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Times: The Latest, Greatest (and Prettiest) RSS Reader

I'm sure you're probably like me when it comes to RSS readers — as long as it does what it's supposed to do, who cares what it looks like, right?! Well at least that's what I thought until I came across Times by Acrylic, a chic new newsreader for Mac OS X Leopard users.

I know, we all get stuck in our RSS reader ways, but think about how cool it would be to make your entire reader look like a newspaper, with various sections and categories so you can easily read your feeds. With Times you can do exactly this, providing you with an entirely new RSS reading experience. There is also a neat feature called Shelf, which allows you to save and sort articles for your next coffee break, so you won't have to open 500 tabs like I usually do. You can currently download a trial version of Times at Acrylic, or purchase it for $30. For some reason, I think this is just the beginning of "beautified" RSS readers!

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macgirl macgirl 9 years
That looks really nice. I am a recent RSS convert. I have mine all added through Mail in Leopard though. They come in like emails and I can easily read and delete them or forward the interesting ones off to friends. I have a system of smart folders set up so they only feed to a smart RSS inbox and are not mixed in with my email. The only bad part is they sit there staring at me and if I don't get to them daily they really add up.
MissMarisol MissMarisol 9 years
I really like the look of it but don't want to pay $30 when Google Reader is free. Also, I browse through my feeds through my iPhone and I don't know that this pretty reader has a mobile reader. I hate having to manage two readers when adding/deleting subscriptions.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i like Shrook, personally. i can easily use it for my 150 or so feeds. :)
chocolatepasta chocolatepasta 9 years
I'd definitely try it if I had Leopard, but I got a new Tiger system recently and it's perfectly fine as it is. I'll stay with Google Reader for the time's a pretty good system, plus, I've got the Google toolbar so the RSS icon lights up when I've got new articles to read.
ehadams ehadams 9 years
I might use this if it was free but until then I'll stick with Google.
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Love the newspaper idea.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I'm an RSS power-user, so the main importance of my reader is uh, readability. :) It needs to be quick to go through 100's of feeds. I'm an information addict. That's what the old me would have said... I recently cut my blogs down to 20ish!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
I may have to get that for my laptop!
Bisque Bisque 9 years
I'll stick by my flock feed reader. :D It's pretty convenient and has that save feature all in one neat browser. :) Of course, I'm not so well versed with RSS readers that I'd have anything to really compare it to (does firefox sage count?), but I'm totally in love with flock. The look of times is really nice though. :)
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