Times is an interesting feed reader for the Mac which introduces a novel interface fashioned after a newspaper. At least an online newspaper. Most feedreaders, like my current favourite Netnewswire, take their inspiration from email. NetNewswire is great for research but not so pleasant for reading throroughly a predetermined set of sources. This may be Times strength, as it’s perhaps best suited for those who actually read each headline versus those who skim and scan.
I came across this program at an interesting time as I just started to develop a very Web 1.0 news site for my own use. I’m tired of the constraints news sites place themselves under and prefer to read my news in a single legible column. Something which is surprisingly absent from almost all news sites I frequent. I like reading sites in a web browser and despite a laundry list of bugs, Times is good enough to give me pause. I’m going to give it some time in my daily schedule and see if it works well enough.
Some further write-ups on this app.:
A short review of Times for Mac
‘Attractive, inventive new $30 news reader for the Mac. I don’t think it’s for me, but it’s interesting’. DF