There’s little question that we lead busy lives, and too often it seems as if 24 hours in a day just isn’t enough. So, let’s talk time compression. How can you use your Mac to compress, or squeeze the time you use for daily tasks?
First, turn over a new leaf. Rather, open up Leaf on your Mac, and save time on your search for news. Leaf is an elegant, inexpensive RSS reader which also syncs various news aggregators, including Feedly, Feed Wrangler, NewsBlur, etc., but also works as a standalone RSS reader.
Leaf is different than most RSS readers for the Mac. Consider it a minimalist reader that won’t clog you down with endless preferences and configuration problems, but articles can also be saved to Evernote, Pocket, Readability, Instapaper, even Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
Clean, elegant, no nonsense, and no clutter is what you get.
New incoming articles show up in the macOS Notification Center. Articles are easily marked as read or unread, and refreshing the RSS list is as simple as pulling on the Leaf screen (similar to how apps refresh on the iPhone and iPad).
Leaf does a full site preview, and has keyboard shortcuts to open an article in Safari, and mark articles.
That’s it. And that’s mostly how modern RSS readers work these days. Leaf is mostly what you need in an RSS reader and nothing you don’t. There is no better way to keep up with news, information, and entertainment than using an RSS reader. It brings the latest updates in headline and summary form right to your Mac.
A few. Leaf is Mac only and is priced the same as News Explorer which has more features, plus an iPhone and iPad version that syncs RSS subscriptions between devices. You pay extra for the iOS apps, but if you want your news 24/7 and available all the time, there are other options, including the popular Reeder RSS reader which is priced the same and has an iOS version, too.
Regardless of your budget, RSS readers make it easy to keep up with news on a 24/7 basis.