Australian developer David Watanabe has released version 0.5 of
NewsFire, his RSS (Really Simple Syndication) reader that enables you to monitor news sites, blogs and other online publications that offer RSS feeds. The new version adds title and summary list styles and allows you to hide feeds as well as select smart feeds as a condition in other smart feeds. NewsFire supports the RSS and Atom feed formats and imports and exports OPML, the standard file format for news feeds. You can also import feeds from another newsreader. The software is still in Beta and is a free download; Watanabe plans on ultimately releasing it as shareware.