Vienna
Vienna
3.5.7 :1815bc54:

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Vienna

10 September 2020

RSS and Atom newsreader.

Overview

Vienna is a freeware and Open-Source RSS/Atom newsreader with article storage and management via a SQLite database, written in Objective-C and Cocoa, for the OS X operating system. It provides features comparable to commercial newsreaders, but both it and the source code are free and available for download.

Features
  • Subscribe to Atom/RSS news feeds and podcasts
  • Simple and intuitive user interface with customisable toolbar
  • Built-in tabbed browser
  • Global search of all retrieved articles
  • Automatic detection of newsfeeds on Web pages
  • Smart folders for organising related feed articles
  • Custom article display styles
  • Three separate reading layouts
  • Blogging integration
  • Support for downloading enclosures in articles
  • Filter the displayed articles
  • Manual reordering of the subscription list
  • Full AppleScript support
  • Localised into several languages

What's new in Vienna

Version 3.5.7 :1815bc54::
  • Fix file being hidden at end of "Download image"
  • Fix crash on editing search folder
  • Fix inaccurate information about number of unread articles
  • Fix wrong behaviour of "Move articles to Trash: After a Month" preference
  • Remove Google+ plugin ; replace it with Google Currents plugin
  • Increase to 1000 the limit of articles fetched at once from an Open Reader feed
  • Update Sparkle to v1.23.0 and MMTabBarView to v/1.4.7
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116 Reviews of Vienna

4.5
Aargl
22 March 2019
Version: 3.5.4 :8b11d92d:

Most helpful

I've just discovered a new use of RSS: it can be used to track updates for all your applications hosted at Github! Just create a new subscription with the release page (for example https://github.com/ViennaRSS/vienna-rss/releases). :-)
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4.5
Aargl
22 March 2019
Version: 3.5.4 :8b11d92d:
I've just discovered a new use of RSS: it can be used to track updates for all your applications hosted at Github! Just create a new subscription with the release page (for example https://github.com/ViennaRSS/vienna-rss/releases). :-)
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Aargl
15 December 2018
Version: 3.5.2 :624fb17e:
Still a small visual glitch (checked in 10.11 this time ;-) )
A blue line appears under the ninth article in the list.
(in 10.9.5 it looked like a scroll bar)
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Aargl
06 November 2018
Version: 3.5.0 :c42d4483:
Some glitches in 10.9.5.
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5
Jb4
25 July 2018
Version: 3.4.2 :7bc20f57:
RSS is still the best way to read a lot of news sources and Vienna is the best one I've tried. Fast to load new messages and fast to clear old ones, even though I have hundreds of feeds. With the browser add ons highlighting those sites that have feeds, it's so easy to load a new site... It's great the developer is so active in fixing the bugs.... "Long Live Vienna!"
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Aargl
14 July 2018
Version: 3.4.0 :54689303:
v3.4.0 crashes on launch, here on OS 10.9.5.
Tried even on a fresh Guest user account.
I see in their forum that someone has the same issue on 10.10: http://forums.cocoaforge.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=27085&sid=c617817e90d7532fdda731afcc55b014
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4.5
axl23
26 April 2018
Version: 3.3.0 :7f06bb62:
It's Awesome! I've try'ed many news readers before and this one is the first that exactly does what it should. It just works!
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4
Aargl
15 February 2018
Version: 3.2.1 :8e8c75b3:
I never needed RSS feeds but tried a few RSS readers, years ago, and Vienna was the best free one — I couldn't find anything really worth paying for NetNewsWire... Now, while I was searching for a podcast player/manager, I tried gPodder and found that subscriptions were done through RSS. As gPodder hasn't got an integrated player (it relies on Quicktime for external playing), I thought of using Vienna for that purpose and it works great (and it has a nicer GUI than gPodder). The only improvement I'd like to see is indeed an integrated player, but I suppose it won't happen as it's not its main purpose.
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5
prLab
07 February 2018
Version: 3.2.1 :8e8c75b3:
Been my reader for many years. Never fails. Just wish it would be developed for iOS. The forums say they are looking at it but that was over a year ago. I'd pay for that.
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5
zlazkow
19 January 2018
Version: 3.1.16 :891d05ea:
Amazing! Before updating Vienna, it was using 600 MB memory. After updating today to the current version, memory usage dropped to just 65MB ! It's 10 times less.
