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Horus for Mac

 

Horus News Reader is a news reader application for Mac computers with a unique UI that allows you to subscribe to your favorite RSS feeds.

Horus Mac main screen

Horus Mac main screen

All the news are two swipes away, no need to pick a feed or a category just scroll horizontally and vertically through all your news, and thanks to the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad you’ll feel using Horus in a Mac is just like controlling a touch smartphone or tablet. Also, to provide a smooth 60fps experience, most part of Horus UI has been developed using OpenGL to get all the power of the graphics cards.

Horus for Mac add form

Horus for Mac add form

To add a new feed click on the (+) button and enter the url of the feed or simply use a search term. Once you have added it you can customize your feeds modifying its color and title, and of course you can sort them the way you prefer. With this color scheme you can organize your feeds by category using a similar color in a category or just using the most iconic color of the website to identify them quickly. To access quickly to one feed you can open a sidebar with a list of all the feeds you have added and click on the one you want to read, Horus will scroll automatically up to that feed.

Horus for Mac options screen

Horus for Mac options screen

When you read a news it will be darkened to identify it as read, but you can quickly mark the news as read/unread with a secondary click in the mouse/trackpad or using the combination click+ctrl if you have configured your mouse/trackpad without a secondary button.

Horus for Mac list

Horus for Mac list

With Horus you can also subscribe to your favorite podcasts and videopodcasts. When a media file is detected in a news a new button with a “play” icon is added to open that music or video file in your default browser.

Finally, you can share your favourite news using OS X integrated share sheet. You’ll be able to add the news to Safari’s reading list or share it by e-mail, twitter, facebook or iMessage using the accounts you have already configured in your Mac. Note: this function is only available on OS X 10.8 and later.

Horus for Mac reader screen

Horus for Mac reader screen

Horus is available for OS X 10.6 and later in the Mac App Store for 7.99$ and you can also download a free trial.

Note: Trial version is limited to 10 feeds subscriptions. There’s not a time limit.

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