RSS Menu
RSS Menu
2.7.4

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RSS Menu free download for Mac

RSS Menu2.7.4

21 January 2020

System-wide, menu-accessible RSS/Atom reader.

Overview

RSS Menu is a systemwide menu that allows you to read and organize your favourite RSS or Atom feeds.

The articles are automatically updated and you will get a notification when new articles are available or when some other event occurs. In addition to visual notification, you can also enable speech notification and choose one of the many built in voices.
It is also possible to integrate iTunes (for podcasts) and Safari (for RSS bookmarks) with RSS Menu.

Features:

  • background application (doesn't get in your way and is accessible from anywhere)
  • very fast parsing engine
  • importing and exporting of OPML files
  • Growl and speech notification
  • many options to customize the menu
  • support for grouping feeds in submenus and adding seperators
  • support for using RSS Menu as an external reader in Safari (or any other application)
  • support for integration with iTunes and Safari
  • support for favourite icons (aka page icons)


Note: Fixed a last minute bug that would generate a lot of CPU and memory. Please redownload RSS Menu, we apologize for the incovenience.

What's new in RSS Menu

Version 2.7.4:
  • Added "Launch on login" preference

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100 Reviews of RSS Menu

Adriano-Borgobello
18 July 2019
Version: 2.7.0

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Even I'm happy to see RSSMenu has new life, I must report two (minor) bugs: - one that I reported for version 2.5 and 2.6, and isn't solved for now: read and unread articles scattered in the menu (see my comment from 25/06); - second bug is that while I loaded again RSS feeds to RSS Menu 2.31 (exporting and importing them), every time I reboot my Mac, the new RSS Menu (>2.5), adds the feeds from RSS Menu 2.3, duplicating feeds more times.
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Adriano-Borgobello
18 July 2019
Version: 2.7.0
Even I'm happy to see RSSMenu has new life, I must report two (minor) bugs: - one that I reported for version 2.5 and 2.6, and isn't solved for now: read and unread articles scattered in the menu (see my comment from 25/06); - second bug is that while I loaded again RSS feeds to RSS Menu 2.31 (exporting and importing them), every time I reboot my Mac, the new RSS Menu (>2.5), adds the feeds from RSS Menu 2.3, duplicating feeds more times.
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higherterrain-com
22 June 2019
Version: 2.6.0
Have gone to the latest release of NetNewWire Version 5.0a4 (2237) (free) Still in beta but it's what a RSS Reader is supposed to do. https://nnw.ranchero.com/2019/06/15/netnewswire-a.html
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Adriano-Borgobello
19 June 2019
Version: 2.3.1
I'm really happy to learn that RSS Menu is still developed and has an upgrade (2.5) I received through App Store... but I must notice that it won't import RSS feeds from previous version (2.3.1) and trying to import the feeds, brings RSS Menu preference window to freeze. I can even open another preference window from menu, but can't close frizzed one. This happens before I can select exported feeds file. All this on my MacPro mid 2010 with macOS 10.14.5.
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Maxter
04 November 2018
Version: 2.3.1
I have been using it for so long and really love it. But it definitely need an update for Mojave.
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5
Jazzyguy
26 July 2014
Version: 2.3.1
The Developer Jesus De Meyer is very responsive and this is an excellent browser for RSS.
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Planetary-Paul
26 July 2014
Version: 2.3.1
Solid, clean, effective. My wishlist: 1 - Automatic marking as read of overlapping links in different lists. 2 - Full sync between machines over iCloud.
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Jazzyguy
20 July 2014
Version: 2.3
IT Doesn't work in Mavericks 10.9.4 so exactly where does it work?
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Jazzyguy
20 July 2014
Version: 2.3
And in addition it says G reader in the preferences. I got it free in the MAS store because I bought it previously ,the developer eDot studios tod me he gave up trying to make it work in Snow Leopard.
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Jazzyguy
20 July 2014
Version: 2.3
And in addition it says G reader in the preferences. I got it free in the MAS store because I bought it previously ,the developer eDot studios tod me he gave up trying to make it work in Snow Leopard.
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Jazzyguy
20 July 2014
Version: 2.3
It Still does NOT work in Snow Leopard
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5
sbchavel
03 July 2013
Version: 2.2