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5
MichaelHaeusler
18 September 2017
Version: 3.1.15 :9729aef5:
Memory management has gotten much better over the last two years, and I'm not getting any runtime error reports anymore from macOS. Especially the current update seems snappier than the version before. As for the software itself: no-nonsense orthodox RSS reader, the best on the market in my opinion. If you only have a handful of RSS feeds, you can use one of those "fancy" show-off RSS apps, but hundreds? Only with Vienna.
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lazk
05 September 2017
Version: 3.1.12 :627f6323:
unfortunately it uses a lot of memory and cpu. LuckNews is lightweight and neat.
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Ward
19 March 2017
Version: 3.1.8 :1bc6bc3:
The "Open Community" link to the developers' site fails to open <vienna-rss.org>, instead displaying a GoDaddy page with this error: "NOTICE: This domain name expired on 2/24/2017 and is pending renewal or deletion."
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Darmok
27 September 2016
Version: 3.1.5 :e14f77e:
Looks nice, but the import dialog is very badly broken on Sierra.
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4
四点
15 June 2016
Version: 3.1.4 :6ea6f87:
Great open-source software.
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Robert-Poland
01 June 2016
Version: 3.1.4 :6ea6f87:
Last week this would be a 5 star app. Now with the Next Unread broken AND NOT FIXED I'm looking for a new functional app. It's a shame that the gods choose to delete my comments instead of repairing the BUG.
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4
pacocap
30 May 2016
Version: 3.1.4 :6ea6f87:
This rating only applies to Vienna3.1.4, which finally got it right. Previous versions: I've been using this app for a few years now and I have to say, up until this latest version, it has been the buggiest, most unresponsive app I have ever used. The only reason I stuck with it is that there is nothing else that even comes close to its (poorly implemented) functionality. That said, previous versions were impossible to navigate with just the keyboard because the app refreshed the display of every feed as you went up/down the list, even though the content itself was not refreshed. It took ages to get from one feed to a target feed so I was forced to use the track pad, something I try to avoid. Much to my disbelief, this behavior has been eliminated in the new version! Thank you! Another thing was the unresponsiveness in general. First it took many minutes for the app to start up and stabilize. Then manually refreshing all feeds took many more minutes. Next, I caught the app hogging 100% of one CPU while it idled, even though I had settings to manually refresh feeds! If it quit at all, using the normal Quit mechanism, it would take many more minutes to finally quit. Oftentimes I had to force quit it because it became unresponsive during the quit cycle! Another really annoying thing was that, if I left the app idle for any period of time, and then tried to go back to it, it was unresponsive and I had no choice but to force quit it. Force quitting an app is not something you want to do ever, but especially not on a regular basis. 3.1.4: I just started using 3.1.4. It started up very swiftly and refreshing all feeds was much faster. I can navigate the side panel with the up/down cursor keys very quickly, without any lag. I can quit the app instantly now and restart it instantly. It is using practically no CPU cycles during idle times. This is the first version that works as I always hoped it would work. That's great news to me. There are still some quirks with the UI that need to be changed, but that's another version…
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Big Map Idea
30 March 2016
Version: 3.1.2 :86bfc3d:
Dear UI, get with the times.
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5
Jlock
07 January 2016
Version: 3.0.9 :22b3ce2:
I love this app and I use it everyday.
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0.5
MichaelHaeusler
17 November 2015
Version: 3.0.9 :22b3ce2:
New Vienna update crashes every couple of minutes, sometimes even right after launch. Same with the current beta. (10.11.1). Avoid!
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5
J-Marten
16 November 2015
Version: 3.0.9 :22b3ce2:
Vienna is a awesome, reliable, old school and crap free RSS reader. Does one thing exceptionally well without the inconveniences caused by cloud services, user tracking, ads, DRM, forced updates and other benedictions of the modern app store economy. I wish there was more software like this.
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4
Michael Haeusler
16 October 2015
Version: 3.0.8 :074a131:
Seriously the best RSS reader, even though shutting down takes forever, and it's a bit of a memory hog, which hopefully a future upgrade will address. Love the old-school GUI approach, like previously in NetNewsWire 3, which used to be my reader of choice. Not anymore since version 4. Why? I just skim over the headlines, just a couple of seconds max per feed, and if I find something interesting, I will read it. If I miss something, it doesn't matter. Apps like Reeder and NNW4 look neat, of course, but their GUI is obnoxious, not made for speed and power users with 300 feeds, just for shiny appeal. So I'll stick with Vienna, even though it's not perfect. What it needs: better memory management, new coding for snappier behavior (e.g. shutdown), per-feed preferences (refresh rate, keep old feed entries etc.). Just take a look at what you could do with your feeds in NNW3, apply that to Vienna, and I won't complain anymore. ;) One big issue, though: on older MacBookPro models Vienna will force the machine to switch to the discrete NVIDIA graphics card. That's a no-no, if users like me decide to use the integrated Intel graphics card, for reasons of battery-life, system stability etc. You can't manually switch to the integrated graphics card, if Vienna is already running. You need to quit Vienna, then switch from discrete to integrated, then launch Vienna again. Not cool.
