Pulp
Pulp 2.5.3
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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.
What's New
Version 2.5.3:
  • Various bug fixes for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and retina displays.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later



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Pulp User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Jazzyguy commented on 05 Nov 2013
It seems the developers are maintaing it and it appears to be up to date.
[Version 2.5.3]


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Jazzyguy reviewed on 05 Nov 2013
Excellent News Reader!
[Version 2.5.3]


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Mrchips commented on 21 Jul 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
[Version 2.5.2]

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Mutant replied on 13 Mar 2013
May have just saved me $10. Thank you.
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Mrchips replied on 13 Mar 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 commented on 29 May 2012
No Google Reader support is a deal breaker.
[Version 2.5]

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Stormchild replied on 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 reviewed on 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!
[Version 2.5]


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45caliber reviewed on 04 Jan 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.
[Version 2.1.2]


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Mark Lee reviewed on 17 Sep 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.
[Version 2.1.2]


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Jbob commented on 17 Aug 2011
Just tried the update. The trial doesn't work at all now. Keep trying guys.
[Version 2.1.1]


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Jbob commented on 09 Aug 2011
Just tried the updated version. Still buggy. Will not subscribe to some feeds.
[Version 2.1]


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Jbob commented on 29 Jul 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.
[Version 2.0.1]


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Buligwyf had trouble on 03 Jun 2011
Installed on both iPad and MacBook. This promises to be a keeper, but unfortunately despite creating a Pulp Sync account nothing seems to be synching. Have I missed something ?
[Version 2.0]

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Buligwyf replied on 03 Jun 2011
Now notice that it attempts to sync, but times
out... .

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iLeopard rated on 26 Aug 2011

[Version 2.1.1]


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Version Downloads:2,271
Type:Internet : Newsreaders
License:Commercial
Date:07 Feb 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.99
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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


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