From longtime user: Minimal clutter, maximal utility, persistently stable, sufficiently customizable (can: arrange feeds however you want, separate by separator lines, and group feeds into folders). On MBAir OS 10.8.4, I am still using v. 1.12 freeware.
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herbert68
30 October 2012
Version: 2.2
Thank you for this update, it works perfectly for me! I'm a loooooong time user of RSS Menu and have always preferred it over anything else out there. The simplicity of quickly scanning feeds in minimal space, the fact it's always 'on top' in the menu bar, no app switching required - why would anyone want to use Google Reader or similar? What advantages do standalone readers have over RSS Menu? But I realize, we should accept the diversity of opinions here, as long as they are offered with substance and respect. So, can the flamers here please go elsewhere?
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0.5
M-t-
30 October 2012
Version: 2.2
Integrating Google Reader is absolutely desperate. Feeds from Google Reader are not synchronized. Read again and again as unread. Each time you start the application! Absolutely not reflect the real state of the channels in Google Reader!!!!!! An icon in the menu on Google Reader feeds not working!!! Unable to set "Mark all read" group-wide all Google Reader. For managing RSS feeds from Google Reader totally useless ...
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W-g
30 October 2012
Version: 2.2
I can't even rate this. Great little app. version 2.2 comes out and deletes all my RSS feeds. So I deleted the app. Pathetic but more importantly, disappointing because I really liked it.
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Jazzyguy
30 October 2012
Version: 2.2
The Blurb on MacUpdate sys it is fit for 10.6.6 or above but the comment for the Developer states it can only be used for 10.7 and above due to SandBoxing so MacUpdate should fix this in their requirements.
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Multimedia-Pimp
18 February 2011
Version: 1.12
Thank you for updating my favourite RSS reader! I can now ditch the rest and go back to the best. I don't agree with some people who say that this app needs Reader integration to stay alive, it does not. This is a fast parsing RSS reader that sits on the menubar and does exactly what it is supposed to do. I, for one, do not need to bring the big "G" into the equation for my RSS feeds. Thank you for making a quality piece of free software.
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herbert68
18 February 2011
Version: 1.12
Thank you for keeping this wonderful gem alive - and free!!! It is one of my top 5 favorites since quite some time! I tried Google Reader, Reeder and others, but always happily returned to RSS Menu, there is nothing easier out there!
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Wzrdjr
05 January 2010
Version: 1.11.6
Love this program but unless it adds Google Reader sync, it will be dead soon. I'd even pay for a Pro version if it has the Google Reader sync.
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Flash1296
08 October 2009
Version: 1.11.6
PLEASE make this Snow leopard compatible.
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Jeremiahtwice
03 June 2009
Version: 1.11.6
I don't know...I wanted to like this product as it just seems so cool. And it is a very polished product, perfect for the geek who loves his RSS. I just feel it could be easier to use. I want to be able to choose from a nice list of RSS feeds like those shown in the screenshot. So, I think it is a very nice piece of software--but perhaps a little more than I personally was looking for.
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Clarusad
30 September 2008
Version: 1.11.6
the best RSS reader with a nice MacOS integration. Good job guys !
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5
siamlotus
30 July 2008
Version: 1.11.3
Excellent little app. I only use it for news feeds as it saves me the time of opening Safari only to find that there is nothing interesting to read most of the time.
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globetrotterdk
10 July 2008
Version: 1.11.2
I can't get the feed to work from my Google Reader account. The menu item is grayed out. I also seem to be unable to have more than one Gmail feed. This is possible in most of the other notifiers for both OS X and Firefox. I am using version 1.11.2 on a G5 single (PPC) with OS X Tiger 10.4.11.
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5
Jacker
27 March 2008
Version: 1.11.2
Great application now as it turned out with this version. Everything work like a charm. Gmail is also working again, how cool is that!! Open Gmail in you Safari and click the RSS icon in the link bar, and you're done!. Now all my information is tight together, mail and news. It saving so much RAM and CPU, it is untrue!! Such a great economic/ergonomic brilliance. Apperance: 5/5 Easy of use: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Stability: 5/5 (fast reply and improvements along, but testing should be done beforehand!!) Features: 4/5 (Because there is still potential with global shortcuts, and a key-click on menu-bar icon combination) I hope these will be incorporated soon!
