News Notifications takes advantage of Mountain Lion's brand new Notification Center to keep you on top of the news!
Add RSS feeds of your favorite websites to News Notifications. As soon as there's a new post, article or blog, you'll get a subtle notification at the top of your screen. Past notifications will be shown in Notification Center for your convenience.
We've made it incredibly easy to add feeds. Just enter the address of a website and we'll find its RSS feed for you immediately.
Set up the number of stories you want to see from each feed, decide if you want an article summary to appear and finally select the refresh time. That's it!
News Notifications is a Mountain Lion exclusive.
News Notifications is now ready for Mac OS X Mavericks! Still compatible with Mountain Lion, too.
Also, we've resolved an issue with loading certain feeds, most notably those at Slashdot.
Ratings and Reviews
Too minimal to be useful.
It gives you no capability to read the content of the RSS feed or even the full summary. It only populates the Notification Center, and clicking on items simply opens the links that the feed articles point to and then permanently removes from Notification Center. I understand that things don't normally remain in Notification Center after being clicked on, but normally an app that posts to Notification Center actually has an interface that manages the content it posts notifications for. Unfortunately, the content of an RSS feed is not always identical with where the feed entries link to. Knowing that there is new RSS content, but not actually being able to go to or read that content, isn't very useful to me.
Four out of Five Stars
I gave the application four out of five stars. Why? Because it's simple. It's out of my way. It lets me check my RSS feeds when I want to without having an app in the menu bar or dock. All you do, is swipe your fingers and voila, there's your RSS feed.
It's simple guys, which is both it's strength and weakness. Strength because it's fast and minimal. Weakness because it's ease of use is lowered thanks to there being no true RSS reader that pops up after you click the notification center RSS link.
Overall I'm happy with the program, it's great for those of us who'd like to keep our Macs simple.
Simple and easy, will get better over time!
I have been looking for an RSS feed notifier for Apple's Notification center that did two things: 1) I could choose the feeds and the update intervals 2) When I clicked the notification it brought me directly the article (not to an RSS app or feed). This app does both of those things wonderfully! The feeds are easy to create and label, and the setup is simple and reliable.
Things I would LOVE to see in the feature:
*More update interval choices (i.e. daily, hourly, etc instead of just minutes)
*Summary customization (i.e. Choose 1,2, or 3 summary lines per each feed so that my notification center doesn't fill up so fast)
*Right now the notification don't seem to make a sound, even though the option is available in the System Preference pane
*Choose what happens when I click the notification (i.e. Be able to pick the site it directs to, app it opens, etc)
Overall, GREAT APP!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.