Pulp
Pulp
2.5.3

4.4

Pulp free download for Mac

Pulp

2.5.3
08 February 2013

Turn your favorite news sites into your own newspaper.

Overview

Pulp is a unique and innovative newsreader that lets you turn your favorite news sites into your own personalized newspaper, and make scanning through the news quicker and more enjoyable than ever before. By combining multiple news feeds onto a single page, Pulp lets you quickly scan through headlines, previews, and photos to find the stories that interest you most. With a beautiful user interface, one-click sharing, and a companion app for your iPad, Pulp is the ultimate news reading experience.

Totally Customizable

Pulp is fully customizable. Create unique categories to separate your feeds by. Then, modify the layout of each page by adding, removing, and resizing columns. Finally, add feeds to populate each column, change each feed's appearance style, rules, and more. Forget the boring, concrete layouts you're used to seeing on the web. With Pulp, you are your own editor.

See The Full Story

Tired of feeds that only publish short text previews? Introducing Magic Reader - with a tap of a button, it lets you see the full story formatted into a clean and easy-to-read format, regardless of where it's from. Best of all, Magic Reader often presents an article faster than it takes to load the Web version, making it essential for users on the go.

Sync with Pulp for iPad

Now you can sync your pages, feeds, and read articles to Pulp for iPad (sold separately on the iOS App Store). Simply sign up for a free Pulp Sync account, and watch all of your data sync seamlessly between your Mac and iPad.

Features:

  • Stunning, hand-crafted user interface that turns your feeds into an elegant virtual newspaper
  • Fully customizable page layouts, styles, rules, and more
  • Search for feeds to add just by typing in their name
  • Save interesting articles to read later using the Shelf
  • View complete, full articles using Magic Reader
  • Sharing support for Facebook, Twitter, Instapaper, Read It Later, and Readability
  • Import your favourite feeds from Google Reader
  • Sync with Pulp for iPad over the air using Pulp Sync

What's new in Pulp

Version 2.5.3:
  • Various bug fixes for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and retina displays.

