NetNewsWire 3.0d46 sneak-peek

Feb 16, 2007 in RSS

Brent Simmons has released a sneak-peak of the upcoming NetNewsWire 3, a news reader for the Mac. I’m a die-hard NNW user and fan, so this is big news. Problem is, it’s not even Alpha software. It’s “danger”, as in 3.0d46, the “d” being for danger. I’m not quite ready to take the plunge on that yet. This machine is for work first, play second.

Good thing he’s also put up a screenshot of the new release. First thing I noticed is a new icon set across the top, as well as what looks like a preview window in the bottom left, like iTunes has for album art. I’ll reserve final thoughts on the UI when I can actually run the app.

A couple of things I’d like to see in the new release:

  • A contextual menu item for emailing links to articles

  • Growl notifications (apparently included in this release)

NetNewsWire is a rock solid application, and I hope future releases keep that. I spend a lot of my time in NNW, too much some might say, but I also reap a lot of information from it. 

So Brent, the big question, when are you going to stop teasing us and release 3.0?