally, NNW Lite appears to have been yanked from the market without explanation, which does not bode well). One of two things desperately needs to happen: - Black Pixel needs to ship a new NNW that addresses the performance shortcomings, OR - Vendors of other RSS Readers should acknowledge the obvious fact that their UIs are unnecessarily reliant on two-key combinations, and should simply borrow the UI for basic feed navigation from NNW (or offer a preference for "NNW Mode," like some text editors offer "emacs bindings" as an alternative
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zx
22 May 2012
Version: 3.3
hangs for random times....behaves fine at startup for like 10-20 secs, then comes the first beach ball of death!!! Automatic refreshing isn't really working anymore. Looks like the new owners aren't updating anymoe. DEAD APP!
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Stormchild
21 March 2012
Version: 3.3
I'm happy to say that — thanks to the people at Black Pixel, who took over development and fixed all the major bugs — NetNewsWire is once again working, and working well. I recently tried a bunch of other RSS readers (specifically ones that interface with Google Reader). There are some good ideas out there, but in the end I found that this one is still my favorite. It's not the prettiest, but it's fast, reliable, and customizable enough to work the way I want it to. Glad to see this once-great app restored to its former glory.
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Snappir
25 January 2012
Version: 3.3
Nothing is crashing, and never crashed. if it's crashing, then either not enough memory, or something else. excellent newsreader, fast, downloads feeds fast, displays them very well. I have no problem with it.
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0.5
zx
30 November 2011
Version: 3.3
Crashing all the time! Outdated browser and design. The developer didn't change a thing since 2007!!! All the effort went into his iOS apps. The new developers since to be worse!!!
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DELETEME3123123123
17 November 2011
Version: 3.3
On my MacBook Pro the Free Version activates the discrete Graphics instead of using the integrated. I think it's cause of the Ads. Maybe this should be fixed if possible.
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Bigboysdad
06 November 2011
Version: 3.3
For me, when considering an RSS app, there are 3 basics which one should take for granted, being: 1) An in-app browser, so you don't have to use an external browser as part of the reading experience; 2) Proper organisation of feeds (ie, folders within folders) as well as tagging; and 3) Syncing, the most popular and effective way these days being through Google. I can see plenty of pretty apps that have one or two of the above features, but not all 3, and those 3 features are just the basics, even in relation to the free version of NNW which I'm currently using (by the way, what a shame Vienna doesn't sync with Google Reader). There are certainly better alternatives out there for the iPhone and as with a lot of people, I had a rough time last year failing to sync NNW properly but, as someone who somehow kept with it (luckily the syncing now seems ok for me), who spends most of my time reading, not posting feeds, Netnewswire on a Mac still fits my needs as a stand alone product and compares favourably to the competition out there. In that regard, it is inevitable that in this day and age, many will demand new features, like posting to Twitter, etc, and for the GUI to look more like a shiny, pretty iPad app. I'm certainly willing to try the alternatives, but until any of the competing products contain the above 3 basics, it'll continue to be the seemingly uncool but currently effective Netnewswire for me.
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zx
28 October 2011
Version: 3.3
Crashing non-stop! EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
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kshaner
28 October 2011
Version: 3.3
Still a fan of NetNewsWire to this day. It's a bit long in the tooth for the aesthetics so I made a style similar to Reeder: http://bit.ly/reeder-style-for-netnewswire.
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zx
22 October 2011
Version: 3.3
For years, this app didn't change much! Actually, it keeps getting worse. There are two many bugs to mention...but without doubt the worse bug is when ★NNW crashes(a few times a day!) it doesn't remember my last session. Resulting in hours of lost work!!! Also, please update to a more modern design A.K.A. Reeder.app and upgrade the browser!
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AKids
21 October 2011
Version: 3.3
How can I delete articles manually? Every time I opened it the old articles are there!
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hmfwic47
19 October 2011
Version: 3.3
Using the new version I noticed that when clicking the article title at the top of the window it didn't give me a description at the bottom of the window. I went back to the old version via my Time Machine back-up.
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2.5
Bernard4
18 October 2011
Version: 3.3
Now we have intrusive pop-up adverts at the bottom of the main viewing window.
