News Reader
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Always know what's happening around the world with News Reader, the new Dashboard widget that lets you easily view RSS news from any number of sources in a single widget. You can zip through headlines and summaries using just the arrow keys.

RSS is the same standard used by Safari RSS and many other news-reading applications. Most news sites and blogs have RSS feeds that let you see news headlines and summaries in News Reader.

Features
  • Unlimited number of feeds. Unlike other widgets, News Reader can display as many feeds as you want.
  • Complete summaries.
What's New
Version 1.1.1:
  • Added Catalan and Spanish localizations.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Libertyforall1776 commented on 28 Oct 2011
From the Dev: "Sorry, the News Reader widget is no longer being supported and has stopped working reliably. It is no longer available for download. If you're a widget developer and are interested in taking it over, drop me a line."
[Version 1.1.1]

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Perfessor replied on 10 Nov 2012
Sorry to hear that. I've been using the widget for a long time now and love it. Can you recommend a similar widget?
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Raydeen reviewed on 14 Oct 2008
As an RSS newb, this widget is perfect! It's immediately clear how to use and once it's set up, it's unobtrusive and flawless.

Like others here, I'd like to be able to use scrolling and I'd also love a sort feature for the feeds themselves.
[Version 1.1.1]


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Mudflapper reviewed on 28 Aug 2007
Love. This. Widget.

Love the nice, simple, clean look.

I really love that it's not too memory-hungry.

I'd like to see 2 additions: scroll wheel support and the ability to choose background colors. (Hate to even ask, because it makes me seem ungrateful or hard-to-please.)

Great job. Thank you!
[Version 1.1.1]


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Luhmann commented on 02 Sep 2006
Yes, this is much more memory friendly than In the Know, but it needs notification of new posts (maybe a different color), a resizable window, and OPML import/export. Otherwise a great job! (I just started using it, so I'll hold off on a rating.)
[Version 1.1.1]


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thebrix reviewed on 13 Dec 2005
Great stuff - miles ahead of anything similar, and I hope it knocks out the "one site only RSS reader widgets" which proliferate.

Could OPML import be considered for a future release? It would also be nice, if possible, to enable the mouse scroll wheel and also to allow the window to be vertically resized. But these are minor additions compared with the very full functionality already there!
[Version 1.1.1]


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Aname commented on 13 Dec 2005
Only one request; scroll-wheel support.

Otherwise, this is my favorite one!
[Version 1.1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Oct 2005
Stunning!
Certainly one o the most useful widgets I've ever used! Keep up the great work!
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jul 2005
Great Widget. Thank you very much.

Suggestions:
- resizable widget
- rename sources
- rename source-titles
- option of setting
automatic display
of descriptions
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Jul 2005
This is probably the first Widget (other than the Apple Standard ones that came with Tiger) that I actually have use for. Really good work, keep it up guys!

2 things I would like to see if possible: Ability to rename the titles of the feeds, and also the ability to reorder the feeds.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Jul 2005
Great app! I've been waiting this kind of multiple reader. There is couple of problems: every time when it's time to update (or manually) i get the message: News Reader suddenly quit. This happens with iMac G4 not on my new powerbook. Also on both macs this widget seems to scroll when ever it wants (usually not) - the sidebar usually works but sometimes stuck.
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:5,356
Version Downloads:3,324
Type:Business : Applications
License:Free
Date:13 Dec 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Always know what's happening around the world with News Reader, the new Dashboard widget that lets you easily view RSS news from any number of sources in a single widget. You can zip through headlines and summaries using just the arrow keys.

RSS is the same standard used by Safari RSS and many other news-reading applications. Most news sites and blogs have RSS feeds that let you see news headlines and summaries in News Reader.

Features
  • Unlimited number of feeds. Unlike other widgets, News Reader can display as many feeds as you want.
  • Complete summaries. News Reader displays complete news summaries, not just headlines.
  • Streamlined navigation. You can zip through headlines and summaries without leaving the arrow keys.
  • German localization by Markus Hoffmann. Spanish and Catalan localizations by Josep Maria Sempere Coll.


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