By Acrylic Software
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Pulp is a unique and innovative news reader that turns your favourite news sites into your own personalized newspaper, making scanning through the news quicker and more enjoyable than ever before. By putting multiple news feeds onto a single page, Pulp lets you quickly browse through headlines, previews, and photos to find the stories that interest you most. With a beautifully refined user interface, one-click sharing, and a companion app for your iPad, Pulp is the ultimate news reading experience.
• Totally Customizable
Pulp is fully customizable. Create unique categories to separate your feeds by. Then, modify the layout of each page by adding, removing, and resizing columns. Finally, add feeds to populate each column, change each feed's appearance style, rules, and more. Forget the boring, concrete layouts you're used to seeing on the web. With Pulp, you are your own editor.
• Trending Topics
Find all of the most important stories on the brand new home page, a singular location that analyzes your feeds and determines the newest and most interesting trends.
• See Everything, Magically
Tired of feeds that only publish short text previews? Introducing Magic Reader - with a tap of a button, it lets you see the full story formatted into a clean and easy-to-read format, regardless of where it's from. Best of all, Magic Reader often presents an article faster than it takes to load the web version, making it essential for users on the go.
• iCloud Integration
Now you can seamlessly sync your pages, feeds, articles, and more to multiple Macs and iPads (Pulp for iPad sold separately on the iOS App Store). Simply sign in with your iCloud account, and watch all of your data move over the air between your devices.
• Ready for OS X Lion
Pulp is even better thanks to OS X Lion. Take advantage of great features like the distraction-free full screen mode, natural multi-touch gestures, instant resume, iCloud integration, and more.
– Beautiful, hand-crafted user interface that turns your news feeds into a virtual newspaper
– Subscribe to feeds just by typing in a name or keyword
– Save interesting articles to read later using the shelf
– See the most important stories analyzed from your feeds on the home page
– Turn short descriptions into full articles with Magic Reader
– iCloud integration keeps all of your Macs and iPads in sync
– Fully optimized for retina displays
What's New in Version 2.5.3
– Various bug fixes for Mountain Lion and retina displays
Possibly the best news app on the app store
The market for news apps on the mac app store is very thin, and at the top of the list is pulp. Pulp is i different kind of news app comapred to the others on the app store; it does not sync with any news reader accounts you my have. This was not a problem for my because I never used any of them (ex. Google Reader). But instead you can pick what rss service it gets is news from. All you have to do is find a rss service ( 9to5mac or patently apple for example), basically any rss website will work. Once you fo that you can organize them in to catagories and colums. It does come with a few catagories allready set up. I was a little hestiant to buy this at first after finding out that facebook purchased the developers that make pulp, but after a few emails with the developer I was reassured that facebook only bought the developers, not the apps that they made. Also I was told that this version will not be abandoned like the iPad version was. Pulp for mac will not be getting any major updates, but rather small ones (performance & encancments for example).
The only thing that I don't like is that the red, green & yellow in the top left are not colored at all, they are all a whitish color.
Overall a very nice app & probably the best in the app store. I suppose this would not work for you if you used google reader or a similar service. It works briliantly for people that don't use google reader.
One of a kind… but there is always room to improve!
If you don't like the feel of most list based readers, and prefer the "old school" newspaper feel, Pulp is as close as you are going to get to the real thing! It has a very customizable layout, which takes a little tinkering with top get the best newspaper feel to it, but stick with it because it's worth it when you figure it out. With the Apple magic track pad, you can zoom in and out with ease, which makes reading the articles much easier on the eyes. At $10 it is a bit pricy for what it is, but for me, the ability to have an actually newspaper waiting for me on my desktop each morning it worth it, the lists are just so cold and uninviting!!!!
If I'm not mistaking, I believe Pulp is developed from Times RSS Reader. The only way to make Pulp better would be to make it even more newspaper like; Times hade an interface option to toggle a "page curl" which was awesome and made it feel much more like an actual paper newspaper. As it would seem that Pulp is aspiring to be the closest thing to a paper newspaper, my only request to the developers would be to make it feel more like paper, and the "page curl" option would go a long way to doing that; and I have no clue, but it would seem to be a relatively simple option… just my two cents. Thanks for the hard work!
No Google Reader integration
I love the interface, but I bought this assuming that the most expensive news reader would at least offer an option to sync with Google Reader, where my other preferred mobile readers sync. Only after paying for the app did I find in the FAQ that the author is against it on philosophical grounds.
To me it seems like baseline functionality for good quality readers these days, especially for a reader that costs twice as much as competitors. I would much prefer to use your reader on my laptop, but of the excellent user interface, but I can't and keep all my devices synced and use the apps I prefer on my other devices. Please reconsider your position on syncing with google. If I could ask for a refund I would. Instead I'm now just a disappointed customer who can't benefit from your product that I've paid for and with no way to return it.