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Mookzmom
18 October 2011
Version: 3.3
I've used NNW for a couple of years now, and have the paid version. I've had some issues in the past with it running slowly and crashing, but like the format so much, I keep coming back to this reader. I keep Google reader as a backup, and this system works well for me. The paid version of this app has no ads, which is much less annoying than the free version for me. My thanks to the developers for updating this app!
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Antoinesynopsis
18 October 2011
Version: 3.3
Hello. I use it very simply to quickly access to the last announces of my favorite sites. I don't use advanced functions. It's free and translated into many languages. I put five stars according to my purpose which aren't huge.
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darrel-2
18 October 2011
Version: 3.3
NNW is now being developed by Black Pixel of Seattle.
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Texspleen
18 October 2011
Version: 3.3
Can't top Reeder
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Jazzyguy
14 August 2011
Version: 3.2.15
@Don Montalvo We have been vindicated! It took a long time for these guys to wise up. Of course the app was sold and it looks like it ISN'T the BEST NewsReader in the world as we opined a long time ago. Personally I prefer REEDER ,it has Instapaper and it is worth the price. I'll bet REEDER won't be charging for updates.It is NOT FREE but worthwhile.
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Stormchild
02 August 2011
Version: 3.2.15
Several days later, the problem I reported the other day still persists (keeps asking for my Google Reader password). I can log into my Google Reader account just fine. I've tried re-entering my password many times. I've checked both Keychain Access and 1Password to ensure I've got the right password. I've hit the "Disable Syncing" button when the password prompt comes up (which apparently does not actually disable anything). I've even gone into the settings and made sure syncing was completely disabled. NetNewsWire simply will not stop asking for my password. What's really irritating about it is that it pops in front of whatever application I'm using, starts intercepting keystrokes and demanding my attention like a spoiled child (as if this was such an important problem that it should interrupt whatever I'm doing). First of all, this is an incredibly stupid UI design. Why should such a trivial issue interrupt *anything*? I'll notice the message when I return to the app. A modal dialog is a terrible way of handling this in the first place, but having it jump in front of every other app takes it from annoying to obnoxious. Second, I have serious doubts about the developer's competence as a programmer. I'd feel that way if the *only* problem was this dialog that cannot be dismissed (it returns every 30 seconds) because of a sync feature that cannot be disabled (that's two strikes right there). But what's really troubling is that this issue has been randomly popping up for many people, over many years, across many different versions and involving many different sync services, and I recall seeing some mention of this issue being fixed at least one or two times in the release notes of various versions of NNW, but the problem nevertheless continues in the latest version, with no apparent cause or resolution. With all due respect, this is just plain bad software, and at this point it seems fairly clear that either nothing is going to be done about it, or -- even worse -- the developer is not even capable of fixing the problem. Perhaps there's some hope that the issue will be resolved, once and for all, now that NetNewsWire is in the hands of a new company, but by then I'll have found some other alternative, and won't be looking back. This software is a steaming pile of turd, and I strongly recommend avoiding it.
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truthhurts
30 July 2011
Version: 3.2.15
In the past I've praised this highly, but now the developer has sold it (and we've seen *nothing* from the new owners), and there are still serious bugs. Some people are having syncing problems, in my case it crashes at least daily. I've sent probably a hundred crash reports, and they sure aren't doing a damn bit of good. I'm migrating all flagged items to Evernote, and probably switching to Feeder. Thank goodness the Google Reader integration means we're not locked in.
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Stormchild
28 July 2011
Version: 3.2.15
Latest version seems to be hosed. All of a sudden it keeps asking for my Google Reader password, even after disabling syncing altogether and removing my username and password. Very annoying. This software has become unusable.
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silverlaker
08 July 2011
Version: 3.2.15
Posting to Twitter and-or Facebook are missing features in this otherwise good app. The workarounds involve applescripts; something I won't use. I may have to switch to Pulp.
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SickTeddyBear
12 June 2011
Version: 3.2.15
FYI: Black Pixel Acquires NetNewsWire http://netnewswireapp.com/2011/06/black-pixel-acquires-netnewswire/
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truthhurts
25 May 2011
Version: 3.2.15
Ever since the last few versions, NNW crashes a few times a day. So it's a choice between either an old version that doesn't sync properly or a current version that crashes all the time. I've sent dozens of crash reports, but no updates.
