NetNewsWire is one of those evolutionary pieces of software that you wonder how you ever did without.
It’s a Mac OS X (only) application that lets you organize and browse the wide variety of websites that make their contents (or at least their headlines) available in a format called RSS.
RSS is a standard — in the same way that, say, trailer hitch sizing is a standard — that allows authors and developers of websites to format information in a way which it makes it easy to syndicate. Usually this syndication happens through other websites — Site A might have a list of headlines from Site B, for example.
NetNewsWire reads these “RSS feeds” and displays them in an elegant format that makes it much easier and quicker to navigate through your personal collection of news and views websites.
A screen show demonstrates this better than anything:
NetNewsWire is a well-polished package that’s dead simple to use. Recommended.