Gruml
Gruml
1.3.0

4.4

Gruml free download for Mac

Gruml1.3.0

01 August 2012

Google Reader viewer and account manager.

Overview

Gruml allows you to view and manage your feed subscriptions of your Google Reader account on Mac OS X.

Read your newsfeeds, manage them in folders, tag them, and much more - all in sync with your Google Reader account.

Gruml is currently still in beta stage.

What's new in Gruml

Version 1.3.0:
  • New: System sharing functions (10.8 only)
  • New: Run in Dock, Dock/Menu, Menu only (Menu only 10.7+ only)
  • New: Bring to front with hotkey (10.7+ only)
  • New: Notification center support (alt. to Growl, 10.8 only)
  • Fixes some OAuth2 issues
  • Fixes Twitter issues
  • further bug fixes

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How would you rate Gruml app?

54 Reviews of Gruml

5
Steven-Goodheart
20 November 2009
Version: 0.9.14.434

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Wow, I only had to use this for a day to have it supplant NetNewsWirte, which I think very highly of. I love the interface of this app, and I especially like how easy it is to send an article to Facebook, Twitter, Instapaper, ReadItLater, StumbleUpon, and Digg, to name a few. The program seems every bit as fast, if not faster, than NNW, and it syncs great with Google Reader. There are still rough edges...this is a beta, but wow, what a great start and great competition for NNW.
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Jazzyguy
26 November 2013
Version: 1.3.0
It is sad to see this go down. Maybe it will reemerge as a multi use RSS news reader.
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Steven-Goodheart
14 March 2013
Version: 1.3.0
I wonder what will happen to Gruml (and other readers that depend on Google Reader) when Google Reader shuts down in July? Is the beginning of the end of the RSS format?
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4.5
Jayce
16 January 2013
Version: 1.3.0
Overall rating should read FIVE STAR. Reluctantly let go of NetNewsWire which has not functioned well since Simmons left. Looked for replacement, found Gruml--excellent! All the best of NNW, easy to configure, pulled in all my subscriptions without error (and there were far too many of them.) I may at some point find something to nitpick about but, after two days of heavy use, not yet.
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Aikwaar
04 September 2012
Version: 1.2
Crashes when coose deafault RSS reader under Preferences. Version Version 1.2 (1.2.0.565), Mac OS X 8.0.1
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Bezierboy
03 September 2012
Version: 1.2
I like Gruml a lot, but it seems to lock up when left running for more than an hour or so at a time. I know it's a beta, but this is a pain. I am on Mountain Lion 8.0.1 on a MacBook Pro.
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5
ferben
02 August 2012
Version: 1.2
Great app. Must have on Mac OS X 10.8 due drop RSS support in Mail.app and Safari 6.
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4
MacBunny
01 August 2012
Version: 1.2
Very good!
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4.5
Jeffsf
05 July 2012
Version: 1.1
Elegant and basically easy, and FREE. Quite a value. Does lots of things more easily than Google reader, most notably adjust type size for various screen resolutions. Shows authors. Has it's own tabbed browser. Two things I wish for [1] a way to choose to actually hide articles when read, so only the unread remain in the cue, and [2] a way to make such suggestions to the developer.
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bramm1
03 June 2012
Version: 1.1
All of a sudden, I can't post articles to Pocket/Read It Later. I've restarted everything, checked all the preferences, and searched for other people with the same problem. No explanation or solution. I'm using Lion, OS X 10.7.4.
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4.5
Tryme
10 March 2012
Version: 1.1
A suggestion to the developers - perhaps somewhere in your app AND on your website it might be nice to provide a way to contact you, or at least report a bug! You have a bug tracker page that is offline. This app is fantastic with exception to one very annoying bug, if you download via the app it slows to a complete crawl until the download completes. Why anybody would pay for a crippled, feature barren app like 'Reeder' when this far superior app is free is as confusing to me as the appeal the Khardasian sisters hold for so many people.
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5
navajosky
03 January 2012
Version: 1.1
easy to manage folder, to read, to edit, to share, it's just great
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5
Uncoy
30 November 2011
Version: 1.1
Fn awesome! Can't get three pain vertical layout out of Vienna. Google Reader sync not done there yet. NetNewsWire continues to bounce around like an (apparently buggy) tennis ball between payment models. Apparently people who paid $30 for v3.0 had to pay another $15 for v3.2. Ouch. Gruml just works out of the box. Some money going Andreas Schwelling's way. Love the simple looks.
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Lumac52
