NewsFire
NewsFire
2.0

3.5

NewsFire free download for Mac

NewsFire

2.0
19 February 2011

iChat-like RSS aggregator.

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 NewsFire

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

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Eujot
26 July 2008

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I buy NewFire, but now when it's free I can not delete David Watanabe blog form RRS list. Crap.
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Version 1.5v74
adrie2011
21 September 2016
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).
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Version 2.0
1 answer(s)
bosrijk
bosrijk
27 September 2016
Its impossible to upgrade, are they sleeping?
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Sanchai
09 June 2015
Newsfire 2.0 no longer work with El Capitan. It crash on startup. Fix please
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Version 2.0
Shiny22
20 February 2011
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 $5 on a whim." Why won't the developer tell us what has changed?
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Version 2.0
1 answer(s)
Thyx
Thyx
27 February 2011
Thanks for the review. I hope more people learn about the problems with the App Store, which I like in principle, and learn to check back here or elsewhere before buying. Especially if some devs make moves to gather some easy money on the App Store. I hope it fires back on the devs in the long term.
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Flounder
30 April 2010
Wish he would implement google reader syncing, then I could switch back from netnewswire
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Version 1.6v84
Penguirl
30 September 2009
Meh, color me underwhelmed. It doesn't import feeds into the hierarchal structure they were exported in, and while the UI is different from all the rest I find the three pane widescreen layout more useful for me.
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Version 1.6v84
Chas-m
02 September 2009
Just a quick note on the "description" of the app -- the phrase is "dumbed down" not "dubbed down". Just FYI. I've not had any trouble w/NewFire over the years, I continue to enjoy it and don't care one way or the other if the Newsfire blog is deletable or not -- seems a small "price" to pay for a free app to me --
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Version 1.6v82
Macmend-com
21 July 2009
well he ballsed up a perfectly good app that some of us had paid for in the past....I dont know what gets into software developers. Good software, clean lines and easy to work becomes super annoying, irritating software
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Version 1.6
1 answer(s)
Macmend-com
Macmend-com
21 July 2009
actually I am talking out of my a$£@e....his blog isn't there....hooray I love you after all David
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Version 1.6
Dr-Girlfriend
27 February 2009
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.
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Version 1.6v76
2 answer(s)
Dr-Girlfriend
Dr-Girlfriend
27 February 2009
Nevermind; when the app relaunches, the unwanted feed puts itself back. Screw that. Into the trash, NewsFire -- that behavior is unacceptable, free app or not. I'd change my review to a 2 if I could.
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Version 1.6v76
Sebehk
Sebehk
31 July 2009
If you have previously purchased NewsFire before it became freeware, then you should NOT have Dave's Blog in there. In a private exchange of emails between Dave and me, I had asked him if paid customers were "silently" rewarded with no blog in future NewsFire updates. He said "yes". I don't have his blog in there whatsoever.
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Version 1.6v81
Mpez
18 February 2009
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.
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Version 1.6v76
4 answer(s)
F451
F451
18 February 2009
Actually, you cannot remove David's feed. I believe what concerns those of us who purchased a lifetime license to NewsFire, before it became a free app, is at least give us the simple concession of being able to choose those feeds which we deem necessary versus having someone else do it for us as in the case of David's feed.
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Version 1.6v76
Mpez
Mpez
18 February 2009
I'm not trying to mislead - but I'm looking at my feed list and DW's blog is not there. (I deleted it in the past). Are you saying it is a new feature that you can't delete his blog?
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Version 1.6v76
F451
F451
18 February 2009
Yes, with this version, and latest beta you cannot delete David's blog feed (nothing against David). I have heard of users with older preference files being able to get around some of the feeds, but I purchased a new Mac and loaded everything anew so with the current situation the ability is gone.
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Version 1.6v76
Mpez
Mpez
19 February 2009
I'm sorry I'm not sure. It just isn't there for me. I have had NF from the pay for license days, perhaps I deleted it then and now DW has rewarded us with not having to read his blog! Tried deleting the plists and so on?
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Version 1.6v76
Younkint
18 February 2009
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.
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Version 1.6v76
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3.5

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  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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