NetNewsWire ‘Pro’

I realized today that I use NetNewsWire every day almost as much as I use my email client and my web browser. Although I’m happy with the free “Lite” version of the product, it seemed like a good idea to support good software, so I upped for the real thing (on sale until the end of today for $29.95US).

One of the great new features of the “Pro” version is the “Combined View,” which is best described with an example:

Here I’m looking at the silverorange labs reader responses in Combined View. Along the left-hand side of the window you can see the list of RSS feeds of weblogs that I use NetNewsWire to read.

Truly a great product, with a imaginative and talented author. If you have a Mac, and you read weblogs, you should have it.


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nathan on July 1, 2003 - 03:11 Permalink

Supporting good software is great, but software that holds back relatively basic features for a “Pro” version seems silly to me.

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Peter Rukavina on July 1, 2003 - 03:43 Permalink

I have no problem with this mechanism at all. NetNewsWire “Lite” is a complete, feature-rich RSS newsreader. NetNewsWire “Pro” has more targetted features, like a blog-posting utility, and tends to get features that will later come to the “Lite” version first. The product is part of how the author makes a living; it’s a generous gift to the community (and a self-serving one, of course) to gift the free “Lite” version to the community.