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…NewsFire is now free?

NewsFire

After NetNewsWire decided to stop selling its program and to instead just give it away, NewsFire must have gotten jealous, because they’ve just announced that their program will be free as well.

Since NewsFire has no online component, and thus, cannot use your data in any way (NNW went free in exchange for your attention data) I’m not exactly sure how NF plans to make money, but where there’s a will, there’s a way, right?

Either way, there are now two fantastic players in the free desktop RSS reader game, and that’s fantastic!

[NewsFire]

…Shawn Blanc loves Transmit and Coda?

Transmit and Coda

Shawn Blanc’s series of reviews for “some of the greatest software available for the Mac” continues, and in addition to NetNewsWire and Mint, he’s also published equally thorough reviews of Transmit and Coda.

Though Transmit is something that I use constantly to keep this site up to date, Coda is new to me, so I was definitely interested in reading Shawn’s thoughts on the two.

If you’re at all interested in the best of the best for the Mac world, then these are must reads, so get to it!

[Shawn Blanc – Transmit]

[Shawn Blanc – Coda: The One-Window Wonder]

[Transmit]

[Coda]

…You can fix unresponsive scripts?

Firefox Unresponsive Script

Whenever I use my RSS reader (NetNewsWire) to read Digg and then open tabs for the interesting sounding stories in the background in Firefox, I’m always greeted with an “Unresponsive Script” warning.

Fortunately, the error is just a timing issue, and if you’ve been receiving the same error, then the fix is an easy one:

  1. Type about:config into Firefox’s address bar.
  2. Filter down to the value for dom.max_script_run_time.
  3. Change the value to something higher than the default.

Yes, it’s that easy; and you’ll soon have uninterrupted browsing of your favorite social bookmarking site.

[Via: Lifehacker]

…NewsGator is now free?

Free NewsGator

As a frequent user of both NetNewsWire and FeedDemon, I was excited to read that NewsGator has decided to give away its entire suite of award-winning RSS readers for free to individual users, including NetNewsWire, FeedDemon, NewsGator Inbox, and NewsGator Go!

One of the key benefits to using NewsGator products is that they can be set them up so that they automatically synchronize with each other, meaning you can run multiple programs on multiple computers, and if you read a story on one, it will automatically be marked as read on all of the others.

Very GTD.

If you haven’t already, then now is a better time than any to join the RSS revolution.

[NewsGator]