RSSOwl
RSSOwl
2.2.1

4.1

RSSOwl free download for Mac

RSSOwl for Mac2.2.1

01 January 2014

Java newsreader for RSS feeds.

What is RSSOwl for Mac

RSSOwl is a GUI desktop client (using SWT as fast graphic libary) that reads the RSS format from a URL or a local file. It is divided into 4 areas: RSS Management includes quickview of an RSS feed, adding new RSS favorites to a category, adding new categories, deleting an RSS feed or a category, and full text searching with result highlights. RSS Favorites shows all the saved favorites in the different categories in a tree. RSS TabFolder displays the title and description of the RSS feed plus a list of the newsheaders from the feed; it opens a new tab whenever a new RSS feed is opened. RSS NewsItem displays the selected news from the list of newsheaders from the TabFolder; the link to the news can be clicked to open it in the browser. The supported languages are German and English.

What's new in RSSOwl

Version 2.2.1:

Note: 3.7 is the version number reported in Finder; it is a reflection of the app's Eclipse runtime version. The developer refers to this version of the app as 2.2.1.
  • You will now find quick access to common actions like archiving or labeling right below the article content.
  • Some broken keyword feeds have been fixed and new ones added.

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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Oct 26 2013
2.2
5.0
Oct 26 2013
5.0
Version: 2.2
I got it to work in Mavericks,It is still great .
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Oct 23 2013
2.2
5.0
Oct 23 2013
5.0
Version: 2.2
It doesn't working Mavericks OS
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
Jul 27 2013
2.2
0.0
Jul 27 2013
0.0
Version: 2.2
FYI: RSSOwl has a long-standing Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) bug, so it can't be set as the default RSS reading app under OS X. This is a verified bug, and RCDefaultApp can't fix it.
kingjj
kingjj
Jan 11 2013
2.1.6
4.0
Jan 11 2013
4.0
Version: 2.1.6
The bast RSS reader I've found for my Mini, which doesn't seem to run any OS beyond 10.4. RSSOwl imported all of my feeds from Google without a hitch, and has ample viewing/organization options. Give the choice between native and Java, I would certauinly choose native. But in this instance, I didn't seem to have a choice. Which is fine, as RSSOwl works wonderfully. Java or otherwise.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Dec 9 2012
2.1.6
5.0
Dec 9 2012
5.0
Version: 2.1.6
I've used RSS OWL in the past with many OS's from Mac. This one is the best of all. Nice tutorial. Great Gui and it puts my feeds from Google Reader correctly. This is an outstanding RSS Reader.
Bezierboy
Bezierboy
May 21 2011
2.0.6
0.0
May 21 2011
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
If you are having trouble with version 2.06 being crashy, try the nightly builds of 2.10 at http://rssowl.pluginbuilder.org/latest/ Note: I don't recommend the use of nightlies (i.e. Alpha) software unless you HAVE to. Sure wish 2.10 would hit Beta soon though. I keep upgrading the nightlies: some fix bugs, some crash on launch.
Roadtripdk
Roadtripdk
Feb 13 2006
1.2
0.0
Feb 13 2006
0.0
Version: 1.2
I am using OS X 10.4.4. I can't map RSSOwl as default app for News, RSS, ATOM, etc. Unfortunately, the preference still insists on using Safari, even after I have saved my changes :-(
Frank-H-Wu
Frank-H-Wu
Jan 2 2006
1.2
0.0
Jan 2 2006
0.0
Version: 1.2
I've used NewsFire, Vienna, NetNewsWire and Opera's RSS feature, in that order of frequency. I just discovered RSSOwl. It works very well, but it has one flaw (unless I just haven't figured it out), which is it doesn't seem to save the feeds. When you close the program or go offline, only the feeds you've opened retain their content. I'm not sure why that is, but it's the only problem with what otherwise is an elegant, speedy, and quite capable program.
Guest
Guest
Nov 8 2005
1.2
4.5
Nov 8 2005
4.5
Version: 1.2
Having reviewed more than 40 RSS-related apps one year ago () , I find the progress in RSSOwl definitely impressive. Indeed it is now, for me, in the 'top three', along with the (paying, oldest, exhaustive) NetNewsWire and the (open-source) Vienna. Out of these three only RSSOwl is multiplatform, which means a lot as concerns future growth and stability (plus you can "get the same on your PC at work"). Really, really worth a try if you are ambitious as concerns RSS.
Guest
Guest
Jul 19 2005
1.1.3
4.5
Jul 19 2005
4.5
Version: 1.1.3
