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NewsFire free download for Mac

NewsFire

Version 2.0

iChat-like RSS aggregator.

NewsFire overview

NewsFire is a super-simple feed reader.

RSS for Everyone
Simple to use and packed with features, NewsFire makes it a joy to keep atop the constant flow of information on the web.

Smart & Organized
It's easy to filter and organize your news with NewsFire's smart groups. Build your own feeds with custom rules, or drag and drop to create groups of related content.

Fit & Finished
NewsFire's feed list, floating new items to the top with smooth animation, is an original. It looks good. It moves well. It delivers the polished Mac experience you expect.

What’s new in version 2.0

Updated on Feb 19 2011

Version 2.0: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Information

License

Commercial

Size

1.2 MB

Developer’s website

http://www.newsfirerss.com/

Downloads

47995

App requirements

  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • Intel 32
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adrie2011
adrie2011
Sep 21 2016
2.0
4.0
Sep 21 2016
4.0
Version: 2.0
Newsfire works good with El Capitan. Version2.0 works no longer after the upgrade to macOS Sierra. I hope there comes soon a new version for Sierra (macOS).
Sanchai
Sanchai
Jun 9 2015
2.0
3.0
Jun 9 2015
3.0
Version: 2.0
Newsfire 2.0 no longer work with El Capitan. It crash on startup. Fix please
Shiny22
Shiny22
Feb 20 2011
2.0
0.0
Feb 20 2011
0.0
Version: 2.0
Anyone know the difference between the (use to be paid and then became Free) v1 and the (Paid) v2? Nothing here. Nothing at the App Store and noting on the Web site? Why such a secret? What did it get to justify the price and the v2 listing? Judging by the comments on the App Store nothing has changed: "NewsFire cannot synchronize with a Google Reader account. NewsFire cannot import a Google Reader export file without manually changing extension from .xml to .opml. NewsFire cannot view web links within the reader. NewsFire is more polished than Google Reader's web interface, but otherwise is inferior. NewsFire's web site and Mac App Store page lack sufficient information to make an informed purchase. I just wasted $5 on a whim." Why won't the developer tell us what has changed?
Flounder
Flounder
Apr 30 2010
1.6v84
0.0
Apr 30 2010
0.0
Version: 1.6v84
Wish he would implement google reader syncing, then I could switch back from netnewswire
Penguirl
Penguirl
Sep 30 2009
1.6v84
2.0
Sep 30 2009
2.0
Version: 1.6v84
Meh, color me underwhelmed. It doesn't import feeds into the hierarchal structure they were exported in, and while the UI is different from all the rest I find the three pane widescreen layout more useful for me.
Chas-m
Chas-m
Sep 2 2009
1.6v82
0.0
Sep 2 2009
0.0
Version: 1.6v82
Just a quick note on the "description" of the app -- the phrase is "dumbed down" not "dubbed down". Just FYI. I've not had any trouble w/NewFire over the years, I continue to enjoy it and don't care one way or the other if the Newsfire blog is deletable or not -- seems a small "price" to pay for a free app to me --
Macmend-com
Macmend-com
Jul 21 2009
1.6
0.0
Jul 21 2009
0.0
Version: 1.6
well he ballsed up a perfectly good app that some of us had paid for in the past....I dont know what gets into software developers. Good software, clean lines and easy to work becomes super annoying, irritating software
Dr-Girlfriend
Dr-Girlfriend
Feb 27 2009
1.6v76
3.0
Feb 27 2009
3.0
Version: 1.6v76
To Remove The Developer's Blog From Your Feeds: 1. File-->Add Group--> name the group "Lame". 2. Drag the unwanted blog into group "Lame". 3. Right click "Lame", select Remove. 4. Remove Group and Feeds. Done deal. As far as the app goes, it's decent. Other than the obnoxious trick of forcing people to view and not delete his blog, it's easy to use and fairly nice looking. I actually bought this app before it went free, but it's not my RSS reader of choice; I use it because the others I've tested seem buggier. NewsFire wins by default.
Mpez
Mpez
Feb 18 2009
1.6v76
0.0
Feb 18 2009
0.0
Version: 1.6v76
This is a beautiful and well designed piece of software. Perhaps the only feature lacking is some kind of sync system - computer-computer-iphone. But this is a small quibble for a free product. I've no idea what the reviewers are talking about below - it is easy to delete the developer's blog RSS. There is some kind of vendetta against this developer, so take the negative reviews with a grain of salt. In any case it's free, so try it and find out.
Younkint
Younkint
Feb 18 2009
1.6v76
0.0
Feb 18 2009
0.0
Version: 1.6v76
Before you consider installing ANY software concocted by David Watanabe on your computer, please do a decent Google search of "David Watanabe" first. Especially do this if, for some reason, you are contemplating actually sending him your hard earned money. It will not take you long to come to a conclusion. Even a simple search here on macupdate should suffice.
Guest
Guest
Dec 17 2008
1.5v74
3.0
Dec 17 2008
3.0
Version: 1.5v74
The cardinal sin committed here is that the developer's blog CANNOT be deleted from the feeds. That is just plain wrong. Now they can do what they like as this is freeware, but as I paid for this a few weeks before the app went gratis I feel aggrieved. Also, when adding new feeds most of the time it does not download the feeds but one has to manually refresh to get the feeds. Features have also been removed such as being able to remove favicons and choosing different fonts. Still I think it is a brilliant app but I will give it 3 stars for the evil perpetrated by not being able to banish the developer's blog.
Eujot
Eujot
Jul 26 2008
1.5v74
1.0
Jul 26 2008
