words-o-matic

Et voilà!

Updated to v1.1! / Aggiornato alla versione 1.1! – Vedi link in fondo ↓

That’s words-o-matic, the simplest (I think) feed reader for MacOS X dashboard. I wanted to create something original while keeping it really, really simple. So, the “back” of this widget shows only a cut like those in homemade saving-boxes, so you type in it, or paste the Rss feed url of the blog or site you’re watching at the moment, and just press enter or click around to make it saved. Then, automatically, daily entries are shown, day for day.

If you double-click with your mouse pointer over the article body, the feed page with the list of posts and articles is opened in your browser. As default feed, I added in one from a blog a friend of mine and I own. Since it is a feed reader made for text-only entries, nowadays most HTML streams feature in their posts images too, which are clickable directly from the front of widget; anyway images from different sources don’t stay at the same position, so it’s almost impossible to force all of them in such a little space. So, if you are interested in a article, you should always double-click the article itself to read and view the entire feed source, at least in this version. As well as, in this first version, are not allowed multiple instances of the same widget. But, as I said earlier, it’s the simplest one, indeed.

(download at bottom of the post)


Vi presento words-o-matic, il più semplice (almeno credo) widget per la dashboard di Mac OS X. Ho voluto cimentarmi nel più semplice – volutamente – feed reader, renderlo originale anche nella possibilità di cambiare dinamicamente sorgente, e altre cose. Ho curato la parte grafica per renderlo diverso dagli altri; spero di aver fatto, nel mio piccolo, un lavoro accettabile… ed cercando d’essere il più semplice, gli articoli, come succederebbe su un foglio di carta arrotolato in fondo, non si leggono per intero; bisogna cliccare due volte sopra per aprire il feed, ancora una volta nel modo più semplice cui ciascuno di noi sarebbe portato a farlo.

Non ci sono bottoni con OK, né Fine, né (tanto meno) Inizio… l’interfaccia posteriore (forse quanto quella anteriore) è semplice e basta scrivere o incollare l’url della sorgente Rss per far sì che, premuto Invio, il widget ricordi la scelta. Più semplice di così…


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