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LuckNews

By Craig McPheeters

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Description

LuckNews is a fully featured, easy to use, fast, news reader for your Mac.

Try out LuckNews - you'll appreciate its elegance. Some of its features are: folders,
search, notification center, easy navigation, full screen. There is much, much more.

Selected features:

• Article navigation is very easy - use the swipe gesture to advance to the next article. Most of your time spent using LuckNews will be spent reading the articles - this is made easy in LuckNews
• A simple interface. Easy to understand and use

• Enhanced for Retina display
• Organize your subscriptions into folders
• Article Search. Quickly search for articles that contain keywords
• Retrieve RSS subscriptions that were in Mail before Mountain Lion (prior to 10.8)
• Supports Notification Center
• Read articles offline
• Import/Export of OPML files (OPML is a subscription interchange format)
• Able to display RSS content in any language
• Online help is available at the support site

LuckNews has many additional features and nice touches which need to be used to be appreciated. LuckNews has been designed to provide a quality news reading experience.

LuckNews does not use Google Reader.

LuckNews comes with free support for up to 8 subscriptions. If you would like to read from more than 8 subscriptions, you can expand the applications capacity by using an In-App purchase. The In-App purchase is easy, fast and inexpensive.

What's New in Version 2.0.6

• Added an Activity window
• Improved how the application saves its changes to its database
• Improved the in-app purchase receipt handling code to be more robust
• Fixed a problem when parsing dates in some subscriptions
• Improved the Article update process
• Improved the performance of subscription refresh
• Other minor changes

From 2.0.5:
• Changes to get LuckNews working on Mavericks
• Fix for a problem when displaying articles as HTML in some European languages. Accented characters were not being displayed properly for some text encodings
• Other minor changes

From 2.0.4:
• Changes to help improve the performance of large Subscription/Article databases
• Fixes a bug with Notification Center integration related to the window being closed or minimized
• Other minor changes

From Version 2.0.3:
• Fixes a bug where a subscription containing articles which had absolutely no content would cause a problem when updating the database
• Improvements to OPML import. Google Reader is providing some interesting data, which is now handled
• Subscriptions imported from OPML which refer to invalid feeds are now imported rather than being ignored. I decided it was better to let the user deal with this error rather than ignoring the errors
• Improved the article deletion rules

From version 2.0.2:
• Improvements to swiping and the page transitions
• Improvements to the new 'show newest article' mode when selecting a new subsription (or set of subscriptions)
• Improvements to article refresh to avoid duplicated articles
• Improvements to the context menu displayed in the Article view
• Found another subscription which provided malformed dates. They are now handled
• Other minor changes

From version 2.0.1:
• Fixed a crash which could happen after a refresh of the subscriptions in rare cases
• Added a preference to choose which article to show when a new subscription (or set of subscriptions) is selected: most recently read or newest
• Improved the interaction while swiping between articles
• Added a context menu to the article viewer pane (option click to view.)
• Other minor changes

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Customer Reviews

Great app

This is a really nice news reader app. It’s easy to use and configure. I use it to read the blogs of all my cruising (sailing) friends. It is much easier than going to each site in a web browser.

It would be great if you could add more than 8 feeds

You have to purchase extra capacity if you want more than 8 feeds which is fine if it would just let you do this but all I get is a message telling me it can’t connect to the App store. I hope they get this worked out.

This is my new favorite RSS app

I had no trouble unlocking the extra feed capacity to unlimited with the $2 in app purchase. This is a great rss app, I’m glad I found it!

LuckNews
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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated: Nov 23, 2013
  • Version: 2.0.6
  • Size: 2.2 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Craig McPheeters

Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. 'Capacity Unlimited'$1.99
  2. 'Capacity to 20 subscriptions'$0.99
  3. 'Capacity Upgrade'$0.99