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NetNewsWire 5.0.2

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Changes

The app movement monitor has been updated to handle quarantined apps and translocation.

Normally we wouldn’t have pushed out a new release for a single bug fix, but this one is important — we were getting false positives on app movement, which was affecting some users negatively.

For anyone curious about technical details, here’s the commit.

NetNewsWire 5.0.1

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Changes since 5.0

Crash fix: when the app is renamed or moved on disk while running, alert the user and quit the app. This prevents crashes that will happen due to renaming/moving. See Daniel Jalkut on App Movement Monitoring for more info.

(Probably) fix a crashing bug having to do with a callback being called more than once, when it was designed to be called just once.

Sidebar: deleting an empty Feedbin folder no longer makes the sidebar non-responsive.

Timeline: update UI more quickly when a feed icon is downloaded.

Timeline: reload the timeline when show-feed-names is toggled. This fixes a bug where switching between a folder and a feed with the exact same list of articles to appear in the timeline would result in display glitches.

Timeline and article pane: make sure the link for an article isn’t an empty string.

Article pane: stop blocking links containing the string “feedburner” — there are legitimate cases where that string appears.

Article pane: handle figures and iframes as we do images, so they fit in the view.

Article pane: fix white flash on first article load while in Dark Mode.

Preferences > General: add checkbox to hide the unread count in the Dock.

Preferences > Accounts: Updated the UI when a Feedbin user with an expired trial creates an account in NetNewsWire.

RSS parser: Detect RDF (RSS 1.0) feeds that lack an XML header.

RSS parser: Parse Atom-style dates that are missing a T character in the middle.

RSS parser: check for bad permalinks more aggressively. If they don’t contain a / character, then do not consider them permalinks.

RSS parser: don’t let author/title overwrite item/title.

About window: add link to NetNewsWire website.

Feedbin syncing: fixed a bug where starred articles could appear as unread.

Microblog Mac app sharing: when it has to launch the app first, it waits a little longer before sending it content, which should fix a bug where sometimes you get no content in that case.

Enable the Open in Browser command only when a single article is selected.

NetNewsWire 5.0.1b1

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Changes:

Timeline: reload when show-feed-names is toggled. This fixes a bug where switching between a folder and a feed with the exact same list of articles to appear in the timeline would result in display glitches.

NetNewsWire Tip: Cmd-1 to Go to Today

You can quickly get to the Today feed by typing cmd-1 on your keyboard.

And you can get to All Unread with cmd-2. And Starred with cmd-3.

(Cmd-4 doesn’t do anything. Yet.)

NetNewsWire 5.0.1d2

NetNewsWire 5.0.1d2 is out — check for updates or download the latest.

Changes:

Crash fix: when the app is renamed or moved on disk while running, alert the user and quit the app. This prevents crashes that will happen due to renaming/moving. See Daniel Jalkut on App Movement Monitoring for more info.

Timeline: update UI more quickly when a feed icon is downloaded.

Article pane: stop blocking links containing the string “feedburner” — there are legitimate cases where that string appears.

Timeline and article pane: make sure the link for an article isn’t an empty string.

RSS parser: check for bad permalinks more aggressively. If they don’t contain a / character, then do not consider them permalinks.

On his blog, Brent describes his current thinking about syncing using iCloud.

Brent, on his blog, writes about showing full web pages (or not) in NetNewsWire.

NetNewsWire 5.0.1d1

The first post-release test build is up! NetNewsWire 5.0.1d1.

Remember that, if you want to get test builds, you’ll need to set your preferences: open Preferences and click Advanced in the toolbar, then make sure “Test builds” has been chosen.

Also remember that test builds have bugs! If you want to stick to release builds only, we totally understand.

Changes

(Probably) fix a crashing bug having to do with a callback being called more than once, when it was designed to be called just once.

Preferences > General: add checkbox to hide the unread count in the Dock.

Article pane: handle figures and iframes as we do images, so they fit in the view.

Article pane: fix white flash on first article load while in Dark Mode.

Enable the Open in Browser command only when a single article is selected.

Detect RDF (RSS 1.0) feeds that lack an XML header.

