To be aware of general news or a specific subject in 2021, the most chosen options are either social networks or directly open the front page of our favorite media. But there is an older method that refuses to be forgotten: feeds RSS.
And if you have Apple devices both on your desktop and in your pocket, try using them. feeds this is NetNewsWire, which has been updated to version 6 and continues to stand up for supporting RSS as a good source for staying in the know on whatever you want.
An RSS reader with integrated Twitter and Reddit
There is more than one reason not to forget RSS. Social media is full of unsolicited notifications, algorithms that hide the real timeline of the accounts you follow, and ads, lots of ads. The feeds RSS eliminates much of this an noyance, offering a simple list of articles from the media as they publish news.
In the case of NetNewsWire 6, you have this ordered list synced to macOS, iOS and iPadOS via iCloud
This new version of NetNewsWire also allows you to place Twitter and Reddit accounts as sources. The result is that you can unify news from different websites, in different formats, as well as additional sources. It is perfect for avoiding all the distractions that populate networks today and can become an interesting Swiss Army knife, saving us from going through several different websites and unifying certain routines in one application.
Better yet, NetNewsWire 6 is open source and completely free. No in-app payments, no subscriptions and no ads in the interface. All free of charge, with the sole task of the user locating the addresses of feeds RSS that you want to add in the app.
For all of this, I would consider NetNewsWire 6 to be a little gem worth trying by everyone. It may not completely replace the way you stay informed, but it is a tool that can be useful in certain uses or times. Absolutely recommended to isolate yourself a bit from the noises and distractions that control our weather so much today (if you turn off the notifications of the feeds, Sure).
You can download NetNewsWire for macOS for free from its official website. You need macOS 10.15 Catalina or later to run it, and the app already works natively on Macs with an M1 chip. The iOS version is available on the App Store and you need iOS 13 or later to use it.