Favorite RSS desktop client for Mac that syncs with Google Reader

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ozaz, Dec 17, 2011.

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What is your favorite RSS desktop client for Mac that syncs with Google Reader?

Poll closed Feb 15, 2012.
  1. Gruml

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  2. MobileRSS

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. NetNewsWire

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  4. ReadAir

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Reeder

    7 vote(s)
    70.0%
  6. Socialite (previously EventBox)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Vienna

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Other (please state in comments)

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  1. ozaz, Dec 17, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2011

    ozaz macrumors 65816

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    #1
    What is your favorite RSS desktop client for Mac that syncs with Google Reader?

    I've added a poll which includes the apps I've heard of.
    [EDIT: Please ignore Vienna in the poll options. It does not sync with Google Reader and was included by mistake.]

    Please bear in mind I am not asking about notifiers or small menu bar apps. I'm interested in full desktop clients that sync with Google Reader.

    Thanks
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    NewsRack for OS X for $7.99 in the App store.

    For those that don't want to pay, Gruml is a nice option.

    Unless I missed something, Vienna does not sync with Google Reader.
     
  3. ozaz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, you're right. It was a mistake to include it.
    I've edited the original post to note this.
     
  4. Reservation macrumors member

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    I use Gruml, because it's free. For free RSS readers it really comes down to NetNewsWire and Gruml. After trying both, I prefer Gruml. It has more features. The upside of NetNewsWire is that it's simpler and has faster loading times.
     
  5. ozaz, Dec 17, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2011

    ozaz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've been using NetNewsWire for a while and for the most part I'm happy with it. The only thing I've grown to dislike (and the reason for asking about the popularity of the alternatives) is the absence of an All Items list/section that seems to be present in all other readers.

    I've tried Gruml briefly. I generally like it but would prefer if it had Growl support.

    I don't necessarily need a free reader, I've got no problem at all with paying. But I've never tried the paid apps from the App store (Reeder, MobileRSS, Socialite, NewsRack) because I dislike paying for apps that I have not been able to trial beforehand.
     
  6. buddyspencer macrumors regular

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    Socialite is available as a trial - check their website.
     
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  8. ozaz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That doesn't add an all items folder that includes unread & read items. It only controls whether an all unread items folder is present or not.
     

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