Cyndicate
Cyndicate 2.0.3
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RSS/Atom aggregator.   Shareware ($19.95)
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Cyndicate is a easy-to-use, next-generation, RSS/Atom syndication feed reader that gives you command over your news. Cyndicate will fetch, organize, and display news and articles from millions of websites and weblogs, giving you complete control over your day's news.
  • Mail-like interface - If you've ever used an email client, you'll feel right at home.
  • Full RSS and Atom Support - No need to worry about the feed's format, Cyndicate has it covered.
  • StyleSheets - Customize the look of articles using
What's New
Version 2.0.3:
  • fixes creating smart folders with German as the user's language.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later





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Zo219 commented on 02 Aug 2012
$19.95? For a news reader? Greed? Stupidity?
[Version 2.0.3]


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Tcloer commented on 28 Nov 2009
Why pay $20 for this if you can have NetNewsWire and Google Reader /w sync for free?
[Version 1.3]


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Hugobeng tipped on 27 Nov 2009
This app will not launch on 10.4.3, regardless of what it says both here and at their webpage. Too bad, I was looking for something to handle a large number of feeds.
[Version 1.3]


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FLASH1296 reviewed on 13 May 2009
Greed is the name of the game, when you charge twice what an application is worth.
There are plenty of fine alternatives, several that are free.
[Version 1.2.1]


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infosec reviewed on 29 Dec 2007
I purchased this app today after testing a bunch of them. I like how the filters, labels, auto rating, and smart filters features work together. If you have a lot of feeds then it may take a little time up front to configure those four things to take "full" advantage of them. However, once you do that you will see how this app outshines the others and does the best job of organizing the feeds and providing view options that boil the information of interest to the top.
There are many features with this app, you have the option to be in total control of what is going on and how to manipulate the data.
In my opinion the only negative thing I can say about this application that documentation needs to be expanded. I expressed this to the developer and he very quickly responded and advised they are currently in the process of providing additional documentation.
If you try this app take the time to understand all of the features and how nicely the the label, filter, auto rating, and smart filters can work together to present the the feeds in a very efficient and effective manner. Even thought there are some free alternatives I felt that unique features, stability, speed, responsiveness of the development team regarding questions, and logical workflow all made this product worth $30.
[Version 1.1]


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stupbi commented on 03 Aug 2007
I've been sceptical about cyndicate at first. Why another RSS reader? Even a paid one? I tried it and found one feature there is only to find in one other RSS reader which is postino. It's the ability to read the news instantly when choosing an article - not just switch to an preview and no more need to open the news in tabs or even the browser. Up to now netnewswire, vienna etc. lacks this specific feature. Besides cyndicate is fast, faster then postino, same as fast as netnewswire or vienna.

I hope the account for former pulpfiction user will be encouraging.
[Version 1.0.1]


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stupbi commented on 03 Aug 2007
This surely looks very very close to the past rss reader pulpfiction. In Fact it uses almost every icon and design pulpfiction used - except the app icon itself (see comment below). I wonder if cyndicate will accept my pulpfiction license key. I also wonder if cyndicate will offer the style sheets that where once available for pulpfiction. There was one which made the website load direct inside the preview window instead inside the default browser app. Anyway there sould be a statement concerning the former pulpfiction users.
[Version 1.0.1]

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iacas (developer) replied on 03 Aug 2007
Cyndicate will not accept your PulpFiction license key, no. PulpFiction users will likely get a discount - we've yet to decide how much. We will decide before the demo's 21 days pass.

Cyndicate uses none of PulpFiction's assets - code, icons, etc. Naturally there is a resemblance, as the people behind it are the same, and it follows the same model.

As for stylesheets, Cyndicate switched up the model a bit. You can visit http://forums.cynicalpeak.com/viewtopic.php?id=196 to find out how to make compatible stylesheets for Cyndicate - it should be relatively easy to convert your PF stylesheet. However, it sounds like the feature you're looking for is one for which you don't need a stylesheet at all (and didn't in PF either) - you simply set all of your subscriptions to display the "permalink content" rather than the "feed content" and the website will load in the article viewer. You can toggle this at any time, per-article, with cmd-D.
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takaaki commented on 01 Aug 2007
This is the developer who threatened a lawsuit again Adam Betts, an icon designer.

