NetNewsWire v2 now Public!
Huzzah, huzzah! NetNewsWire 2 beta just went public. It’s been a long time coming and the NDA for the innumerable development and alpha tests prohibited any mention before (and I mean way innumerable – this is one well tested beta). It’s quite an astounding upgrade and it’s even a free upgrade from version 1. Everything you’ve always wanted is in there such as smart feeds, scriptable feeds, persistence, an embedded tabbed browser and much much more. This release also realizes my life long quest to appear in a Mac app ‘about’ box. And for it to appear in the universally recognized number one program in it’s category! *giddiness ensues* Yup in the credits under “For beta testing, feature requests, bravery, and other help” … scroll … scroll … scroll … scroll … and there it is! That’s what I get for having a name late in the alphabet. There are so many people helping out with this release but it still feels nifty-keen to be there at all. After all, a diamond shines as brightly, even amongst many. By arcane geek allusion it would have to be pointed out that this would only be true if one believed humanity to be akin to a precious jewel … a belief to which I do not subscribe. Ahem. Anyway, the weblog editor I’ve been playing with for a long while, MarsEdit, was also unveiled (it’s free for the taking for v1 owners as well). Check both of them out (be aware they are now public beta though and not gold). Brent and Sheila have more than enough reason to be proud.