Monday, March 29, 2021

NetNewsWire 6.0 for Mac

Brent Simmons (tweet):

Changes since 5.1.3:

  • Big Sur app icon
  • Big Sur UI (when running on Big Sur)
  • App is now sandboxed
  • Apple Silicon native code
  • Syncing via iCloud
  • Syncing via BazQux, Inoreader, NewsBlur, The Old Reader, and FreshRSS
  • Share extension, so you can send URLs to NetNewsWire
  • Special support for Twitter and Reddit feeds
  • Sidebar contextual menu commands for turning on and off Reader View and for notifications
  • High resolution icons in the sidebar (when available)
  • External link, when available, shows in article view
  • Preference to change article text size
  • Preference to set preferred browser

The new iCloud syncing works well in my experience. But be careful to only move feeds to iCloud that you’ve caught up on—older articles are not transferred.

The Twitter support is also interesting. In addition to subscribing to a screen name (e.g. to avoid missing certain tweets or having them fall off the view of your Twitter client if you get behind), you can also subscribe to mentions and searches.


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