Parse Atom-style dates that are missing a T character in the middle.

About window: add link to NetNewsWire website.

RSS parser: don’t let author/title overwrite item/title.

Deleting an empty Feedbin folder no longer makes the sidebar non-responsive.

Updated the UI when a Feedbin user with an expired trial creates an account in NetNewsWire.

Feedbin syncing: fixed a bug where starred articles could appear as unread.

Microblog Mac app sharing: when it has to launch the app first, it waits a little longer before sending it content, which should fix a bug where sometimes you get no content in that case.

NetNewsWire Tip: Create Multiple On My Mac Accounts

NetNewsWire ships with a single default On My Mac account. Here’s the thing — you can create more of these. And give them different names.

This adds another layer of organization. You might use an extra one for feeds of a certain type, or feeds you’re just trying out, or as a place to import an OPML file.

Just go to Preferences > Accounts to make more.

(Also — you can have multiple Feedbin accounts! You probably don’t actually have more than one Feedbin account, but if you did, NetNewsWire could handle it.)

Screenshot showing an On My Mac account called Test.

Is there a TestFlight for the iOS app yet? Are you going to support Feedly?

Here’s a page that answers those and other questions.

NetNewsWire Tip: Hide Unread Count in the Dock

Some people don’t want to see an unread count in the Dock, and we totally understand. You can turn off that unread count — see Hidden Preferences in the Help book.

Now over 20K downloads — up to 20,940. 🎩

On his blog, Brent writes about what beta means and why.

We did find out how to get download numbers from GitHub. At this writing, NetNewsWire 5.0 has been downloaded 17,625 times. We had no idea what to expect, and don’t know if this is good or bad — so we’ve decided it’s awesome.

On his blog, Brent writes about NetNewsWire 5 feature requests and how we think about them.

NetNewsWire Tip: Check the Help Menu

Some Mac apps — we won’t shame them :) — don’t have actual help.

But NetNewsWire does! The Help menu includes a link to the Help book and to some other useful things such as the website, the GitHub repo, the Slack group, and other things.

Help is available. 🕶

NetNewsWire Tip: Undo Mark-All-as-Read

Let’s say you Mark All as Read — and then you realize you didn’t mean to, or you’ve changed your mind.

Just hit cmd-Z to undo it! Easy.

Or choose the Undo command from the Edit menu, which is the same thing.

NetNewsWire Tip: How to Get Test Builds

NetNewsWire includes a feature — as many apps do — where it can check for app updates and let you know when there’s a new version, and then download it, install it, and re-launch the app.

You have a choice, though: you can get release builds or test builds. The default is release builds, because, surely, that’s what most people want.

But if you do want test builds, go to Preferences > Advanced and click right next to “Test builds.”

We appreciate the help!

Screenshot showing NetNewsWire’s Advanced preferences, where you can choose to get test builds.

NetNewsWire Tip: Open Web Page in Background

If you want web pages to open in the browser behind NetNewsWire, without bring the browser to the front, check the “Open in background in browser” checkbox in Preferences.

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NetNewsWire 5.0 is shipping! Brent has the details on his blog.

Alert just popped up…

Screenshot of a calendar alert with text “NetNewsWire 5.0 Tomorrow.”

We just added a NetNewsWire screenshots page. If you’re writing a review or blog post or similar, feel free to use these. (Also feel free to make your own, of course.)

Meanwhile, in iOS-land, work continues…

Maurice is working on, among other things, Spotlight integration. Here’s a screenshot showing results from NetNewsWire for iOS.

NNW iOS Spotlight integration.

We’re 99.99% sure that NetNewsWire 5.0b6, released yesterday, really is NetNewsWire 5.0. The only difference will be a change in version number.

We plan to push out the NetNewsWire 5.0 build Sunday afternoon (Pacific), and then do the official announcement Monday morning.

NetNewsWire 5.0b6

Well, we did another beta after all. :) Still on track for Monday morning release.

Changes in 5.0b6:

Fix a bug with undoing deleting feeds or folders. The sidebar wouldn’t update afterward to show that the feed is back. Now it does.

Open preferences window in center of screen.

Center main window on first launch.