RSS Menu
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System-wide, menu-accessible RSS/Atom reader.   Commercial ($1.99)
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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.

Key features include:
  • background application (doesn't get in your way and is accessible from
What's New
Version 2.2:
  • added Feeds Navigator for a better feed browsing experience
  • added support for Notification Center when running Mountain Lion, previous versions of Mac OS X use Growl
  • RSS Menu is now a Sandboxed application
  • Safari Integration is only available on Mac OS X 10.7.3 due to a restriction in the Sandbox
  • improved showing of notifications
  • improved Detached Menu window
  • Safari Integration: added show all bookmarks (like Safari Menu)
  • Safari Integration: feeds are now real feeds and will be updated by RSS Menu
  • GReader Integration: feeds are now real feeds and will be updated by RSS Menu you can now set RSS Menu as the default RSS reader
  • improved text size
  • improved disabling of images in article preview
  • cleaned up notifications preferences
  • moved Text options to Appearance preferences pane
  • a feed URL will default to http:// if it is not provided
  • fixed a bug that would not go to the main feed URL when selecting the menu item
  • fixed a bug that would not parse certain feeds, also made the parser more compatible
  • fixed a bug where the title of an article would be in a wrong format
  • fixed a bug that would not save feeds when restarting the computer
  • fixed a bug when renaming feeds or groups
  • fixed a bug when counting feeds
  • fixed a bug that would display 2 lines of text in a menu
  • fixed Start on Login bug
Version 2.2:
  • added Feeds Navigator for a better feed browsing experience
  • added support for Notification Center when running Mountain Lion, previous versions of Mac OS X use Growl
  • RSS Menu is now a Sandboxed application
  • Safari Integration is only available on Mac OS X 10.7.3 due to a restriction in the Sandbox
  • improved showing of notifications
  • improved Detached Menu window more...
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.7 or later



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RSS Menu User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Sbchavel reviewed on 03 Jul 2013
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.
[Version 2.2]


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Herbert68 reviewed on 30 Oct 2012
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?
[Version 2.2]


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M.t. reviewed on 30 Oct 2012
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 ...
[Version 2.2]


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W_g reviewed on 30 Oct 2012
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.
[Version 2.2]


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Jazzyguy reviewed on 30 Oct 2012
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.
[Version 2.2]

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 30 Oct 2012
This page on the developer's site claims the app is compatible with 10.6: http://edotstudios.com/products. The App Store listing (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rss-menu/id423069534?mt=12) claims 10.6.6. Where are you seeing 10.7? :-)
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Jazzyguy replied on 30 Oct 2012
It is in the extended Developer's explanation. Here it is Safari Integration is only available on Mac OS X 10.7.3 due to a restriction in the Sandbox
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Jazzyguy replied on 30 Oct 2012
Warren The Developer told me that he gave up trying to make this compatible with Snow Leopard. In Snow Leopard it just doesn't work and he knows it!
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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 30 Oct 2012
Gotcha. I'll update the listing!
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Multimedia-Pimp reviewed on 17 Feb 2011
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.
[Version 1.12]


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Herbert68 reviewed on 17 Feb 2011
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!
[Version 1.12]


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Wzrdjr reviewed on 05 Jan 2010
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.
[Version 1.11.6]


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Flash1296 commented on 08 Oct 2009
PLEASE make this Snow leopard compatible.
[Version 1.11.6]


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JeremiahTwice reviewed on 03 Jun 2009
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.
[Version 1.11.6]


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globetrotterdk had trouble on 10 Jul 2008
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.
[Version 1.11.2]


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ClarusAD had trouble on 24 Mar 2008
still bug with some feeds !
[Version 1.11.1]


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ClarusAD had trouble on 24 Mar 2008
same problem as CRSP
[Version 1.11.1]


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Crsp had trouble on 10 Mar 2008
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.
[Version 1.11]


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Vitalis had trouble on 08 Nov 2006
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...
[Version 1.9.3]


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Vitalis had trouble on 11 Sep 2006
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.
[Version 1.9.1]

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Vitalis commented on 12 Sep 2006
It seems updating has slowed down to a crawl in general.
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omdot had trouble on 11 Sep 2006
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...


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[Version 1.9]


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Pat Mactheny had trouble on 10 Sep 2006
Version 1.9 doesn't work at all. Please fix that bug!
[Version 1.9]


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wzrdjr had trouble on 10 Sep 2006
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.
[Version 1.9]


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Vitalis had trouble on 10 Sep 2006
At startup of the program in version 1.9, it treads every single article as a new article...
[Version 1.9]



+73

Myka rated on 15 Mar 2011

[Version 1.13]


Downloads:30,016
Version Downloads:599
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Commercial
Date:30 Oct 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $1.99
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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.

Key features include:
  • 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.


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