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Old Jun 24, 2013, 02:27 PM   #1
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NetNewsWire 4 Open Beta

NetNewsWire 4 for the Mac is now in open beta! You can download the latest build here: http://netnewswireapp.com. http://blackpixel.com/blog/2013/06/n...open-beta.html
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Old Jun 24, 2013, 10:28 PM   #2
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I downloaded NNW the day I got my first Mac over 10 years ago. Today I downloaded the beta for a quick look, and then deleted both the beta and the old (current) version from my machine.

Presumably no statement on sync (other than that it's "coming") means that they're going to roll their own service rather than use one/some of Feedly/Feedbin/Feed Wrangler etc. But I need to do something this week, and I've never liked any of the NNW iOS apps. I've held out as long as possible to see what Black Pixel were going to do about NNW on the Mac, but now it's time to move on.
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Old Jun 25, 2013, 05:35 AM   #3
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I downloaded NNW the day I got my first Mac over 10 years ago. Today I downloaded the beta for a quick look, and then deleted both the beta and the old (current) version from my machine.

Presumably no statement on sync (other than that it's "coming") means that they're going to roll their own service rather than use one/some of Feedly/Feedbin/Feed Wrangler etc. But I need to do something this week, and I've never liked any of the NNW iOS apps. I've held out as long as possible to see what Black Pixel were going to do about NNW on the Mac, but now it's time to move on.
is there any info on NetNewsWire's own service?
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Old Jun 25, 2013, 09:14 PM   #4
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is there any info on NetNewsWire's own service?
Nothing. I wrote them to ask and they replied:

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We're still not ready to provide any details on our upcoming sync solution
....which strikes me as an oddly empty statement to make during RSS Decision Week. About the only way I can parse it is "We're not planning to support any of the existing third-party sync services, but we don't want to come out and say so and drive any potential customers away."

No choice but to move on in some other direction. Bummer.
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Nothing. I wrote them to ask and they replied:



....which strikes me as an oddly empty statement to make during RSS Decision Week. About the only way I can parse it is "We're not planning to support any of the existing third-party sync services, but we don't want to come out and say so and drive any potential customers away."

No choice but to move on in some other direction. Bummer.
Thanks for bringing up that point. I was just about to pre-order for $10, but I think I'll switch to either Reeder 2.0 or Vienna. What I'll miss are the keyboard shortcuts and the combined/unified layout which Vienna is still sorting out.

I use RSS for many things: Keeping track of my favorite YouTube channels, new posts on my subreddits, downloading podcasts, and of course, news. The current version of NNW is great, as I can keep some folders synced with Google Reader and other folders local. Google really shook things up when the decided to shut down Reader.
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No choice but to move on in some other direction. Bummer.
Yep... I was watching this also and feel the same way. It would take a lot of faith to pay for an app with an as yet unspecified sync method and no info on what it might cost.

Sticking with Feedly for now.
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Feedly has no app so i might bite the bullet for netnewswire IF they support feedly and coloured icons in the sidebar

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Feedly has no app so i might bite the bullet for netnewswire IF they support feedly and coloured icons in the sidebar
I believe they (NNW) already said they only plan to use their own sync setup, so I don't think you will see Feedly sync in NNW.
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2 email and no response. I guess NetNewsWire doesn't want my money

A company trying to get a hold on the market not answering emails doesn't look like a good bet
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What's a good alternative to NetNewsWire?
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Readkit.
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The new, greatly improved Vienna is due this week or next. Thanks to Barijoana for all the hard work!
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As promised, here is Vienna

https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/18789/vienna

works flawlessly so far, and syncs with Open Readers BazQux or FeedHQ
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I wasn't impressed with NetNewsWire 4 Beta. I need syncing across all my devices. I'm sticking with ReadKit with Feed Wrangler.
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