News App for OSX like iOS

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by sixkiller, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. sixkiller macrumors member


    Aug 9, 2014
    New York
    I was wondering if Apple will make a similar app for OSX like they did for iOS? I would really like to have an easy one in all app for all kinds of news instead of having to go to several websites in my browser. If anyone know of an already existing app please share a link for it :)
  2. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

    Mr. Buzzcut

    Jul 25, 2011
  3. n-evo macrumors 65816


    Aug 9, 2013
  4. lagwagon Suspended


    Oct 12, 2014
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Or just further into 10.11.x like photos was added to replace iPhoto and be more like its iOS counterpart.
  5. LewisChapman macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2015
    I think that the News app will make it's way to OSX just like iBooks has.

    Maybe they will combine the two - I for one would like there to be one app instead of two on both iOS and OSX.
  6. G.Rodriguez macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2014
    I always use to catch up on everything. It's amazing. Also has a smartphone app!
  7. boston04and07 macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2008
    My thoughts exactly. The recent trend has been for iOS apps to make their way to OS X eventually (iBooks, Maps, Photos, Messages to some extent, as well as the renaming of iCal to Calendar, a Address Book to Contacts, etc) I wouldn't be surprised at all if this happened within the year. If iBooks can find a home on OS X, then News would certainly have a place there, I think. It would be nice if it did. So far I really like News, and I would like to have a similar browsing method on all my devices, personally.
  8. Laurence Eckert macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2014
    I was also really disappointed that they didnt announce a version for the Mac. They could possibly bring it in a point update though. Heres hoping.
  9. boston04and07 macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2008
    Yeah, once they get the system ready for iOS, I could see that happening.
  10. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    Unfortunately, you need one of these accounts: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Outlook or Evernote. I am really against linking accounts together and I won't set up another account just for this.

    Flipboard is an alternative, but I find it too rigid and the customisation lacklustre. You also can't add your own feeds to it.
  11. boston04and07 macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2008
    I've been using the News app on iOS since the public beta launched, and for those reasons (and others) I'm finding that I really am liking it more than I initially thought I would. It's just become a really easy way for me to quickly check some of my blogs and news sites. The one big thing I wish it would add (in addition to an OS X app) is the ability to support subscriptions, so that I could read all of the New York Times articles (and articles from a few other subscriptions) that I already subscribe to in there. Hopefully that'll be something in the 2.0 version of the app. For now though it's off to a good start, and I've seen lots of noticeable improvements since its earliest days in the beta.
  12. AndyK macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2008
  13. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    The closest you can come to the experience on OS X is to use Feedly and randomly press ⌘+Q whenever you're deep into reading a story.
  14. boston04and07 macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2008
    Aww, it's a beta! Give it a chance. :p I've been using it since its first public beta release, and for the first month or so, it literally wouldn't load. Like I'd hit the icon and it would immediately crash. Then out of the blue it started working, and it's been fine for me ever since. I haven't had one crash. Personally I really like the way that navigation works. I don't use the For You section much, but I like the "Favorites" section, where I have everything I'd read normally in Safari. For some reason the way it's all organized makes it feel easier to navigate than Safari to me, sort of like a nice cross between Safari and iBooks that's more conducive to reading. But everyone's different! Now that I've gotten used to this on my iPad, though, it'd be nice to have a similar system on my laptop too.

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