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Article:
  Freeware Gems for Mac OS X
Subject:   SlashDock Slash/RSS
Date:   2003-04-26 10:08:42
From:   anonymous2
SlashDock <http://homepage.mac.com/stas/slashdock.html> is a simple Mac OS X Application that fetches and updates headlines for the lastest postings on slashdot-compatible sites and RSS-compatible sites (aka RDF) like O'Reilly DevCenter.


Updates are obtained automatically, if new articles are available, the dock icon will flash with an image representing the article 'topic'. Selecting an article from the dock menu will take you directly to that article in your preferred web browser.


I have been using this for years, and it has completely changed how I interact with Web sites. It is a great way to keep tabs on VersionTracker and SlashDoc sites, as well as news and sports stories from services like newsisfree.com


Stas Pietrucha has maintained this product exceedingly well--version 2.3.4 just came out this morning. It is offered free but donations are appreciated. There is no pressure to contribute--no annoying popups or crippled features.