Best RSS Reader Software for the Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by markw10, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. markw10 macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2006
    I read a lot of blogs for my business for research such as marketing tips, product releases new, etc. I've always tried to figure out the best way to keep up with the multiple sites and either just browse the sites or use services such as Twitter or Email Newsletters
    I've talked to PC users and many of them suggested using RSS Feeds and I recently got Pulse for both my iPad and iPhone and it's been wonderful. I like the design and how it works but the only problem is a limit of 20 feeds. This covers many of the feeds but not quite all that I want to subscribe to.
    What is a good option for using on the Mac? For web browsing I use Firefox, Safari, and Chrome and for email Thunderbird. If I'm correct these offer options for RSS feeds. How do these compare to other feed readers for the Mac. Are web based/cloud versions better? I"ve heard of options such as Google Reader.
  2. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2009
    Try NetNewsWire. it syncs with Google Reader, and via that to other machines if you wish.
  3. markw10 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2006
    I'll take a look at that. I left this out of my original post but I like to share stories I read via RSS on Twitter and Facebook so integration for sharing with Twitter is important, same for Facebook.
  4. Caleb531 macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2009
    Try Socialite, which can do RSS and Twitter and Facebook and other social networks.
  5. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You may want to look at Gruml also. Freeware with Google Reader sync.
  6. plinkoman macrumors 65816


    Jul 2, 2003
    New York
    I'd also recommend Gruml. I find it cleaner and easier to use than NetNewsWire.
  7. markw10 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2006
    I tried Socialite and liked it a lot but ended up trying Gruml. It seems it's only beta but is having a lot of updates and getting more stable. I've been happy with it so far.
  8. kalex macrumors 65816

    Oct 1, 2007
    +1 for Gruml. Freeware, works great, nice interface
  9. RebeccaL macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2011
    Personally I find the best solution is to use an online feed reader. I use Google reader. There are no limits to the amount of feeds, it is available on all platforms that have a browser (it even works nicely on Kindle). And best of all the read/unread status is synced across all platforms.

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