I’m happy to announce a new Stream release. Version 1.3 is a minor release with one new feature and two bug fixes.
New Feature 💫
When you go to Settings you’ll notice a new section called CACHE. This feature allows you to set the number of days to maintain Feed Items in the timeline. It’s a sliding scale between 1 and 30. The original release of Stream, and every version since, has used a hard code value of 30. Now you can control how long you hold onto feed items.
Thanks to Steven Vore for the feature suggestion.
Bug Fixes 🐞
- Timeline list items with long titles could force the date to display off the screen. Thank you Iryna for your layout mastery and support.
- Images in the Article view that were small than the width of the screen were blown up to fill the screen. Thank you Ashur for your HTML and CSS mastery and your continued support.
I hope you enjoy this release and find Stream a valuable part of your Feed Reading workflow. 🧡
First things first. You can find Stream in the App Store.
What is Stream?
Stream is a feed reader. Some folks call it a news reader, others an RSS reader.
Why do I need it?
Stream is a different take on feed readers. It displays your feeds in a timeline, similar to Twitter.
Stream doesn’t maintain a read/unread count because life is too short to stress over that kind of stuff.
Is it better than my current feed reader?
Probably not. Stream is great for casual reading. It’s a complement to your current reader.
Does it support services?
Nope. Stream treats RSS – and other feed types – as intended. When RSS was created the idea was to provide a decentralized way to get news.
Dave Winer, the man behind RSS, calls this idea a River of News. Stream is a mobile River of News. You have full control over what you subscribe to. It’s all decentralized so you don’t rely on a service to collect your feeds.
What does this marvel of software development cost?
Did we mention it’s FREE? No up front payment, no subscription, just FREE.
What if I don’t like it?
That’s ok! Stream was intentionally built to put simplicity at its core. Simplicity may make it too simple for your needs.
Here are some of my favorite alternative feed readers.
- NetNewsWire – The granddaddy of Mac feed readers. Pure Mac.
- Reeder – A beautifully designed feed reader.