Is there a better way? A standalone RSS reader would help but that’s something else to setup and configure and use. Here’s a way to browse popular websites from within any open app on your Mac. Simply click the Menubar.
One Click Websites
Add Tab Browser to your Mac. You’ll get a simple icon in the Menubar and a bunch of popular sites already pre-loaded.
Click the Menubar icon to view a list of the websites and select the one you want to view.
Tab Browser brings the website directly to a pop down window from the Menubar.
Which websites? The app includes one-click access to Facebook, Google, YouTube, Gmail, Yahoo!, Twitter, Bing, ESPN, Amazon, Wikipedia, and a number of news websites.
However, you can add any website to the favorites page and make it a one-click option, too.
Here’s what it looks like with Facebook.
There’s also a compact view which displays multiple websites in a smaller visual form factor.
Setting up additional websites in Tab Browser is simple enough, too, in the Preferences section.
Even Tab Browser’s pop down window size is fully customizable with an option to set window width and height.
Think of Tab Browser as a mini-Safari web browser that works kinda sorta like an RSS reader– favorite websites, one click away.