Shrook
Shrook 2.88
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Shrook is a next-generation news reader that is not only easy to use, but offers advanced features not available to Mac users anywhere else. It supports all versions of RSS and Atom.

Feature highlights included synchronization, full podcast support, smart groups, built-in browser and innovative user-interface.
What's New
Version 2.88:
  • Numerous bugfixes and improvements
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.6 or later



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Snappir commented on 16 Apr 2013
details of the news item in GREY, doesn't look good, quite distracting and annoying. hard to focus on the headline/title.
I guess it's because of the same font size as the headline.
Please make the details in grey, in much SMALLER font.
OR, without the details in grey would be much better.
[Version 2.88]


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Da-La commented on 08 Apr 2013
This app is labeled as "a next-generation news reader" while it has an etremely dated user interface. Too funny :D
[Version 2.88]

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Da-La replied on 08 Apr 2013
"extremely"
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bellamarc reviewed on 05 Apr 2013
Updated from 2.87 to 2.88. Now all of my feeds are gone. More importantly, my flagged items are gone!
[Version 2.88]

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Myrdinn replied on 06 Apr 2013
Same thing over here. Everything disappear, like a bad magic trick. Anyway to put my hands on an old version (2.87) and get my life back?
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Myrdinn replied on 06 Apr 2013
Reverting to Shrook 2.87 brings everything back. =)
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bellamarc replied on 06 Apr 2013
where did you get 2.87 from?
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Myrdinn replied on 06 Apr 2013
Direct from the Apple Store (it hasn't been updated yet). =))
First, trash the 2.88 app, then reinstall Shrook 2.87.
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bellamarc replied on 06 Apr 2013
Myrdinn - you are the best! That did it. Thank you very much! All my flagged items are back!
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Neo979 commented on 05 Apr 2013
With Google killing Google Reader, I'm definitely interested in new RSS options, especially ones that have a syncing capability and an iOS app.

Thus I was especially excited when I read this app was free and includes syncing - but I was disappointed to learn that those two things are mutually exclusive. That is, the syncing service costs $20/year. I think that price is reasonable, but I feel like the labeling is misleading.
[Version 2.88]


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fmr reviewed on 27 Mar 2012
Have used several competitors along the years (Vienna, NetNewsWire to name some), this one is the only one that doesn't get bloated, works steadily and is a pleasure to use and read through. Previously I had to change my RSS client every 6 months, with Shrook I haven't looked back for 2 years!
[Version 2.84]


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Mystery Tramp reviewed on 06 Nov 2009
Shrook has become my default RSS reader. Part of that, I'll admit, is by default. Vienna isn't quite there yet and I'm not ready to pay for a reader, so that lets out a dozen other candidates.

I like the way Shrook lets you cursor around the screen. I like it's four-paned interface, but I use a 21-inch monitor; it might stink on a much narrower monitor.

And I like how it doesn't try to display Web pages and leaves that to a browser.

I had some issues trying to set up my preferences. It crashed several times as I made changes, but once they were set up, Shrook has been solid.

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[Version 2.72]


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Penguirl commented on 29 Sep 2009
My initial impression of Shrook after being forced to leave NetNewsWire by it's new system requirements is that it's inability to import feeds in the same hierarchy they were exported in is a substantial inconvenience. Also the four pane window seems too busy and leaves each pane too narrow, I would like to have the option of a three pane widescreen layout that NetNewsWire and Vienna offer. I won't rate it until I've had a chance to reorganize the feeds and give it a proper run through.
[Version 2.72]

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Penguirl replied on 29 Sep 2009
I forgot to mention that Shrook's feed synchronization is a fantastic feature and to my knowledge it's the only 10.4 compatible RSS/Atom reader that offers it.
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libecchio commented on 22 Mar 2009
As with browsers, I keep moving between RSS readers (NetNewsWire, NewsFire, Vienna) ... but keep coming back to Shrook because of four reasons:

1. It has the most subtle and effective method of showing which feeds have updated most recently;

2. Although it demands a wide screen, because of the physical size of the single window, a lot is packed in without becoming unreadable, and the method of switching between feed listings, feed details and Web pages without using tabs is slick;

3. The new "highlight item changes" feature is better than NetNewsWire's;

4. It consistently has the fewest problems with parsing malformed feeds, of which there are unfortunately too many.
[Version 2.7]


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roberts2424 commented on 27 Feb 2008
A business associate and I have been having trouble with the Shrook Export command - OPML. We've been exporting one RSS feed and then wanting to import it into Shrook on another machine. Same Shrook version being used on both computers. The file will export but it can't import due to a "unrecognizable/corrupt" message. You can't import the list into any other RSS reader such as Vienna either. The developer has been contacted on several occasions and has never responded. It's proven to be a frustrating experience. As a result, our division has sadly dumped Shrook in favor of Vienna. We're having to rebuild the RSS list which will take a while, too.
[Version 2.6.2]


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Teslanaut commented on 24 Jan 2008
Quite a nice RSS Reader. Just needs ability to change views and UI improvement.
[Version 2.6.2]


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Drking rated on 05 Apr 2013

[Version 2.88]



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Younkint rated on 17 Oct 2011

[Version 2.84]


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Date:05 Apr 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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Shrook is a next-generation news reader that is not only easy to use, but offers advanced features not available to Mac users anywhere else. It supports all versions of RSS and Atom.

Feature highlights included synchronization, full podcast support, smart groups, built-in browser and innovative user-interface.


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