TOKYO (Tom Bluewater) – I’m not enjoying this summer at all. I can’t stand scorching temperatures. It’s quite difficult for me to step outside and go grocery-shopping when I know that I need to get some food.
Anyway, I’ve been working hard lately. And I have double software releases to report to you. One of the software title that I submitted to Mac App Store several minutes ago is called AllNews Desktop 3.
AllNews Desktop 3 (hereafter, AllNews) is the 3rd installment of an RSS news reader. Released at the same time is the iOS counterpart called AllNews 3. AllNews lets you read horizontally-scrolling lines of news from multiple sources around the world simultaneously. No, AllNews does the scrolling for you. You just sit relaxed and read news from multiple sources with your hands free.
- The built-in library of RSS sources has been updated. It now has more than 1,500 RSS sources from around the world.
- Create a watch list and let AllNews watch out for any news article title matching any of the keywords.
- Share the current news article as an image through other applications.
- Validate the URL of an existing RSS source record individually.
- Run lines of news manually without a timer.
- Let the application scroll news from multiple sources you select from right to left simultaneously. You just sit relaxed and read scrolling news.
- Get access to nearly 1,500 RSS news sources from nearly six dozen news media organizations around the world. Create an RSS source record by selecting a source from the built-in library.
- Create an RSS source record by specifying the URL of a news source.
- Change the order by which lines of news appear and scroll.
- Let the application label the title of a news article with the new tag if it has been the first time appearing since the last update.
- Let the application automatically update news periodically. The user can choose one of the several time intervals (10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 40 minutes, 50 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours).
- Select one of 16 phases to change the speed by which the application runs news.
- Stop and run scrolling news by pressing Command + R whenever necessary.
- Click on a news title and get the web content. The view in the lower section serves as a simple web browser.
- Share news you are currently reading as text strings with your friends through social media applications including Mail, Facebook, Twitter.
- Share news you are currently reading as an image with your friends through social media applications including Mail, Facebook, Twitter.
- Run a search to find articles containing titles that match your search phrase.
- Save a news source you have registered as a file (.an3) to your disk. Send an RSS source data file to the iOS version of application (AllNews) through AirDrop.
- Double-click on a source field to see a list of news articles for the selected RSS source.
- Create a watch list and let AllNews watch out for any news article article matching any of the keywords.
- The fullScreen mode is supported.
- The application supports the retina screen. (tested with 2014 2.6 GHz 13″ MacBook Pro)
- Languages: English only.
- Application file size: 35.8 MB.
- The application comes with a built-in 19-page user guide. Click on the button that says ‘User’s guide for AllNews Desktop 3’ in the Home screen.
- 10.13 (tested with 10.13.6), 10.14 (tested with 10.14.4)
- 64-bit system
- The application is free to use for the first week. Further continuous use of this application will require a one-time purchase of an in-app product. or it will cease to download news.
- Letting the application update news requires the Internet connection.
Version 3.3.0 (Released on October 12th, 2020)
- A new group of news sources are available: Detroit Free Press (U.S.), Hawaii Tribune Herald (U.S.), Island News (U.S.), Pacific Daily News (Guam), Granma (Cuba), Trabajadores (Cuba), Folha de Sao Paulo (Brazil), Página12 (Argentine), Daily Mail (U.K.), 北海道新聞 (Japan), 河北新報 (Japan), 北日本新聞 (Japan), 紀伊民報 (Japan), 山陰中央新報 (Japan), 四国新聞社 (Japan), 佐賀新聞 (Japan), 南日本新聞 (Japan), Berita Buana (Indonesia). The total number of RSS sources is now 1,730.
Version 3.2.0 (Released on October 4th, 2019)
- A set of fixes is made to make the application compatible with macOS 10.15.
Version 3.1.0 (Released on August 26th, 2019)
- A new group of news sources are available: CRN (Australia), CTV (Canada), Military (U.S.), The Hill (U.S.), Politico (U.S.), ProPublica (U.S.), San Diego Union-Tribune (U.S.). The total number of RSS sources is now 1,637.
3.0.4 (Released on August 7th, 2019)
- Fix: The application did not check the Internet connection before attempting to deliver news.
3.0.3 (Released on August 6th, 2019)
- The application could keep running the progress wheel while validating the selected RSS source.
- Several new news outlets are added to the build-in RSS source library. They are Baltimore Sun (U.S.), ESPN (U.S.), MLB (U.S.), Expansión (Mexico), La Jornada (Mexico), Het Nieuwsblad (Belgium), Ведомости (Russia), which gives the application a total of 1,529 RSS sources.
- If it turns out that one or more lines of news is blank when the application finishes accessing all RSS sources to deliver news, it will display an alert box, indicating which particular RSS sources have failed.
- User’s guide is amended for No. #3.
There is no trial or demo version available since the application is available for free.
There is no video tutorial at this time.
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