Feeder
Feeder 2.5.1
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Create, edit, and publish RSS feeds.   Demo ($39.99)
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Feeder is a full-featured application for creating, editing, and publishing RSS and iTunes podcast feeds. Here are just some of its many features:
  • Create, download, and import RSS 2.0 and iTunes podcast feeds.
  • Full support for the iTunes RSS podcasting extensions.
  • Drag and drop enclosure files to create new items.
  • Automatically tag audio and video files with artwork, artist, etc., in all popular podcast formats including MP3s, M4As, M4Vs, and QuickTime movies.
  • Quick and easy feed editing with auto-complete, templates, HTML
What's New
Version 2.5.1:
  • Modernizes the methods used to add metadata tags to iTunes, QuickTime and MP4 files to work on future versions of OS X.
  • Now requires OS X 10.9 and later.
  • After upgrading, developers creating Sparkle appcasts may need to specify the Private DSA file again in the Sparkle Settings section of the Info view.
  • Fixed a problem where, if Feeder could not get the length of an enclosure from the web, it would show a very large number instead.
  • Feeder now removes a prefix of ftp:// or similar from the Address field in the Servers window, as this is not required.
  • Fixed a problem where it would not be possible to change to Facebook account used in a feed's Sharing settings.
  • Fixed a problem where Feeder may not be able to fetch the duration of a file on OS X 10.9 or later.
  • Mac App Store version: Fixed a problem displaying iTunes and feed images after they have been uploaded.
Version 2.5.1:
  • Modernizes the methods used to add metadata tags to iTunes, QuickTime and MP4 files to work on future versions of OS X.
  • Now requires OS X 10.9 and later.
  • After upgrading, developers creating Sparkle appcasts may need to specify the Private DSA file again in the Sparkle Settings section of the Info view.
  • Fixed a problem where, if Feeder could more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.9 or later



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Feeder User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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iTruth commented on 11 Jan 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.
[Version 2.1.7]

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Reinvented Software (developer) replied on 20 Jan 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 commented on 30 Jun 2010
link is broken
[Version 2.1.2]


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joellevin reviewed on 30 Apr 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.
[Version 2.0.1]


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Walki-Talki.com reviewed on 15 Jan 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.
[Version 1.4]


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+4

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Dct reviewed on 26 Jan 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.
[Version 1.2.6]


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+2


Anonymous reviewed on 20 Aug 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!
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Aug 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.
[Version 1.2]

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Anonymous commented on 18 Aug 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.
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Anonymous reviewed on 14 May 2005
WOW! This app is fantastic.

The guys at Feeder have homed in on the 'Really Simple' bit of RSS and made it their mantra. When I used Feeder for the first time, I freely admit that I didn't have a clue what I was doing - all I knew is that I wanted to publish a feed. As soon as I downloaded Feeder, it started to prompt me what to do. This little beauty held my hand the whole way through the process, providing nifty little prompts when I asked for them and generally ensuring even a technobimbo like me could publish a feed correctly.

My feed was published in minutes, I was amazed at how speedy and simple the whole process was.

I can't recommend this highly enough. Another hugely satisfied customer!
[Version 1.1]

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Anonymous commented on 05 Jul 2005
Ok i have used this in DEMO mode for 3 days and compared to all the other apps of this kind it is the best made, easiest to use and smoothest experience of all. I totally recommend you try this out. I wil buy it when my demo time is up!
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Anonymous reviewed on 13 May 2005
Just figured I'd show you guys a real world example of Feeder in action.

http://www.deepfunkrecords.com/news.xml
or
feed://www.deepfunkrecords.com/news.xml

Nothing too complex, just a mirror of the news from the Deepfunk Records website.

CL
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 May 2005
Disregard the nonsense below and read this from a happy registered user.

This is by far the BEST if not the only application of its kind. Period. Can't tell you how long I searched for a halfway decent app that does a fraction of what Feeder does out of the box.

If you want to maintain one or more RSS feeds and don't want to go thru the process of handcoding them, this is it. It has made publishing and managing my feeds quick and easy, without any problems so far.

Podcasting? Here ya go. The Templating feature itself is worth every penny and trust me its only one of too many to rant about here.

I hope the development of Feeder continues as I plan to be on board for the duration.

5 STARS
[Version 1.1]


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CFrag rated on 24 Jul 2012

[Version 2.3.2]



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Spike-James rated on 15 Mar 2012

[Version 2.2.6]



+10

Emrys0821 rated on 25 Nov 2011

[Version 2.2.5]



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Imrananwar rated on 17 Mar 2011

[Version 2.1.9]



+10

Emrys0821 rated on 17 Jan 2011

[Version 2.1.7]


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Feeder is a full-featured application for creating, editing, and publishing RSS and iTunes podcast feeds. Here are just some of its many features:
  • Create, download, and import RSS 2.0 and iTunes podcast feeds.
  • Full support for the iTunes RSS podcasting extensions.
  • Drag and drop enclosure files to create new items.
  • Automatically tag audio and video files with artwork, artist, etc., in all popular podcast formats including MP3s, M4As, M4Vs, and QuickTime movies.
  • Quick and easy feed editing with auto-complete, templates, HTML tags, and previews.
  • Customizable interface easily adapts to the task at hand.
  • Upload artwork and enclosure files when publishing.
  • Publish to FTP, FTP-SSL, SFTP, WebDAV, or Amazon S3 servers.
  • Post to a weblog when publishing.
  • Share new content on Twitter and Facebook.


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