NetNewsWire 5.0d14

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Bogus future dates are now discarded when updating the database.

Fixed a bug where updating changed dates in articles didn’t work.

Fixed bug fetching unread count for the Today feed — it was skipping items without a pubDate but that were logically part of Today because they arrived today.

Timeline: do ever-so-slightly less work in the cells, which should result in an imperceptible performance increase with scrolling.

Sidebar: make rows a little taller. Adds a little breathing room.

NetNewsWire 5.0d13

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Sidebar: you can now drag feeds into and out of folders. It’s rough still — the drag images are a mess, and spring-loaded folders don’t close. (Those bugs have been filed and will get fixed.)

Fixed a bug where a feed’s title could get set to “Untitled” in the database — it should just be nil or empty.

NetNewsWire 5.0d12

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  • Timeline: refresh smart feeds when new articles are downloaded.
  • Sidebar: re-sort after renaming a feed or folder.
  • Fixed a bug importing OPML where the OPML file doesn’t have title attributes.
  • Simplified user-agent to NetNewsWire (RSS Reader; [](

NetNewsWire 5.0d11

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  • Probably fixed a crashing bug (with three reports) that could happen when using a single-letter keyboard shortcut.
  • Sidebar: removed gear menu — the trend these days is a clean look at the bottom of the window. (See Mail and other apps.)
  • Sidebar: during refresh, animate in the refresh-status view. Animate out when done. (A la Mail.)
  • Fixed bug where the ATP feed would have empty articles. The fix was for the parser to ignore empty content:encoded elements. (This bug won’t automatically fix any already-downloaded articles in that feed. You’ll see the fix in action the next time the feed updates.)

Check for updates! NetNewsWire 5.0d10 tightens up the timeline (a bit higher information density). It restores 10.13 compatibility. And it’s been notarized with Apple, as Apple wants us to do these days.

NetNewsWire 5.0d8

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Important compatibility note! NetNewsWire now requires macOS 10.14 (Mojave). Don’t update if you’re running an older macOS.

Sidebar: you can drag a feed from an external app to subscribe to that feed.

Crash log catcher opens a window on next launch after a crash. It offers to send the crash log to us. (Crash logs are kept confidential.)

Wrote a privacy policy because it was needed for crash log collection.

Removed the Feed Directory. The current plan is to have it return some time after 5.0 ships.

Preferences: you can set the default aggregator now.

Preferences: added Advanced pane. Right now it has just one pref — you can have crash logs sent automatically.

Added credits to About window.

Fixed bug where contextual menu for article might not have Share menu filled in properly.

Fixed bug where text in the sidebar was too gray most of the time.

Made the Star toolbar button static, because any other solution was confusing. (Show the current state? Or show the state it would have if you clicked? Both answers are good, and they’re mutually exclusive.)

Disabled inline editing in the sidebar. You can still edit feed and folder names, just not by clicking in the sidebar in just the right way. (It’s a relatively rare thing to want to do, so having text sometimes appear as editable was more confusing than useful.)

Default feeds: added feed.

Enabled the hardened runtime.