NewsBar
NewsBar
3.8.4

1.8

NewsBar free download for Mac

NewsBar3.8.4

27 February 2018

Display RSS news feeds on your desktop.

Overview

NewsBar is built with a fresh concept: news feeds delivered with a smooth animation, right to your desktop with automatic iCloud sync across all Apple devices. Converts plain old RSS feeds into a live news stream with keyword watching and alerts. Works fine without Google Reader, syncing with Feedly.

All of your RSS feeds continuously appear on the selected side of your display, or in a regular window. NewsBar is like having your own, personal news agency. You don't have to waste your time checking webpages - NewsBar will show you what's going on.

Features
  • News without delay
  • High speed, efficient RSS engine
  • iCloud sync of feeds, statuses and starred across all Apple devices
  • Smooth animation on news arrival
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Mac desktop integration with adjustable opacity
  • Add new feeds and feed icons with Drag and Drop
  • Organize feeds into user defined folders
  • Single click opens RSS content in a popup window
  • Double click opens news in your browser
  • Auto hide read items
  • Mark and share news
  • OS X Notification Center support
  • Star news for later reading
  • News can be highlighted and filtered by keywords
  • Keyword detection alerts using audible and visible cues
  • Customizable interface (colors, fonts, size, gradient, opacity)
  • Assign custom icon for each feed
  • RSS 2.0, ATOM support
  • Sync feed list and starred items with Feedly (optional)
  • Customizable individual feed settings
  • Import feed list from Google Reader takeout
  • OPML export and import
  • Quick text search in all feeds
  • Multiple display/desktop and Spaces support
  • Menubar mode (App icon can be removed from dock)
  • Very low CPU and memory usage

What's new in NewsBar

Version 3.8.4:
  • Feedly sync authentication updated
  • Displaying long twitter posts with attachments
  • Minor fixes and stability improvements

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How would you rate NewsBar app?

19 Reviews of NewsBar

Macmaria
02 June 2011
Version: 1.0

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No trial. No buy. No reviews so far. No buy. Sometimes life is simple, eh? :)
(5)
0.5
Harry Flashman
22 January 2017
Version: 3.8
This app is like crash central under Sierra. It's a good looking newsreader, but totally hopeless for bugs and stability. It hasn't been updated in over a year according to the app store and I suspect it has been abandoned.
(0)
Jazzyguy
09 January 2015
Version: 3.7.0
The same old thing. I had to force quit the new version because it stalled and wouldn't start again.
(1)
Jazzyguy
14 December 2014
Version: 3.6.5
NEWSBAR could take a lesson from Newsflow which is faster and better. It is a quality app, Anyone that buys Newsbar wastes their money.
(1)
0.5
Jazzyguy
09 December 2014
Version: 3.6.5
This version is worse than the other versions. It is slow and the GUI is slow. The whole thing is miserable. The developers pay no attention at all to this misbehavior of this app. They go on their merrily way as if we here are suckers. I wish i could give it no stars.
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neonwizard
08 December 2014
Version: 3.6.5
For me Version 3.6.5 crashes immediately in Yosemite 10.10.1, Appears for a split second in the dock then nothing. Works fine on my iMac with Lion installed.
(1)
Jazzyguy
05 November 2014
Version: 3.6.2
YOSEMITE AND IOS 8.1 I have t remove them! They are taking too much CPU on both MACS. THIS IS A VERY odious application.
(1)
0.5
Jazzyguy
25 October 2014
Version: 3.6.2
The new version is as Bad as the one previously.
(1)
0.5
Jazzyguy
17 October 2014
Version: 3.6.1
The Beachballs onYosemite are driving me crazy! This app was good for awhile and now it is useless. A candidate for the trash. 1/2 a star for a miserable experience,
(0)
Harry Flashman
17 December 2013
Version: 3.4
I used to really like NewsBar but under Mavericks it's been reduced to a bug laden mess. It fails to remember appearance preferences and the window keeps disappearing until you quit the app and start again. It has been like this since the day I installed Mavericks and the latest update to NewsBar has changed nothing. Unfortunately it's unusable under Mavericks.
(0)
5
zsoltt
28 August 2013
Version: 3.3.1
I have been using NewsBar for a while, and it has been constantly evolving since then. I like it!
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5
Merlin748
27 August 2013
Version: 3.2.3
Now has Feedly!
(0)
1.5
Jazzyguy
10 May 2013
Version: 3.2
It finally opened fully. But the choices to put the app in your dock are very poor. You can put it in the far left of your dock or far right.Either way for me it is a poor choice as I would like my RSS choices in the center of my dock as I have a few more RSS readers.Over all the choices of colors are good and the preference to put it in the menu bar is a good one which gets it out of the way but it still stays in the left side of my dock or right.It would be far better if it were in the menu bar as RSS Menu does. All in all it is not an improvement over the last version which was more flexible and easier to use.
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Jazzyguy
10 May 2013
Version: 3.2
The app just shows a bar that says all feeds. Clicking the bar does nothing.The app is now useless to me Using ML10.8.3
(1)
5
Jazzyguy
01 November 2012
Version: 2.6.2
Tis is a great RSS reader . I use it daily .
(1)
4
kapps
03 August 2012
Version: 2.5
This is one of the best interfaces I have seen. Two requests: 1. Growl notifications 2. Horizontal displays
(0)
Harry Flashman
02 August 2012
Version: 2.5
I purchased this half an hour ago so I don't feel that is quite sufficient to post a proper review with a star rating, however I will say that on the whole I rather like it. There are times when you are only interested in certain feeds, so an option to only choose specific sources might be useful, though this can just about be achieved via the search option at the top. I'm not a huge fan of having to view the full page via Safari, so what I'd like to see is the option to view the summary and the full article directly inside the pop up quick view window. Keeping it all neatly together without the need of external apps would be excellent.
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Merlin748
05 September 2011
Version: 2.1
Great, fast app
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anonymous-moose-4942
15 June 2011
Version: 1.0.1
It updates every minute? Is it really worth hammering people's servers so you can read the news < 60 seconds after it's posted?
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Macmaria
02 June 2011
Version: 1.0
No trial. No buy. No reviews so far. No buy. Sometimes life is simple, eh? :)
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