Shrook
Shrook
2.94

3.3

Shrook

Shrook

2.9427 September 2016

RSS newsreader.

Shrook
Free
27 September 2016

3.3

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Shrook

Shrook

2.9427 September 2016

RSS newsreader.

Overview

Shrook is a next-generation news reader that is not only easy to use, but offers advanced features not available to Mac users anywhere else. It supports all versions of RSS and Atom.

Feature highlights included synchronization, full podcast support, smart groups, built-in browser and innovative user-interface.

What's new in Shrook

Version 2.94:
      Fixes compatibility issue with window not displaying on macOS 10.12 Sierra
    • Adds support for quoted tweets
    • Adds support for videos and animated GIFs in tweets

Requirements for Shrook

  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later

49 Reviews

Rate this app:

22 March 2009

Most helpful

As with browsers, I keep moving between RSS readers (NetNewsWire, NewsFire, Vienna) ... but keep coming back to Shrook because of four reasons: 1. It has the most subtle and effective method of showing which feeds have updated most recently; 2. Although it demands a wide screen, because of the physical size of the single window, a lot is packed in without becoming unreadable, and the method of switching between feed listings, feed details and Web pages without using tabs is slick; 3. The new "highlight item changes" feature is better than NetNewsWire's; 4. It consistently has the fewest problems with parsing malformed feeds, of which there are unfortunately too many.
Like (6)
Version 2.7
13 October 2015
Like
Version 2.92
11 February 2015
I'm not at all happy with this newsreader. It dropped support for SnowLeopard It won't be missed.
Like
Version 2.92
01 December 2014
Crash at start.
Like
Version 2.92
31 October 2014
I'm not so happy about this Newsreader. I find it outdated and its GUI is poor Mac-wise. I find it flat and boring. It has been the same for years and it is time for the Developer to change it. I gave it 3 Stars and that is being gracious.
Like
Version 2.92
16 April 2013
details of the news item in GREY, doesn't look good, quite distracting and annoying. hard to focus on the headline/title. I guess it's because of the same font size as the headline. Please make the details in grey, in much SMALLER font. OR, without the details in grey would be much better.
Like
Version 2.88
08 April 2013
This app is labeled as "a next-generation news reader" while it has an etremely dated user interface. Too funny :D
Like (2)
Version 2.88
1 answer(s)
Da-La
08 April 2013
"extremely"
Like
06 April 2013
Updated from 2.87 to 2.88. Now all of my feeds are gone. More importantly, my flagged items are gone!
Like
Version 2.88
5 answer(s)
Myrdinn
07 April 2013
Same thing over here. Everything disappear, like a bad magic trick. Anyway to put my hands on an old version (2.87) and get my life back?
Like
Myrdinn
07 April 2013
Reverting to Shrook 2.87 brings everything back. =)
Like
bellamarc
07 April 2013
where did you get 2.87 from?
Like
Myrdinn
07 April 2013
Direct from the Apple Store (it hasn't been updated yet). =)) First, trash the 2.88 app, then reinstall Shrook 2.87.
Like
bellamarc
07 April 2013
Myrdinn - you are the best! That did it. Thank you very much! All my flagged items are back!
Like
06 April 2013
With Google killing Google Reader, I'm definitely interested in new RSS options, especially ones that have a syncing capability and an iOS app. Thus I was especially excited when I read this app was free and includes syncing - but I was disappointed to learn that those two things are mutually exclusive. That is, the syncing service costs $20/year. I think that price is reasonable, but I feel like the labeling is misleading.
Like
Version 2.88
05 April 2013
Like
Version 2.88
27 March 2012
Have used several competitors along the years (Vienna, NetNewsWire to name some), this one is the only one that doesn't get bloated, works steadily and is a pleasure to use and read through. Previously I had to change my RSS client every 6 months, with Shrook I haven't looked back for 2 years!
Like
Version 2.84
Free

3.3

Category:

Internet

Newsreaders

Developer Website:
DownloadMacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 30,876 times

Free

3.3

Category:

Internet

Newsreaders

Developer Website:
DownloadMacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 30,876 times

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49 Reviews

Rate this app:

22 March 2009

Most helpful

As with browsers, I keep moving between RSS readers (NetNewsWire, NewsFire, Vienna) ... but keep coming back to Shrook because of four reasons: 1. It has the most subtle and effective method of showing which feeds have updated most recently; 2. Although it demands a wide screen, because of the physical size of the single window, a lot is packed in without becoming unreadable, and the method of switching between feed listings, feed details and Web pages without using tabs is slick; 3. The new "highlight item changes" feature is better than NetNewsWire's; 4. It consistently has the fewest problems with parsing malformed feeds, of which there are unfortunately too many.
Like (6)
Version 2.7
13 October 2015
Like
Version 2.92
11 February 2015
I'm not at all happy with this newsreader. It dropped support for SnowLeopard It won't be missed.
Like
Version 2.92
01 December 2014
Crash at start.
Like
Version 2.92
31 October 2014
I'm not so happy about this Newsreader. I find it outdated and its GUI is poor Mac-wise. I find it flat and boring. It has been the same for years and it is time for the Developer to change it. I gave it 3 Stars and that is being gracious.
Like
Version 2.92
16 April 2013
details of the news item in GREY, doesn't look good, quite distracting and annoying. hard to focus on the headline/title. I guess it's because of the same font size as the headline. Please make the details in grey, in much SMALLER font. OR, without the details in grey would be much better.
Like
Version 2.88
08 April 2013
This app is labeled as "a next-generation news reader" while it has an etremely dated user interface. Too funny :D
Like (2)
Version 2.88
1 answer(s)
Da-La
08 April 2013
"extremely"
Like
06 April 2013
Updated from 2.87 to 2.88. Now all of my feeds are gone. More importantly, my flagged items are gone!
Like
Version 2.88
5 answer(s)
Myrdinn
07 April 2013
Same thing over here. Everything disappear, like a bad magic trick. Anyway to put my hands on an old version (2.87) and get my life back?
Like
Myrdinn
07 April 2013
Reverting to Shrook 2.87 brings everything back. =)
Like
bellamarc
07 April 2013
where did you get 2.87 from?
Like
Myrdinn
07 April 2013
Direct from the Apple Store (it hasn't been updated yet). =)) First, trash the 2.88 app, then reinstall Shrook 2.87.
Like
bellamarc
07 April 2013
Myrdinn - you are the best! That did it. Thank you very much! All my flagged items are back!
Like
06 April 2013
With Google killing Google Reader, I'm definitely interested in new RSS options, especially ones that have a syncing capability and an iOS app. Thus I was especially excited when I read this app was free and includes syncing - but I was disappointed to learn that those two things are mutually exclusive. That is, the syncing service costs $20/year. I think that price is reasonable, but I feel like the labeling is misleading.
Like
Version 2.88
05 April 2013
Like
Version 2.88
27 March 2012
Have used several competitors along the years (Vienna, NetNewsWire to name some), this one is the only one that doesn't get bloated, works steadily and is a pleasure to use and read through. Previously I had to change my RSS client every 6 months, with Shrook I haven't looked back for 2 years!
Like
Version 2.84