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Shrook
Shrook
3.4
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Shrook overview

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 in version 2.94

Updated on Sep 27 2016

Version 2.94:
      Fixes compatibility issue with window not displaying on macOS 10.12 Sierra
    • Adds support for quoted tweets
    • Adds support for videos and animated GIFs in tweets
View older Shrook updates

Information

License

Free

Size

2.1 MB

Developer’s website

http://www.utsire.com/shrook/

Downloads

31038

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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zlazkow
zlazkow
Sep 21 2020
2.94
0.0
Sep 21 2020
0.0
Version: 2.94
Developer's site shows: "Shrook is no longer in active development and is not recommended for new users". MU please update.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Feb 11 2015
2.92
3.0
Feb 11 2015
3.0
Version: 2.92
I'm not at all happy with this newsreader. It dropped support for SnowLeopard It won't be missed.
SamiH1833
SamiH1833
Dec 1 2014
2.92
1.0
Dec 1 2014
1.0
Version: 2.92
Crash at start.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Oct 31 2014
2.92
3.0
Oct 31 2014
3.0
Version: 2.92
I'm not so happy about this Newsreader. I find it outdated and its GUI is poor Mac-wise. I find it flat and boring. It has been the same for years and it is time for the Developer to change it. I gave it 3 Stars and that is being gracious.
Snappir
Snappir
Apr 16 2013
2.88
0.0
Apr 16 2013
0.0
Version: 2.88
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.
Da-La
Da-La
Apr 8 2013
2.88
0.0
Apr 8 2013
0.0
Version: 2.88
This app is labeled as "a next-generation news reader" while it has an etremely dated user interface. Too funny :D
bellamarc
bellamarc
Apr 6 2013
2.88
0.5
Apr 6 2013
0.5
Version: 2.88
Updated from 2.87 to 2.88. Now all of my feeds are gone. More importantly, my flagged items are gone!
Neo979
Neo979
Apr 6 2013
2.88
0.0
Apr 6 2013
0.0
Version: 2.88
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.
fmr
fmr
Mar 27 2012
2.84
5.0
Mar 27 2012
5.0
Version: 2.84
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!
Mystery-Tramp
Mystery-Tramp
Nov 6 2009
2.72
4.0
Nov 6 2009
4.0
Version: 2.72
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. mt
Penguirl
Penguirl
Sep 30 2009
2.72
0.0
Sep 30 2009
0.0
Version: 2.72
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.
libecchio
libecchio
Mar 22 2009
2.7
0.0
Mar 22 2009
0.0
Version: 2.7
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.
Roberts2424
Roberts2424
Feb 28 2008
2.6.2
0.0
Feb 28 2008
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
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.
Teslanaut
Teslanaut
Jan 25 2008
2.6.2
0.0
Jan 25 2008
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
Quite a nice RSS Reader. Just needs ability to change views and UI improvement.
Eyekey
Eyekey
Jan 18 2008
2.6.1
0.0
Jan 18 2008
0.0
Version: 2.6.1
Quiet a time since my last Review... Because the most used newsreader got free a while ago, I tried it also and several others. Shrook is the ONLY reader which makes a difference between NEW and READ news. This is very important for me to immedially see which post is new and which I just have not read. I love that feature. Shrook gets better with every Version, can´t wait for version 3! Sorry for my bad English, it´s not my native language.
Devnevyn
Devnevyn
Nov 19 2007
2.6.1
1.0
Nov 19 2007
1.0
Version: 2.6.1
Horrible UI (looks like a Windows app, very cluttered, too many panes, bad itunes-lookalike), flickering windows, buggy syncing feature (would keep bugging me about a sync conflict every ten minutes or so about four of my items no matter what I chose in the conflict resolution dialog), bad opml import, obnoxious dialogs all the time... Need I go on?
Web-Jive
Web-Jive
Oct 26 2007
2.6
0.0
Oct 26 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6
Seems to crash with Leopard. Anyone else experiencing this?
Eyekey
Eyekey
May 21 2007
2.54
0.0
May 21 2007
0.0
Version: 2.54
Great Software. I love it. But same here, Dev. does not respond to emails. Let us hope, he reads them, because this rss reader has some bugs.
68kmla
68kmla
Jun 6 2006
2.51
0.0
Jun 6 2006
0.0
Version: 2.51
Just so people aren't fooled by this being listed under Freeware. It's not free to use the Shrook.com syncing feature, which costs a monthly subscription fee. Still doesn't read an OPML file with group folders properly, and the dev hasn't responded to an email from three weeks ago. I wouldn't bother with it since the only feature that set it apart (able to sync feeds with shrook server) now costs a subscription fee. Back to Vienna for me.
Roberts2424
Roberts2424
Apr 24 2006
2.5
0.0
Apr 24 2006
0.0
Version: 2.5
After having tried them all, dealing with all the good and bad points of each Shrook has remained the favorite. Vienna has run a close second. Now, that Shrook is freeware it stands to truly claim its throne. I don't proclaim that Shrook is perfect...but, it's better.
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