Newsstand ( RSS reader ) and the best! - Screenshots


mappyman

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It doesnt allow you to import from google reader like some other programs. Still good though.
 

soberbrain

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Newsstand - $4.99 - No desktop/web syncing

NetNewsWire - FREE - Syncs to newsgator.com

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NetNewsWire is the winner for me.

Glad it works for you though.
 

gloss

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I just bought this and it doesn't seem able to import my opml file correctly from opmlmanager.com, which is what it suggests.

Very disappointing for $5.
 

mattjb

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I've also had problems importing an OPML file. I import it from my website, it imports fine, but when I exit the program and load it back up, all the feeds are gone. So basically it's useless for me at this point. :(

The developer of Newsstand told me this when I wrote to him about my problem, which is a known issue that'll will be fixed when Apple approves the next update:

Instead of quitting by pressing the home button, try to select one of the sharing options, like sending an article via email (you don't really have to send the email, just cancel it after it's opened in Mail). From what I know now, quitting this way should reliably save the feeds, although I realize that this is quite a hassle and I really don't want this to be a permanent workaround.
This fixed the issue for me, and after that, I was able to exit normally via the Home button.
 

gloss

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use bloglines guys.
Yeah, using Bloglines did clear up the issue. Now that my feeds are nicely in place, I have to admit that it's a very quick and very smooth application. Should assist my iPod in replacing my laptop for daily use on campus.
 

gowanis

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Sep 22, 2007
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i bought it last night and overall i think it is excellent.

i'm having two problems:

1) when you search for a feed by URL and there are a lot of results, you can't scroll to the top of the list. Try searching for a feed under www.comiclist.com

You'll see the list fly by and you can't access the results at the top.

2) I was comparing my feed article list for blabbermouth.net to my other RSS reader (which is pretty good at $0.99) and i noticed that Newsstand was missing many articles. Can someone explain this ??
 

noisebleed

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Jul 11, 2008
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i bought it last night and overall i think it is excellent.

i'm having two problems:

1) when you search for a feed by URL and there are a lot of results, you can't scroll to the top of the list. Try searching for a feed under www.comiclist.com

You'll see the list fly by and you can't access the results at the top.

2) I was comparing my feed article list for blabbermouth.net to my other RSS reader (which is pretty good at $0.99) and i noticed that Newsstand was missing many articles. Can someone explain this ??
once you click on an article, it's not in the unread anymore and it's default on newsstand.

as for the scrolling, simply press back to go to your feed list or whatever, and go back to it.
 

diesel

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i bought it last night and overall i think it is excellent.

i'm having two problems:

1) when you search for a feed by URL and there are a lot of results, you can't scroll to the top of the list. Try searching for a feed under www.comiclist.com

You'll see the list fly by and you can't access the results at the top.

2) I was comparing my feed article list for blabbermouth.net to my other RSS reader (which is pretty good at $0.99) and i noticed that Newsstand was missing many articles. Can someone explain this ??


2) I think that newsstand only displays the most recent 50 articles (plus any that have been flagged) for any specific feed. that might be the cause of the discrepency.

i sent the dev an email requesting he put in some kind of option along the lines of not capping to a max 50 articles for any given feed but having a time based setting that auto deleted articles over x number of days. That way, if there were more than 50 articles in a short period of time or since the last time you checked, you would still have access to thos articles. his reply was pretty much, "i'll think about it". Well needless to say, that answer was a bit lame. That kind of provided a bit of insight into the dev's mindset as far as fielding customer requests.

not to mention, that for any app involved in potentially large numbers of "articles" or mails of any kind, I believe a setting to allow for auto deletions of articles or emails past a certain number of days is a MUST HAVE. Apparently not for the dev.
 

gowanis

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Sep 22, 2007
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once you click on an article, it's not in the unread anymore and it's default on newsstand.

as for the scrolling, simply press back to go to your feed list or whatever, and go back to it.
i think you misunderstood both of my issues.

for #2, i just corresponded with the developer and he acknowledged that its a bug. The fix has been submitted for the next release. What I was saying is that I choose www.comiclist.com and it returns a list of like 15 feeds. I can't even see the first 5 choices because the list zooms to the bottom of the list and there is no scrolling.

for #1, I'm saying there are gaps in my articles for a particular feed. I see them on one app but not in another. I'm thinking that maybe a feed only makes a certain number of new articles available and old ones drop off and i missed them because of when i refreshed.
 

LostLogik

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i sent the dev an email requesting he put in some kind of option along the lines of not capping to a max 50 articles for any given feed ..... his reply was pretty much, "i'll think about it". Well needless to say, that answer was a bit lame. That kind of provided a bit of insight into the dev's mindset as far as fielding customer requests..
Well your experience differs from mine. I sent a similar question and received a reply within minutes saying "It keeps 50 items per feed, flagged items however are never automatically deleted. The next update will add a preference to store 25, 75 or 100 items instead."

Seems pretty good mindset to me and I'm more than happy with my purchase.
 

gowanis

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Sep 22, 2007
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i also corresponded with the developer a few times and he was very friendly and quick to reply.

i found another serious bug which he said would be addressed in the next release:

When you have enough folders to fill the screen and then you try to move a feed to another folder, you cannot choose any folders that are lower than the first screen because it auto-scrolls back to the top before you can select the folder. As a workaround you can move the target folder closer to the top to get the feed moved, but this is a really annoying bug.
 

gowanis

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Sep 22, 2007
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well i finally got the update for this app and I LOST ALL MY DATA. I lost everything, my folders, feeds, etc.

I'm so pissed right now I don't even care if the bugs were fixed. Thanks a lot!
 

diesel

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well i finally got the update for this app and I LOST ALL MY DATA. I lost everything, my folders, feeds, etc.

I'm so pissed right now I don't even care if the bugs were fixed. Thanks a lot!


sorry to hear that but it seems that loss of data is not so much the app or developer's fault but more something to do with the update process on the iphone or through itunes. this seems to happen across different apps and across different people to be traced back to bad code per say. right now updating any app with data associated with it is pretty much a crap shoot. hopefully the iphone/itunes update tomorrow will resolve this problem