02 September 2011
Version: 1.1
Anyone know what's new in 1.1? I can't find any info on the website. And I'm always a little nervous trying out apps that get access to my Google Account info.
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3.5
Ron-Bell
27 August 2011
Version: 0.9.26.375
Very good Google Reader app. Fairly stable, easy to use, and with a robust suite of social network sharing capabilities built in, which NetNewsWire lacks (NNW only supports a handful). This app could benefit from a feature similar to NetNewsWire's smart folders to sort incoming articles into folders by keywords.
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4
Bigboysdad
20 August 2011
Version: 0.9.26.375
Excellent app and very good reviews below too. Can't agree more about the need to include the option to open items in an external browser. Indeed, if that option becomes available in a future update then I'll know I can safely trash NetNewsWire.
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3.5
Sw-tester
12 August 2011
Version: 0.9.26.375
works pretty good. but missing a major feature, the preference to open articles in default browser instead of in the app.
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4
Kanipan
04 August 2011
Version: 0.9.26.375
A very good Google Reader Client! Just have the following suggestion: 1. An Option to disable the sync of recommend items 2. An Option to hide the "Your Staff Column" (Like the new Mail App" 3. Lion Full Screen Support 4. Better Memory management, seems it used up about 200MB RAM
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Jazzyguy
31 May 2011
Version: 0.9.26.375
Something wrong with this beta. It keeps looking for articles but doesn't get beyond that.
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4.5
cstephen87
06 May 2011
Version: 0.9.25.121
I have tried many other RSS Apps, and Gruml is by far the greatest thing that has happened to mac. In comparison to netnewswire, it does everything to match, and more!
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L0xby
05 April 2011
Version: 0.9.24.1244
would be nice if i could hide the sidebar (where "your stuff/feeds/folders" are listed). i really don't need to see that at all times.
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Tlance
06 March 2011
Version: 0.9.24.1244
Has there been any word from the developer as to whether or not gruml will become commercial app?
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mjasinski
05 March 2011
Version: 0.9.24.1238
Where can I find version 9.24?
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Jazzyguy
05 March 2011
Version: 0.9.24.1238
9.24 isn't on the developer's site.
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Jazzyguy
05 March 2011
Version: 0.9.24.1238
Don't know what is wrong but the d/l yields 9.23 not 9.24
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5
Korvenwin
18 December 2010
Version: 0.9.22.148
Looking for the best feed reader for my AIR. I think that this is almost what I'm looking for. Please, don't stop developing. Can I donate?
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FalstaffA
25 November 2010
Version: 0.9.22.148
"Please note: Gruml is currently still in beta stage" Apparently Gruml will make the Guinness Book of World Records for being the software with the longest beta stage in recent history. C'mon now, I know it's free and all, but seriously, this is getting ridiculous.
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prLab
02 November 2010
Version: 0.9.22.148
What piece of rubbish is this? Won't even allow me to log in my google details. Just hangs.
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Cmacuser
23 August 2010
Version: 0.9.21.910
I have been using Gruml for a little while now. Each release is getting better and better. With 0.9.21 it is ready for everyday use. The stability of the app has been much improved. Right now this app is free. I would gladly contribute / pay to use this app.
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5
Steven-Goodheart
23 August 2010
Version: 0.9.21.910
Gruml keeps getting better and better. This latest update fixes synching (and deleting of feeds vis a viz Google Reader) problems that made me have to use NetNewswire from time to time. This is definitely one of the best freeware products I use. Thanks so much!
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FalstaffA
12 July 2010
Version: 0.9.20.323
UPDATE: Guys, Gruml's developer posted the following on Twitter: "FYI: still working on 0.9.21, which will include changes/improvements in backend and syncing. Further information will follow in a few days" 9:58 PM Jul 6th via CoTweet In case any of you is interested on the details of some of the issues scheduled (active tickets) to be addressed by Gruml's developer, they can be found here: http://bit.ly/aEnw8R
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Drdul
21 June 2010
Version: 0.9.20.323
Why does this install Growl? How about an option to not install Growl (and if there is one, I missed it, so it needs to be easier to find).
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Buligwyf
01 June 2010