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4.5
Moccaboi
22 March 2011
Version: 3.2.15
Very ez 2 use 'n gr8t RSS feedr!
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Moccaboi
22 March 2011
Version: 3.2.15
Great RSS feeder. Easy to use and customize. Integrates well and quickly rss news.
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3.5
Fahirsch
08 March 2011
Version: 3.2.15
I have already paid twice for this application (to eliminate ads). Again it's free. I wonder, in a year's time will it again be paid?
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Mookzmom
26 February 2011
Version: 3.2.14
I have loved NetNewswire for quite a while now, and upgraded to a paid version of it last year. I've never had any problems with this app, and highly recommend it!
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Mdognrdog
20 February 2011
Version: 3.2.13
Well, after "upgrading" to 3.2.13, NNW no longer syncs subscriptions. Epic fail.
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Galileo14
19 February 2011
Version: 3.2.13
I used to swear by this thing, but now I use Tweetie... and I'm not going back!
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Red-Dirt
23 January 2011
Version: 3.2.11
I switched to NetNewsWire and purchased the app. I like the google sync and with the paid version I had tthe opportunity to not have advertising, at least not in a dedicated window. I receive ads in the articles which are not there when I view the same article in Vienna or Newsfire. Since the sync doesn;t seem to actually work and I don't like ads I'm going back to Vienna where I dont have ads in my articles.
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Knowhowe
05 November 2010
Version: 3.2.11
ANOTHER update? Is that three in three days? Get it together lads.
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Mac007
02 November 2010
Version: 3.2.8
Well I finally got to see what difference going 64bit makes in an apps performance. Absolutely nothing, nada, zilch! It works just like it did before, which is great. I guess old Liberty Valence will be happy but I can't see why. To be fair though the developer makes this claim regarding 64 bit: "64-bit code (on 64-bit Intel systems). This may not have much of an effect, except for one big thing Ñ when Flash crashes, it should no longer take down the app with it. (Flash is the single biggest cause of crashes in NetNewsWire.)" I haven't been to any flash sites with this app so I can't tell. ;-)
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Steven-Goodheart
02 November 2010
Version: 3.2.8
I think NetNewswire is terrific, as others say here, but I have found the Gruml works (at least) just as well, and does the Google Sync thing. But for me, the big selling point of Gruml is that by simple clicking on an icon in the toolbar (after customizing it) I can post my blog entries (or any item) to Delicious, StubbleUpOn, Digg, Posterous, Reddit, Tweet, and Facebook. For me this is HUGE, and the main reason I use Gruml. I would love to see NNW add this functionality (and am glad to the addition to NNW of a toolbar icon for my beloved Instapaper.)
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StrictlyBagel
06 September 2010
Version: 3.2.7
I found that NetNewsWire is not syncing properly to my Google Reader account. While I only have some 45 new items online NetNewsWire reports 300+, showing a lot of old articles that I've read days ago and that aren't in my Google Reader account anymore. Does anybody else experience this problem? I tried merging subscriptions in the preferences pane a couple of times, but it doesn't fix the issue of showing old articles.
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Jazzyguy
15 May 2010
Version: 3.2.7
It is incredible to view the number of shills associated with the developer who have come out here to state that this is "the best newsreader available". I guess the developer has a lot to lose if people decide to use a really free newsreader like Gruml or Vienna. So in go the shills to shine up NNW.