1.0
Version: 1.5v74
I buy NewFire, but now when it's free I can not delete David Watanabe blog form RRS list. Crap.
Laurie2
Laurie2
Mar 27 2008
1.5v72
0.0
Mar 27 2008
0.0
Version: 1.5v72
I love NewsFire but I too have received no response to my questions to the developer. The lack of tech support is very frustrating. Recently my hard drive crashed and had to be replaced. I still have all my old caches and metadata files for the items I had in the reader when it crashed, so I moved them into the corresponding files when I restored from my backup. I hoped I could then reaccess them, but I can't find a way. Spotlight finds them easily and gives me the headline of each item, but the items don't appear in the newsreader. Does anyone know how to accomplish this? Or a forum where I might post the question? It doesn't look like the developer is going to respond. Thanks.
Kiddailey
Kiddailey
Mar 1 2008
1.5v72
2.0
Mar 1 2008
2.0
Version: 1.5v72
An interesting program, but it STILL has issues with way too many feeds to make it worth putting up with. Case in point: after installing it, I immediately copied my Slashdot.org and Digg.com feeds into Newsfire and NEITHER ONE would display. It also seems to have issues with images embedded with escaped HTML in the body of articles too. For what it's worth, you also can't remove his blog from the feed subscriptions in this free version. I suggest using LittleSnitch to block access to his site. Blah. I used Newsfire years ago when it first came out but switched to NetNewsWire because of this exact reason. I even ended up purchasing a license for NNW because it was a far better app -- it never had problems with any feed I threw into it. David on the other hand, responded to my "bug report" at the time with a simple: "the feeds don't validate." I wish this was a better app. The interface is very nice and is the only reason that, despite David's shortness with his customers and potential customers, I continue to entertain the idea of even giving it another chance. That said, I personally don't expect the free to last. Newsfire was free when it first came out, then wasn't, and now it is again.
Francola
Francola
Mar 1 2008
1.5v72
0.0
Mar 1 2008
0.0
Version: 1.5v72
Oh well... I just spent $35 on a lifetime subscription. Feelin' like a chump...
Mntbighker
Mntbighker
Mar 1 2008
1.5v71
3.0
Mar 1 2008
3.0
Version: 1.5v71
Running 10.5.2 and NF won't import my NetNewsWire subscriptions so it's not much use.
Thumax
Thumax
Feb 28 2008
1.4v70
0.0
Feb 28 2008
0.0
Version: 1.4v70
I bought this software in January 2006. Since then I contacted the developer three times for support but NEVER got an answer. When I replaced my Mac with a new one for last Christmas I tried to activate NewsFire on my new machine which was not possible because I no longer have access to the email address I used for registration back then. I already had contacted the developer immediately when I had to give up the address in April 2006 - but as I said: ZERO feedback, no chance of re-activation. What did I pay money for?
Ozzpot
Ozzpot
Dec 29 2007
1.4v70
0.0
Dec 29 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4v70
I love Newsfire. I've used it for longer than I can remember. I've tried all the other alternatives, including Safari's built-in RSS capabilities, but nothing deals with feeds quite as simply, beautifully and elegantly as Newsfire. It does everything you want it to do, without being bloated. There's one thing I wish it did SO much though - it's only a small thing: I wish the dock icon's unread item count's badge was customisable and preferably optional too. The lime/acid green of it is an eyesore on my desktop. I wish I could select the colour of it myself, or even better turn it off altogether. As soon as that is an option I'll give this 5 stars no question.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Dec 22 2007
1.4v70
1.0
Dec 22 2007
1.0
Version: 1.4v70
NewsFire doesn't run on 10.5 You can not open any of the articles that are listed in any of the feeds. Writing to the developer produces nothing. I feel that after supporting this application from its inception I should get some information from the developer as to what his plans are for an update. I feel that after reading other comments about Dave that it would appear that he doesn't give a Tinker's Dam about his customers. Consequently we should reciprocate by shrinking his wallet. Maybe if enough of us don't buy this product he will pay some attention to those who support his product.
Aanhorn
Aanhorn
Nov 11 2007
1.4v70
4.0
Nov 11 2007
4.0
Version: 1.4v70
I'll be honest : most of David Watanabe's software is useless to me. Acquisition became irrelevant a long time ago (gnutella) and is hobbled by a resource intensive java engine. Xtorrent may be relevant today (bittorrent) but is a victim of feature bloat right out of the gate. Transmission runs circles around it in terms of performance. Inquisitor might be useful if it actually worked with my browser of choice, Camino, but it doesn't. You can take the above as a bit of constructive criticism, David, but regarding NewsFire, nothing but aces. NewsFire has everything I need and nothing I don't, all packaged in a wonderfully minimal interface. Where every other RSS client attempts to walk the dividing line between newsreader and browser, NewsFire sticks to one thing and does it well. One missing feature I'd like to see in a future release is individual feed disabling. Still, paired with a capable browser, NewsFire simply offers the best RSS experience on the Mac. As long as David keeps NewsFire lean and focused for v2.0, he's guaranteed to get my upgrade fee.
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