By e dot studios
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
RSS Menu is a systemwide menu that allows you to read and organize your favourite RSS or Atom feeds.
The articles are automatically updated and you will get a notification when new articles are available or when some other event occurs. In addition to visual notification, you can also enable speech notification and choose one of the many built in voices.
It is also possible to integrate iTunes (for podcasts) and Safari (for RSS bookmarks) with RSS Menu.
Key features include:
- background application (doesn't get in your way and is accessible from anywhere)
- very fast parsing engine
- importing and exporting of OPML files
- Growl and speech notification
- many options to customize the menu
- support for grouping feeds in submenus and adding seperators
- support for using RSS Menu as an external reader in Safari (or any other application)
support for integration with iTunes, Safari, GReader, InstaPaper, ReadItLater and more...
- support for favourite icons (aka page icons)
What's New in Version 2.3.1
- fixed an issue where GReader would still show up for some users
- the per feed option to disable images has been improved and made more logical
When it’s working, this little application is good. Simple idea, implemented nicely. But it doesn’t handle at least one situation gracefully. When woken up from sleep or in some other situation where it looses its connection to the internet, the lists of “unread articles” goes nuts. As in, articles previously read are marked as unread, seemingly randomly and usually profusely. This makes it impossible to see which articles are genuinely unread from which ones are being falsely reported as unread, so you end up marking them all as unread just to clear the decks.
It’s a relatively minor issue, and sporadic rather than consistent, so while annoying when it happens, it shouldn’t put you off the measley two bucks the application costs. Easily worth it.