There are a lot of RSS readers for Mac OS X out there, and Apple even added RSS capabilities directly to Safari in Tiger (10.4) - so why did I write this? Because all of the existing (Free) RSS readers are approaching the problem from the wrong side.
I treat my RSS feeds more like email than anything else, and the current crop of RSS reader is more a hybrid between iTunes and a Web browser. I wrote Feed to address this issue.
- Simple and Familiar
- Feed is designed to work like a mail program and includes a simple single window interface. Individual articles are displayed directly in Feed using WebKit (the Safari Web engine) which means less clicking and more reading.
- Drag & Drop Support
- Feed allows you to drag Text and URL Clippings directly into the Feed Drawer from any application. Found a link in Safari you want to add? Did a friend pass you a source in an iChat? Simply drag them into Feed and you're done! You can also drag any Feed or Article to another application that accepts Text or URL clippings to easily share them with your friends.
- BitTorrent Enclosures - New!
- If you subscribe to a source that includes links to BitTorrent files, Feed will display those links directly in the preview pane as a clickable and draggable link. You can simply click to open with your default browser or drag the URL directly to a BitTorrent client that supports Drag & Drop of Torrent files (like Hurricane).
- Audio Notifications
- Choose any of your installed sounds to play when you have new items available - or none!
- You can bookmark articles in the feed list with a simple command or by dragging it to the Feed Drawer. This allows you to group articles for later reading or to save an article indefinitely.
- Feed Organization
- You can completely customize the way feeds are managed and displayed with an intuitive Drag and Drop interface. Feed allows you to group your feeds into folders and then display all articles in the group together.
- Supported Standards
- Feed currently supports all versions of Atom and RSS. You can import and export your existing RSS feed subscriptions in the industry standard OPML format (as used by NetNewsWire, Shrook and others).