Platform: Mac OS X
Number of downloads: 42
For personal users, blogging offers a way of getting your message, view and thoughts across to other web users. Of course, that depends on whether those users are reading your blog – for personal web users, it’s mainly friends and family who will be reading and taking interest in your blog.
What is more interesting are the blogs from corporate users, developers and so on who use their blog to offer an insight in to future features of their software or perhaps a synopsis of news that contains a link to the original article. It can be far easier to read through a blog than skim through various websites seeking news yourself.
There are various ways of browsing RSS news feeds (the way the blog will appear on your computer), with RSS support in most modern web browsers and recent email clients. However, do you really want to subscribe to RSS news feeds through your email client? If you subscribe to more than ten blogs, you may prefer to use a dedicated news reader.
NewsFire is a Mac news reader that, up until this month, was paid-for software. It’s now been made available as freeware and is a well designed news reader.