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Fresh Feed Is a Lightweight Menu Bar RSS Reader for Macs

If you’ve got a handful of RSS feeds you like to keep a close eye on throughout the day, Fresh Feed is a lightweight menubar RSS reader that parks itself right in the Mac menu bar.

Install it, configure it to tap into your favorite RSS feeds, and then any time you click on the Fresh Feed icon on the menu bar you’ll be rewarded with a drop down menu of the most recent headlines. One of the few negatives with Fresh Feed’s design is the current lack of Google Reader feed importing.

Hit up the link below to read more and grab a copy. Fresh Feed is free, Mac only.

Fresh Feed [via Addictive Tips]

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  • Published 04/12/11

Comments (1)

  1. Tesh

    I like Fresh Feed, but I don’t think it’s a replacement for NetNewsWire, which is my main aggregator right now. It doesn’t let you know when it’s updated and it doesn’t have very good organisation – and it can be hard to read the source because of the low contrast of the font with the background. That’s not a problem if all you want is to manage feeds from news sites like the Guardian (which is what I did), but I can’t see anyone using it to manage feeds from blogs (which is what I’ve filled NNW with). Otherwise, it’s a nice, simple app. Hopefully it’s going to be actively developed, because I’d love to see these fatures implemented.

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