PulpFiction
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RSS/Atom feed reader.   Shareware ($25.00)
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PulpFiction is a RSS/Atom feed reader. Featuring a familiar Mail-like interface, PulpFiction will fetch, organize, and display news and articles from thousands of weblogs and websites.

Leveraging Mail's familiar interface and ease of use, PulpFiction throws some serious muscle behind your news reading. Powerful, flexible filters move, mark, and process articles. Flags, sounds, and dock icons alert you to new or important posts. AppleScript support allows you to extend PulpFiction to work with your entire digital hub: Mail, Safari, the Finder, and more.
What's New
Version 1.2.2:
  • fixed incorrect folder counts
  • fixed the negative flagged counts
  • set the article list to be scrolled to the top of deleted items when deleting more then one article
  • set the article list to scroll to the center when using the space bar to navigate between articles
  • added "Default" to article labels, "None" now doesn't show a label if the subscription has one. Default sets the label to show the subscription label if pref to do so is set.
  • fixed parsing bug with < signs in article titles.
  • set the name of a smart folder to be the subscription's name when a single sub is dragged to the folder view
  • fixed the issue where articles didn't appear in a feed in the feed view if their subscription was deleted and then added back in
  • updated to the latest version of growl
  • growl will now prompt the user to install or upgrade on first use
  • added smart folder options for matching by folder, unread, or flagged
Version 1.2.2:
  • fixed incorrect folder counts
  • fixed the negative flagged counts
  • set the article list to be scrolled to the top of deleted items when deleting more then one article
  • set the article list to scroll to the center when using the space bar to navigate between articles
  • added "Default" to article labels, "None" now doesn't show a label if the more...
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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//idn reviewed on 15 Oct 2006
This app has been seriously outclassed by almost every competitor and isn't worth any payment since it is not actively developed any more.

The developer does not reply ever, which is also true for their other main product, MailDrop.

This company is a rip-off.
[Version 1.2.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Nov 2005
The program looks good at first and has some nice features, but eventually its problems drive you away. For me it was two database crashes where I had to rebuild from an opml file, as well as duplicate messages showing up, making reading more annoying. I just tried NetNewsWire again and I'm amazed at how relaxing it is to use in comparison to PulpFiction.
[Version 1.2.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Aug 2005
No product support, meagre features and crash prone: they have no business asking people for money for this app.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Aug 2005
the developer is slow to respond to comments, concerns, and bugs, and has a serious negative attitude when responding; the program is slow; it crashes more than it should; and it has been simply outclassed by other applications.

i paid for a license, but it was a giant mistake. i ended up just buying NetNewsWire anyway.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Aug 2005
Last year, this app looked promising, but a combination of being outclassed by competitors and developer neglect have rendered this app to the rather sorry state it's in today. Avoid.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Jul 2005
please please please include (as all good apps should) growl support, especially when new articles are added to pulpfiction.



Please? Awesome app btw!
[Version 1.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Feb 2005
This is a very strange program. The overall user interface is generally very good, but performance is so bad that it doesn't matter.

The program generally becomes unresponsive when checking feeds. Checking feeds takes a while, so if you're using it when it revs up there's really no choice but to do something else until it finishes.

When the app shuts down it can take a minute or more to "optimize the database". I have way more data in my mail client than in pulpfiction, and I've never seen a mail client that needed to do this. This kind of behavior should never, ever, be seen in a mac application.

The newest version marks an article as modified when it's been changed since it was last read. A green dot signifies new, an orange dot modified, and no dot is read. This would be great if the logic wasn't completely broken. With many feeds, every article is *always* marked as modified whenever the feed is checked. There are constantly meaningless orange dots everywhere. This makes sorting by status much less useful, since instead of 3 unread articles followed by the recent articles at the top, there are 3 unread articles followed by a hundred randomly "modified" articles.

I don't know how Freshly Squeezed Software can stand to release software in this state. Aren't they embarrassed?
[Version 1.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Aug 2004
Having first tried the demoware version of this app, I was easily sold on buying a license. PulpFiction is the most intuitive RSS reader out there. Thanks to the developers' inspired choice, using an interface similar to Apple Mail, you can easily crunch through large amounts of news feed in very little time. They've one-up'ed Mail in a key respects, too, adding a really helpful color-label feature which can flag keywords in a metasearch. Like other RSS readers, there's always room for improvement (how about Rendezvous-enabled subscriptions?), but for my money, this is now the gold-standard RSS application to beat.
[Version 1.0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 10 Oct 2004
> how about Rendezvous-enabled subscriptions?

Curious - what would that mean? You mean automatically find rss feeds on the local network? That would require the people running the feeds to somehow broadcast their availability. PulpFiction, running by itself on the client machine, cannot possibly do this alone.
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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Jun 2004
this software has a smart premise that makes sense for RSS feeds, but beware: the developer is VERY slow to release updates to fix things that are critical to the operation of the application. As a registered user who's written in about issues with this app, I've been waiting *over a month* for a fixes to serious problems (e.g. SQL errors). It is to the point where I don't even use the app anymore, even though I paid for it. This stands in stark comparison to the kind of experience that I've had with other small-scale developers of Mac software who've generally been a responsive lot, at the very least releasing bug fixes quickly.
[Version 1.0]

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iacas (developer) replied on 08 Jul 2004
We've released 1.0.1 betas in the past few weeks, and if you look at the changelog from 1.0, you'll see that we've fixed quite a number of things.

http://nslog.com/archives/2004/06/22/pf101b1.php
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Anonymous reviewed on 25 May 2004
Why have the removed the promotion before the end of May? If I remember right it was to supposed to last for the whole month…

Well, anyway, I bet I am not dishing out the 25 $ after all.
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:12,480
Version Downloads:7,957
Type:Business : Applications
License:Shareware
Date:31 Aug 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $25.00
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PulpFiction is a RSS/Atom feed reader. Featuring a familiar Mail-like interface, PulpFiction will fetch, organize, and display news and articles from thousands of weblogs and websites.

Leveraging Mail's familiar interface and ease of use, PulpFiction throws some serious muscle behind your news reading. Powerful, flexible filters move, mark, and process articles. Flags, sounds, and dock icons alert you to new or important posts. AppleScript support allows you to extend PulpFiction to work with your entire digital hub: Mail, Safari, the Finder, and more.


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