Last changed: Version: 2.0.2
NetNewsWire is an RSS reader for iPhone — you can read news from the millions of weblogs and sites that publish RSS feeds.
Because NetNewsWire syncs with Google Reader (Google account required) — and with NetNewsWire for Macintosh and FeedDemon for Windows by NewsGator — if you read an item on your iPhone, you don’t have to read it again on your Macintosh or other computer. It’s automatically marked as read everywhere.
You can star items or send them to Instapaper to save them for later. You can email articles or post links to Twitter to share with friends.
Going through your articles is easy: just tap the Next Unread button.
And if there are feeds you don’t want to read on your iPhone, you can hide them.
(This version of NetNewsWire displays ads from The Deck. The premium version does not.)
By: Ryan86 - 13-Mar-2009
This really is a truely great app!! I NEVER used to use rss feeds, but after downloading this im actualy sadly addicted! hehe the best thing about this app is that it synks with the pc/mac softwere that you install on your computer so you dont read the same things over again, its so quick and easy to set up, and brings my touch to a whole new level! Dont waste money paying for other news feeds this is clear and easy. It automaticaly deletes read stories and by pressing add to clippings it will save fav stories for you to read again later on your mac or pc!
By: Frenzie - Oct 7, 2009
Ok, like most of you I freaked after the update. I lost all my feeds and was angry. Then I went on my laptop and updated the desktop app for NNW and all was fixed. It synced all my feeds with google reader and then they went to my iPhone. I am enjoying this app even more now that I can easily Twitter my favorite feeds. So, if you haven't figured it out just do the update on your desktop and you're set. It's free too.
Best RSS reader on iPhone
By: Samuel F. - Sep 24, 2009
I use Google Reader, and this definitely beats Google's mobile interface. Sure, there are some bugs (viewing a link in the in-app browser causes everything to disappear) and there are some features I'd like to see (edit feeds, item previews instead of just titles) but even so, this is definitely worth the download. The ads are unobtrusive, and the Next Unread button plus built-in Instapaper integration combo let's me skim through my feeds nearly as fast as I can on the desktop.
Bottom line: this is the best there is right now, and you can't beat the price. Get it.
Great Liteweight RSS Reader
By: jrichins - Oct 4, 2009
Took me about 10 minutes to get used to because it is different fromthe last version, but I love the minimalist approach. Items get automarled read - you can save them using instapaper or starring them.
Others seem to be having perf problems - not me. Lightening fast on my 3 GS.
What could be better? A view of what newsgator/google thinks I'll be interested in like google reader does and feeddemon. And an All News rather than just 24 hours.
For easy use, wonderful
By: iphone4e - Feb 18, 2009
I haven't had a single problem with this app. Works beautifully, no crashes. Not adding feeds is fine (it would be a huge PITA to type in URLs and then get them in the right folder anyway), and you're supposed to use clippings for saving items to view later, not leaving as unread.
Every single bad review seems to be someone with WAY too many feeds (thousands?! Of course that's going to take a long time to pull and sync!) or misunderstanding the role of clippings or this being a mobile satellite app, not a hardcore newsreader.
I'm immensely impressed with this, thank you for taking your time to write it Mr. Developer.
A Great App
By: DWPJR - Jul 25, 2008
I use NNW of my Mac as well as my iPhone. This recent update introduced some great features, and it hasn't crashed once. I would like to see the ability to manage clippings on the phone, and I liked the previous version's way of managing read items. I want to still be able to look back through some feeds from time to time. This new way to manage removes them once you mark them as read. Can this be an option in future versions?
Please ignore the poor reviews
By: tbka - Feb 14, 2009
The reviews that are poor are users that need to get a clue. This app is flawless except for the fact that I only leave it for safari when the built in web view doesn't support landscape.
The app crashes if you have a crap load of feeds. This is the MOBILE companion to the desktop app. This mobile app is meant to get you buy when you are away of from your computer. The iPhone has it's limitations with memory managment. That is not this applications fault--it only adheres and follows the constraints of the device. A+ to the developer.
Landscape support for this app's web view is the only update it needs.
Best News Reader Out There
By: Bipher - 04-Nov-2008
I've tried a few and this is the best in my opinion. It does exactly what it is supposed to. Coupled with the desktop application, you have the ability to sync up subscriptions, clippings and read status between your iPhone and your computer. You have the option to read a feed item in Safari, add it to your clippings or email it as a link. I have been using NetNewsWire for several months now and the sync facility is completely reliable. Great app!
By: jxdxbx - Sep 23, 2009
Update: 2.0 makes it even better.
I love it. It works really well, and I have a pretty decent number of feeds. Because it downloads the feeds all at once, I can blast through them pretty quickly and not have to wait for the next story to load each time. It is easy to select just a subset of feeds to view.
Take some of these reviews with a grain of salt. E.g., one guy was complaining about the lack of a built in browser, which it certainly does have. Just tap the headline to view it in the built in browser-- the "view in Safari" button is there to give you another option, it's not the default.
Actually, much improved once allow sync to complete
By: robschertzer - 15-Nov-2009
I am re-writing my 1-star review now that I gave the app the time it needed to sync. I guess I just needed to be patient to allow thousands of articles to update. A feature that might help is an ability to have updates pushed at user determined intervals but that would probably impact iPhone battery life. So, given the iPhone's inability to run background apps, this is as 5-star as you can get. Great Job!!