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Gryffin
02 April 2010
Version: 3.2.7
First off, yes there's a little ad in the corner, unless you pay. Personally, I find it pretty easy to ignore. YMMV. Secondly, I was one of those suckers who paid $30 for the 3.0 upgrade, and I was a bit upset when I was told I needed to pay another $15 to get rid of the ad in 3.2; that's kinda cheezy for a minor point release, and I haven't paid. Like I said, I can live with the stupid little ad. But it's easily worth $15; hell, it's easily worth twice that. Which is what I paid already, hence my complaint. But those two nits aside, NetNewsWire is the BEST feedreader on the Mac - and in my admittedly limited experience, any platform - bar none. Nothing else even comes close. First of all, it's one of the few on the mac to use Google Reader to sync. That means I can read my feeds at work, at home, on my iPhone, and they stay in sync. I never have to seen the same article twice. The interface is sleek and fast. Using just the arrow keys, I can blast through hundreds of articles in dozens of feeds, opening the interesting ones in tabs or my browser for further reading, in about a minute. It's also extensible with scripts; I use the Readability2 script to reformat articles for easier reading, and others to send articles to Instapaper, EverNote, Twitter, Tumblr, and more. The preferences give me a lot control over the appearance of feeds, articles and web pages; my work machine is a 24" iMac, so it's nice to be able to specify minimum font sizes for legibility, and I can set it to refresh just once an hour, when I take a five-minute break. So ignore the haters around here who just can't standa little ad banner, or think that $15 is too much to pay to support a best-in-class application. NetNewsWire is the Real Deal. Accept no substitutes.
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Donmontalvo
28 March 2010
Version: 3.2.7
I've taken a step back and decided to give NetNewsWire a real test. It launches fine, and seems to work. It flushed some of my subscriptions, which I expected (I have full backups so no biggie for me - probably a biggie for regular users). I don't see a real benefit to using NetNewsWire over the many freeware options out there. One star for an application who's time has come and gone. PS, see, didn't mention the intrusive Ad-ware used (where you have to pay [yet another] fee to have the ads removed. Don
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Jazzyguy
28 March 2010
Version: 3.2.7
EXACTLY! Gruml does the same job that NNW does but without the Ads and it loads and updates beautifully as well as syncing with Google News Reader. So why pay for NNW?
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truthhurts
27 March 2010
Version: 3.2.6
NetNewsWire has long been the best RSS reader on the Mac, and this is largely due to the polish that Brent Simmons puts into it. Every feature is fully thought out, and he also has the balls to remove features if they're either unused or not as well done as the rest of the program. The result is that after years of development, NNW remains a sleek, fast, and focused site reader. I only use a small fraction of the features, but primarily I use the syncing between NNW and Google Reader, and the associated iPhone client. Until this past week I hadn't realized just how useful the Google Reader part of that equation was, when I found myself on a PC only for a few days. Even with reading wherever I was - phone, PC, or my home Mac, everything stayed in sync perfectly.
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Scorcho
04 March 2010
Version: 3.2.5
In my opinion the best news reading application on any platform. Integrates good enough with Google Reader, allows custom CSS and is very customizable. If only the Windows version was as nice!
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Pen-sq
24 February 2010
Version: 3.2.5
$15 is a soul-rending sum to have robbed from me to remove a tiny ad from the darn-near only Mac RSS reader supporting google sync. If you don't care about keeping sync in "the cloud", you can go elsewhere. If you don't mind paying annually for Shrook's sync, they're a perfectly valid option. However, I wanted something that syncs from my Mac to Byline on my iPod, and FeedDemon on my PC. NetNewsWire does about the best job on the Mac side, and the dev is a horrible monster for selling me what I want. Worse, he baited me in with a shareware version whose advertising I entirely blame for the failure of my marriage. The $15-sized hole in my eternal spirit aches for revenge.
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Knowhowe
23 February 2010
Version: 3.2.5
"BTW 3.1.7 won't update so you will have to read the news of the past.I guess that won't matter to you if you lost the will to live!" Oh really? So how did I get to read your comment? I use it every day and it updates fine ta very much.
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Riseofchaos
23 February 2010
Version: 3.2.5
Thanks for fixing the proxy bug. That one was really annoying!
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Knowhowe
07 February 2010
Version: 3.2.4
Well, I guess I'll be sticking with my trusty copy of version 3.1.7 thanks. Never a moment's trouble, no ads and cost nowt. Love it. Jeez, I've just trawled through, as much as I could stand, of the interminable arguments below and damn near lost the will to live as a result.
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Solosaint
06 February 2010
Version: 3.2.4
you guys have this listed as FREE, its not free, the update is, but the license will cost you scrilla $$$
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David8613
02 February 2010
Version: 3.2.3
The latest version repeatedly crashes upon launch when in a network environment with a proxy server, i.e. any corporate environment with a firewall. Removing the plist file does not solve the problem. Very disappointed with this release.
