Choosing an RSS newsreader for Mac OS X
With so many stylish, easy-to-use and fully featured newsreaders available for Mac OS X it’s hard to choose one and stick with it. It’s almost the same situation as the Mac OS X Web browser market which is packed with excellent options.
Some are free (NetNewsWire Lite, Vienna, Shrook) while others cost a little bit of money. If you’ve been test driving NewsFire and haven’t decided whether you should pay for it yet, you can now Buy NewsFire, get Inquisitor Free. Inquisitor is a handy plugin that extends the search functionality of Safari and Camino. The offer is only valid this weekend, 19-20/8 2006, so don’t spend too much time thinking about it. (Yes, getting a free Inquisitor license is one of my reasons for posting this).
The newsreader I currently use is NetNewsWire Lite. I think that may be just out of habit though. The other day I had to test a bunch of other newsreaders to find one that handles the character encoding Basecamp feeds use. I tried the ones mentioned in this post, and only Vienna displays accented characters in Basecamp-generated feeds properly.
Any other good Mac OS X newsreaders that I didn’t mention? Which one is your favourite, and why? What are the options for people who don’t use Mac OS X?