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5
demyson-and
24 September 2015
Version: 3.0.8 :074a131:
My favorite RSS client. It's simple and shows all I want to see in a very organized way.
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5
Jazzyguy
09 February 2015
Version: 3.0.3 :dfab247:
MacUpdate failed to put Vienna on my account.I clicked the window that says download without Desktop App. and nothing happened at all. I went to the web site and downloaded from the web site. The app is great as it usually is.
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Oak
22 January 2015
Version: 3.0.1 :0ed11f6:
3.0.1 crashes on takeoff. First time I have ever had a problem with Vienna.
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4
Kotos0513
17 November 2014
Version: 3.0.0 :306e70e:
Keeps re-downloading the same app over again on startup. Driving me crazy. A GOOD APP..
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4.5
Gary-box
15 November 2014
Version: 3.0.0 :306e70e:
Best RRS client. Never fails to work. One thing that should be addressed is the old looking user interface. Not complaining though, it is free after all.
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5
Jazzyguy
09 October 2014
Version: 3.0.0 RC 6 :52f5428:
I can't agree with Tryme more.This is a great app and it loads all of my RSS completely.
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4
Tryme
26 August 2014
Version: 3.0.0 RC 5 :074fec8:
This has been my RSS app for some time, I do enjoy using it and I gladly recommend it. In general use, about the only negative I have to say is that switching between feeds can be quite cumbersome - especially with busy feeds, the delay can be quite frustrating. It is the same situation with refreshes, the app chokes and takes a bit before it resumes. These issues have been long standing niggles which I hope will be addressed one day - but they don't make the app unusable. I do however strongly advise against using Vienna with the Yosemite beta - it is an exercise in sheer frustration. The app constantly crashes and upon relaunch will often repeat processes it has already completed. I have fed back the issues through Apples feedback for 3rd party apps - but I don't expect anything to come of that. Better to wait until the dev certifies it for 10.10. As a side note - the RSS implementation in Yosemite is half baked rubbish, anyone hoping for a return to what we had in Snow Leopard will be disappointed. Like everything else about Mac OS as we move to parity with iOS, it has been dumbed down and made unusable. But this is not the place for that discussion.
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5
Bytes
30 May 2014
Version: 3.0.0 RC 1 :6ccabc5:
I still thoroughly enjoy this program after many years. Multiple times a day I might start this up to see all the latest articles from websites I enjoy reading. It's a real time saver (or waster) depending on your point of view (currently have 58 feeds I check daily). I even customized one of the css style sheets to get the looks and my font preferences *just right* for my screen. My thanks go out to all the people that maintain this excellent freeware reader.
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4
iTonyD
19 January 2014
Version: 3.0.0 Beta 19 :40267c3:
My everyday news reader despite the weird user interface.
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MacUpdate-Lon
03 September 2013
Version: 3.0.0 Beta 16 :1888d7e:
I have to say it. This is a case of version numbering gone mad.
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5
Multimedia-Pimp
22 July 2013
Version: 3.0.0 Beta 13 :20d15fc:
Love this app! It has been my RSS reader for quite sometime now since adding the "View As Web Page" option. However, beta 12 & 13 have an annoying issue. I have my view layout set to "Condensed". In these last 2 betas the Headlines list for any particular feed is off. It's hard to explain but the headline for unread articles usually has a blue dot beside it, but the headline does no longer sit beside the blue dot, but rather above it slightly. So the top headline is halfway hidden by the top "Headlines" menubar. Have reverted back to Beta 11 for now. Will check back to see if Beta 14 will fix this issue. However, this program is solid and gets 5 stars.
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5
anonymous-dingo-653
21 July 2013
Version: 3.0.0 Beta 13 :20d15fc:
Exceptional. Finally someone knows how to program for the real world instead of just the Apple world. Easy and fast maniplution and (re)organization via mouse and keyboard without memorization yet another endless set of shortcut keys, and yet the s.k.s are still there. Inline and tab based viewing, though I question how secure the internal browser really is. Even the betas have given me almost now problems at all. Keep at it! And I'll keep following!
