I recently downloaded NetNewsWire Lite 1.0.2 to help me stay atop breaking news via the Internet. After a few days of use, I have to tell you that Brent Simmons and friends have created a beautiful, functional, RSS news reader for Mac OS X users.
I know I keep beating this drum, but the stuff I see being developed for the OS X platform by folks like Simmons convinces me that this is a happening place for independent developers. NetNewsWire is available through ranchero software, and there are two flavors: the lite version which is freeware, and the full version that has a $29.95 USD price tag. The full version has an weblog editor and an Internet scrapbook. I’ll be purchasing it very soon.
Both flavors of NetNewsWire come chock-full of interesting, informative RSS feeds, including our own Mac DevCenter. You can subscribe, unsubscribe, find new feeds, and organize all of them in a logical, easy to use manner. Talk about the perfect mate for Safari. Internet news has never been this fun.