Review of "Times" RSS reader application for Macs
April 28, 2009
Applications | Mac OS X

I took a chance a few weeks ago and purchased the "MacHeist" bundle, mainly because I wanted the PhoneView application that lets you get at your iPhone images and music directly, and the cost is very low for all those applications.

MacHeist III is a bundle of 15 little utilities and applications for the Mac, many of which are surprisingly useful and well-written. One of the nicest surprises was an app called "Times". Times is just a lowly RSS reader, but it does RSS with more style and readability than anything else I've seen yet.

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Posted by ellen at April 28, 2009 10:03 AM

Using the metaphor of a folded newspaper, Times allows you to select and arrange newsfeeds into columns in the paper. The layout is beautiful, it's easy to read, easy to navigate, and the little article shelf is cute!

Here's the screen you see when you launch. Clicking on the tabs brings up the other pages of the "paper".

Click on any story and the page flops down to reveal the entire story formatted consistently, and without the ads!

Click the pencil to add feeds. There are lots of them already available and you can add your own. Drag feeds anywhere on the page to add them to a column.

Drag articles of interest onto this little shelf.

Share articles with Twitter, Facebook, Delicious and Digg.

The MacHeist III bundle is no longer available (a new one will be, eventually) but you can purchase Times direct from Acrylic software: Acrylic Software

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