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0.5
dizhiren
17 May 2013
Version: 3.0.0 Beta 11 :9
I cannot display the RSS host site on the left-side menu. The application tells me I have a certain number of unread items, but I have no way to access to them. Since I recently got the app, is there something important I forgot to do? I have explored and tried all the scroll menus but nothing work. If someone can give me a hand on that, please. Thanks
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2.5
antoniong
24 March 2013
Version: 3.0.0 Beta 11 :9
The v2 was a great version but v3 has a different unproach to marking articles read which makes the usage unnatural. So for the time being I am sticking with v2.x
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3.5
Abuosman
15 March 2013
Version: 3.0.0 Beta 10 :d81b45f:
The unread count disappeared from the dock icon (despite being chosen in preferences) in beta 10. Or it's only my problem?
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Kotos0513
28 January 2013
Version: 3.0.0 Beta 9 :b47bfca:
Double clicking an article in the top RH window does absolute shit - nothing happens. Mac 10.8.2
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5
Madmacmad
01 January 2013
Version: 3.0.0 Beta 8 :aef2261:
superb' RSS Reader!!! highly recommend RSS Reader!!!! same features as many commercial readers but free !!! thxx to the Dev's Respect Version 3 looks very Good!!! for me the best free RSS Reader.
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4.5
silverhand31
30 December 2012
Version: 3.0.0 Beta 7 :74
Love the unified layout. But I have many rss to read. about 1000 a day. So when I scroll too much rss. It cause huge ram problem. If it auto release ram after we minimize the app, it would be great
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5
Jazzyguy
29 September 2012
Version: 3.0b.2819
The new Beta is EXCELLENT! It is so good I have made it my default RSS browser. It is once again on top in 10.8.1.
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4.5
Patoche
18 September 2012
Version: 3.0b.2819
After having problem of some freeze with Caffeinated, Mochaccino and NetNewsWire on Mountain Lion, I tried this beta of Vienna...and...cool no more freeze of the app. I have a LOT of RSS feeds. Vienna is quick and works very well...maybe a bit of an old school interface...but I like it...as it displays the news. Good work and free. Thanks
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4.5
S/ash
16 September 2012
Version: 3.0b.2819
I am using this since Apple announced Mountain Lion, which removed support for RSS in Mail and Safari. I was not a serious RSS guy then and had just 4-5 feeds in my list. But now I have dozens of RSS feeds and it is a delight to read them with Vienna. I was earlier using the latest builds from their Github page, but yes there were a few stability and other little issues with it. But I rolled back to their last stable version (v2.6.0.2601) and I am facing almost no issues with it, in Mountain Lion (10.8.1).
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1.5
Jazzyguy
16 September 2012
Version: 3.0b.2819
Usually good in other Mac Os like Snow Leopard but in Mountain Lion it is constantly trying to update Itried the beta and it is the same as the stabile version.
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0.5
Kotos0513
16 September 2012
Version: 3.0b.2819
Won't connect up with shit when double clicking an article. ML 10.8.1
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4
Jolyjumper
15 September 2012
Version: 3.0b.2819
Rate a beta ? Ok. But it's a beta. I use Vienna since the end of Safari RSS. A good alternative. All my feeds are quickly imported from Safari. For me, this version works fine in 10.7.4 and 10.8.1.
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prLab
15 September 2012
Version: 3.0b.2819
HAve used this for years without problem. This latest version didn't load any of my feeds. Reverted to previous without problem.
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Aargl
06 August 2012
Version: 2.6.0.2601
Not PPC any more!!!
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0.5
ivanovitch
30 March 2012
Version: 2.6.0.2601
Appears to be broken with the latest webkit: no view of articles makes the reader totally useless.
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Mikaelf
19 December 2011
Version: 2.6.0.2601
Nothing beats the Googler Reader & Feedly Combo.
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3.5
Chris-Walken
17 September 2011
Version: 2.5.1.2502
Good app, but slow and occasionally unstable. I haven't found any alternatives that I prefer.
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4.5
Poikkeus
02 August 2011
Version: 2.5.1.2502
Vienna is a nicely-laid out news reader that provides familiar functions in a neat, fast-loading package. NetNewsWIre is also quite strong, and both offer a stable way to acquire and manage information. But the added emphasis on visual elements brings VIenna more accessible.
