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Shareware; $29.95

Current Version: 1.1 (December 26, 2007)

From the Cyndicate web site: "Cyndicate is a easy-to-use, next-generation, RSS/Atom syndication feed reader that gives you command over your news. Cyndicate will fetch, organize, and display news and articles from millions of websites and weblogs, giving you complete control over your day's news."

Some of Cyndicate's unique features include:

  • Mail-like interface - If you've ever used an email client, you'll feel right at home.
  • Style Sheets - Customize the look of articles using standard HTML and CSS or use any of the included styles.
  • Folders - Sort and save articles any way you like.
  • Smart Folders - Create lists of articles automatically based on criteria you set.
  • Filters - Automatically sort, label, and mark articles as they are downloaded.
  • Persistence - You have full control over the life of each article. Save it for as long as you like.
  • Automatic Ratings - Find out what articles you'll like before reading them. Cyndicate will automatically rate each article based on your history.
  • Podcasts and Enclosure - Manually or automatically download podcasts and enclosures. Podcasts can even be added to iTunes automatically.

Version 1.1 adds/changes the following:

  • Added an option to set the dock to show the count of either all unread, the inbox, or none.
  • Added a fix for feeds that have bad text encodings
  • Added support for youtube videos listed in the mrss format
  • The article list will now auto scroll
  • Changed the way favicons are loaded to try to prevent a lock
  • Fixed deleting inactive feeds and their articles
  • Fixed selection change when moving articles in the feed view
  • Fixed automatic downloading
  • Fixed delete filters on Intel machines

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Some Web browsers (such as Safari, Firefox and Shiira) can perform rudimentary RSS newsreading tasks, but they're not specialized, dedicated applications like these, with all sorts of bells and whistles. If you want to get your feet wet with RSS, however, Safari & Firefox can be a good start.

Related Links

Andrew Starr has another marvelous page about XML newsreaders on his web site.

Also Consider . . .

These are applications that are newer and of potential interest, but which I haven't yet selected for permanent inclusion. Have a look, and let me know if you think they deserve to be part of the permanent collection!