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NewsFire is a super-simple feed reader.
RSS for Everyone...
Simple to use and packed with features, NewsFire makes it a joy to keep atop the constant flow of information on the web.
Smart & Organized...
It's easy to filter and organize your news with NewsFire's smart groups. Build your own feeds with custom rules, or drag and drop to create groups of related content.
Fit & finished...
NewsFire's feed list, floating new items to the top with smooth animation, is an original. It looks good. It moves well. It delivers the polished Mac experience you expect.
Simple and elegant RSS reader
I've been using NewsFire for years and have been quite happy with it. Typically what I do is scan through new items, clicking on the ones I'm interested in and having the articles open in the background in my web browser of choice. NewsFire can easily be set up to do this. The app has a simple and elegant interface, does what it is supposed to, and is very robust and stable. It is also refreshing that the program does not require a Google Reader account (Google already knows too much about me, so I am perfectly happy with the lack of integration).
Not Bad - But Not Great Either
I bought this app to help me keep track of news, weather, and keep updated on my favorite sites all while inside one app. I would rather view it inside a program such as NewsFire than go to the website. Sadly, I find myself going to the web more than I would like. It can't load videos and it doesn't always show the content within the page. Which forces you to view it within the browser. Not quite what I was looking for, but still it is well made and I hope future verisons will include better support for videos and webpage content.
Newsfire: clean & fast
Newsfire doesn't sync (or claim to sync) with Google Reader, which is fine by me, as I don't use the service. I prefer Newsfire for my news/blog reading much more: clean, easy interface, and a small desktop footprint. The feeds can be exported into an OPML file, which can then be imported into whatever regular RSS reader one may use on iPad or iPhone. I paid & upgraded to 2.0 (which wasn't necessary as 1.6 was perfectly fine) just to show my appreciation to the software developers.