Macintosh XML (RSS, Atom, etc.) newsreaders
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Mac RSS newsreaders:
- AgileRss by Elfs Software Ltd is a "desktop aggregator that is able to display any RSS, ATOM, and XML news feed."
- BottomFeeder "a news aggregator client (RSS and Atom) written in VisualWorks Smalltalk. BottomFeeder runs on Linux x86, (also FreeBSD), PowerPC Linux, Sparc Linux, Windows (98/ME/NT/2000/XP/CE 4), Mac OS8/9, Mac OS X (unified VM), AIX, SGI Irix, HP-UX, and Solaris (SPARC and x86)."
- Cyndicate by Cynical Peak Software "is a easy-to-use, next-generation, RSS/Atom syndication feed reader that gives you command over your news. Cyndicate will fetch, organize, and display news and articles from millions of websites and weblogs, giving you complete control over your day's news."
- Ensemble by Pyxis. Web site in Japanese but has English translation available. Supports RSS and Atom.
- Feed by Keith Anderson. "There are a lot of RSS readers for Mac OS X out there, and Apple even added RSS capabilities directly to Safari in Tiger (10.4) - so why did I write this? Because all of the existing (Free) RSS readers are approaching the problem from the wrong side.
I treat my RSS feeds more like email than anything else, and the current crop of RSS reader is more a hybrid between iTunes and a web browser. I wrote Feed to address this issue."
- MiNews by JS8 Media Inc. "With MiNews, you will always have your favorite news at your fingertips, providing a tightly-integrated application with Safari that work hand in glove. Scan all the latest news, information and articles from thousands of web sites in one simple-to-read window. You will get the scoop in no time and go on to the next news item as if this was the way you always read the news."
- MulleNewz by Mulle Kybernetik is an RSS reader for the Mac OS X dock.
- NetNewsWire by NewsGator
- NewsFan by MAKI Enterprises supports RSS and Atom.
- NewsFire by David Watanabe "is unquestionably one of the most stylish and sexy applications on the Mac. It is brimming with Aqua-beauty and a rich, dynamic user experience. It's also dead-simple to understand and use. The kitchen sink is deliberately not included in NewsFire - it snubs complexity for a minimalist interface that is intuitive, unobtrusive, and a total joy to use."
- NewsLife from ThinkMac Software. "NewsLife is the simplest way to stay up-to-date with tons of websites without even having to touch your web browser until you see something you want to read."
- News Reader dashboard widget by Ben Kazez
- Pears by Project five "is a three-pane newsfeed (RSS/RDF and Atom) aggregator which caches downloaded feeds for offline use. It has a clean, uncluttered interface, it's easy to use and works on Windows, Linux and MacOSX."
- PixelNews by PixelatedSoftware. "With PixelNews, adding your favorite feeds is easy. In addition to simply selecting "Add Feed", you can also search and add feeds from the PixelNews Database or even add a feed by dragging and dropping the valid RSS or Atom URL onto PixelNews."
- Postino by Coladia. "Packed with useful features like tabbed browsing, smart lists, and auto-discovery feeds, Postino will change the way you experience RSS."
- RSS Reader by Apple-Group is a dashboard widget.
- Shrook by Graham Parks "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, as well as the last draft of Atom."
- Strider by Nemesys Software. "There’s no easier way to surf the web for dynamic information with Strider. Now, you can easily manage dozens of web sites that present updated information and stay on the top of what is interesting for you. News, auctions, songs top lists, it's all there for you to grab. Easy to use application, Strider offers you a streamline interface to let you breeze over all this information that is available through the web, thanks to the RSS standard."
- TickerShock by Mesa Dynamics "is an RSS, RDF and Atom news reader that displays news feeds anywhere on your desktop in a animated crawl or billboard display."
- Times by Acrylic Software. "Instead of treating news like email (as most RSS readers do), Times presents you with headlines and photos from a variety of sources all in one place, letting you more easily discover the news you want to read. Like your own personal newspaper, you can put feeds into separate areas, create pages for different subjects, and more."
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