Read his blog post for the details. http://www.artofadambetts.com/weblog/?p=181
[Version 1.0]

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Cynicalpeak Software (developer) replied on 02 Aug 2007
Please get your facts straight before publicly slandering a company. Adam was never threatened with a lawsuit. There was a falling out over him not finishing the project that he agreed to do. Try using google to get the full story.
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Adam-Betts replied on 02 Aug 2007
Hi Developer, I was hoping you to be a little more honest about the situation. It was clearly implied that there would be a lawsuit however as it turns out, it was nothing more than an attempt to instill fear.

As for the product, Cyndicate is a great app with nice interface and I encourage other people to give it a try.
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Joel Mueller replied on 03 Aug 2007
Another blog post, written by Erik Barzeski, explains his side of the story:

http://nslog.com/2007/03/06/adam_betts

Erik says that the only mention of a lawyer involved was when he offered Adam a 3rd option: to get a lawyer himself if he wants payment. But that doesn't really fit in with a resolution like the first 2 options, so I wouldn't consider it a third option. In fact, I'm not even sure why Erik would mention that to Adam. If the context was that Adam get a lawyer for _defense_, that wouldn't make sense either, because no one goes and gets an attorney until after they have received notice from the group making the charges.

Adam states that he didn't complete the project, using two reasons in different posts: (1) "There is a reason why I cannot continue and I can't tell you why yet....[it has] nothing to do with me doing graphics for any competing products." (2)
"this was not a breach of contract but more of 'personally offended.'" So it sounds like a mixture of dealing with relations that were already poor between Erik and Adam, and priority of something else Adam was doing.

Overall, it sounds like Adam should have completed the project. And Erik should have handled it more smoothly. I can understand Erik's frustration with the situation, but he sounded pretty harsh in the replies to posted publicly, and even if no law suite was actually threatened, I can understand why Adam would back off even more after communicating with Erik.

Erik has since pushed a strong arm decision for MacUpdate to either (1) remove this thread from our site, or (2) remove the Cyndicate product altogether.

Obviously, this is starting to snowball and Erik is not making friends by taking such a stance. If I were Brad Miller, the developer of Cyndicate, I might pull the reigns in on this entire situation, before enemies are made all over the place. I say this because I desire good things for Cyndicate.
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iacas (developer) replied on 03 Aug 2007
This is Erik, and I asked Joel to remove this commentary entirely because it has nothing to do with the product itself. Joel refused to remove the commentary, as is his right, and so that's done.

All things considered, the development of the icon is an incredibly small part of the process, and while true that I could have handled things more smoothly, I did not like being put in the position of having a contract broken. It set us back quite awhile and cost us time and effort to find a new icon designer.
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hced replied on 25 Nov 2007
Out of curiosity, who is the icon designer that fulfilled the job?
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cstephen87 rated on 25 May 2011

[Version 2.0.1]


Downloads:3,489
Version Downloads:369
Type:Internet : Newsreaders
License:Shareware
Date:20 Jul 2011
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Cyndicate is a easy-to-use, next-generation, RSS/Atom syndication feed reader that gives you command over your news. Cyndicate will fetch, organize, and display news and articles from millions of websites and weblogs, giving you complete control over your day's news.
  • Mail-like interface - If you've ever used an email client, you'll feel right at home.
  • Full RSS and Atom Support - No need to worry about the feed's format, Cyndicate has it covered.
  • StyleSheets - Customize the look of articles using standard HTML and CSS or use any of the included styles.
  • Organize your news
    • Folders - Sort and save articles any way you like.
    • Smart Folders - Create lists of articles automatically based on criteria you set.
    • Filters - Automatically sort, label, and mark articles as they are downloaded.
    • Flags - Flag important or articles you need to come back and read for easy reference.
    • Labels - Assign articles a label for more organizing power.
    • Persistence - You have full control over the life of each article. Save it for as long as you like.
  • Share This - Easily share articles through email, blogging or one of the many social websites like Digg, del.icio.us, Technorati, or StumbleUpon.
  • Automatic Ratings - Find out what articles you'll like before reading them. Cyndicate will automatically rate each article based on your history.
  • Podcasts and Enclosure - Manually or automatically download podcasts and enclosures. Podcasts can even be added to iTunes automatically.
  • Search - Easily find the information you're looking for.
  • Universal - Made for both PowerPC and Intel Macs


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