Chill Pill
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Chill Pill... Enjoy Fever's rich RSS experience while taking advantage of Cocoa and all of the other modern technologies in Mac OS X.

System-wide Integration - Filling the void where Web applications fail, Chill Pill allows you to set Fever as your default RSS reader, change hot keys via System Preferences, get notified when new items are available, and much more!

Custom Styles - Let's face it, Fever is beautiful.. but everyone has their own style. Using Styles, you can tweak the interface to your hearts desire. All styles are simply CSS files, a mordern Web standard.
What's New
Version 1.4:
  • Full-screen support in OS X 10.7.
  • Other OS X 10.7 improvements.
  • Bug fixes.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • Fever



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Larcenous reviewed on 29 Oct 2009
It's too bad for the folks at Conceited Software that Fever (the self-hosted RSS-server/reader solution upon which Chill Pill is based) cannot be test-flown at all. You have to pony up the $30 that Fever's developer, Shaun Inman, requires before you can even LOOK at Fever - other than screen-shots - let alone fiddle with its configuration to see whether it's for you. And since Chill Pill works through Fever, that $30 barrier applies to it, as well.

And that's a shame. Because I completely understand the previous commenter's reluctance to fork out $30 without even a trial period or money-back guarantee. However, as someone who's already done so, let me offer a few thoughts on Chill Pill.

Chill Pill is an unqualified plus for Fever because it's a desktop version of what is essentially an online experience. The advantage to desktop readers, whether they're NewsFire or NetNewsReader or any other, is that they can be used in place of Safari as the default news reader application. Selecting a desktop reader as your default newsreader allows you to simply click on RSS (or Atom, etc.) links, and have them open up right in your preferred app. Fluid instances can't really do this well.I used to run Google Reader as a Fluid instance, but it never really worked right when I listed "Google Reader" as my default RSS reader in OS X. And, as anyone who's ever had tried clicking on RSS links in Safari - if Google reader is your preferred RSS reader - it doesn't work so well.

But Chill Pill solves this problem with aplomb. And, it also allows you to do a number of nifty things with Fever that you just can't do in a standard browser. So, thumbs up for that! I don't know how the folks at Conceited Software made this free, I'm just glad they made it, period - and the "free" part is merely icing on the cake. Chill Pill makes Fever behave; it looks gorgeous, functions well, and provides desktop-app functionality with online-app convenience.
[Version 1.0.4]


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Teslanaut commented on 15 Sep 2009
Fever looks like a beautiful RSS reader.... But requires a 30 dollar service they provide to even use. It'd be nice if you could use it as a normal RSS reader without needing the "Fever" service. But oh well, they're trying to run a business. I respect that.
[Version 1.0.2]


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Type:Internet : Newsreaders
License:Commercial
Date:27 Jul 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $4.99
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Chill Pill... Enjoy Fever's rich RSS experience while taking advantage of Cocoa and all of the other modern technologies in Mac OS X.

System-wide Integration - Filling the void where Web applications fail, Chill Pill allows you to set Fever as your default RSS reader, change hot keys via System Preferences, get notified when new items are available, and much more!

Custom Styles - Let's face it, Fever is beautiful.. but everyone has their own style. Using Styles, you can tweak the interface to your hearts desire. All styles are simply CSS files, a mordern Web standard. Share your styles with other community members on the Conceited Forums.

Everything you already have - Since Chill Pill's job is to make Fever better, you have all of the awesomeness of Fever coupled with an even more integrated experience. Yeah, we didn't think it could be this awesome either.

It's free!So what's the catch? Nothing! We use Fever, we wanted a better experience, we made it! You prosper. If you like Chill Pill, you should check out our other offerings for Mac and iPhone platforms. Trust us, you won't be disappointed.


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