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Jacker
26 March 2008
Version: 1.11.1
Gmail has constant problems, I think they just launched it, and anyway it's ATOM NOT RSS. I tried Gmail myself with NetNewsWire, didn't work either.
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Clarusad
24 March 2008
Version: 1.11.1
still bug with some feeds !
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Clarusad
24 March 2008
Version: 1.11.1
same problem as CRSP
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Wzrdjr
18 March 2008
Version: 1.11
Can't say I love this new version either. The feed from my Gmail account is constantly grayed out. The folders lists (0) feeds when there are no new updates but I preferred it when it just listed nothing. Can we download the previous version anywhere?
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Crsp
11 March 2008
Version: 1.11
Hi, I'm having trouble with the latest release. The feeds are disappearing. All but the first feed has posts in it. Updating all feeds doesn't help. This did not occur with the previous release. OS X 10.4.11 . All help appreciated.
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Ri
05 July 2007
Version: 1.10.3
This app is a gem for free rss feeds. If you need to authorize RSS feeds with a password it does not work well. It is not able to handle more than 2 password - rss and it mixed up the URL stored in the keychain (in my case it changed http:// to https:/// (3x"/") I hope the author will fix that. otherwise great work!
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Bubbamac
29 May 2007
Version: 1.10.1
for a small app it sure does use a lot of memory. When I restarted it today it was using 500MB real memory and over 1GB of virtual. Can you say leak?
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Jeanjean-873
23 May 2007
Version: 1.10.1
one of the best RSS readers so far. still free and upgraded often. thank you.
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Bubbamac
23 May 2007
Version: 1.10.1
This version is much better. Still, if I have Growl setup to make feed updates sticky if idle and leave the computer for 6 hrs or so, if a feed has been updated multiple times (say Slashdot, it was updated every 30 minutes and has a new article, then updated again 30 minutes later with 2 new articles), for each feed update I have multiple sticky windows for each feed when I come back. Thanks to the author for all the bug fixes in this version!
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Twilightscapes
23 May 2007
Version: 1.10.1
Finally, it appears that this app is getting somewhere! Very nice update (1.10.1) which will hopefully fix a lot of the problems I was experiencing(non-updating and crashing on updating). The updates of the prefs is nice too... Keep up the great work, this is the only menu-based RSS feeder that is worth a damn. You can read my earlier review here: http://toddlambert.com/edition11/free-software/ Cheers!
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Wzrdjr
21 May 2007
Version: 1.10
Once is was a great idea, but neither fast nor stable. Now, with this new version, it's much faster. But I long for the day when it's both fast and stable. It's is a great little app. But it quits by itself and doesn't remember some preferences. I implore the developer to a) not give up and b) consult with more experienced developers.
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Bubbamac
21 May 2007
Version: 1.10
Hasn't been right for me since 1.8.3, but even then, it wasn't perfect. Everytime it restarts it thinks all items are new, when in reality, they are not. I leave the Growl notifications to not be sticky, but go sticky when idle for 30 secs. I come back and my screen is full of notifications; not one for each feed updated, but if feeds were updated multiple times, then I may have several notifications.
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truthhurts
14 February 2007
Version: 1.9.5
Why does this have to be so convenient when it's so damn unreliable? It only checks a few feeds consistently; most of the time I have to force an "Update All" and 75% of my feeds will suddenly show hours of missed updates. Some feeds STILL will not updates. Occasionally a feed will show someone ELSE'S updates. Sometimes a feed will show several lines of HTML gobbletygook instead of the headline (most often on Engadget or Joystiq - both part of AOL's Weblogs Inc). And then there's the times it crashes and just vanishes. YES, I've deleted all of my settings who knows how many times, and recreating my list of feeds is a pain in the ass. My logs are chock full of such informative lines as: 2007-02-14 13:44:57.533 RSS Menu[8257] errors: http://www.osxbook.com/blog/feed/atom/ 2007-02-14 13:45:05.572 RSS Menu[8257] errors: http://www.robservatory.com/feed/atom/ 2007-02-14 13:46:34.466 RSS Menu[8257] errors: