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RSS Bot - News Notifier


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RSS Bot is your perfect companion to keep up to date with all of your RSS feeds in a simple, sleek and friendly manner.

All the information to keep you updated is available at your fingertips through this brilliant FREE app.

RSS Bot lets you:

- Check RSS feeds straight from your menubar
- Get Mountain Lion notifications for new rss items
- Filter RSS feed items, so only articles that match your keywords are shown
- Set the app to start at login
- Change notification sounds
- Open with Readability
- Choose to set a time for automatically marking feeds as 'Read'

Note: After adding a new RSS feed, you wil begin to receive notifications for RSS items (news articles) that are posted after the date and time you added the feed. RSS Bot will not notify you of old news items (i.e. those posted on the RSS that are dated prior to the date/time you added the feed to the app).

We've spent a lot of time thinking about the details and fine tuning RSS Bot, in order to make it your perfect RSS feed reader app. We're sure that within a few days, you will begin to love our little creative touches. We plan on a very active development cycle, so please spread the word and send us any feedback you may have!

What's New in Version 2.0

- Fixed rare crashing issue


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Customer Reviews

Time saver! Processing power issue.

UPDATE: While I insist on keeping this a 4-star review I have to report that RSS Bot has become completely unusable because of some sort of sluggishness and “beachballing” along with high processing use. Unfortunately I have had to basically abandon it until this is fixed.

The ability to bring the information to you that you want and/or need is the biggest time-saver for me.

I have noticed that for some odd reason RSS Bot consumes 100-percent of my processing power and shows up in the battery menu under “apps using significant energy.” Not sure why this is, but obviously this is the place for immediate improvement.

A suggestion would be the ability to individually set retrieval times for individual feeds. For example, breaking news would be better at 5-minute intervals while a tech-related article might be hourly. This might immediately factor into an energy-saving improvement.

Lastly, and I kind of wonder why Apple hasn’t thought of this, but in their Notification Center, why not include a “ticker bar” option—where important notifications scroll across the bottom fo the screen? My other often running RSS app that does this is ZipLine, which used to be in the App Store but isn’t anymore.

Anyway, keep up the improvements!

Really useful app

I just recently started using RSS feeds for school and this app has proved itself to be an invaluable way for me to stay up to date with a variety of blogs from my professors and peers.

I do have a suggestion for an improvement, and that would be to have it sync your saved RSS feeds across multiple devices. I own two computers and sometimes have trouble remembering which feeds I have saved on which devices. Having the ability to synchronize my feeds across multiple devices would be absolutely wonderful!

Best RSS app i’ve used

The first RSS app that hasn’t crashed on me. I love the fact it can handle subscriptions that are under sites with login names and passwords. It remembers the password and sends you straight to the post without directing you to another site first. Love this app. I hope more updates that deal with personalization (colors, fonts, etc) will be in the works soon. I would def. pay for it. Great no fuss app that you can depend on to do what its suppose to do!. love this app!

RSS Bot - News Notifier
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  • Free
  • Category: News
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  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 4.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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