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woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,985 points)

Is there really no longer any support for RSS feeds in Safari?

That #### if it is really true.

  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (5,210 points)

    It's true.

  • FishComputer Level 4 Level 4 (1,035 points)

    RSS has been completely removed from OS X. You can still use products like Google Reader.

  • woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,985 points)

    That makes it a real pain to cherry pick articles from websites.

    That was such a convenient feature. 

  • helicon1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My guess is that it was removed because there are tons of nicer solutions in the App Store. Also, Google reader.

  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (5,210 points)

    I've been using Vienna: http://www.vienna-rss.org

  • woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,985 points)

    The nice thing with the feature in Safari, is that it openned the actual

    web page for news articles and had ONE app that did everthing.

    Oh well, I guess it is progress.

  • helicon1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The it sounds like Google reader is the one for you. It operates in Safari. So it'll feel practically the same. (give it a week and I'm sure you'll wished somebody told you about it sooner)

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (25,870 points)

    I just released an RSS feed reader that is integrated with Mountain Lion's new notifications. Instead of checking some RSS reader all day, just sit back and wait for notifications. You can download it from: http://www.etresoft.com/etrefeed

     

    Unfortunately, Apple is way behind on reviewing apps in the Mac App Store. I have released a time limited demo until Apple gets caught up.

     

    Disclaimer: I may receive some form of compensation, financial or otherwise, from my link.

  • Tom Roehl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey etresoft... you need to stop spamming all the forums with your reader... it's barely alpha quality and feels like it was slapped together in an hour. You're not really helping here...

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (25,870 points)

    Tom Roehl wrote:

     

    Hey etresoft... you need to stop spamming all the forums with your reader...

     

    Sorry. No can do. People are asking about how to deal with the loss of an RSS reader in Mountain Lion. I have an answer and I am abiding by the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.

     

    it's barely alpha quality and feels like it was slapped together in an hour. You're not really helping here...

     

    I have already had people tell me otherwise. Do you have any specific suggestions that could improve EtreFeed?

  • Tom Roehl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My suggestion is for people to grab a fully functional reader such as NetNewsWire which is free and much better implemented. I'm not trying to be harsh but your app is basically a hack and not ready for prime time. Take a step back and look at what else is out there and I think you will agree.

     

    http://netnewswireapp.com

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (25,870 points)

    Tom Roehl wrote:

     

    I'm not trying to be harsh but your app is basically a hack and not ready for prime time.

     

    In what way? I'm not trying to be argumentative. If there is something you don't like about it, tell me. I can offer simple suggestions here in Apple Support Communities but for anything in more detail I would prefer you e-mail me directly at info at etresoft dot com.

     

    Take a step back and look at what else is out there and I think you will agree.

     

    http://netnewswireapp.com

    That's just the thing. I'm not trying to complete against other RSS readers. I'm not trying to compete for screen time. I am trying to give users back some time so they don't have to keep checking some RSS reader. With EtreFeed, you start it up and forget about it. When a feed gets updated, you will get a notification. If you click on the notification, you go right to the web site, bypassing EtreFeed entirely.

     

    This does seem to be the way Apple is trying to go. I have this empty Notifications tab in Safari preferences and you do too. Apparently there is some mechanism whereby web sites can push stories directly to Safari. The plan is for RSS feeds, and my little RSS reader, to go away entirely. My goal with EtreFeed is to give people a little peek at the future of notifications which will be much nicer than old, inefficient RSS feeds.

  • Tom Roehl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If you were giving your app away I would give you a pass but you're not... you're trying to push people to your app to try and get them to buy it. It's not a polished app and by your own admission it's just a peek at what the future might be. That, by my defition, is a hack.

     

    That notwithstanding, I think your approach is totally wrong. If you are only getting a small number of updates then it could be okay, but as soon as you have a larger number of feeds or feeds with differing frequencies of updates, it totally falls appart. The Notification center only keeps the most recent notices (default is 5) so one frequently updated feed will completely drown out one that is rarely updated. In fact, one refresh of the feeds could result in dozens of new articles where most of them will fall off the end anyways. The Notification center is not a log or a database, it's purpose is just to let you know that some activity has occurred that you may want to take a look at. In my mind you get better functionality updating the badge of the RSS reader icon in the dock with the number of unread updates. Regardless, you still have to have a separate RSS reader and there are a lot better examples out there...

  • DigiAngel Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    I suspect Apple is thinking that RSS feeds, like say...optical media, are things of the past.  Great move eh?...not.

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