By: emignault - Jul 18, 2008
This app seems to be getting a few bad reviews, but I believe it is due to user error! You can not manage your feeds on the iphone! You simply sign up for a NewsGator account which is easy. Then you are able to manage all of your feeds on the NewsGator website. You then enter you user name and password into the app the first time you log in and presto. All of the feeds that you have set up online are displayed on your iPhone. This is a great app for the 3G iPhone since you can have all of your feeds in one place and not have to surf the net, page by page saving you valuable battery life for other important functions. Great APP NewsGator, Thanks!
Great - Just add one thing
By: CADaholic - Jan 10, 2009
I really wanted to give it 5 stars - especially after getting the Mac version but if this Iphone app had some of the same features as the Mac version I would give six stars.
1) to still have the link to the feed even after it has been read (Like on the mac)
2) Ability to add a feed (at least once copy and paste is implimented not much usetill then - unless they could get it to add to the app by default like the Mac version)
If you use GReader than this is for you
By: 100 Bullets - Sep 23, 2009
I never picked this app up before because I always used google reader. Since I saw the update to this I grabbed it right away and synced it to my google account.
Worked flawlessly. It let's you know at the bottom of the app what it's doing exactly e.g. Downloading gizmodo...syncing read items...downloading whateer site. I like knowing that it is actually doing something and not just loadig forever since I am subscribed to a lot of feeds.
What it seems to do is downloads a little bit from each feed and then stores them to memory and jumps to the next feed. Then when it gets to the end it starts filling in the articles that are still out there. This Allowed me to start reading right away and not have to wait until everyast feed was updated before i started digging in.
Anyway. I almost threw down tr $5 for Byline and am so glad I didn't.
Perfect timing NNW!!!
It's a lot better than they're saying...
By: derek.the.great - Jul 16, 2008
There are a ton of negative posts about this app. People, keep in mind that it's free. From what I've seen, this is a great application.
The Mac application is incredible, and the iPhone app does not disappoint. I would imagine it to be very slow if you have hundreds (or thousands) of feeds, but keep in mind that it allows you to view the full feed within the program without ever having to open Safari. It's a simple feed reader and a web browser built into one package, along with "cloud" syncing so that your Mac and iPhone feeds stay in sync.
The only issue I've had is that it had trouble loading a particular feed. I unsubscribed and subscribed again and it worked fine. Don't pay for an iPhone RSS reader. If you have under 50 feeds, you'll be happy with this. It definitely beats opening Safari to view Google Reader feeds.
Worth the wait
By: Quadb0x - Sep 23, 2009
I'm a long time user of google reader and have been looking forward to this update. It was worth the wait.
*Very slick and streamlined UI
*Ads are unobtrusive - a generous concession on the part of the developers
*Beats the paid Feeds app, hands down
For what it's worth, this is only the second time I've given an app 5 stars.
There's always going to be a negative response to significant changes, from long time users. Dry your eyes kids - embrace it or move on.
NetNewsWire just worked great for me
By: Larry in Maryland - Dec 28, 2008
I was a little hesitant due to poor ratings of this App on this page, but reviews elsewhere were good, so I just installed this App and tried it for myself. I found it to work flawlessly. I was able to go NewsGator web site and add sources/feeds. They showed up almost immediately on my iPhone. I am able to read articles in order, and go to Safari for full article if it is long or if article contains pictures that don't show up on shorter excerpt on NetNews Wire. Feeds have great variety of coverage. Bottom line, this is great App! It is a shame it is getting bad reviews here!
Works Really Well
By: caddyzig - Sep 23, 2009
After the minor updates that NewsGator has released for this program, I'm very happy with how it's working. I've been a user of the desktop version of NetNewsWire for years (since it was first released as a commercial application). This was one of the first applications I missed when I got my iPhone and I'm happy to have it. I subscribe to approximately 50 feeds on my phone that are synced with my home desktop computer. Syncing works great. There are a few rough edges still (I'd especially like to be able to save pictures directly from NNW without having to open a post in Safari first) but for the most part, all the stability and speed issues I saw with earlier releases have been corrected. (I'm using this on a 1st-generation iPhone, so feed downloads do sometimes take a while, depending on my cell phone reception, but they're much faster than they were originall.) Thanks, NewsGator, for such a great product. It makes my iPhone far more useful and efficient!
Best Feed Reader, hands down
By: mercurious - Jul 14, 2008
Ignore the bad reviews on this one. Those users haven't taken the time to realize how great NNW as a suite of desktop-web-iPhone connected apps integrates. As long as you use NNW on your Mac and sync to a free NewsGator account you will truly benefit from this app. Allows in context viewing without having to launch Safari, making this really the best way on iPhone to cruise through feeds. Don't pay for an RSS until you've tried the killer NNW combo.
Already my most used app, and more to come
By: aenfield - Dec 9, 2008
Works great for me, with about 100 feeds. I use this app more than any other on my iPhone, including mail (and it works a lot better than mail when connectivity is poor).
And this is just with the first build, which sounds like a pale shadow of the builds the developer's already sent to Apple to be posted. Now Apple just needs to get their act together and release the updates - the developer's already released 1.0.5 (see http://inessential.com/) but Apple hasn't even posted the 1.0.2 build to the App Store.
The Essential RSS Reader for your iPhone (and Mac)
By: CapnDan42 - Jul 10, 2008
NetNewsWire is THE RSS app for Mac: simple, easy to use, and free. Now they've brought it to the iPhone and it is just as simple, easy to use, and still free.
Using the free NewsGator service you can sync with any RSS feed and enjoy consistantly updated stories and posts from your favorite blogs and news outlets anywhere you get phone service. What you've read gets updated back to your account and syncs across to your Mac (or PC) through NewsGator to keep your feeds accurate and up to date.
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