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Ash435
15 January 2010
Version: 3.2.3
Has Netnewswire stopped working with iWeb feeds? And those 'search feeds' I set up in the original Netnewswire - do they still work? (Apparently not for me). Any chance the pre-Google functionality will return in full?
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Fanchee
09 December 2009
Version: 3.2.3
I was trying this app out and ran into a problem. Every time I clicked on the actions gearbox, it crashed the app. So I sent a quick note to support and was surprised to hear back so soon, as it was around 11pm at night. I emailed back and forth with the support guy until we had found a solution. It was a contextual menu item from SOHO Notes causing not only this app, but many others to crash when I'd click on the actions gearbox (happened on MacJournal too). So because of the excellent support, I was willing to give this app a real shot in my dock. Glad I did, it is excellent. I really like the widescreen view option and the fact you can customize the look using the different style sheets. It integrates nicely with MarsEdit, another app I use regularly. The only thing I don't really like is you can only set all services to refresh at 30 minutes. I'd prefer a setting of 5 or 10 minutes and it says in the help you can override this for individual subscriptions, but I haven't figured out how to do that yet. Overall, a really nice RSS reader!
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Jazzyguy
08 December 2009
Version: 3.2.3
NewsMacPro is now NewsLife. If you have a NewsMacPro license you can get a license FREE! THAT is something that the EGREGIOUS developers of NetNewsWire won't do as a result of their GREED!It loads beautifully and quickly about twice as fast as Net NewsWire.SJK GET BENT!
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Osp
27 October 2009
Version: 3.2.3
Still one of the best news readers available for the Mac. No matter if you follow just one blog or 200 blogs NetnewsWire does the trick for you. The user interface is built to cope with hundreds of news. As a long-time user it bothers me that I have to buy a new license to get rid of the ads. But this is really the only thing.
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Mhoutman
26 October 2009
Version: 3.2.3
no problems here with 3.2.3 on 5 macs (intel/ppc)
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scott-m29
26 October 2009
Version: 3.2.3
Version 3.2.1 was working for me. Version 3.2.2 repeatedly crashed on my MBPro/SL yesterday, even after tossing out the .plist file. Today 3.2.3 does the same repeated crashing on a MacPro/SL. Seems to be trying to reload all the subscriptions all over again. I can go back and run version 3.2.1 fine still.
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Jazzyguy
22 October 2009
Version: 3.2.2
I purchased this RSS reader years ago.I also purchased NewsFire as well as NewsFan and NewsMacPro. First the developer made this reader free. Then it went to Ads unless you pay up. The other 2 have NEVER asked for more money and in fact Newsfire is free as well as Shrook which shows the AVARICE of this developer. Good Bye NetNewsWire! Hello NewsMacPro which actually is BETTER than this cockamamee RSS reader.In addition NewsMacPro has a free version NewsMac! NewsMacPro will automatically import your Safari Rss as well as Bloglines and NewsFire and NetNewsWire without an OPML file! All you have to do is mark what you want in the preferences!This junk about needing more money for development is pure junk! Don't buy this app for these spurious and fallacious reasons! The other Developers keep their RSS Readers up to date and improve it without asking for more money!
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ivanovitch
22 October 2009
Version: 3.2.2
Absolute shame about the adware built-in. Avid user for years, but now looking at Vienna and Shrook once again after latest more-aggressive adverts in places where I can do without the clutter. Why pay when you can find apps for free and without advertising?
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Iconz113
22 October 2009
Version: 3.2.2
Best newsreader out, google sync, rock solid, Never had an issue
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Ridogi
17 October 2009
Version: 3.2
This drives me crazy too. I changed Command W to close tabs in keyboard prefs, but now if I am in the main window and hit Command W it closes a tab I am not looking at (which I can undo fortunately). This change is clearly a downgrade from the previous version where Command W would close the main window or a tab depending on where you were at the time.
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Syrosl
07 October 2009
Version: 3.2
get surprised after updating my netnewswire app in my ipod touch, well I don't care about the migration from newsgator to google reader, but the fact that they have added ads in the app really pysse me off, same thing happened for the Netnewswire, now they try to convince you to pay so you can get rid of the ads, so nice, well, I say "No way"
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