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4.5
Poikkeus
02 August 2011
Version: 2.5.1.2502
Vienna is a nicely-laid out news reader that provides familiar functions in a neat, fast-loading package. NetNewsWIre is also quite strong, and both offer a stable way to acquire and manage information. But the added emphasis on visual elements brings VIenna more accessible.
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4.5
Poikkeus
02 August 2011
Version: 2.5.1.2502
Vienna is a nicely-laid out news reader that provides familiar functions in a neat, fast-loading package. NetNewsWIre is also quite strong, and both offer a stable way to acquire and manage information. But the added emphasis on visual elements brings VIenna more accessible.
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4
Euskir
11 June 2011
Version: 2.5.1.2502
Hello there: The requirements are wrong, this version doesn't work on PPC Macs running OS X 10.4 Best wishes, as always, Federico (aka euskir)
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4.5
abbpple
23 April 2011
Version: 2.5.0.2501
Is the best RSS reader for OSX however if you have more then 300+ RSS feeds the program doesn't response as normally, suffering in some stability issues.
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5
Multimedia-Pimp
31 January 2011
Version: 2.5.0.2501
I've been all over the place with RSS readers. Vienna, NNW, RSSMenu and Gruml. All of them have their own ups and downs, but I prefer to have a standalone reader where I add the RSS feeds to it, and thats it. I don't need to add Google to the equation. So I have since come back to Vienna with the 2.6 preview release and that they have added full web page feed views to this preview. Much better than wasting all that screen real estate for a lame little snippet of the article, and then having to switch to a browser to view it. This works awesome, and I have no reason to ever leave Vienna again. Thank you for a quality piece of free software.
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Starless72
04 June 2010
Version: 2.5.0.2501
I've used Vienna for quite some time now, coming from NetNewsWire, and I'm very happy with it. But now, on my new i7 MacBook Pro, I discovered that it activates the NVIDIA video card as soon as I launch it! Definitely too much for an application which I always keep running in the background and which has no use for the dedicated video card. Time to switch to anything else? Unfortunately I tested NetNewsWire and it has the same behaviour.
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Wolf3175
31 May 2010
Version: 2.5.0.2501
i'd like to let anyone know who is updating vienna or installing it for the first time and using 10.4 as i am be advised that this version (2.5.0.2501) is listed as being usable with tiger here on macupdate. i downloaded this update from here and realized after i had replaced my older version that it wouldn't open in tiger anymore. i came back and downloaded one of the related links to get a working version of vienna back on my tiger machine and when i opened it was informed that the newest update requires 10.5 to run. just wanted to put this out there and let macupdate know so they can update the application's page here.
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Donmontalvo
28 March 2010
Version: 2.5.0.2501
Beats NetNewsWire hands down...and it's FREE! I know some developers cringe at the later point. Expected. I've tried Gruml too, and I think they're both excellent options. Don
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ivanovitch
09 February 2010
Version: 2.5.0.2500
I'd love to love Vienna, but from time to time it confuses and jumbles feeds (placing some news items in other feeds, dropping other news items altogether). I only wish that it was better than NNW et al, if only because it isn't placing gratuitous advertising all over the place. But considering that it's free, I'm happy enough...
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xcoxco
18 January 2010
Version: 2.4.0.2401
After five-years, I just now switched back to NetNewsWire from Vienna. The latest Vienna versions are VERY, VERY slow with my news feed database. Not sure why. But most importantly, I have begun using an iPhone news reader. I found having two different readers (Vienna on the Mac, and one on the iPhone) proved wholly impractical. I now synchronize all my feeds through Google Reader, and access these across platforms. Sorry Vienna.
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xcoxco
15 January 2010
Version: 2.4.0.2401
I find the latest Vienna hangs an awful lot at startup. I often must use a Force Quit. This has not been the case with prior versions. I've been using Vienna for at least four years. Also, the need to sink rss feeds between devices is getting pretty darn important, especially with my iPhone rss newsreader. I'm running 10.6.2 on a late 2008 MacBook Pro, and 24" Apple LED monitor.
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Sw-tester
01 January 2010
Version: 2.4.0.2400
i figured out that Vienna had 29000 articles. NNW only 2000. Apparently there is no option to keep articles "until they disappear from feed". so in prefs you must set "move articles to trash" to something because "never" will cause issues. i prefer the way NNW does it. what if you don't want to move articles to trash after a month for a feed that has older items?