Version: 0.9.20.323
Excuse my ignorance, but how do I delete a title. No matter what I highlight, the "select all" and "delete" remains grayed out under edit. MacBook OSX 10.6.3.
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Supermacnerd
28 May 2010
Version: 0.9.20.323
I noticed this app takes up more memory then NNW and also more CPU but its 64bit as opposed to NNW. Still waiting for a stable release to see if I will make the switch but great program and clean interface
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FalstaffA
23 May 2010
Version: 0.9.20.323
Well, I was expecting a solution to the Flash issues I've described experiencing with Gruml 0.9.18 and 0.9.19, as soon as I received a tweet from Gruml's developer announcing the release of 0.9.20.323 I downloaded it and installed it. Unfortunately, the Flash issue symptom I described on Gruml 0.9.18 has manifested itself again, in that case the plugin missing/not found image (lego block with question mark) was displayed where a Flash preview should be visible, I took a number of steps to verify whether the problem was at my end or not, after having concluded all such steps I sadly confirmed that the glitch is a Gruml specific one, none of my other Webkit applications displayed the glitch behavior. I have reverted to Gruml 0.9.17, which as was the case before trying 0.9.18, 0.9.19 & 0.9.20, works perfectly, without any Flash related glitches whatsoever.
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FalstaffA
15 May 2010
Version: 0.9.19.12
I'm looking forward to the release of Gruml 0.9.20, Gruml's developer Andreas Schwelling has done a very good job with this application, considering that it's still in Beta and bugs are not uncommon at that stage of development, all in all I must say that I love Gruml, so much so that it has become my default news reader, hopefully the issues that have been experienced with 0.9.19 will soon be resolved.
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FalstaffA
11 May 2010
Version: 0.9.19.12
Gruml 0.9.19.12 refuses to load any Flash content, this Flash related bug is not the same one I found on Gruml 0.9.18, in that case the plugin missing/not found image (lego block with question mark) was displayed, in the case of 0.9.19.12 nothing shows up when clicking Flash content to play video, I've AGAIN reverted to Gruml 0.9.17, which works without any glitch.
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Turkchgo
10 May 2010
Version: 0.9.18
I can't keep version .18 running on any machine, crashes after about 2 mins. Can't really tell what the problem is. I've switched back to the .17. I have about 500 feeds in 15 folders on Google Reader. I'm not sure if that's unusual or not.
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Sigil
10 May 2010
Version: 0.9.18
Yes, Gruml has Evernote support!!!!
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FalstaffA
10 May 2010
Version: 0.9.18
Reverted to Gruml 0.9.17, all is well again, I hope the Flash glitch in 0.9.18 is quickly fixed, Gruml has great potential, especially for an application that is still in Beta, some of the recommendations that have been made by other reviewers are spot on, once the requested features are implemented, Gruml will reach the maturity of NetNewsWire, the sooner, the better.
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FalstaffA
10 May 2010
Version: 0.9.18
Gruml 0.9.18 refuses to load any Flash content, I'm reverting to 0.9.17, note to developer, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Sigil
12 April 2010
Version: 0.9.17.245
This is a great reader! I love it, but lease add Evernote Support!
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3
Gryffin
02 April 2010
Version: 0.9.17.245
I'm a NetNewsWire user from waaay back, but I tried Gruml. Not just open it and play for a few minutes; I used it as my only feedreader for a week. Launches fast, looks a lot like NNW, but then it's all down hill from there. In NNW, I can navigate through my feeds lightning-fast with the keyboard: left-arrow to get to the feed list, up- and down-arrow to navigate between the feeds, right-arrow to go to the article list, up- and down-arrow to move between articles, right-arrow or enter to open the article in a tab, left-arrow to go back to the feed list, up-and down-arrow… you get the idea. I can blast through a hundred articles in dozens of feeds as fast as I can hit the arrow keys. But not in Gruml. First of all, the whole interface regularly bogs down while it refreshes a feed, which it apparently does *constantly*; you can't tell it to just check for new articles every hour, for example. And while you can navigate from feed to feed with the arrow keys - like NNW - when you move to a new feed, it stops to refresh the article list, making you wait until it's done to hit right-arrow to navigate the articles, or to even *see* the new articles. Oh, and about 10% of the time, it fails to refresh the article list, leaving it blank until you navigate to another feed and ten back - only to wait for it to refresh *again*. Multiply those delay by a few dozen feeds, and in my experience, it takes two to three times as long to blast through my feeds. To make matters worse, many of Gruml's keyboard shortcuts don't require the Command key. Start typing when you think you're in a form field, and suddenly you're accidentally mangling your article and/or feed lists. Lotsa fun! Oh, and while Gruml has some interesting (if somewhat unfinished) social media features, it doesn't support scripts. In NetNewsWire, I use the Readability2 script to reformat articles for easy reading, and other scripts scripts that send articles to Instapaper, EverNote, Tumblr, etc. I found those very hard to do without in Gruml. In conclusion, Gruml could become a decent competitor to NetNewsWire, but it's really not there yet.