http://webkit.opendarwin.org/blog/?feed=atom 2007-02-14 13:46:43.882 RSS Menu[8257] errors: http://www.schwieb.com/blog/feed/ 2007-02-14 13:47:24.053 RSS Menu[8257] errors: http://www.tivoblog.com/feed/atom/ 2007-02-14 13:47:28.255 RSS Menu[8257] errors: http://www.palminfocenter.com/feed.xml 2007-02-14 13:47:32.184 RSS Menu[8257] errors: http://www.everythingtreo.com/index2.php?option=com_rss&no_html=1 2007-02-14 13:47:33.825 RSS Menu[8257] errors: http://www.georgeandtif.com/feed/ What's the error? Who knows! Furthermore, while certain feeds cause them most often, it DOES manage to update them correctly on occasion, so I know the feed as a whole works. What good is a program that is supposed to notify you of updated sites when it can't even do that properly? I don't like giving space to a dock icon, but I'm going back to NetNewsWire Lite - I've given this program second chances every version since 1.0. The concept is excellent - the execution of it has always left much to be desired.
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Mdmunoz
22 November 2006
Version: 1.9.3
Great app. I always wanted a simple feed reader that just opened the page instead of making me click through short summaries with links. RSS Menu does me one better by showing updates and being accessible from startup, without having to fire up a browser or reader just to check for updates. Great work. The only problem I've encountered is that podcasts simply open in my browser instead of Quicktime/iTunes. Not that it's a big deal. I just watch the stuff in-browser.
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Vitalis
08 November 2006
Version: 1.9.3
Still seeing the bug that makes it growlnotify every article while non of the indicated articles have actually updated, which makes the actual updating progress annoyingly slow. I'm keeping 1.8.x around untill i find/get an answer as to why this is happening...
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truthhurts
11 September 2006
Version: 1.9.1
Version 1.9.1 may fix a lot of bugs (I don't know - I skipped 1.9 after seeing the multitude of bug reports here), but it also doesn't seem to reliably check feeds or mark read articles. RSS Menu rarely seems to update any of my feeds in folders (top-level ones update as expected), and I frequently see previously read articles checked as new again. Unfortunately, I don't know if I can safely revert to version 1.8.3 or not. :(
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Vitalis
11 September 2006
Version: 1.9.1
Shows Growl messages for every article even if they're not updated at start-up, and following eachother only slowely, it takes a while for it to finally be done and over with.
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Omdot
11 September 2006
Version: 1.9
Version 1.83 worked as a charm and I loved it. The new one (1.9) works for about two minutes and then just quits. No reason given. Hope they fix it soon... om.
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Pat-Mactheny
11 September 2006
Version: 1.9
Version 1.9 doesn't work at all. Please fix that bug!
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Rosso-Mak
10 September 2006
Version: 1.9
The change of shorten the 'too long RSS' is an shortcoming to me. Will there be an option on this in the next upate?I've beem a big fan of RSS menu,but this change make me feel very inconvenient to use. By the way,I think if we can use the command key to custom select the post we want to open( instead of opening them one by one or once for all),that would be Cool!
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Wzrdjr
10 September 2006
Version: 1.9
Love this app, but I had the same problem with version 1.9. The new article counter goes up (in my case, to 7), and then the app quits. Repeatable.
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Vitalis
10 September 2006
Version: 1.9
At startup of the program in version 1.9, it treads every single article as a new article...
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Rmsato
10 September 2006
Version: 1.9
Long-time user of RSS Menu; excellent programme for monitoring updates in the menu bar. However, RSS Menu 1.9 does not update to hide read news; the unread counter goes up to 99, then the application quits. Log-out log-in did not help. G5 iMac (iSight), 10.4.7, 1.5GB
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Rosso-Mak
21 August 2006
Version: 1.8.3
RSS menu is my favorite RSS reader.But will any keyboard shortcuts be added in the next release?I find it a little inconvenient without the shortcuts.
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Bubbamac
15 June 2006
Version: 1.8
Version 1.8 has changed icons (specifically the menu bar icon). I actually liked the old icons (with shadows) so I was wondering what the motivation was to chagne the icons when they looked great to begin with.
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Vitalis
15 June 2006
Version: 1.8
