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NetNewsWirefor iPad Updated – Adds Very Little

NetNewsWire for iPad

NetNewsWire for iPad has had an update this week – to Version 1.0.3.  As you can see in the screenshot above, very little has changed.  Apart from some promised performance improvement and a single listed bug fix, the only features change is an added ability to sort articles by oldest or newest at the top.

So why am I mentioning this update at all?  Only because as a premium-priced app ($9.99 with plans to go to $14.99), NNW has a very disappointing record when it comes to updates.  For instance, it is now not far off a year (September 09) since NNW 2.0 for iPhone was launched and trumpeted its Google Reader sync support – but the app still does not support shared items at all.  This is a basic and popular feature of GReader, and one that many lower-priced RSS apps have had for ages.

NNW is a very solid RSS app (for the iPad and the iPhone) but its lack of support for some basic features, and increasingly bad reputation on updates, is going to make it harder and harder to justify its hefty price tag.

You can find the latest version Of NetNewsWire for iPad in the App Store now.

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Review: NetNewsWire for iPad

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NetNewsWire for iPad is an RSS reader app for the iPad that provides sync with Google Reader and with a full-featured desktop app on Mac and Windows.  On a Mac it syncs with NetNewsWire for Mac.  On Windows the sync partner is FeedDemon.  Both desktop apps are free / ad-supported.

NetNewsWire (NNW) is among the best-known apps in the RSS reader category.  I’ve used it before on the Mac and the iPhone, and found it capable though at times frustrating.  It was one of the very first major RSS apps to bring out a full iPad version (at or near launch day) – and I was very keen to give it a try. I’ve been using it for two weeks now, and have some thoughts on the app in general and how it lives up to its premium reputation and price.

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