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Sw-tester
27 December 2009
Version: 2.4.0.2400
I wanted to switch from NNW 3.1.7 since I read the new version of NNW added adverts. Also, I like to use open source when possible. Vienna stalls and becomes unresponsive for 1 to 2 minutes when starting up with a spinning beach ball as it gets the feeds. Very irritating. I have only 30 feeds. NNW only takes 5 seconds to get the feeds and does not become unresponsive. I don't get why Vienna stalls. I have dual cores and OS 10.5.8. Maybe it does not like the feeds imported from NNW?
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5
Mrk
15 December 2009
Version: 2.4.0.2400
Long-time NNW user, switched to Vienna a couple of months ago. This update addresses pretty much every problem I've noticed since then. Really great work.
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4
Abelle
08 December 2009
Version: 2.3.4.2305
Very easy to use, no problems, very nice work, thank you.
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Penguirl
30 September 2009
Version: 2.3.4.2305
I came back to Vienna after NetNewsWire switched their synching from NewsGator to Google and raised the system requirements to 10.5. It has a nice UI, good functionality, and it's the only RSS/Atom reader I've tried that imported my feeds in the same folder hierarchy that they were exported in. So far my only complaints are font related, increasing the size of the article headlines font causes the date and time to be cut off by the headline below it, and there is no font settings for the article summary or the full articles. The only way to make them larger is to force all fonts to a larger minimum size, thus bringing up the previously mentioned issue. At this time I don't need synchronization but it would be a nice feature to have for the future. All in all Vienna is the best of it's class.
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Itistoday
23 September 2009
Version: 2.3.4.2305
- Builtin tabbed web browser! - Fast! - Support for folders and nested folders! - Email-like view to show article titles from either a feed, or a group of feeds! - Open source! - Smart folders! - Easy flagging! What's not to like?? This is the best news reader I've come across, bar none.
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Cmason
16 September 2009
Version: 2.3.4.2305
I just heard that netnewswire was going ad-supported (ironically, it was their own beta update message that mentioned this.) I used to use netnewswire lite and was happy with it and never really needed the "pro" version. I got it anyway once they made it free but never really used any of the advanced features. I tried newsfire and it looked nice, but didn't have the same 3-pane view I was used to. So, then I found Vienna. It works great! I loaded up my subscriptions, changed a couple fonts, and that's it. It is doing exactly what I want with a simple interface that looks almost the same as netnewswire. Most importantly, *no ads*! Well done.
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Stugots
31 July 2009
Version: 2.3.3.2304
I switched to this from NetNewsWire, after the NNW Beta update nuked most of my subscriptions. I find Vienna to be very stable, with a cleaner UI than what I've been used to with NetNewsWire. There's a better use of real estate. The overall visual design looks far more polished than what you usually find in an open-source project. The default fonts are OK but there are better choices, IMHO. They are easy to change in the preferences. The only feature I miss is synchronization with a service out on the web, so I can share my feeds between work and home. (*Not* Google Reader, TYVM.) From what I gather in the support forum, synchronization is one of the new features being considered.
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Rob-h
31 July 2009
Version: 2.3.3.2304
Ticks all the right boxes for me. Now that NetNewsWire is going commercial/ad-supported, Vienna is a great free alternative. Clean uncluttered interface (with some interesting visual styles to choose from if you like that sort of thing) plus it's easy and intuitive to use. The only thing missing really is the sync features of NetNewsWire, but then I'm trying to ween myself off hours of reading newsfeeds every day on every device I own, so that's probably a good thing!
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momijigari
28 July 2009
Version: 2.3.2.2303
I use this software every day.
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Joshewah
16 December 2007
Version: 2.2.2.2211b
I like this app a lot. I wish that flash and audio/video wouldn't reload every time I switched tabs though. If I am checking out a song from a blog in a tab and go back to read feeds while it plays it cuts it off and starts downloading again when I go back to it.
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ivanovitch
02 December 2007
Version: 2.2.1.2210
A timely update: it was unusable with Remote Buddy open at the same time (made Vienna uncontrollable, oddly). Further, the display bugs introduced with Leopard now appear to be ironed out. No more truncated scrollbars or icons. What's missing: Still no icon to indicate that a headline has been opened in external browser: only option is to display read/unread and to manually flag item. Also difficult to re-sort headlines by date (up or down) without doubling size of pane used for headlines (I use condensed layout to emulate previously purchased RSS readers). Apart from this, it works remarkably well, and the price is brilliant value. Like others, I bought other readers but grew disappointed with the direction of development and features. I'm now happily stuck with Vienna.
