Well, maybe not. A number of RSS apps are free, and most of the full features RSS apps cost just a dollar or two. Monotony is an RSS reader that obviously thinks different. That’s Monotony as in a free RSS reader, not monotony as in monotonous job.
My Mac has long been graced with an RSS reader or two because there’s just no better way to track a bunch of websites with efficiency than a good reader.
Dig around in any online dictionary and you get definitions such as wearisome routine, dullness, lack of variety, sameness, boring consistency, and so on.
Maybe Monotony is named after what most RSS readers do. Through a feed or subscription RSS readers capture headlines and summary of websites and display them for easy reading.
Monotony the RSS reader does that. It’s easy to setup and use. Easy to subscribe to RSS feeds. And it updates feeds with alerts in OS X’s Notification Center.
Monotony isn’t loaded with a lot of distracting features, including usage of a built-in browser. When you find a headline and summary you want to read in your subscription list, a click simply opens the website’s page in your default browser.
The app runs in the Mac’s Menubar or invisibly in the background (still visible with notifications, though). While the app checks RSS subscriptions every minute, it only displays headline and summary in Notification Center (or in Growl, if you’re so inclined).
It’s not that Monotony is boring because it’s not. It’s better than not having an RSS reader app. But if you want bells and whistles that will set you back a few dollars.