NotePage Inc. on Tuesday announced the release of FeedForAll Mac, which helps users create, edit, manage and publish RSS feeds and podcasts. Developed for Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, FeedForAll Mac costs US$39.95 to register. A 30-day trial version is available for download.
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) makes it easy for those publishing Internet content to make their data available through news headlines that can then be read using dedicated newsreaders like Ranchero Software’s NetNewsWire, or even Mac OS X v10.4 “Tiger’s” Safari Web browser, which includes built-in RSS support. Podcasting is a new twist on RSS publishing in which publishers embed audio files; Podcasting is now supported in iTunes v4.9 and recent software updates to Apple’s iPod; in this way, users can take audio files of Internet news and other content on the go with them.
FeedForAll Mac incorporates “wizard” software that steps users through creating and maintaining their RSS feed. The software makes sure your RSS feed conforms to the specification, and can be used to create an maintain an unlimited number of RSS feeds. The software also supports new RSS standards, like Apple’s own iTunes RSS extension. Other tools include integrated spell checking, visual HTML editing and image manipulation, automatic field defaults, smart PubDates and HTML exporting.