More news, less junk. Faster.

NetNewsWire is an easy-to-use RSS Web news reader for Mac OS X. Its familiar three-paned interface—similar to Apple Mail and Outlook Express—can fetch and display news from thousands of different websites and weblogs, making it quick and easy to keep up with the latest news.

Download NetNewsWire 1.0.7 (3.0 MB)

Fully functioning 30 day demo
Requires Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar) or greater and Safari 1.0
What’s New in NetNewsWire 1.0.7

Buy now for $39.95 (USD) — Single-User License
For two or more users, $29.95 per user — Multi-User Site License


Remembers which items you’ve read, and lets you know when there are new items, so you spend less time surfing.

The headlines pane shows columns for dates, subjects, and creators when available.
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The Combined View option—new in 1.0.3—combines headlines and descriptions into a single view.

You can expand and collapse descriptions by clicking the triangle, or by using keyboard shortcuts.
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Reads RSS news files from thousands of different websites. Comes with hundreds of sites you can subscribe to with one click in the Sites Drawer.

Imports and exports subscriptions files compatible with other RSS readers.
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The Subscribe command supports RSS discovery—it can usually find a site’s RSS feed given the home page URL.

The Subscribe in NetNewsWire command in the Services menu makes it easy to subscribe to sites directly from your web browser. [demo movie]
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Subscriptions can be grouped via drag-and-drop, so you can organize your news your way. group thumbnail
Customizable appearance—set colors to suit your own style via the Preferences. customized window thumbnail
The Find command allows you to search through current news. find command thumbnail
The dock icon shows the number of unread headlines.

The dock menu lets you view your unread headlines, and includes commands for marking as read, opening stories in your browser, and unsubscribing.
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NetNewsWire is scriptable via AppleScript and other OSA languages. There’s a Scripts menu where you can add your own scripts. scripts menu thumbnail
The Weblog Editor allows you to post to Movable Type, Radio UserLand, Blogger, LiveJournal and other types of weblogs. weblog editor thumbnail
The Notepad—a scrapbook for the Internet—stores news headlines, URLs, subscriptions, and your thoughts and observations for later posting. notepad thumbnail

NetNewsWire Lite

Download NetNewsWire Lite 1.0.7 (2.4 MB)
Requires Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar) or greater and Safari 1.0
(Note: you can still get a pre-Jaguar version.)

NetNewsWire Lite contains many of the basic news reading features of NetNewsWire. See this comparison chart that details the differences between the two versions.


NetNewsWire Lite is freeware. If you use it and like it, donations are a great way of saying thanks.

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NetNewsWire: More news, less junk. Faster