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Tingting
21 November 2007
Version: 2.2.0
Needs more toolbar button options like "mark all read" "refresh" just a single feed. And not a drop down menu like it has where you get carpal tunnel click-scroll-click. One click. otherwise cool, I hope it grows in the right direction.
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Screenshot
22 October 2007
Version: 2.2.0
I just started to use Vienna and the functionalities are quite ok. But could someone explain to me why Vienna connects to sites such as imrworldwide.com, doubleclick.net, metrics.apple.com, webtrendslive.com, tacoda.net, revsci.net and others? I don't remember adding any feeds from those guys.
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Zx81
09 September 2007
Version: 2.2.0
I hate Vienna! I bought NetNewsWire and Newsfire and discovered Vienna afterwards!!! Now I don't use the readers I have bought anymore and I've swithched to the free one...It's fast, easy to configure and use, can import and export my list of suscriptions (I exported it to OmniOutliner). The builtin browser is just great and seems to be able to open any Web page and download files (which isn't the case of NetNewsWire ; I've tested quite a few pages). Very stable. Great app.
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Gatton
09 September 2007
Version: 2.2.0.2209
I don't have a lot of experience with other feed readers but Vienna works very well for me. As a matter of fact I consider it a plus that I was able to set it up and begin using it so quickly having no experience with other standalone readers. The only other thing I have used is Google Reader. I'm very pleased with Vienna's features and performance. Worth a download for sure.
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Pmanna
21 August 2007
Version: 2.2.0.2207
While it looks it gets better, it still lacks the only feature that keeps me from switching, i.e. the possibility to subscribe multiple times to the same feed with different user names. That's the way some popular feeds work (GMail, for example), and it's supported in other readers.
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Gaoshan
20 March 2007
Version: 2.1.1.2109
This has come so far from the first version I used (probably a year or more ago). I have always used Safari's built-in RSS feed reader but one day with Vienna and I switched. Probably my favorite thing about it (and the reason I like it better than other free, standout RSS readers, such as NetNewsWire Lite) is the built-in browser for viewing articles. There is a basic web browser with back, forward, refresh and since it is based on webkit it functions and feels very much like a stripped down Safari. Additionally you can send a link to Safari for viewing, if you like. Another thing that beats Safari's RSS reader is the ability to check individual feeds for updates rather than the whole collection. There are also a number of built-in css styles that you can apply to your feeds, you can flag articles, use smart folders, etc. All of this for free! What a great product!
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hced
15 March 2007
Version: 2.1.1.2109
Feature request: Sorting feeds in folders, for easy cathegorizing. Also, maybe some kind of system menu bar access?
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Smactron
07 February 2007
Version: 2.1.1.2109
Compact, simple, and fairly powerful RSS reader. Cocoaforge's Vienna forums has friendly developers who respond quickly to posts. And who doesn't love open source? Thanks!
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hced
06 January 2007
Version: 2.1.0.2108
Very clean and easy to use. Nothing unnecessary functions bloating things up. Just what I was looking for. Thanks a bundle, developer!
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anthonysigalas
24 December 2006
Version: 2.1.0.2108
I was a hardcore NewsFire user, but due to the developer's arrogance I was forced to seek another RSS reader. I had my eyes fixed on Vienna for a long time, but the newest version introduced Unified layout which is absolutely brilliant. This feature, together with the ability to change styles (CSS templates really) made me a Vienna believer. A big thanks to the devs for bringing to maturity a great open source RSS reader!
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4.5
csaborio
29 October 2006
Version: 2.1.0.2105
I really like this RSS reader, so I feel kinda bad saying something not good about it :( I have 46 RSS subscriptions and when marking all messages as read and moving on, it becomes Beachball land in Vienna. CPU usage is around 10% when this happens (I'm using a MBP), I have to switch and do other things while Vienna can come to its senses - which can sometimes take up to a minute :( Overall, excellent RSS reader with a problem that at least for me, makes it unusable.
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4.75
Jb4
24 September 2006
Version: 2.1.0.2105
Loads pretty fast. Very sharp graphics. Nice themes. One problem so far: When an article in the subject field is marked "read" it dissapears, even though I've set the preference to keep unread articles for a week.
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Dudel
05 September 2006
Version: 2.1.0.2104
As good as NetNewsWire but free !
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4.75
philonous
31 July 2006
Version: 2.1.0.2103
I forgot the ratings. Yes, 5 stars, almost all the way.
