Best RSS desktop site (not Google or NewsGator) and iPhone app?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by nagromme, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. nagromme macrumors G5

    nagromme

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    I'm seeking an RSS solution to sync between my Mac and my iPhone. A web service and an iPhone app. But I can't seem to find a combination that meets my needs. Any recommendations?

    On the desktop I want:

    * Browser-based but NOT Google (I don't like being logged into Google all the time).

    * Multiple feeds in ONE list by date, accessible with one click on a bookmark (NewsGator can't seem to do this: bookmarks always revert to your main page, and from there you must click a second time to get your feeds).

    * Auto-mark feeds as read when actually CLICKED, but not before (NewsGator doesn't seem to have this option--it seems to be marking them as read when I simply view the headline, unless I set it not to auto-mark at all).

    * Simple and compact: headline and a little text (images not needed), fitting many headlines on the screen with little wasted space (NewsGator disappointed me in this regard).

    In other words, I'd like it to be just like Safari's own RSS reader. Fast and simple and clutter-free!

    And on the iPhone I want:

    * Standalone app (so my list is still waiting for me after I go read the content in Safari--which is where I'll read).

    * Ideally, the ability to mark ALL articles in all feeds read at once. (NetNewsWire can't do this: I must enter each feed individually to mark it as read.)

    * Syncing. I want articles I read on EITHER the phone OR the computer to be marked as read on the other.


    How close to this dream can I get? :) Thanks for any suggestions!
     
  2. hboon macrumors newbie

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    What do you mean by that?

    NetNewsWire on the desktop and iPhone seems to work that way for me.
     
  3. nagromme thread starter macrumors G5

    nagromme

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    My problems with NewsGator are listed above. But actually NetNewsWire itself (iPhone app) also doesn't really work well for me in hindshight :eek: So I'm removing that note.

    As for NetNewsWire on the desktop--I seek a browser-based solution, not a standalone app, so that I can operate in tabs in a single window.
     
  4. hboon macrumors newbie

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    There's an option in NetNewsWire to use itself as the browser in its preferences. This let's it open the web pages in NetNewsWire in tabs (although the tabs are on the right, not on top).

    Click to mark all as read works if you don't select any feeds.

    Can't help if the iPhone version doesn't match :)
     
  5. nagromme thread starter macrumors G5

    nagromme

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    I want to be in my real browser, unfortunately--I don't want yet another app running, and I want my bookmarks and history in one place for all my browsing--but that's good to keep in mind. Thanks!
     

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