best torrent app ever
the news starts here

NewsFire 1.3 (v59)

NewsFire 1.3 (v59) is now available for download. This is a minor maintainence release ahead of a forthcoming feature release. The only change is a bugfix to enable embedded Flash video from sites like YouTube and Google Video to playback properly within NewsFire. Given the popuarity of these sites, I wanted to get the fix out immediately.

  • May 2nd, 2006 1:22 am



Thanks for the fix, I noticed this on sites like TUAW who happen to post alot of YouTube links. Also looking forward to the feature release.


I’m a recent convert to NewsFire, and I’m loving it so far.

Any chance of Sparke support, or maybe something like it?



Thank you David! Very nice (even if it’s relatively minor) update.


I’ll second that. It wasn’t a huge deal, but I did get quite a few embedded videos that I couldn’t access without following the link directly to the site. This is a nice touch.

Looking forward to the next feature release. :)


awesome update…this would have been one of two features I would have requested…the only other thing I could think to ask of NewsFire is the ability to have subscriptions with usernames and passwords (things like gmail, or the full-text Daring Fireball require authorization)…great work on the program


Thanks David! FYI, the download.php redirection didn’t work in Safari for me. Worked okay in Firefox, maybe an incompatibility with Saft? Anyway, could just be me.

Any teasers to whet our appetetites for the next feature release? Can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store. Maybe some screenshots for us? :)

Keep up the good work.



Thanks for the fix Dave! Love NewsFire and looking forward to the new feature release.


@ David M

Have you tried adding the Daring Fireball linked list feed? Because it works (more or less) fine for me, when you add it, NewsFire will prompt you for your name and pass, and that’s it.


Yea, GMail works fine within NewsFire for me. When I added it the first time it asked for the username and password. However it doesn’t appear to let me add two gmail feeds, it’ll just use the first username/password. So for my two gmail accounts only one can be present at a time. Plus I can’t easily change the username/password from within NF. So it could use a little work in this area, but it does work.


Is there an easy way to intergrate my RSS feeds from one machine to another on Newsfire? If not, will a feature like this be available in the future? I think you do the best job as far as seamlessly connecting online and offline apps. Keep up the great work.

A HAPPY Acquisition Owner :)