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philonous
31 July 2006
Version: 2.1.0.2103
Ignore the old comments below about Vienna being slow. This WAS true. Since may, Vienna has undergone considerable revisions, and it is quite fast. I have hundreds of feeds, and sometimes I have THOUSANDS of articles loaded. There is not even a hiccup on my old 867 MHz PB, and Vienna is blazing fast. The only feature missing from Vienna is a feed discovery feature whereby you enter a URL and the reader discovers all the feeds that are offered by that site. This is hardly a problem, however, since Vienna offers so many wonderful ways to organize and display the feeds. Toward the latter, Vienna offers a very nice selection of themes that make reading articles a joy, frankly. This is THE reader for OS X.
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Iguy
27 May 2006
Version: 2.0.4.2034
Vienna is free and yet offers most of the features that you'll find in other shareware RSS readers. My favorite feature: the fact that you can flag blog entries to easily follow up on comments. Very nice and fast on my G5 iMac.
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4.25
Killerhamster
18 May 2006
Version: 2.0.4.2034
Vienna is a very nice News Reader, and its features are enough for me. the only thing that bothers me so much that I finally switched to NNWL is that it is soooo darn slow. I already keep my items only for a day or so, and I have only about 30 feedss, but it takes Vienna forever to switch between feeds etc. Nothing like this with NNW. Should this problem be resolved, I'd gladly switch back.
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4.25
Roadtripdk
16 May 2006
Version: 2.0.3.2032
Absolutely fantastic. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to export Vienna bookmarks into a format that Safari can import. Any ideas out there?
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4.25
Renderhead
07 April 2006
Version: 2.0.3.2031
I highly recommend this newsreader! It is without a doubt the finest free newsreader I have tried. While it does not have quite as many features as some of the paid newsreaders like NetNewsWire, it has a few more features than the stripped-down NetNewsWire Light. Unlike NetNewsWire Lite, however, it is open source and frequently updated. I predict that it will soon be competitive with the paid version. I've relied on it heavily for several months now to read about 40 feeds, and I have had fewer crashes in Vienna than I have in any of my web browsers. The most persistent problem it has given me is that the titles on some feeds are improperly rendered. This only happens with one of my feeds, and I suspect that it is due to improper formatting on the feed maintainer's part. Still, NNW Lite is able to display them properly.
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Hal2007
23 March 2006
Version: 2.0.2.2030
Very nice RSS reader, it's customizable and - best of all - it's free and regularly updated. However, it's one of those apps which rely on an active font "Helvetica", and crash if it's not present. Took me a while to figure that out. Aside from that it's great. Keep up the good work!
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4.25
Ryan-H-
02 February 2006
Version: 2.0.0.2024
This is an awesome RSS client with a sweet price! I have been using this FREE client for months and its excellent. You get tons of great features that you just simply won't find in other anemic free clients. Sure it hasn't got every imaginable feature that other super expensive (IMHO. why would anyone pay $20+ for a RSS client?) but it has some really cool features and is definitely worth a looksey if you haven't used it before. However, some of my fellow reviewers do make some excellent points and I hope that the developer will take them into consideration in the future. P.S Its really cool (and fun!) that its also themeable!
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3.75
Tralala
24 January 2006
Version: 2.0.0.2023
Nice app., but it still has a big drawback: unlike most rss readers, headlines keep accumulating. The auto-expire feature SHOULD remove unread articles also. (Unless the author expects us to read all articles!)Version 2.0
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Bedstuy65
23 January 2006
Version: 2.0.0.2023
ctrl-click on an individual subscription and selected "refresh selected subscription"
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Shawnyq
16 January 2006
Version: 2.0.0.2022
Why on earth is there no individual refresh rate? Not all feeds need updated at the same time.
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Macsterdam
02 January 2006
Version: 2.0.0.2019
I'm a registered user of Newsfire but as of release 2017 I've switched to Vienna. It's faster, has more features and feel great. Plus, the developer is very responsive which is nice as well. Absolutely wonderful. The fact that's it's (still) free is amazing as well.
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4.75
Thebrix
17 December 2005
Version: 2.0.0.2015
Brilliant. I am a registered user of both Shrook and NetNewsWire (and have wavered between the two over the past couple of years) but Vienna trumps both of them. The author has realised that the point of a RSS reader is to read news and developed the user interface accordingly. Fast, full keyboard operation, no toolbar, no popups, no "statistics" or other irrelevancies getting in the way of feeds, preview and full article - and the tabbed opening of linked Web pages behind the two right-hand panes is an excellent idea. At last, an RSS newsreader which feels comfortable on a 12" screen!
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