Feeder
Feeder
3.7.2

5.0

Feeder free download for Mac

Feeder

3.7.2
14 November 2019

Create, edit, and publish RSS feeds.

Overview

Feeder is a full-featured application for creating, editing, and publishing RSS and iTunes podcast feeds. Features include quick and easy feed editing with auto-complete, templates, HTML tags, Markdown, an HTML preview and more. For podcasters there is drag-and-drop episode creation, automatic tagging of audio and video files with artwork, and an iTunes Store preview. Feeder can publish feed, images, and media files with FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, or Amazon S3, post to a blog when publishing, and announce new content on Twitter and Facebook once everything is online.

New in Feeder 3
  • Refreshed Design with new icons, preview and editing windows.
  • Thumbnails and preview lines in the list.
  • Integrated feed and settings views so the sidebar can be hidden.
  • Share libraries with cloud services such as iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive and more.
  • iTunes Podcasting updated for larger artwork and links in the iTunes summary.
  • Markdown editing, converted to html in the feed.
  • Autosave for edited items with windows restored on relaunch.
  • Self-contained feeds with the content and settings for sharing with others.
  • Search and replace all links in a feed.
  • Many other new features and improvements.

What's new in Feeder

Version 3.7.2:
General:
  • Fixed an issue where it would not be possible to authorize Twitter sharing in the Mac App Store version.
  • Updated FTP software.
Apple Podcasts:
  • Added an option to Advanced preferences to use backwards-compatible descriptions for Apple Podcasts feeds.
Sparkle Appcasts:
  • Added support for for Sparkle 1.21 and later, including the generation EdDSA signatures. To use, choose View > Show Settings from the menu, select Sparkle Appcasting, set the framework version to Sparkle 1.21+, and enable “Automatically Generate EdDSA Signatures” if necessary. Feeder will use the keys saved in your keychain by the Sparkle “generate_keys” tool.
  • Added support for the sparkle:os (operating system) tag.
  • Removed support for the Sparkle 1.1 framework, including the generation of MD5 sums.

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16 Feeder Reviews

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medspanishmolly
13 July 2017

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I have used this app for years to publish my two podcasts on iTunes: Medical Spanish Podcast and Spanish Grammar Review. It is easy to use, works flawlessly and even more importantly, the customer service was phenomenal.
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Version 3.4.5
medspanishmolly
13 July 2017
I have used this app for years to publish my two podcasts on iTunes: Medical Spanish Podcast and Spanish Grammar Review. It is easy to use, works flawlessly and even more importantly, the customer service was phenomenal.
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Version 3.4.5
markd1
17 July 2015
Absolutely loving Feeder V3! All my V2 feeds came across no problem and the app works for me perfectly. The ability to use Markdown is also a welcome feature. Highly recommended app for anyone hosting a podcast feed!
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Version 3.0
Tonylawrence
17 November 2014
For years I have used Podcast Maker by Lemonz Dream to create my RSS feeds for podcasts.. It worked beautifully until Yosemite came out and now it hangs on launch. It appears abandoned by the developer. I searched to find a good replacement and found options to be limited. Feeder seemed to be the most full-featured and capable of handling my needs so I contacted the developer who responded almost immediately (a good sign). It took me a little bit to catch on to the differences between it and Podcast Maker. I had a little trouble with the upload directories in the previous version, however, version 2.56 resolved all those issues and now works perfectly. I initially did not think the ability to share to social media would be significant, but it has been. It has dramatically increased the hits to my podcast. I am extremely happy with Feeder now. Thanks to Steve at Reinvented Software for his help getting started!
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Version 2.5.6
iTruth
11 January 2011
I'm not trying to rain on anyone's parade but for the life of me I just can't see how the developer justifies a price tag of $39. I've recently become a big fan of RSS feeds and I've used a few of them but there are some really cool free and cheaper alternatives. In the Safari browser one can install an extension for Google Reader called Google Reeder Snow Leopard which instantly transforms the Google Reader interface into a gorgeous Mac interface. This extension was the missing touch to Google Reeder and I still find Google's implementation to be the best... for free. Again I find no fault in this app but the price is a bit steep.
Like (5)
Version 2.1.7
1 answer(s)
Steve-Harris
Steve-Harris
20 January 2011
Feeder is for creating RSS and podcast feeds, rather than just reading them, so it does quite a bit more like add artwork to media files, upload them, send notifications, post to weblogs, Twitter and Facebook, all that functionality is reflected in the price.
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Sachi
30 June 2010
link is broken
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Version 2.1.2
Joellevin
30 April 2009
Version 2.0 and above of this app is excellent. The interface is great, and I use it exclusively to keep Sparkle appcasts up-to-date. I highly recommend this app to anyone who gets tired of writing RSS feeds by hand, ever.
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Version 2.0.1
philonous
15 January 2007
I love this program! Be forewarned that it is not super easy to use, but the combination of user interface and features simply cannot be beat. I tried many other programs, but Feeder is the only one that supports ALL fields for ALL feed types: podcasts (normal and iTunes podcasts), newsfeeds, etc. Thanks to feeder our walki-talki.com rss/podcast need be rendered exactly once, and it runs EVERYWHERE. Support from the developer has been excellent, and the value is superb if you consider that this is the only software you will need to generate all of your feeds. And, there are so many creature comforts in this software: get mp3 data from the web, notify ping services, publish automatically to iTunes and ftp server, insert html tags (images and links), etc., etc. Great piece of software.
Like (3)
Version 1.4
DCT
26 January 2006
This is the tool of choice for RSS feeds. I prefer Podcast Maker for podcast feeds (especially when feeding to iTunes). Podcast Maker does not do a very good job with RSS feeds outside of the iTunes shop (can't auto-generate .rss feeds) so Feeder fills the gap with perfection. Now, If I could find one tool that provides the best of Podcast submissions for iTunes as .xml, Podcast submissions for the rest of the world as .xml (yes, iTunes IS different), then be able to produce an RSS .rss feed, that would be heaven. In other words, I need the same tool to generate .rss, .xml and the unique iTunes .xml requirements in one tool and one pass. Neither Feeder nor Podcast Maker meet the need but together, I can piece it together with a little bubble gum and wires. I'm rating Feeder based solely on it's merits as an RSS feed tool.
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Version 1.2.6
Anonymous
20 August 2005
I've tried every available RSS creation program I could get my hands on. None of them were as easy to use or offered as many options as Feeder did. My only wish would be the option of a more WYSIWYG editor--however, the library view gives you that view when you save so it's not too bad. A great program!
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
18 August 2005
My Podcast feed is up on my server and I'm now at episode 12, so I know the feed is alright and works, however when having feeder download the xml file it will always fail. Such a shame, I looked like a useful piece of software.
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Version 1.2
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
18 August 2005
There could be lots of reasons for this: the feed could be invalid or the wrong format, the URL entered could be incorrect and it could be a bug, but since it works for most people it's obviously something peculiar to your feed. Unless people get in touch with developers about problems like this, there is no way of us knowing and thus no way the situation will be remedied. Also, this is clearly a convenience feature and hardly sums up the entire functionality of the application.
Like (4)
Version 1.2