After all, Mac users have a few dozen decent RSS readers available which range from free to just a few dollars. They all do exactly the same thing– display RSS subscriptions in titles and summaries. Is there anything new and different? Yes. And it’s free.
RSS Notifications Instantly
For the uninitiated, an RSS reader automatically grabs a web site’s headline and summary and lets you know when a site has been updated.
There’s no easier way to browse through dozens or hundreds of web sites without actually clicking on bookmarks.
Instant RSS Notifier brings your RSS subscriptions to OS X’s Notification Center and the Mac’s Menubar.
RSS subscriptions will pop up as an alert or banner so you won’t be interrupted while you’re busy working on something else.
Click the Menubar to see the headlines in a drop down window.
Or, click to see the RSS subscriptions in a colorful Sidebar.
Despite the low price and simplicity, Instant RSS Notified is not just another pretty RSS face.
Click a headline and the article pops up in your browser. New subscriptions are easily added by copying the feed URL or searching online. If you’re already using an RSS reader which supports OPML exports, Instant RSS Notifier can import the list of subscriptions.
The only negative is the need to bounce back and forth between Instant RSS Notifier and your browser to select and view RSS subscription articles. Otherwise, how can you beat free? It’s just works, and it’s out of the way until you’re ready to browser the RSS feeds.