NetNewsWire for Mac 4.0.108 Beta
NetNewsWire is an easy-to-use RSS news reader for web sites.
Alternatively you can download the latest stable version of this software.
It uses a familiar three-paned interface -- like that of Outlook Express or Mailsmith -- to display websites and their news. Features include:The Weblog Editor allows one to post to Radio, Blogger, Movable Type, and other types of weblogs.
NetNewsWire works with most of the popular weblog systems.The Notepad is an outline, a place to take notes and store headlines, subscriptions, URLs, and files.
The Find command looks for specific text in headlines.AppleScript support allows one to get and set information about headlines and subscriptions.
The Scripts menu runs your AppleScript scripts from within NetNewsWire.Headlines are now stored between runs, which means you can download the news and then read it on the train or anywhere you don't have web access.
- News comes to you
- Spend less time surfing. Let NetNewsWire do the work for you, as it gathers your news and tells you which items are new. Subscribe to feeds from all over the web—and from the built-in list of thousands of feeds in the Sites Drawer.
- Tabbed browser
- Open web pages in NetNewsWire’s browser, and see them the same as in Safari, but with the convenience of staying in the same window. NetNewsWire remembers tabs between launches, so you come right back to where you left off last time.
- Search your news items with a standard Apple search widget—as in Mail and other applications.
- Podcasts and enclosures
- Automatically download podcasts and enclosures. Send podcasts to iTunes with with your choice of genre and playlist.
- Smart lists
- Gather news from all your feeds based on your criteria. It’s like smart playlists in iTunes—only for news instead of music.
- Mark items that you want to keep—they stay forever or until you mark them as unflagged.
- Keep your subscriptions, news item status, and even browser tabs synchronized between two or more computers.
- Bloglines syncing
- Read your Bloglines feeds with NetNewsWire for the best of both worlds, a rich desktop client and acessible-anywhere server.
- Search-result subscriptions
- Make special subscriptions that display results from search engines like Yahoo, Feedster, and Daypop, or from keyword searches at Del.icio.us, Flickr, and Technorati. Easily keep up with topics that interest you.
- Widescreen view
- The three-column view is perfect for laptops and today’s monitors that have more horizontal space.
- Tell NetNewsWire how long to keep news items, so you can still read them even after they disappear from the feed.
- Scripting and Automator
- Control NetNewsWire with AppleScript—and with Automator too, if you’re running OS X 10.4 or greater. Add commands to NetNewsWire via the scripts menu.
- Scripted feeds
- Generate custom RSS and Atom feeds via AppleScript, Perl, Python, Ruby, and other scripting languages.
- HTML Differences
- Track changes in news items as they’re edited and updated.
- Activity window
- Stay in control as NetNewsWire shows you exactly what it’s downloading.
- Find feeds that haven’t updated in a long time via the Dinosaurs window.
- Inline summaries and datelines
- Show summaries and datelines in the headlines list to make skimming faster and easier—especially for the widescreen view.
- Versatile headlines list
- Add date, subject, and creator columns to the headlines list—and sort on any of these columns.
- Change the fonts in the subscriptions and headlines lists, turn on and off the unread count in the Dock, download files, and more.
- Fixed a bug where opening the preferences window could cause NetNewsWire to ask for your FTP syncing password, even though you don't use FTP syncing. I think. (I couldn't get it to happen on my machine, so I'm flying a little blind. Fix makes sense, though.)
- Removed microformats feature. I was going to wait till 3.2, but decided to do it now. (Less code, fewer resources, better performance loading HTML.)
- Updated French localization.
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