RSS Apps that sync with newsgator?

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  1. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

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    Hey!
    Does anybody know if any of the RSS apps in the app store can sync with newsgator? I have been using NetNewsWire since September or so, and it just doesn't fit my needs for an RSS reader on my iPod Touch. I love the desktop apps, so I still want to keep using newsgator (as opposed to Google Reader).

    Do any of the apps like Newstand sync with newsgator?

    thanks.
     
  2. reubs macrumors 68000

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    Great question. I like NNW on the desktop, but it's kind of lame on the iPod touch. However, I don't know of anything out there that syncs with Newsgator other than NNW.
     
  3. KRAPPS macrumors 6502

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    hmmmm, isn't NewsGator a proprietary product and do not release their API? I'm thinking yes and thus only NNW would be compatible. I don't see any others in the App Store either.
     
  4. TwiceNightly macrumors 6502

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    Can I ask what's wrong with NNW on the iPhone/iPod?

    I really liked it and if it synced with Google Reader (never gonna happen lol) then I'd be using it for certain.
     
  5. macbookairman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It doesnt show all of my feeds, only the ones with updates.
    Doesn't show my newsgator clippings.
    Doesn't manage lots of feeds very well
    No ability to add new feeds from the iPhone.
     
  6. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

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    And as good as NNW is, the inability to view clippings and not be able to add feeds directly are the two frustrations I have with it.

    That said, as I use Newsgator and don't want to switch to Google, I'm sort of stuck too.
     
  7. icedmocha macrumors regular

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    This is why you are best using google rss, which any program can sync with.
     
  8. macbookairman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you know of any good desktop apps that work on both Mac and PC that sync with google reader? If you can find any, I will switch right away to Google Reader.
     
  9. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

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    Gazette...it works great and the developers are constantly fine tuning and adding features requested by users.

    I used to use NewsGator but just imported everything from there to Google when I couldn't stand the Gator reader NNW.
     
  10. macbookairman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But thats for the iPhone isn't it? I will probably end up using that for feeds, but I still need an RSS client for my computer (both a mac and pc). :eek:
     
  11. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

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    Google Reader

    Everything I use is from my Google Account...Gmail, Google Reader, Google Docs, Google Talk, Picasa (pictures) and the list goes on. All of it works with your iPhone and/or syncs and Works flawlessly with a PC and I am sure with a Mac. It is totally free unlike MobileMe which does all of the same stuff that Google does except that you pay $100 per year for extra storage space. My free Google account currently gives me over 7gig of space for free. iGoogle is my Firefox home page so starts right where I need to do everything.

    It was a little rough changing over in the beginning but I have completely done away with MSN and found I do not need to waste precious dollars there or on MobileMe that doesn't always work anyway.

    In today's economy...Free is better especially when everything is right there under one account and works.
     
  12. gospel9 macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5G77 Safari/525.20)

    Google reader's web app is in my opinion much better than any other desktop rss clients. It loads extremely fast and parses the feeds very accurately. The backend is extremely responsive and reliable.

    The shortcuts using J to read a feed and K to return to previous is a huge time saver and it feels just like a desktop app.

    Two more important features that I like of google reader(web app) is that you can email the full rss feed (along with images and formatting) directly in the web app. And the nice thing about web apps in general is that you can access your sync'd feeds from any computer.
     
  13. heyp macrumors 6502

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    netnewswire iphone app definitely needs some work... it frequently won't update some feeds but updates others... when emailing a link, it should return to the previous emailed item, which sometimes it does and most of the time does not... also sometimes it will randomly show more unread items than are actually there

    i'd be interested in an alternative as well
     
  14. OneMike macrumors 601

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    I was thinking same thing. I love netnewswire on mac but don't really like the iphone app.

    some iphone apps allow you to import your rss feeds from netnewswire but that'll just put them on your phone not keep the data synced.

    I want a new client that I can use on my mac and iphone non web program like google reader but an actual app.
     
  15. KRAPPS macrumors 6502

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    Google Reader desktop client = Google reader
    iPhone client = Byline (offline reading capability) ... although there are many other solid ones as well
     
  16. TheMacAvenger macrumors newbie

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    I'm with everyone else: NNW on iPhone = just OK.

    But I'd be remiss if I didn't throw in a vote for using Fluid to make a "standalone" desktop Google Reader app, and then you can sync it with - in my opinion - the best Google-syncing app in the store: Feeds. I was about to give up on 'em, because Google syncing was V-E-R-Y slow, but they just released an update which improves the speed probably tenfold or more. I think it's probably the fastest Google-sync available in an iPhone app right now. And it's stable as a table.
     
  17. SkillsToShow macrumors regular

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    I am also in pretty much the same dilemma. I just got a Mac and have been using NNW desktop app but I cant find a good app for the touch that will sync with it.

    I found the best solution so far, use ReadAir which is a desktop client for mac/pc syncs perfectly with google reader and Gazette for iPhone or iPod touch
     
  18. badgerman macrumors 6502a

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    Any further thoughts on a mac app for RSS or a newsgator synching iphone app?
     
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  20. reubs macrumors 68000

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    If this happens with full-on two-way syncing with Google, I think it's game over in the world of RSS readers.
     
  21. Bostonaholic macrumors 6502

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    Pro RSS ($4.99) or Free RSS both have in the settings Newsgator sync. I've never used Newsgator so I cannot testify as to it's usability, but it's there supposedly.
     
  22. swindmill macrumors 6502a

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    This is a 9 month old thread and Newsgator syncing no longer exists.
     

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