NewsMac
NewsMac
3.2

4.2

NewsMac free download for Mac

NewsMac3.2

21 July 2005

Stream Mac news headlines to your desktop.

Overview

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 in NewsMac

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.

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How would you rate NewsMac app?

14 Reviews of NewsMac

4.25
Anonymous
19 March 2003
Version: 2.1

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Really promising application, can't wait to see future updates!
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3.75
Anonymous
19 October 2005
Version: 3.2
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.)
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2.75
Moldarin
11 July 2005
Version: 3.1.4
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...
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5
Anonymous
12 May 2005
Version: 3.1.4
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
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Anonymous
25 April 2005
Version: 3.1.4
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.
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4.5
Anonymous
08 February 2005
Version: 3.1.3
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!
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4.5
Patrick Gallagher
09 March 2004
Version: 3.0.1
Excellent news app. Definately a real competitor to NetNewsWire. I like being able to sync with my iPod but only headlines and sometimes summaries are synced but I think NewsMac is at the mercy of the websites, they decide how much to provide to RSS feeds if I'm not mistaken. My only gripe with NewsMac is that if the app crashes (which it has a couple times already in 1/2 hour), then any settings you changed since the last lauch are lost. For instance, if I add a bunch of channels to my favorites or synced list and change some ratings for other channels, then NewsMac unexpectedly quits, I loose everything I just did.
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4.75
Anonymous
11 February 2004
Version: 3.0b3
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
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Anonymous
01 September 2003
Version: 2.5
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
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Thinkmac
01 September 2003
Version: 2.5
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.
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2.25
Anonymous
01 September 2003
Version: 2.5
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...
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5
Don
15 August 2003
Version: 2.4.5
Works great for me and quite fast.
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Anonymous
15 August 2003
Version: 2.4.5
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.
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Anonymous
03 August 2003
Version: 2.4
So slow it's unusable on my G4/550 Titanium PowerBook. I have a cable modem that routinely gets over 1 Mbps, so I doubt it's my internet connection. If anyone out there's running a Dual G4 or G5 system, I'd appreciate further comments regarding speed, but I doubt it's a CPU thing. I'm sticking to NetNewsWire Lite until this gets faster. It does show promise as it doesn't seem to be based strictly on sites that put out RSS feeds.
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4.25
Anonymous
19 March 2003
Version: 2.1
Really promising application, can't wait to see future updates!
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