Caffeinated
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Aesthetically-pleasing RSS reader.   Demo ($5.99)
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Caffeinated is a fast, easy to use, stand alone RSS reader. Built upon version 1.3.3's base system it has been rewritten to be completely stand alone, fast and fun to use.

Please note, Caffeinated does work on 10.6 and is usable, but there are oddities compared to the latest 10.7 and later OS's. Along with its beautiful interface ( which looks stunning on a Retina Display ), Caffeinated also is feature rich, heres a few of what it has to offer:
  • Authenticated feeds support
  • Manual subscription management, you can import / export, subscribe, unsubscribe
What's New
Version 2.0.5:

Note: The downloadable version is 2.0.3. The Mac App Store version is currently 2.0.5.
  • Fixes issue with crashing on database upgrade.
  • Fixes issue with double escaped URL's.
  • Fixes issues with a few buttons not behaving as they should in and out of fullscreen.
  • Fixes issue with double click not working.
  • General performance enhancements.
  • Added better sync progress indicator ( now is actually a progress bar ).
Version 2.0.5:

Note: The downloadable version is 2.0.3. The Mac App Store version is currently 2.0.5.
  • Fixes issue with crashing on database upgrade.
  • Fixes issue with double escaped URL's.
  • Fixes issues with a few buttons not behaving as they should in and out of fullscreen.
  • Fixes issue with double click not working.
  • General more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Caffeinated User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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+100
Llongley commented on 14 Aug 2013
I'm currently looking for a good RSS reader after losing Reeder. I have tried Cream and Caffeinated and was almost ready to buy but when I went to the App store it says Caffeinated is "Not Available at this time" ? Makes me a little concerned about the app especially since the developers site consists of a download link for the demo and a link for the App Store where you get the above message. Anyone know what's up? Like the program after taking the time to review. Any thoughts on Cream vs Caffeinated?
[Version 2.0.1]


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+30
P=NP commented on 19 Sep 2012
The app version reads 1.2.2 when viewing the file info (⌘ + I). I'm assuming the developer forgot to update it at some point?
[Version 1.3.1]


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+121
Mdognrdog commented on 06 Jul 2012
This app is very attractive, and very fast. I'm trying to decide whether I really need tabs or not; if not, this will become by newsreader.
[Version 1.2.2]


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+3

-3

End_user_guy reviewed on 27 Mar 2012
Posted in the App Store Tuesday, March 27, 2012 12:59:13 PM Central Daylight Time
First, I remind you that THESE ARE MY OPINIONS.
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I began using Caffeinated (demo version from developer's web site) about two weeks ago and had a few problems, so I waited for improvements. They came. I bought it. I ran it. Oops, another problem with it not updating from Google. So, I wrote the developer and whadya know - he was not only on top of the problem, a new version, 1.1.2, will be out today (likely longer if you use the App Store cuz Apple ain't to quick). So my first comment is on developer attention to his users. And this stall problem hasn't been the only thing I written to him about. I always get an answer which is usually a solution.

As for the app itself, I like the layout on my 17" MBP, but I sympathize with those of you who don't have a great deal of screen real estate. I suggest you let the developer know your preferences even if you are not buying yet. He may accommodate you in a future version. And remember, you can resize the columns. You might try narrowing the right column a lot and also using your browser which you probably have open anyway. Whatever your contentions are, let the developer know. He has given us a great reader with a lot of useful options, but we're still in version 1. Give him a reason to continue with improvements. It also helps to BUY A LICENSE as incentive.

PROS: Uses the Mac's full screen function for its one window; incorporated web page viewing area can save a little on resources if the page isn't overloaded with advertising, otherwise it's an easy matter pop into your default browser especially if you're an AdBlocker user; all shortcuts are redefinable by YOU - and that's juts a few.
CONS: Can't resize font in the subscriptions column - not a big deal, just a nicety; would like to see font control for all panels in one place. I like the way it works for the article area with a Control-click - but the font sizing of the center section is found in Preferences; would like to see a manual sort option for the subscriptions.

