SOURCE: NewsGator

June 05, 2007 08:00 ET

NewsGator Unveils NetNewsWire 3.0, the Premier Desktop RSS Aggregator for Mac OS X

Latest Version Features Improved Desktop Integration With Mac Applications, Cool New UI Features, and Enhanced Performance

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - June 5, 2007) - NewsGator Technologies, Inc., the leading RSS company, today announced the availability of NetNewsWire 3.0, the market-leading RSS reader for Mac OS X. Following the award-winning 2.1 release in 2006, this latest version features performance enhancements, increased desktop integration and multiple updates to the user interface.

With NetNewsWire 3.0, the company is adding new and advanced capabilities to the critically acclaimed RSS reader for Mac users. In addition to heightened performance and decreased memory use, the latest version includes desktop integration with favorite Mac applications like iCal, iPhoto and Address Book; Spotlight searching; and Twitterrific integration. These enhancements are housed within a new interface that focuses on usability and the renowned style of the Mac aesthetic. NetNewsWire 3.0 will continue to synchronize with all of NewsGator's RSS offerings including the online and mobile RSS readers, as well as with NewsGator's business offerings.

"As RSS moves into the mainstream, and more and more people rely on feeds every day to access their favorite podcasts, news, photos and weblogs, we're excited to introduce this powerful new version of our Macintosh desktop reader," said NetNewsWire creator Brent Simmons. "New features -- including full-screen mode, enhanced tabs, Spotlight searching, and desktop integration -- make NetNewsWire 3.0 the most advanced Mac reader available today, giving users even easier access to relevant news and information."

"I find a desktop RSS reader essential for heavy duty feed reading and NetNewsWire is a time-tested classic," said RSS consultant Marshall Kirkpatrick. "The NetNewsWire team listens to what their users need and have long been industry thought leaders at the forefront of RSS innovation."

New features in NetNewsWire 3.0 include:

--  Enhanced desktop integration: Popular Mac applications and features
    such as Spotlight, iCal, Address Book, and iPhoto integrate seamlessly.
    NetNewsWire automatically detects microformats such as contacts and
    calendar events, and enables users to email authors or add them to Address
    Book. Additionally, with a click of the mouse users can add images from
    feeds directly to iPhoto. Other desktop features include Growl
    notification, Twitterrific integration and increased AppleScript support.
--  Great new look: With an emphasis on ease-of-use and overall style,
    features of the new interface include a combined view, "cover art," a full-
    screen mode, advanced tabs with thumbnail images and animation, and
    customizable color schemes.
--  Improved performance and memory usage: By implementing a new storage
    system, startup and load time is noticeably faster and NetNewsWire can now
    handle more feeds.
--  Improved reading features: Designed to allow for faster access and
    ease-of-use, users can save news items as clippings, hide read items,
    choose a specific folder when adding a feed, check for updates
    automatically, move backwards and forwards through news items and show/hide
    their subscription list.
    
Pricing and Availability

NetNewsWire 3.0 is available for $29.95 at www.newsgator.com.

About NewsGator Technologies, Inc.

NewsGator Technologies is the world's leading RSS company. Headquartered in Denver, CO, NewsGator develops and markets RSS aggregation solutions for individual end users, enterprises and online content providers. Using NewsGator products and solutions, businesses and consumers can subscribe to news, information, podcasts and other relevant content more efficiently and effectively than with traditional channels. With NewsGator, users have access to RSS information via the Web, Microsoft Outlook, mobile devices and both Windows- and Mac-based desktop clients. All NewsGator products synchronize seamlessly, enabling users to read their RSS feeds anywhere, anytime, with any device. For more information, visit www.newsgator.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact Information
    Gavin Skillman or Zoe Vandeveer
    LaunchSquad
    415.625.8555
    newsgator(at)launchsquad(dot)com