Newslife is a minimalistic RSS reader that makes following your favorite sites and blogs a pleasure.
Newslife displays custom icons for each of your feeds and allows you to create folders to store feeds based on a certain topic. The right side of the interface includes a handy search tool and you can quickly view all feeds for the day or all unread ones. Another way of filtering posts is by clicking the source or published date on any post.
The newsbin section is one of the most useful features of Newslife. Here you can store all notes that you find of interest and then send them by mail or post them instantly to sites such as Digg and del.icio.us. In addition, Newslife also allows you to post feed items to your own blog, but you'll need to have an external blog editor such as WordPress or Marsedit installed. Finally, another interesting feature is the Text-to-Speech function which allows you to listen to any post you've placed in your news bin.
The beauty of Newslife is that the slimline interface makes reading your feeds easy. There have been many improvements in version 2 also that make it even better in terms of optimized Flickr support, a Picture mode and 9 different themes. There's no specialist support for podcasts yet though but this is a minor drawback.
Newslife is an excellent minimalist RSS newsreader that makes reading feeds a pleasure.
- Improved Add Feed dialog with feed auto-discovery. You can now just type in any web address and NewsLife will attempt to locate an RSS feed for it automatically. For .com sites you don't even need to type a URL, just the name of the site. You can also specify the folder into which the site is added.
- Improved Import dialog. It's now easier to import all or specific feeds from an OPML file. NewsLife now also lets you import the folder structure if present.
- NewsLife 2.0.4 and 2.0.5 restore full compatibility with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). This support will be maintained at least until Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) ships.