There once was a time when we would get our news the old fashioned way. The newspaper. Then radio. Then television. Now, the internet is where most people get their daily dose of news and it’s a boon for news junkies like me. All it takes is a click to get news from any source in the world.
Thanks to the iPhone and iPad and Flipboard, much of that news can come into a single, customizable app. Flipboard’s ease of use not withstanding, it has limits that RSS does not. I added NewsBar to my Mac and found even more ways to get more news, information, and entertainment from the super highway.
NewsBar brings RSS subscriptions right to the Mac’s Desktop.
Move the Mac’s screen pointer over a source in NewsBar and a pop up window delivers a quick summary.
Setup is typical for an RSS reader, but NewsBar brings a few useful options to keep the Desktop updated with only the most recent subscriptions.
Features are extensive and include Notification Center for OS X Mountain Lion, single click access to any subscription on the Desktop, drag and drop to add subscriptions, both RSS 2.0 and ATOM support, as well as Twitter RSS.
One click on the Mac brings the Desktop to full screen status which makes it easy to browse with little effort.
This is a nicely done app; not as elegant as Flipboard on the iPad, of course, but the number and sources of news feeds are more extensive and customizable.