OK, enough already. I liked it enough to pay and I have no regrets. BTW, the demo verion on the developer's web site is a full-function 15-day trial.

Disclaimer: I have absolutely no connection to the developer - this is not a phony or coerced review.
[Version 1.1.1]

3 Replies

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+4
Msealey replied on 17 Sep 2012
Tried contacting the developers three times with simple (pre-sales) questions - but got no reply. Wondering if the product is still supported…

If it is, it's certainly not well supported, sad to say.
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-3
End_user_guy replied on 17 Sep 2012
Msealey, I believe the developer has problems. After I wrote that long review, I had many contacts with him. Some were fruitful, but eventual, he stopped writing back. Caffeinated has a few problems that the developer refuses to acknowledge, yet he keeps turning out updates. I don't know what to tell you, except that now I withdraw my recommendation. It isn't worth the cost.
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+4
Msealey replied on 17 Sep 2012
End_user_guy,

Thanks! I have now heard from Caffeinated's developer; very helpful - it seems my emails etc had been filtered as spam.

Apparently there are probs with the latest version (1.3) on 10.6; but it's still being developed and apparently works on M/Lion.

I'm also considering Reeder. But they have so far not even auto-acknowledged my inquiries. I hate to draw too many conclusions from such behaviour; but it's hard to feel enthusiastic, isn't it.
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+82
ChristopherPrice commented on 09 Mar 2012
"Changed default theme's default font to Helvetica
"

Beware! Design geeks across the world have just chewed through their restraints.
[Version 1.1]


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ejrb reviewed on 28 Feb 2012
Does not synch manually.
[Version 1.0.1]


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-4

Misu reviewed on 23 Feb 2012
verry good, verry fast ...
[Version 1.0]


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+34

Surfpunk rated on 20 Dec 2013

[Version 2.0.5]



+2

Viole rated on 26 Sep 2013

[Version 2.0.3]



Mrozny rated on 29 Jul 2013

[Version 2.0]



hans789 rated on 28 Jun 2013

[Version 2.0]



+11

Phoenix⚡⚡ rated on 27 Jul 2012

[Version 1.2.2]



+80

Weaselboy rated on 21 May 2012

[Version 1.2.2]



+80

Weaselboy rated on 25 Apr 2012

[Version 1.2]



+80

Weaselboy rated on 05 Apr 2012

[Version 1.1.2]



+80

Weaselboy rated on 20 Mar 2012

[Version 1.1.1]



+80

Weaselboy rated on 09 Mar 2012

[Version 1.1]


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Version Downloads:334
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Demo
Date:02 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $5.99
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Caffeinated is a fast, easy to use, stand alone RSS reader. Built upon version 1.3.3's base system it has been rewritten to be completely stand alone, fast and fun to use.

Please note, Caffeinated does work on 10.6 and is usable, but there are oddities compared to the latest 10.7 and later OS's. Along with its beautiful interface ( which looks stunning on a Retina Display ), Caffeinated also is feature rich, heres a few of what it has to offer:
  • Authenticated feeds support
  • Manual subscription management, you can import / export, subscribe, unsubscribe and manually reorder your subscriptions
  • Share articles to multiple services, these include:
  • Twitter ( or on 10.8 you can choose to use the Sharing Service )
  • Facebook
  • Buffer
  • Readability
  • Delicious
  • Google Plus
  • Instapaper
  • Pinboard
  • Read It Later
  • Safari Reading List
  • Evernote
  • Messages ( 10.8 only via Sharing Service )
  • Email ( via your email client )
Also great features such as:
  • Create custom shortcuts for various actions
  • View the original article within the application
  • View articles in various sorting orders and groups
  • Extremely customisable, custom themeable articles
  • Full Retina Display support
Caffeinated 2.0 has also been tweaked and change under the hood to provide incredible responsiveness whilst casually using the application or whilst storing thousands of articles.


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