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NetNewsWire is a very nice and well-designed RSS reader for Mac. It allows you to sync your Google Reader account with it, so any article that you read on NetNewsWire for the Mac will be marked as read on your Google Reader account and any other app that is synced to it.
The first time you run the app, it will ask for your Google account login information and then download all the feeds that you are subscribed to. By default, those are shown to the left of the app, and to the right there is a list of all the latest articles from that feed. If you click on the "latest news" button on the top-left part of the screen, you will get all the unread items from all your feeds. NetNewsWire uses two panes to let you read news, the top one shows all your articles, and the bottom one shows the expanded article, along with pictures, videos, etc. You can either click on articles to expand them, or use the keyboard to browse the articles and the space bar to scroll down in the bottom pane.
NetNewsWire is very responsive, it supports multiple tabs for Internet browsing, it has support for Instapaper and it is very fast. I personally don't like to read my RSS feeds from a list like NetNewsWire does. I am more a fan of having an expanded view for each article that shows pictures and a brief description of each article, so I can pick which ones I want to read first. That is the only reason I don't use this app. But I can reckon a great app when I see it, and this is a great one.
- Great interface
- Support for photos, videos, and tabbed browsing
- I would love an expanded view for each article that shows pictures and a brief description of each article, so I can pick which ones I want to read first