Feeds use Growl notification updation for every single news-feed even if they haven't been updated before shutdown at start-up which it didn't in the previous version.
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libecchio
03 June 2006
Version: 1.7.2
RSS menu would be excellent - at face value, it is better than any of the Dashboard RSS readers - if only it were stable! The process has to be killed depressingly often (spinning beachball and 100% CPU usage), and this problem has gone back a long way: I stopped using the application at about 1.3.x, came back at 1.7.2 and was sorry to see it again. It is frustratingly hard to pin down a scenario where the problem occurs, but I have over 20 feeds updating every 30 minutes and 2 feeds every 10 minutes. It seems to be more likely to happen just after waking from sleep.
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3.75
truthhurts
29 May 2006
Version: 1.7.2
The new version (1.7.2) won't update any of the feeds I imported. To be clear, I deleted all preferences (as it would not launch otherwise), and then imported all of my feeds from an OPML file created by version 1.7.1. Now all of my feeds are red and not updating, and I'll have to restore the previous version from backup... Software needs much more testing prior to release.
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truthhurts
29 May 2006
Version: 1.7.2
New version refused to launch until I deleted its preferences and Application Support folder. Not a good sign...
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Vitalis
14 April 2006
Version: 1.7
Somehow, it's nearly impossible to re-order the RSS Menu items in the preferences > RSS > listbox
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4.25
Jb4
01 December 2005
Version: 1.5.2
I think I fixed the parsing problem. When I swithched to 1.5.2 I exported my feeds to the desktop. For some reason, when importing them back, the URL's degraded. It's working fine, now. I'm still looking for a way to delete individual feeds. How about being able to reorder the feeds that are already in place? Thanks; JB
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Jb4
30 November 2005
Version: 1.5.2
Why so buggy? 1.5.1 worked for a while, then.........nothing. 1.5.2 is worse. I keep getting the "parsing error" refrain and most of the feeds wont load, except the one that was issued the "parsing error" yesterday. Mac OS 3.0.9 Is there a way to delete an individual feed once it's been imported? I'd love to love this app. It wouldn't be my main rss reader, but a desktop reader for the several most frquently read ones, would be great. Keep working at it. A great concept, but doesn't work yet. JB
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4.5
Anonymous
04 November 2005
Version: 1.5
Thx for this Tool. It's great in combination with Growl.
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Anonymous
13 October 2005
Version: 1.4.3
Good stuff. Only using this now even tho the app has been out for a while. I wish the font could be smaller tho (or have the option to choose what size we prefer)
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4.75
Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 1.4.3
i use RSS menu for a while now, i just want to say THANK YOU for the work and all the quick updates!
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truthhurts
09 October 2005
Version: 1.4.2
Custom icon support is broken in 1.4.2. The "badge" simply consists of showing a colored outline around the menu icon (which isn't very attractive, to be honest). You also may want to add checks to make sure custom icons were loaded properly, as I get a blank menu icon when it loads now - didn't even realize it had launched until I happened to click an empty spot on the menubar. Any chance we could see the custom icon support fixed, and just choose a different icon that would overlay the old icon when new articles show up? After all, with custom icon support people could design any type of overlay they want, whether it's a little Mail-style red starburst or a complete replacement (black icon turns blue, etc). Thanks!
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Vitalis
05 October 2005
Version: 1.4
I get the following error: *** Uncaught exception: *** -[NSCFDictionary setObject:forKey:]: attempt to insert nil value Trace/BPT trap please fix this as soon as possible ^^;
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Anonymous
05 October 2005
Version: 1.4
Nope. Tried it a number of times. Crash crash crash.
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Anonymous
04 October 2005
Version: 1.4
A bug that prevented feeds from getting updated has been fixed. Please redownload the application. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Anonymous
04 October 2005
Version: 1.4
I like this program a lot but it has always been buggy. For example, on my computer at work it would be fine, but at home it would only update 1 feed. I have just installed v1.4 at work at it crashes upon launch. So it seems there are still some basic issues in need of fixing.
