Scott Watermasysk

Still Learning to Code

NetNewsWire

I have been trying to resist writing too much about the new iPhone. As has been previously reported it has many warts which I hope will be cured soon. However, in the end, it really is a killer device.

As many of you know, I am a big fan of Google Reader, which is why this is such a weird post to write. As of Monday of this week, I have made the switch to NetNewsWire.

Google Reader is a killer web application and when comes to features that I use, it is 100% on pare with NetNewsWire. However, while the mobile and iPhone versions of Google Reader are impressive, NetNewsWire’s iPhone App has a much better overall experience and one killer feature; you can (as of 1.07) control which feeds you want to sync1 to your iPhone. This now makes it much easier to keep up with the feeds I want to read all the time and ignore the ones the others until I am sitting in front of my computer.

For those of you using Windows all is not lost. NewsGator (the current owner/creator of NetNewsWire) also has a free windows client FeedDemon which provides the same general overall experience2.

1 NewsGator provides synchronization across devices for free.

2 I am personally not a fan of the FeedDemon NewsPaper approach so if you have to chose one, I highly recommend NetNewsWire.