Face it: television news are mostly junk. Why? Mainstream media mainly show stuff that are popular or sensational – not actionable. Only you know what news you need and your Google Reader feeds provides just that. Problem is, Google Reader needs you to click on every item you want to read, making newsreading a clumsy and risky task while having breakfast. Bits of food will get stuck on your keyboard, feeding the germs and bacteria to grow on (and make you sick). Worse you’ll increase your risk of liquid damage to your laptop that will cost hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars to fix.

News Anchor helps you keep up-to-date on news that matters. Say goodbye to cleaning off bread crumbs from your keyboard and hello to hands-free RSS reading listening.

With News Anchor, you’ll get:

  • Fully-automatic news course delivered to your ears – fit for watching while having meals.
  • Easily import your Google Reader feeds.
  • Instant on-demand podcasts – take your reading list on-the-go and listen to it using any MP3 player.

Hate reading?

News Anchor is the alternative news reader when you prefer listening rather than reading.  Instead of displaying gobs and gobs of text like a list of never-ending e-mail (like what most newsreaders do), News Anchor allows you to rest your eyes and fingers while catching up with the news that matters to you.

Bored with mainstream television news?

News Anchor presents you with a personalized television-style news broadcast to suit your taste.  Unlike traditional news broadcasts, you can customize what news you want to hear based on your choice of RSS/ATOM feeds.  What about television podcasts?  Video podcasts can take a very long time to download if you don’t have lightning-fast Internet connection.  Fortunately News Anchor works on low-bandwidth connection or even when you are off-line so that you don’t have to experience “net lagging” while watching your favorite news shows.

Don’t want to gunk up your keyboard?

With News Anchor you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your news feeds along with your meal and take your hands off the keyboard (and thus keeping your keyboard squeaky-clean) due to its hands-free, one-click operation.  Just listen to Alex, the animated voice text news broadcaster, automatically presenting your feeds to keep you informed when starting your day.

Choose Your News

News Anchor compiles news shows based on your selection of RSS or ATOM feeds. You group related feeds together as channels and News Anchor will pull data from those RSS feeds and automatically aggregate the articles into channel episodes. You don't have to be limited by the audio news available in podcasts — you can enjoy your own personalized news broadcast.

Rest Your Eyes

News Anchor uses Mac OS X text to speech technology to read your news articles.  Thus you can even take your eyes off the screen and just listen to your daily dose of worldly events.  News Anchor is the RSS news reader for auditory learners — close your eyes and let your auditory processing take over.

Watch Your Feeds

Just one click for you to enjoy the latest episode of your channels. Once the episode is playing, you can take your hands off the keyboard and take care of other tasks while enjoying your news. Unlike other RSS aggregators, News Anchor automatically presents you with feed articles without requiring your constant intervention at the keyboard.  Just set it and forget enjoy it.

Made for the Mac

News Anchor is made from the ground up for the Mac and fully utilizes Mac OS X technologies with full multi-core and 64-bit support.



Satisfaction guaranteed, or your money back
If you’re not satisfied with News Anchor, contact us within 14 days of your purchase and we’ll refund your money.
Valid for direct purchases only, does not apply for purchases from the Mac App Store or affiliate sites.
System Requirements
Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.6) and up. Fully compatible with Mac OS X Lion (10.7)
Speakers or headphones.
Internet connection.

Who are we?

News Anchor is brought to you by Basil Salad Software. We are a tiny two-person indie development shop created with the vision to create delicious software for everyday use. We believe that good software should be simple, fun, and easy to use. We started on the iPhone platform and now venturing into the Mac OS X desktop. Please visit our website at the link below for our other products.

Basil Salad Software Website

Testimonials & Reviews

I love News Anchor!

Tim Brown  - http://myapplepodcast.com/

Mac RSS app of the future!

Jeffrey Mincey  - http://mac360.com