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18 Pulp Reviews

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Sheagirl
08 June 2011

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I have used Times since it came out and love it. I have used Pulp on the ipad and really like it although getting feeds in is far more time consuming than with other RSS readers. All that said I love the products but am not very happy that less than a year after my purchase of Times I am being asked to re-purchase. I know that customer service is really lacking in this world today and it seems most businesses wouldn't know good service if it hit them in the face. But to ask people who have already invested in your app to pay again without real explanation is really poor service. By trying to avoid the issue you leave your customers to wonder if the investment is worth while…will they change something else and ask me to pay all over again in six months or a year? For me it is not the amount you are asking but the disregard for customer loyalty. I understand that the product is being offered at a "reduced price" but that still flies in the face of the people who have already trusted you with their money. I also understand that you had to change the program and for that you could deserve additional payment but your unwillingness to adequately address this is usually a sign of very poor service. If I just play like previous customers just don't exist no one will notice. Rarely if ever dose a developer just abandon a product and reappear with a new one asking you to buy it at the same price you charge new customers. Please understand this may not be your intention but we end users see developers who operate like this all the time and I was told "if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck it just might be a duck." I tried to find a way to contact you directly regarding this on your web site but that option didn't seem to be available (except via twitter and another messaging service). I did not have to join twitter to purchase your product so I should not have to do so to communicate concerns about the product! I have downloaded the trial but remain unsure about your company and whether I should invest further in a company who seems not to want to be contacted and/or does not want to deal with current customers. In spite of my concerns my rating reflect the software only and in no way indicates my satisfaction with the way the developer has handled this.
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Version 2.0
Jazzyguy
05 November 2013
It seems the developers are maintaing it and it appears to be up to date.
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Version 2.5.3
Jazzyguy
05 November 2013
Excellent News Reader!
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Version 2.5.3
Mrchips
21 July 2012
While I still like Pulp, I felt I should give potential purchasers a "heads up" regarding Pulp's future. I read today that Pulp's (and Wallet's) developers have accepted an offer from Facebook to go to work for them. They (Pulp's developers) state quite plainly on their website's blog (http://blog.acrylicapps.com/) that they will not be doing any further development for Pulp or Wallet. So it seems that v2.5.2 is the end of the line for Pulp... RIP John
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Version 2.5.2
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Mutant
Mutant
13 March 2013
May have just saved me $10. Thank you.
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Mrchips
Mrchips
13 March 2013
Hi Mutant, You're very welcome! I should mention (in the interest of fairness) that an update HAS been posted on the MAS. Version 2.5.3 was posted on Feb. 08, 2013 and claims "Various bug fixes for Mountain Lion and retina displays." So there is apparently still some support for bug fixes. I doubt we'll see new features, though... John
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Stormchild
29 May 2012
No Google Reader support is a deal breaker.
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Version 2.5
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Stormchild
Stormchild
29 May 2012
The developer does provide a pretty good explanation for the lack of Google Reader sync (and why it will never be added to this app)… http://blog.acrylicapps.com/post/2137028580/ Fair enough. But the reason I insist on using a sync service that isn't tied to a particular app is that it allows me to use whichever RSS reader I want on each of my devices (Mac, iPhone, iPad). I currently use NetNewsWire on the Mac, MobileRSS on iPhone, and Reeder on iPad, and they're all kept in sync. Pulp doesn't even exist for iPhone (and even if it did, I doubt I'd want to use it, as the layout wouldn't work that well on a small screen), so I'd either have no RSS reader on my phone, or a separate one that has to be maintained independently (which is obviously out of the question).
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Mrchips
25 May 2012
I've always liked the newspaper metaphor that Pulp (formally Times) uses, but did have some issues with its operation. I think this new version is really nice, and it seems those issues are gone now. I had no trouble using it and getting the feeds I was interested in, and the way it looks/works makes it the best news aggregator out there. Very intuitive and easy to use. I did encounter a bug that was causing it to crash after some use. I emailed the developers and, after they requested some data which I provided, they've indicated that they've found and fixed the bug. This all took place in the space of about 3 hours today! So they get 5 stars for support, too!
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Version 2.5
45caliber
04 January 2012
Of the feed readers I've tried, I feel that Pulp has the slickest and most efficient UI. Being able to scan multiple feeds at once is a far more productive use of my time then navigating the traditional frame and column views for parsing feeds one-by-one. I also like that I'm not forced to sync with Google Reader as I am with Reeder and others. I have no use for this whatsoever. It's beyond me why people are so intent to share all their browsing activities with third party "cloud" services like Google, Instapaper, Evernote, etc. I'd much rather manage these things locally than have my every internet action monitored, analyzed and sold. Unfortunately, these features seems to be the tradeoff for having an otherwise full feature set. The options are extremely limited and generally non-customizable. I think the thing that annoys me most is the inability to delete feeds you've read. Dimming them is okay, but then they just take up space where I could be seeing other articles I haven't read in a given feed. Screen real estate (and the number of article subjects) begin to run thin the more feeds you have on a page. Rather than seeing 2 unread and 3 read, I'd rather have 3 more unread move up into the wasted space. Chances are that if I've read it, I'm not going to read it again. To be fair, other paid readers like NewsRack don't have this feature either, but why not? To me, this is the single most useful feature of the free Vienna and even Apple Mail. Because of this, I still have to use Vienna for the feeds I visit most frequently. I need to be able to clear the junk I've read or am just simply not interested in. As another reviewer mentions, I also find the badge to be pretty useless. It seems to only briefly show the number of new articles before disappearing. It doesn't give any indication of how many are unread. Also noted in other reviews is the wasted space in article view. This really just needs to be a button rather than an odd reflective bar that takes up a fifth of the reading space.
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Version 2.1.2
Mark-Lee
17 September 2011
Really great app. Although, I have a few grudges against it regarding the badges. They seem to not appear sometimes. But when they do, they disappear on their own after some time even if you haven't opened the app. Therefore, when you return to you computer after lunch or nap/sleep, you have no way of knowing how many new articles are there. Hope it's a bug and will be fixed.
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Version 2.1.2
Jbob
17 August 2011
Just tried the update. The trial doesn't work at all now. Keep trying guys.
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Version 2.1.1
Jbob
09 August 2011
Just tried the updated version. Still buggy. Will not subscribe to some feeds.
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Version 2.1
Jbob
29 July 2011
Have had this installed for about a week. Really like it but I can't subscribe to some feeds. I put the website address in the subscribe box and it will say there are no feeds for this site. Or if I click the RSS icon on the same website, Pulp will pop up but will not subscribe to the feed. I have emailed support twice, with no answer. I am using Mac Lion.
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Version 2.0.1