NewsMac
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NewsMac is like an Internet news agent, it brings together all your favorite news Web sites into one place, and lets you view the current headlines for which ever ones you choose. When you see something that interests you, you're just one click away from reading that news story in your favorite Web browser.
What's New
Version 3.2:
  • Updated channel database - we've fixed some channels and removed some dead ones.
  • This version offers a work around for a bug in Mac OS X 10.3.9 which can cause applications that use WebKit to crash when loading HTML.
  • We have dropped the English only version of NewsMac now, this version contains all the language localizations.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later





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ver. 3.x:
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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Oct 2005
This is definitely one of the best RSS readers. It's got some flaws, but it's fairly easy to use and has a nice interface and a convenient "Feed Finder" which doubles as a browser. (It would be nice if you could enter web URLs into the text field, though.)
[Version 3.2]


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Moldarin reviewed on 10 Jul 2005
First time I looked at NewsMac, it looked like a real good syndicate client. After first launche I got a new impression of it. A baaad one.

NewsMac is really hard to configure and you'll get really mad at it after a couple of minutes. Why can't I delete the Japanses directory? I can't read Japanse and therefor I don't need it! But NewsMac wound let me remove it... Or any other directory for that sake.

Hm, what's this? iTunes crashed during music upload on my iPod? Why?... Oh... NewsMac was updateing the syndicates...

The iPod syndcate feature was really cool, but news on my iPod? Ehh... Maybe not...
[Version 3.1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 May 2005
I don't know beans about RSS (I can hardly spell it). I got this app online & showing the feed I wanted within 15 minutes of downloading it!!

Many Thanks,

Bob
[Version 3.1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Apr 2005
This seems to be very nice software, but I can't get a feed added to it - even one that was originally in the app, but I removed. Gonna have to contact the author I guess.
[Version 3.1.4]

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Anonymous commented on 25 Apr 2005
Nevermind - my bad :/ Outgoing access was blocked for the app and instead of giving me an error that feed was unavailable, it just didn't let me try to add it.
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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Feb 2005
Fabulous freeware! This is amazing value... One feature I would like to see is the ability to open Web pages in a new browser Tab (in the background) rather than a new window.

This would make less window clutter. I am a Mozilla user but if this could be implemented for at least Safari and Mozilla/Netscape/Firefox NewsMac would be the best!
[Version 3.1.3]

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Anonymous commented on 24 Apr 2005
You can do it in Safari and Camino. This configuration is done in the browser preferences. Set it to open new links in a new tab in the same window.
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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Feb 2004
Wow this is a really cool news app!! I much prefer this over NNW, I don't need the blogging stuff and Newsmac lets me read the news on my Zire on the way to work :-D
[Version 3.0b3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Sep 2003
Downloads only the headline and not the whole story to my Palm. It will be usable when it can do two things.

1) Download the entire story to my Palm
2) Automatic sync to my Palm
[Version 2.5]

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Anonymous commented on 27 Jan 2004
NewsMac 3 does sync the whole story with your Palm, if you want it to.
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Thinkmac commented on 01 Sep 2003
Most of the performance problems are down to Java 1.4.1, the next update to this (probably part of Panther) should really speed up NewsMac.
[Version 2.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Sep 2003
I ran this on my G4 DP 1.25 with 1.5gigs of ram and it was bloggy; not my choice after I got NNW, if this shows improvement it might get somewhere, until then...
[Version 2.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Aug 2003
too slow, not so convenient to add a new RSS syndication compared to NNW lite.
I also throw it away immediately after I tested it.
[Version 2.4.5]


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Downloads:18,187
Version Downloads:2,589
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:21 Jul 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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