Most of us get our news online, either by browsing the web to different news sites, or using an RSS reader which does the same thing.
Isn’t it interesting that in a digital world we use non-digital elements of life? For example, we put files into folders. The Mac has a Desktop. Here’s a way to build your own newspaper comprised of news sites from anywhere and everywhere.
Pulp is a Mac RSS reader which means you can subscribe to dozens or hundreds of sites and have their latest headlines and summaries downloaded to you.
What makes Pulp different is that you get to style the display to fit your tastes and needs by creating categories, modifying the layout, even resizing columns and sections.
See? Pulp becomes a Frankenstein monster made up of body parts from web site headlines and summaries.
In a way it’s like having the magical Flipboard iPad app on your Mac, except you have more customization options and there’s almost no limit to the number of sites you can subscribe to.
Another difference is that Pulp has a price tag and Flipboard doesn’t. Pulp also integrates into iCloud so you get the same content on your desktop Mac as on your Mac notebook.
And, importantly, there’s an iPad version of Pulp, which also syncs up iCloud. You can also share articles on Facebook, Twitter, Instapaper, Pocket, Readability, and import feeds from Google Reader.
It’s like have a fully customized digital newspaper with articles from all over the world and in any category you choose. The future is now. And it’s a newspaper. Without paper.