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Jazzyguy
01 March 2010
Version: 0.9.16.422
The "WIZARD" just takes your Google Reader address and password. That's all not like Window's Wizards. This is an OUTSATANDING app that will rival any paid newsreader as well as the free ones that are great like Vienna and Ensemble.I give it 5stars for its great functionality and GUI.
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pandora-1
28 February 2010
Version: 0.9.16.422
I quit the installer the minute I saw that it was a "wizard." Macs don't need magic to work, they just work. Winblows seems to be the place where wizards and magic are needed. Back to Cyndicate for me.
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4
Turkchgo
19 February 2010
Version: 0.9.15.991
This app is truly one of the most feature complete interfaces to Google Reader out there. I cannot wait for the developer to move this thing further along. It's hooks into other applications and websites (Send Article To section) is phenomenal. My only complaint is the speed of development!
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5
Rewozz
03 February 2010
Version: 0.9.15.991
Gruml is truly a great replacement for NetNewsWire . Give it a try!
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5
Adammag
24 January 2010
Version: 0.9.15.991
Great software.
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Adammag
24 January 2010
Version: 0.9.15.991
Fantastic software. Changed the way I get/sync news forever. Thank you!
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SawtoothRising
17 January 2010
Version: 0.9.15.991
this is great, first app side implementation of tag support I've seen and a start to using google reader keyboard shortcuts. please please please implement *all* google reader shortcuts, as present in the online service, as "s" is star item "S" is share item. thanks
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5
Steven-Goodheart
20 November 2009
Version: 0.9.14.434
Wow, I only had to use this for a day to have it supplant NetNewsWirte, which I think very highly of. I love the interface of this app, and I especially like how easy it is to send an article to Facebook, Twitter, Instapaper, ReadItLater, StumbleUpon, and Digg, to name a few. The program seems every bit as fast, if not faster, than NNW, and it syncs great with Google Reader. There are still rough edges...this is a beta, but wow, what a great start and great competition for NNW.
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Shdtv
01 November 2009
Version: 0.9.13.184
Thank you for your program that help me to manage my feed subscriptions of my Google Reader . it's very cool.
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libecchio
01 November 2009
Version: 0.9.13.184
It's a pity that the popular belief is that Google Reader synchronisation to Mac desktop means NetNewsWire because Gruml is, in many ways, a better implementation of that task (as is Socialite, which is not free). All of the special items in the Google News Web interface (starring, liking, sharing etc.) are implemented via Your Stuff and there is much closer integration with other social networks via toolbar buttons; one click to send to Instapaper, for example. NNW is lagging in those respects. Even as a basic three-pane reader, ignoring the Google News features, Gruml is excellent; fast synchronisation, no clutter, simple, well-designed news pane styles. And the author is most responsive to requests and bug reports; the only real omission I can think of (adding an optional summary of the article in the article list) is an enhancement down for the next beta, 0.9.14.
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anonymous-bat-5001
21 October 2009
Version: 0.9.11
Gruml is still a work in progress as noted by the developer. However so far I am very impressed, and will consider dumping Netnewswire for Gruml.
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randyharris
13 October 2009
Version: 0.9.11
I have been using Vienna for years and happened to spot this on MU, because of it's Google Reader synchronization ability I thought I would give it a try. So far it is really cool, admittedly it is not quite as snappy as Vienna which I attribute to the fact that it syncs to the Google Reader online, but the benefit of having two machines that are always on the same page with RSS feeds is pretty awesome. Still using it, and so far pretty darned glad I tried it out.
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