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truthhurts
08 September 2005
Version: 1.3.3
I've rediscovered how great RSS Menu is, after suffering through Safari's dog slow RSS for many months. A couple of minor feature requests: - Add an option for the menu bar icon to change to a different one when there are new articles available. I don't have space for the actual number (1024X768 screen doesn't leave much room), but I'd like a visual reminder, for instance, the icon changing from black to blue. - Continue improving the RSS feed parsing. I still get some feeds that cannot be read, or spontaneously disappear. For instance, Mac OS X Hints disappeared today, after working fine yesterday. Engadget (and all of "Weblogs Inc", damn them) still uses some awful HTML feeds that gum up the summaries. Otherwise, I'm loving using RSS Menu again. With the multithreading introduced after 1.3, it's very, very fast.
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3.5
Anonymous
04 July 2005
Version: 1.3.3
Really nice app. The only negative point I have encountered is that it doesn't support many languages (encoding problem?). For example greek articles are not readable.
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3.25
Anonymous
30 June 2005
Version: 1.3.2
ok, this new version (1.3.2) is better - it actually updates feeds correctly. But the feed preferences window still has big problems. Dragging feeds into folders doesn't have the effect one would expect, but rather deletes the feed. Re-importing in an exported list of feeds doesn't work at all, so now I have to re-enter everything from scratch. It's still got some serious bugs, but if they get fixed, it would be worth paying for.
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Anonymous
27 June 2005
Version: 1.3.1
I loved this program too. past tense. It just doesn't work anymore under tiger. "Update (feeds) now" has no effect for example.
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Bonyface
27 June 2005
Version: 1.3.1
With the latest version the html entities are no more "rendered". A   entity will be displayed as plain text and not as non breaking space...
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3.75
gofy
01 May 2005
Version: 1.2.1
doesn't work in tiger, anymore. That's really sad, because I love this app... Please build a tiger compatible version. Error: Works as long, as no feed is added (deleting the prefs removes the feeds and renders the app "useable") I can change all of the prefs without any problem, but when even one feed is added, the app freezes. There is some network traffic, but the gui doesnt respond anymore. Anyway: Good work!
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3.5
Anonymous
12 April 2005
Version: 1.2.1
I love the idea, but the implementation is abysmal. Nearly three-fourths of the time I click RSS Menu, it beachballs because it's busy doing *something*. I only have about 30 RSS feeds, all set on the default half-hour update interval. I clicked the menu a bit ago, and the menu didn't drop down for 15 MINUTES. Then when I made one selection, it closed and beachballed again for 2 MINUTES. To the developer, PLEASE learn what multithreading is and how to do it. Semaphores and locks and such are NOT hard. It is relatively simple to fire off a new thread that connects to the server, collects the data, and then feeds it into the GUI (if the GUI is being used at the time, it defers until the GUI thread is ready). The GUI should exist in the main thread and simply spawn a new thread for each feed that's updating. That way the GUI is *always* responsive, and your updates will happen a LOT faster. Instead of 29 feed updates being stalled because one server missed a packet or is timing out, everything else just works. While normally opening a couple dozen network connections is a no-no in TCP, since these are all to different servers it's ENCOURAGED.
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Anonymous
30 March 2005
Version: 1.2
I have an OPML collection that was exported from Sage (Firefox RSS Extension) and for some reason RSS Menu will not import it. I select import, locate the file and open it, but the open box disappears and I am again looking at a blank feeds section. Is this an issue with the file or RSS Menu? Has anyone else experienced this?
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Dragondog
29 March 2005
Version: 1.1.1
i love this little utility but i wouldn't call the cpu usage reasonable. i have an older mac but cpu usage very often reaches over 75%. 800mhz g4 imac with 786mb of ram but usage
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truthhurts
11 March 2005
Version: 1.1.1
