NewsRack
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Powerful RSS reader with Google Reader support.   Commercial ($7.99)
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NewsRack is a powerful RSS reader for Mac OS X that can be fully synchronized with your Google Reader account (if you want to).It offers a keyboard-friendly, tabbed interface that stays out of your way, so that you can focus on the news you care about.

Features:
  • Synchronization with Google Reader (optional, can also be used without a Google account)
  • Drag and Drop editing of your feed list
  • Thumbnail image previews
  • Tabbed browser
  • Keyboard-friendly interface
What's New
Version 1.2:
  • Improved fullscreen support for OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Improved behavior of the feed list in Web tabs
  • Fixes a problem with the default font size setting not being saved
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later



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Rochade commented on 03 Dec 2013
NewsRack was my preferred rss reader. It had tons of features, including the possibility to expand it to your own needs using applescript. As an example I used this to automatically repost news in MarsEdit.
I would have given this app 5 stars - but sadly it is discontinued now.

To end I want to comment on what is written on the product page:

...it's been clear for a while that NewsRack was falling behind the competition in a lot of ways...

No, sir. All other competitors were behind you!
[Version 1.2]


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APBerlin reviewed on 08 Feb 2012
Can't complain much about the App, looks pleasant to the eye and works well.

There's one mayor thing though that bothers me: The search function just searches the titles of the feeds and not the feed's content — very annoying. I emailed the dev about it if he's planning to change that, but no response. A bit disappointing.
[Version 1.2]


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Pxl commented on 31 May 2011
Would be nice if you could actually delete the article in the feed.
[Version 1.1.1]


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nite41 reviewed on 26 May 2011
I only bought this app because I could not wait for NetNewsWire 4 (after having tried the new NNW Lite). I have been using NetNewsWire (NNW) 3.2.15 for months now and love it! Recently, I've been trying out Reeder for Mac, Caffeinated and Gruml. Both Reeder and Caffeinated have amazing UI but lack the usability/customisability of NNW. For someone with 250+ feeds, usability takes priority over UI goodness. So, Reeder and Caffeinated didn't suit me. Then I tried Gruml. It's nice, but it's kinda slow. Surely feels like a 'beta' application (which it really is). So, no go for Gruml as well.

I finally decided to try Newsrack. First things first, I hate when an app doesn't have a trial version! I want to try before I buy. Agreed this is not possible in the iOS App Store, but for Mac apps, this is surely possible! Second, the UI of Newsrack looks appealing and that is why I bought it (but mainly because I could not wait for NNW 4). So, how is Newsrack?

I must say..I deleted this app within 30 minutes of using it. It's that bad. It's in no-mans land. It tries to match the UI appeal of, say Reeder or Caffeinated, and pales in comparison (except may be the article view, which is kinda good). But when it comes to usability/customisability, it sucks! Sucks big, big, big time! I have very rarely seen a paid app with so minimal preference options. I mean, you cannot even change the font size of the feed list! This is insane, stupid, ignorant and what not! You cannot have custom keyboard shorcuts. If I begin writing all the places where this app falls short on usability, I won't stop.

So, end opinion. Please do not buy this app. Not unless the developer gets a trial version on its website! 6 Euros of complete waste.
[Version 1.1]


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Bedouin commented on 20 May 2011
Does this integrate with the iOS version at all so both devices are synced?
[Version 1.1]

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Weaselboy replied on 20 May 2011
Yes. It uses Google Reader to sync between devices.
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Bedouin replied on 20 May 2011
Would be cool if the two versions could sync directly withn one another without using Google as a conduit.
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Neil_m replied on 17 Mar 2013
Now that Google Reader is being discontinued - I wonder how it will sync?
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+96
Mhoutman commented on 20 May 2011
love it on both iOS and MacOS
[Version 1.1]


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Steven Goodheart commented on 06 Mar 2011
I am a big fan of Gruml, which I feel is quite superior to NetNewwire.

I've looked at Newsrack at the App Store, but and everyone raves about its great interface, which does indeed look fine.

But even in terms of interface, I don't see what advantage it has over Gruml. If anyone here has tried both, I'd love to hear why they prefer Newsrack over Gruml.

Thanks!
Steve
[Version 1.0]

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Weaselboy replied on 08 Mar 2011
I have used both Steve and now use NewsRack as my primary reader. I find it to be much faster than Gruml.
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Steven Goodheart replied on 09 Mar 2011
Weaselboy, thanks for the input...with the new App store paradigm, you can't try out an app before buying it, so it's great to get some feedback. I really like Gruml, but you're tempting me! :) Thanks for taking the time to respond.
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Sebehk reviewed on 05 Mar 2011
I have purchased NewsRack for my iDevices before. I completely love it. Now an app for Mac, NewsRack is replacing NNW. Very polished app for a 1.0 release.
[Version 1.0]


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Thyx commented on 03 Mar 2011
Can't try -> won't buy.
[Version 1.0]

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Falstaffa replied on 06 May 2011
Ditto!!!
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Mdognrdog reviewed on 23 Feb 2011
I have been on NNW for a while, and still think its interface for browsing is near the top. (NNW does not support swipe gestures, though, for reasons that I cannot figure.)

But NNW recently shipped a very buggy, weird release, so I went out looking for a replacement. I like the Google Reader sync, so I looked at Reeder, Gruml, and NewsRack. Reeder doesn't even make sense to me. Gruml's tab handling seems awkward.

NewsRack seems to get most things quite right. If I could use 1Password with it, I'd dump NNW in a heartbeat.
[Version 1.0]


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Weaselboy rated on 09 Jun 2011

[Version 1.1.1]



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Weaselboy rated on 20 May 2011

[Version 1.1]



LucasH rated on 25 Apr 2011

[Version 1.0]



Aat504 rated on 16 Apr 2011

[Version 1.0]



+5

hsneedude rated on 07 Apr 2011

[Version 1.0]



+80

Weaselboy rated on 08 Mar 2011

[Version 1.0]



+5

Steve Hodgson rated on 14 Feb 2011

[Version 1.0]



Baxtr rated on 09 Feb 2011

[Version 1.0]



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A_dev rated on 08 Feb 2011

[Version 1.0]


Downloads:2,584
Version Downloads:1,254
Type:Internet : Newsreaders
License:Commercial
Date:27 Sep 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $7.99
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NewsRack is a powerful RSS reader for Mac OS X that can be fully synchronized with your Google Reader account (if you want to).It offers a keyboard-friendly, tabbed interface that stays out of your way, so that you can focus on the news you care about.

Features:
  • Synchronization with Google Reader (optional, can also be used without a Google account)
  • Drag and Drop editing of your feed list
  • Thumbnail image previews
  • Tabbed browser
  • Keyboard-friendly interface


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