One Objective Feed
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One Objective Feed is a light-weight RSS reader, my first Objective-C application in fact. It has a simple user interface, but still elegant to the eye and sporting a nice fade-in effect for the windows. One Objective Feed renders simple HTML and supports inline images.
What's New
Version 1.6:
  • OPML import/export.
  • Adjustable divider.
  • Doesn't try to talk to GrowlHelperApp if Growl isn't installed.
  • GUI tweaks & enhancements.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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detto commented on 07 Aug 2009
I'd like to see this app being polished. So far I'm unable to use it, because at every start 3 predefined feeds are loaded/added/refreshed though I deleted them before. That's just unacceptable. I also had problems removing saved feeds again, didn't work.
Font size wasn't changeable on all feeds I tried.

But on the positive side it's very straightforward use with minimal inteface that doesn't get in your way and saves screen real estate.
Something I'm really looking forward to concerning my RSS behaviour. NetNewWire and mostly all the others are just ridicilously over the top to me.
[Version 1.6]


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Robin Enhorn commented on 04 Aug 2009
Dear DR. GIRLFRIEND and FLASH1296.

I have missed to check MacUpdate for user comments, so when I saw your comments today I sat down and made some updates to One Objective Feed.

It should come up here on macUpdate soon, but you can until then find it on my blog:
http://tekspik.blogspot.com
[Version 1.5]


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Dr.-Girlfriend commented on 01 May 2009
The good news:
1. It installed this time.
2. The interface is clean and minimal.
3. There are a few sample Feeds to start you off with.
4. It's free.

The bad news:
1. On every launch, it presents a pop-up window demanding to know "Where is Growl Helper app?" Hm... Well, I don't use Growl on this computer. I ignore the "Browse" option which wants me to search my HD for Growl and instead choose "Cancel". The app loads at last.
2. Is there such a thing as too minimal? Yes, unfortunately. An app is too minimal when the user cannot instinctively figure out how to use it and consults the Help File only to be told, "Help isn't available for One Objective Feed."
3. I finally figured out how to add feeds under the "Manage Feeds" button, but nothing happens after the button is pressed. Sigh.
4. The sample feeds don't display any images even though they should. (The Dilbert cartoon works though.)
5. There is no way to organize and/or group the feeds.
6. The pane which separates the feed titles from the actual text of the articles is non-adjustable, therefore when you have more than a few feed titles to browse through, you must tediously scroll to the bottom.

In conclusion: Appearance isn't everything. Although this app is off to a nice start with it's pleasant GUI, I'd like to encourage the developer to spend a little more time working on the usability issues outlined above. I'll check back in a few months and see how this app is coming along. It could be very promising.

Good luck!
[Version 1.5]


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FLASH1296 reviewed on 29 Apr 2009
Works perfectly.

I LOVE THE MINIMALIST g u i

The only features that I miss are importing and exporting feeds.

manually entering > 100 feeds one at a time is laborious.
[Version 1.5]


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Dr.-Girlfriend commented on 21 Apr 2009
Crashed after install. Hung immediately upon 2nd launch. Had to force quit after a couple of minutes. Too bad. I really like the clean interface shown on the screenshot.

MacPro|10.5.4|8GB RAM.
[Version 1.4]


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Downloads:1,626
Version Downloads:1,192
Type:Internet : Newsreaders
License:Free
Date:04 Aug 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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One Objective Feed is a light-weight RSS reader, my first Objective-C application in fact. It has a simple user interface, but still elegant to the eye and sporting a nice fade-in effect for the windows. One Objective Feed renders simple HTML and supports inline images.


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