- Notification bezel started appearing even though it's supposed to be off. Trashing prefs did not help. - Menu and preferences window becomes completely unresponsive when updating feeds. - After the menu is opened/closed or preferences dialog is opened, a "command-Q" keystroke quits RSS Menu. - Still needs the ability to either add dividers or folders; preferably both. Interface still needs some polish and better organization and help. Version 1.1.1 is still deleting feeds - MacRumors and Treonauts both vanished today. A lot of these error messages and finally it just disappeared from the menu and prefs: 2005-03-10 17:44:33.634 RSS Menu[533] Error occurded while parsing feed http://www.macrumors.com/macrumors.xml. Maybe an invalid xml file? Parsing aborted. 2005-03-10 16:56:20.147 RSS Menu[533] Error occurded while parsing feed http://blog.treonauts.com/index.rdf. Maybe an invalid xml file? Parsing aborted.
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Anonymous
10 March 2005
Version: 1.1.1
love the latest version. no problems at all on 10.3.8
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4.75
Anonymous
09 March 2005
Version: 1.1.1
Fantastic. Finally a version that has eliminated all the key bugs, able to remember read items, reasonable CPU usage etc. Top marks! One final request is to have a narrower "show total in menu" display. This RSS reader beats all standalone readers in terms of accessibility.
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Anonymous
08 March 2005
Version: 1.1
Oops, I was in the wrong - somehow the older 1.0.2 and 1.1 got mixed up on my drive. My sincerest apologies to the developer. Version numbering is consistent after all.
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4.5
Anonymous
08 March 2005
Version: 1.1
Good luck figuring out if problems are consistent - I've seen three distinct versions of this distributed as 1.1 already (if you downloaded it before 3/8, the "new" version 1.1 has a completely new preferences window).
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Anonymous
08 March 2005
Version: 1.1
Yes, continuing problem of read articles not being remembered.
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Anonymous
07 March 2005
Version: 1.1
Great app, but it doesn't seem to remember when articles as marked as read on many sites, especially AppleInsider and ThinkSecret.
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Anonymous
05 March 2005
Version: 1.0.2
Great software but just noticed that it's chewing up to 20-25% of my CPU at all times (TOP command in Terminal). What's going on?
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4.75
Anonymous
04 March 2005
Version: 1.0.2
There's a lot to like with this format. Style and ease of use are tops. Is there a way to import opml files, more than one at a time? When I export from another reader, and then use the import function of "RSS," only the top selection from the other list comes over. I have over 100 feeds subscribed to and don't feel like spending the afternoon adding them one by one. Thanks! Keep up the good work! I love RSS. JB
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Anonymous
04 March 2005
Version: 1.0.2
Please redownload RSS Menu as a bug has been fixed when adding a feed. I apologize for any inconvenience.
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3.75
The-Valrus
04 March 2005
Version: 1.0.2
When I try to add the feed with URL 'http://daringfireball.net/feeds/rss/********' (where the ******** is some numbers and letters which I can't reveal due to their having been obtained through a subscription), RSS Menu rejects it, telling me the URL must begin with 'http://' or 'https://'. What gives? It's a shame, because I'm dying to start using this exclusively for my RSS needs. So thanks for the speedy update; I'll be eagerly awaiting the next one since it seems the last one fixed most of the issues brought up here. Applause for the responsive developer! Now fix your program! ;)
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3.75
Anonymous
02 March 2005
Version: 1.0.1
Just perfect for my RSS needs. I've dumped my standalone RSS reader for this. So much more convenient. Apart from more features that'll come post v1.0. This present version appeared to be less stable than I'd like. In a few hours of use, it has crashed out twice. Also, within the Preferences add feed window, for a period the edit, +, - buttons disappeared. No idea what that was about. Pls get this app the stability it needs ASAP.
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4.25
Anonymous
01 March 2005
Version: 1.0.1
Some suggestions? You need to fix the menubar icon when it's refreshing feeds. It's quite annoying seeing it flash back and forth the way it does, especially if you have several RSS feeds. Perhaps if you made it look like the icon, but have a green background (instead of blue... perhaps color can be customized) when everything is fetched, and a red one when it's downloading data... the visual cues would be a great addition... :) It would also be nice to be able to customize the size of the menubar icon... some of us have little real estate... ;)
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4.25
Anonymous
01 March 2005
Version: 1.0.1
The Import feature is nice, however after quitting all the imported feeds are lost.
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5
Anonymous
01 March 2005
