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NetNewsWire 4 for Mac public beta debuts, with sync and iOS versions to come

Lex Friedman | June 25, 2013
Desktop RSS readers may be a dime a dozen, but here's one you can run for free--at least for a while. Black Pixel on Monday released a public beta of NetNewsWire 4 for Mac, a new version of the software for the post-Google Reader era.

The recent spate of announcements and rumors from companies like AOL, Digg, and Facebook about their own upcoming Web-based reader services are aiming to capitalize on the tech-savvy users who are fearful about how they'll sync their newsfeeds once Google shuts down Google Reader for good. And companies like Feedly, Feedbin, and a slew of others are all clamoring to be the new RSS backend. In starting over, NetNewsWire 4 appears to have thrown away everything up to and including the sync, which may be a deal breaker for heavy news readers, for now.

NetNewsWire 4 will cost $20 when it does ship, though thrifty early birds who choose to pre-order now can snag it for $10.


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