By e dot studios
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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 2.2
added Feeds Navigator for a better feed browsing experience
added support for Notification Center when running Mountain Lion, previous versions of Mac OS X use Growl
RSS Menu is now a Sandboxed application
Safari Integration is only available on Mac OS X 10.7.3 due to a restriction in the Sandbox
improved showing of notifications
improved Detached Menu window
Safari Integration: added show all bookmarks (like Safari Menu)
Safari Integration: feeds are now real feeds and will be updated by RSS Menu
GReader Integration: feeds are now real feeds and will be updated by RSS Menu
you can now set RSS Menu as the default RSS reader
improved text size
improved disabling of images in article preview
cleaned up notifications preferences
moved Text options to Appearance preferences pane
a feed URL will default to http:// if it is not provided
fixed a bug that would not go to the main feed URL when selecting the menu item
fixed a bug that would not parse certain feeds, also made the parser more compatible
fixed a bug where the title of an article would be in a wrong format
fixed a bug that would not save feeds when restarting the computer
fixed a bug when renaming feeds or groups
fixed a bug when counting feeds
fixed a bug that would display 2 lines of text in a menu
fixed Start on Login bug
Best RSS Reader!
Thank you for this update, it works perfectly for me!
I'm a loooooong-time user of RSS Menu and have always preferred it over anything else out there. The simplicity of quickly scanning feeds in minimal space, the fact it's always 'on top' in the menu bar, no app switching required - why would anyone want to use Google Reader or similar?
Pegs the CPU at times. I can't afford the problem...
Unfortunately, the new version does not fix what has turned out to be a show stopper for me. RSS Menu occasionally stalls on trying to parse a feed and pegs the CPU off the scale. This happened occasionally in the previous version, but I thought it would be corrected by now. Today, it came close to locking up my machine again. I was able to shut it down with the Activity Monitor, but after nearly losing my work, I've decided it isn't worth the bother. I'll use an online system and just open the page when I want to review feeds...
This has to be one of the most frustrating applications I have ever seen in 25 years of using the Mac. Downloaded the new version with great expectations and I still can't rename a group, I hope it doesn't lose all of my stuff when I restart ot log out. If this ever works it will be a great boon to those of us who rely on RSS feeds.