Version: 1.0.1
Excellent update, and very rapid response to feedback! I'm very impressed! A couple of things: - The change to not allow duplicate feeds is unfortunate. For instance, I might have MacUpdate both in a "Mac Sites" group and in a "Constantly Updated" group. - The menu is *very* flickery when updating. Put 30 feeds on there, then launch RSS Menu and watch it go nuts. Otherwise, I'm still amazed to see such progress in a couple of days, especially the OPML support. Bravo!
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4.5
Anonymous
27 February 2005
Version: 1.0
This has started off well... Would be nice if a new feed could be added directly from the main menu without having to go to the preferences. One bug I have found... I have some Japanese feeds which it reads but the characters are totally messed up.
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5
Anonymous
27 February 2005
Version: 1.0
Great little app that works well and doesn't try to do too much. Everything I need to keep updated on the latest news from the web.
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5
truthhurts
27 February 2005
Version: 1.0
This looks excellent - handled most feeds I threw at it, and will be a real timesaver. A few bugs to report and requests to make: Bugs: - "+" does not appear to work for adding new feeds on first run (maybe subsequent runs) - Several feeds don't work (MacCentral, MacDailyNews, Fink Project Status) Feature Requests: - Allow import of opml files to add all feeds in one shot - Only use "spinning clock" animation for network access (which can be slow), not for "mark as read", which just causes flicker - Folders and menu dividers (necessary for handling lots of feeds - Preferences for display of new items (checkmark, in color, bold, etc) - Swap positions of "Update Now" (used frequently) and "About" (not) - Menu icon? Perhaps a small black "RSS" badge similar to the application icon? Please keep it black to match the other menus. Thanks a lot! Excellent program!
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4.75
thebrix
20 February 2005
Version: 1.0b2
After the glitch with adding feeds (see Troubleshooting) was worked round this turns out to be a excellent application. It takes up almost no permanent screen space and is actually far simpler to work with than RSS "scrollers" such as NewsTicker; all items in a feed are visible at once from the menu and a quick look at the menu bar is enough to find out whether there are new items or not. A trio of requests: OPML import, which would save a lot of cut and pasting, an option to only view the last N received feed items (some feeds, such as Salon, pile up dozens of unexpired items, which makes the menu rather unwieldy) and Growl notification (the built-in notification looks rather like Growl but isn't it).
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thebrix
20 February 2005
Version: 1.0b2
I hadn't installed the application before and found that, on first run, it wasn't possible to enter any feeds (the "+" button did nothing). Closing the application and starting it again fixed the problem ...
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Anonymous
20 February 2005
Version: 1.0b2
In preferences I got some number of subscriptions, but in menu it shows just 7...
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4.75
Anonymous
20 February 2005
Version: 1.0b2
Absolutely brilliant! This app is simple, responsive, checks on schedule and works exactly as advertised. A small RSS in the taskbar that takes just one click to drop down is so much more functional than having to open a different all to check your feeds. The only thing I'd like to see is a 'check feeds now' menu item, and a reversal of the check marks on the entry list - when I've read something I'm used to seeing it checked off, not checked if I haven't read it, though this IS more the way a mail app lists items! :-) Running OS X 10.3.8 with 1 gig of RAM on a 1 gHz iMac flatpanel. Works perfectly!
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Anonymous
20 February 2005
Version: 1.0b2
Sorry, the new version doesn't start---it just puts a spinning beach ball in the menubar. I had to stay with the previous version for now.... Do all previous prefs/plists need to be trashed? 10.3.8
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Pixelant
19 February 2005
Version: 1.0b
How do I add a URL?
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4.25
Anonymous
14 February 2005
Version: 1.0b
Right on! Great little app, I look forward to the next version hopefully supporting "yahoo search results" rss feed.
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Anonymous
13 February 2005
Version: 1.0b
A new version has been uploaded which fixes the start up bug. I apologize for this inconvinience.
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Anonymous
12 February 2005
Version: 1.0b
Crashed on launch, running OS X 10.3.8 Sent crash report to the developer already.
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