NetNewsWire on MacSource: iMore

What you need to know

  • NetNewsWire for Mac has been updated to version 5.1.
  • The RSS app now supports the syncing of Feedly accounts.
  • It also gains a new Reader app and more.

NetNewsWire is a popular RSS app and it's just received a big update that changes the game for a ton of people. With NetNewsWire for Mac 5.1, users can now sign into their Feedly account for the first time.

Users of Feedly – 👋🏻 – have so far been out of luck, but that's all changed now. But don't think that's all that's gone into this update because it isn't. Far from it.

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This update brings feature parity with the latest version of the NetNewsWire app for iOS which means a Reader view has been added, as have Notifications and support for multiple windows. Plus lots more!

  • Feedly syncing
  • Reader view
  • Notifications (configure per feed in the Info window)
  • Multiple windows - File > New Window
  • View > Hide Read Feeds
  • View > Hide Read Articles (also a filter button above timeline for this)
  • Clean Up command (to immediately hide read articles when hide-read-articles is on)
  • Feeds view: remember expansion state between runs
  • Timeline: more compact rows (source and date on same line)
  • Timeline: sort menu on top
  • Timeline: swipe actions
  • Article view: shift-space scrolls backwards
  • Articles with non-ASCII URLs can now open in browser
  • Adding feeds with non-ASCII URLs now works
  • AppleScript: article now has a feed property
  • Hold down shift to temporarily toggle open-in-browser in background preference
  • Article > Mark Above as Read, Mark Below as Read
  • Preferences: Choose preferred browser (for viewing web pages)
  • Inspector: window title now matches name of thing being inspected

NetNewsWire is lightweight, functional, and free. Go download it directly from the NetNewsWire website right now.

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