RSS Readers on the Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dtrimble, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. dtrimble macrumors member

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    I'm looking for recommendations for RSS readers on Mac OS X.

    Please do NOT recommend I use Google Reader or NetNewsWire (the latter synchronizing with Google, of course).

    I'm looking for something that has the following capabilities:

    * Ability to organize feeds into nested folders (rules out Google Reader and therefore NetNewsWire)

    * Ability to specify the frequency with which feeds are updated. I'm fine with the standard frequency of most readers, but there are a pretty large number of feeds I only need updated once or twice a day (mostly major news sites).

    * Reasonable performance. It cannot choke on having 150-200ish feeds. (This rules out Vienna, which is painfully slow to update despite being a beautifully designed and naturally intuitive application).

    * Preferably (not required), integrated support for posting to a blog (self-hosted Wordpress, specifically). I'd also love to have the kind of statistical tracking that Google Reader offers, but that's FAR from being a requirement.


    What recommendations do folks have?


    Dan
     
  2. dirt farmer macrumors 6502

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    The brand new Vienna, released earlier this month, now grabs 20 feeds at a time rather than the old 10. Plus, it has many other speed upgrades. Did you try this new version?
     
  3. dtrimble thread starter macrumors member

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    Honestly, no. I'd been using the latest revision of 2.3 as I didn't realize there was a 2.4 out.

    I just downloaded it and will try it out with an open mind. But I must admit, although I believe Vienna is just a bit shy of being the best RSS client on the Mac, it's seemed to have a lot of issues that its developers have failed to address quickly enough. But maybe this version will change things...
     
  4. juliainor macrumors member

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    Have you tried Gruml? It's still beta, but I've been using it for a week or so and am very happy with it.
     
  5. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    how can you turn down Google Reader so RUTHLESSLY ????! you hurt my feelings :p
     
  6. atmenterprises macrumors regular

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    Gruml is very nice and I hadn't heard of it before. Just downloaded it and I can't believe how well this works, despite being in beta. Thanks for the tip.
     
  7. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

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    You don't have to sync with Google when you use NetNewsWire. Just choose "Don't Sync" on the initial greetings window(Where you enter your Google credentials"
     

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