ShareFire: a new feed reader for Adobe AIR

Over the summer, I built a feed reader called Apprise with my intern, Dan Koestler. Dan is now working with me full-time, and the first thing he did when he started at Adobe was update the application and release a new version. The following changes were made for 1.5:

  • Renamed the application to ShareFire. It’s all about sharing news, after all.
  • Enabled shorter update intervals. You can now updated as frequently as every 15 minutes.
  • On OS X, the number of unread posts now appears in the dock icon.

In case you’re new to ShareFire, here are some other interesting features:

  • Share articles via Twitter, AIM, email, Facebook, Delicious, Digg, Newsvine, and more right from the application.
  • Automatic categorization by author and topic.
  • Create "smart topics" to easily find posts on topics you’re interested in.
  • Get "toast" notifications of new posts.
  • OPML import and export.
  • Realtime search.
  • "Site view" (switch between the summary, and the site itself).
  • Automatic feed resolution. Rather than entering a feed URL, you can now enter a site URL, and Apprise will automatically find and aggregate the feed associated with it.
  • Support for 16 languages.
  • Lots lots lots more.

If you already have Apprise installed, you will get the update automatically (if you want to update manually, go to Settings > Application Updates > Check Now). If you don’t have it installed, check it out here.

Let us know what you think!