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Vienna is a freeware open source RSS/Atom newsreader for Mac OS X



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Vienna is a freeware, open source RSS/Atom newsreader for the Mac OS X operating system. It provides features comparable to commercial newsreaders, but both it and the source code are freely available for download.

A summary of some of its features:

    * Subscribe to Atom/RSS news feeds and podcasts.
    * Simple and intuitive user interface with customisable toolbar.
    * Built-in tabbed browser.
    * Global search of all retrieved articles.
    * Automatic detection of newsfeeds on web pages.
    * Smart folders for organising related feed articles.
    * Custom article display styles.
    * Three separate reading layouts.
    * Blogging integration.
    * Support for downloading enclosures in articles
    * Filter the displayed articles.
    * Manual reordering of the subscription list.
    * Full AppleScript support.
    * Localised into several languages.

Who are we?

Vienna RSS is a free and Open Source RSS/Atom news-reader application for Mac OS X. The project was started by Steve Palmer and is currently under development by Steve, Michael Ströck and Jeff Johnson, as well as many other volunteer contributors around the world.

What?

Vienna is an RSS/Atom reader for Mac OS X, packed with powerful features that help you make sense of the flood of information that is distributed via these formats today. The Vienna Project is continuously being improved and updated, so keep up to date with current development on the forums.

Vienna is an OS X-native Objective-C/Cocoa Open Source project published under the Apache License, Version 2.0. It was started by Steve Palmer (aka stevewpalmer, stevepa) and is currently in active development by Jeff Johnson (aka johnson1234 and jeff_johnson_dev) and Michael Ströck (aka mstroeck). Many others have contributed immensely to this project, for details please download the application and load its “Acknowledgements”.

Companies which have supported the project include SourceForge (who provide all our hosting and development infrastructure) and Senza Limiti.

Where?

The project’s homepage and SVN repository are hosted by Sourceforge. More information about Vienna can be found on its Sourceforge page. The easiest way to contact the developers is via the Vienna forums at Cocoaforge.

Who uses Vienna?

Actual users are always hard to track, but to date Vienna has been downloaded over 450.000 times from Sourceforge’s servers alone. If you are responsible for one of those downloads: Thank you!

Vienna 2.5

Share the stuff you like: Facebook, Twitter, blogging, emailing - now built right in!

Read it Your Way

Vienna is an RSS/Atom reader for Mac OS X, packed with powerful features that help you make sense of the flood of information that is distributed via these formats today. Vienna is continuously being improved and updated, so keep up to date with current development on the forums.

Missing A Feature? Get It Done!

Vienna is an Open Source project. That means that every single detail of its implementation is freely available. Download it, look at it and tinker around with it! Even if you are not an Objective-C programmer, you can help with user support and localizing. The developers usually hang around in the Dev Forum and welcome contributions of any kind.

What's new in this version

    * User Interface refresh: Removed the grey headers, made the vertical divider easier to grab and made filtering more discoverable.
    * Added support for plugins.
    * Added support for search engine plugins and the ability to do web-searches from the toolbar.
    * Added support for blog editor plugins.
    * Added support for sharing plugins that work like bookmarklets for social websites.
    * Added support for script plugins.
    * Added Share With Facebook button.
    * Added Share With Evernote button.
    * Added Share With Twitter button with automatic URL shortening via bit.ly.
    * Added user contributed "Share with Delicious" plugin to the core distribution. Thanks to forum user czanderna.
    * Update to the current version of Sparkle, which prevents auto-updating to a version of Vienna which will not run on the user's system.
    * Fix bug where deleting a feed in Unified view mode would cause Vienna to stop working correctly.
    * Fix bug where changing the article font size would crash Vienna.
    * Fix bug that caused zombiefied update spinners (thanks to Curtis Faith).
    * Fix bug that caused the reading position to be lost upon refresh (thanks to Curtis Faith).

http://www.vienna-rss.org/
« Last Edit: November 17, 2010, 07:37:04 PM by Software Santa »

 

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