RSSOwl
RSSOwl
2.2.1

4.1

RSSOwl free download for Mac

RSSOwl

2.2.1
01 January 2014

Java newsreader for RSS feeds.

Overview

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.

22 RSSOwl Reviews

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Roadtripdk
13 February 2006

Most helpful

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 :-(
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Version 1.2
Jazzyguy
26 October 2013
I got it to work in Mavericks,It is still great .
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Version 2.2
Jazzyguy
23 October 2013
It doesn't working Mavericks OS
Like (1)
Version 2.2
SickTeddyBear
27 July 2013
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.
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Version 2.2
kingjj
11 January 2013
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.
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Version 2.1.6
Jazzyguy
09 December 2012
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.
Like (1)
Version 2.1.6
Bezierboy
21 May 2011
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.
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Version 2.0.6
Roadtripdk
13 February 2006
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 :-(
Like (1)
Version 1.2
Frank-H-Wu
02 January 2006
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.
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
08 November 2005
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.
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Version 1.2
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Anonymous
Anonymous
08 November 2005
In the previous comment I tried, but failed, to add the url of my (very old) review. After all, I'm not dissatisfied that it doesn't appear, like an undue advertisement. FWIW, I'll retry to put it herebelow, in this relatively buried comment-to-a-comment: http://sainct.ouvaton.org/uniwakka/RSSforMac (if it doesn't appear above, there is nothing I can do :-)
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
19 July 2005
I think the zip is fine but the developer posted the source code not the java binary!
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Version 1.1.3
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
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