With all the fantastic sites for creatives and Mac users out there, it can be overwhelming, if not just plain difficult, to keep up with the latest
and more, especially if you’re using your Web browser.
The answer to this problem is RSS.
RSS, which stands for
Really Simple Syndication, is a great way to make your online reading easy, fast and exciting because it allows you to “collect” all the latest headlines from your favorite blogs, news sites and more into one easy to browse through location. All you need is an RSS reader. I recommend
NetNewsWire, but you might also want to look at
There are a ton of great feeds I could direct you to, but I decided to offer a list of the key feeds I subscribe to and read on a regular basis. Since some of these sites might not be familiar to you, clicking on the site name will take directly to the site; if you click on the RSS icon, it will open the feed in your news reader (Safari is the default for OS X, unless you change it in Safari’s preferences). If you want to open the entire list in a program like NetNewsWire or NewsFire, you can download the
file or a
file of all the feed links (Control-click on the link and select “Download linked file” from the pop-up menu). We have also uploaded a
file of the RSS feeds as Web location (.webloc) files, which you can open directly or drag into your Bookmarks window in Safari.