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MacReporter is a $12 shareware application that runs as a dockling in OS X, and has some cool features that are worth a look. Similar to Slashdock and other dockling news browsers, MacReporter can pull headlines from various sites and display them in the dock. MacReporter makes use of live dock updates to show the number of unread articles in the dock icon, as seen in the screenshot (it may be a bit hard to see in the image, but it shows 24 unread articles). It also notes which articles you haven't read with a small diamond icon, and has access to sites which do not offer traditional RDF output. You can also choose how you'd like to be notified of new headlines - the dock icon, a sound, both, or no notification.

In its unregistered state, you get access to 20-ish news sites, and MacReporter is limited to displaying half the headlines from each site. This allows you to get a good sense of whether you feel MacReporter is worth your shareware fee or not, while still providing a compelling reason to register. macosxhints, unfortunately, is not in the preview version, but is available to registered users (and no, I don't get a kickback if you register! :-). In addition to macosxhints, you gain access to about 60 other sites; there's a full list on the MacReporter website.

MacReporter is a nicely done piece of shareware that's worth a look if you spend much time looking for news around the web.
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I like it.
Authored by: beef on Dec 02, '01 10:47:15PM

I just wanted to say that they keep adding sites, and the app lets you know automatically when new sites are available.



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AmphetaDesk - Freeware, Open Source
Authored by: morbus on Dec 03, '01 11:52:31AM
Also take a look at AmphetaDesk. It's an open sourced, freeware application that does much the same as MacReporter. It doesn't have an OS X gui (that's in the next version), and it doesn't sit in the Dock, but it does open up a customizable aggregated webpage for you. It also includes about 1000 channels to start with, and can use any of the 3000+ channels at Syndic8.com. Read more about it here: http://www.disobey.com/amphetadesk/.

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