Standalone RSS Readers

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by epochblue, May 10, 2006.

  1. epochblue macrumors 68000


    Aug 12, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    I read TUAW a couple of times a day, and they routinely blog about a program called NetNewsWire ( link: ).

    Ultimately, I have trouble understanding the need for a standalone RSS reader. Doesn't Safari provide enough built-in support for RSS? If it doesn't, then where is the "tipping point" where Safari begins to fail and standalone readers begin to shine?

    Do you use an RSS reader; if so, which one?
    Is it really worth it?
    How many feeds are you subscribed to?

    Help me, I just don't understand! :confused:
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Safari provides very basic RSS support. I started off using Safari when they added RSS support (having never really got into RSS before that) then bought NetNewsWire as it's really that much better.

    They have a trial version you can use for a bit to see if it's worth it for you...
  3. Danksi macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2005
    Nelson, BC. Canada
    I use NetNewsWire Lite (free) for all my RSS needs.
  4. indigoflowAS macrumors 6502


    Oct 31, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    when I used Safari, I used the integrated RSS aggregator. Now that I'm all about Camino...I use NewsFire...only thing is that the developer is pretty smart and only limits you to 15 feeds and some nag windows until you is the most beautiful of the RSS aggregators I have seen though.

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