Reeder App for Mac - Usage Tips for My New Favorite News Reader...

After about a week's use of Reeder for Mac (currently at 'Draft 4' status), I can finally ditch NetNewsWire, and confidently state that I would pay maybe something like $20 for this new Mac application.

NetNewsWire has always been a little slow, a little clunky, but at least it was reliable.

Reeder for Mac - Draft 4

Reeder brings a lot of the simplicity of the iOS Reeder apps (both of which I have - Reeder for iPad and Reeder for iPhone) to desktop Macs. There are some odd UI glitches that are simple annoyances, but don't get in the way of my personal use of the app.

However, every new draft release brings with it more goodies, more polish, and more awesomesauce.

Some of my favorite key commands:

  • A, then Enter - Marks all stories as read, and clears them out of the Unread view.
  • R - Refresh. Simple, and no command key needed!
  • Up/Down or K/J - Previous/next item
  • B - View in browser (can configure to pop-behind in preferences)

Read more about Reeder here, and download the beta here.