By Tim Schroder
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Monotony is a feed reader doing exactly one job: Subscribe to RSS and Atom feeds, Monotony checks for new feed entries every minute while it is running.
New entries (not: all feed entries) will be displayed on the desktop as notifications, featuring the headline and a summary (if there's one). To read a news item in your default web browser, just click on the notification.
There is nothing else. Monotony will not show feed entries for the past, i.e. for times when it wasn't running. There is no sync, no frontend, no possibility to customize it. Monotony runs as a menubar app or, if you choose, invisible in the background. That's all.
Monotony uses either Growl or the OS X Notification Center to display notifications.
What's New in Version 1.5
Monotony now has Retina icons and a dark mode bug in OS X 10.10 was fixed.
Now Perfect (updated for Notification Center)
With Mountain Lion and Safari 6, Apple killed off native RSS support.
This really really annoyed me because I had little interest in running some separate app to get to web pages, and WAY-less-than-little interest in signing up for any service provided by Google to know every pageview I clicked on even without searching for it.
So this is just perfect! The one missing link now is true system Notification Center integration, because I hate Growl.
Aaaand there we go! Updated for Notification Center integration. I am one HAPPY camper now.