I think the zip is fine but the developer posted the source code not the java binary!
Guest
Guest
Mar 26 2005
1.1
0.0
Mar 26 2005
0.0
Version: 1.1
I still have no clue why on earth we have to download a zip file, expand it while we ALL have (unlike wins) Java WebStart installed. Nothing like trolling,flaming. I really want to know. This one, loads of others are amazingly progressed, advanced programs. So its clear developer(s) know how to code, but why send everyone to some hideous zip file? If it was single click, many people , e.g. not computer literate could test the application I mean.
Guest
Guest
Feb 25 2005
1.0.2
4.5
Feb 25 2005
4.5
Version: 1.0.2
This is a nice application. No "typical java" about it. The user interface is clean and it does the job nicely.
Guest
Guest
Dec 19 2004
1.0
4.5
Dec 19 2004
4.5
Version: 1.0
I'm a pretty experienced RSS user. I've tried almost all of them and Owl is growing on me. The one feature that is indespensible for me, because I have over 100 feeds I like to read regularly, is to be able to order them (move them around; from top to bottom, etc.)in the favorites section, so I don't have to keep hunting for the next one I want to read. If the developer would add that feature, I would use this app much more. Keep up the good work. JB
Guest
Guest
Oct 8 2004
0.9b
0.0
Oct 8 2004
0.0
Version: 0.9b
Hi again, just wanted to comment, that I am currently developing RSSOwl on a Mac to improve things on there. Expect some interface improvements for upcoming RSSOwl version 1.0. Ben
Guest
Guest
Sep 23 2004
0.9b
0.0
Sep 23 2004
0.0
Version: 0.9b
Hi, I must admit that I am not familiar with Mac, but what I got out is, that is's extremly difficult to please Mac users with Software. Guys, this is Open Source, you dont have to pay for it. Instead of complaining about the "horrible" interface (which is not typical Java, its SWT which makes a difference), why not participate on the project site at Sourceforge? Feel free to write any suggestions and improvements in the public forums. You dont even have to register, post anonymous: http://sourceforge.net/forum/?group_id=86683 Ben
Guest
Guest
Sep 22 2004
0.9b
4.5
Sep 22 2004
4.5
Version: 0.9b
Horrible interface. Typical Java. This sort of junk may be the norm on other Operating Systems, but it is simply NOT acceptable on MacOS X. If you want a good RSS reader check out NewsFire right here at MacUpdate.com
Guest
Guest
Sep 21 2004
0.9b
4.5
Sep 21 2004
4.5
Version: 0.9b
Seems OK. For a Java app. Is there any reason why a Mac user would want this over NetNewsWire (Lite)? Can't find any.
Guest
Guest
Jul 8 2004
0.8b
0.0
Jul 8 2004
0.0
Version: 0.8b
Commenting the feedback about "Porn" links being in RSSOwl: This is not true. The preset sample newsfeeds are carefully selected and not including such content. But as RSSOwl uses a normal web-browser as internal browser which may be used as such, users might get in contact with criminal content in the same way they do when using any other browser to surf the web. As a final note, RSSOwl is not responsible for the content that is displayed. Read the GPL Terms and Conditions for more information. Project Leader - RSSOwl Dev. Team
Guest
Guest
May 20 2004
0.73b
0.0
May 20 2004
0.0
Version: 0.73b
I have just downloaded RSSOwl for a try. In the news list under the developers grouping are links to kiddie porn. These are pre-subscribed from the developer. This is quite simply, unacceptable. I hope this pimpware will be pulled.
Guest
Guest
Sep 19 2003
0.62b
0.0
Sep 19 2003
0.0
Version: 0.62b
Hi, just wanted to note, that RSSOwl comes with an application bundle since version 0.62b. So there is no need to compile RSSOwl from the sourcecode and its very easy to run! Best regards, Ben
Guest
Guest
Sep 3 2003
0.6b
0.0
Sep 3 2003
0.0
Version: 0.6b
Hi, you are absolutley right and I want to excuse for that. I will release the upcoming version 0.61b for Mac and Linux too, containing the associated SWT librarys. Unfortunately I am not able to test RSSOwl on Mac or Linux (just running win) but I am already searching for porters. Best regards Benjamin Pasero RSSOwl Development
Guest
Guest
Sep 2 2003
0.6b
4.5
Sep 2 2003
4.5
Version: 0.6b
Geez what a joke, it doesn't even come with the necesary GUI libraries to run on OS X. If you are going to go to the effort of posting your software on a Mac download page you should at least include the necessary files to run your software!
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later

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