The Bottom Line
Unfortunately, PulpFiction is no longer available.
- PulpFiction comes with the familiar interface of an email client and is easy to use
- Powerful filters, smart folders and useful labels provide efficient news management in PulpFiction
- A good deal of PulpFiction can be controlled via AppleScript
- PulpFiction does not thread items or otherwise establish post relationships
- You cannot set up adaptive filters that learn from your categorizing items in PulpFiction
- PulpFiction's smart folders could be more flexible
- PulpFiction is a reader for RSS and Atom news feeds with support for enclosures.
- You can create unlimited and nested folders to organize news items in PulpFiction.
- Items also show up automatically in all "smart" folders whose search criteria they meet.
- PulpFiction's custom color labels and flags let you further prioritize, group and procrastinate.
- Flexible filters not only sort by feed or content, they can also announce, flag or run a script.
- PulpFiction displays news using customizable style sheets and includes a full-blown browser, too.
- While PulpFiction retains archived articles endlessly, the Trash can be emptied periodically.
- OPML file support lets you save, restore and share your PulpFiction subscriptions easily.
- PulpFiction supports Mac OS X 10.3+.
Guide Review - PulpFiction 1.2.2 - Mac RSS News Feed Reader
Like an email client, PulpFiction lets you create folders and lets you set up powerful filters that move mail to these folders based on a number of criteria. You can also use PulpFiction's filters to announce certain news items (using a sound or the Dock icon) or label them automatically.
In concert with the fast and easily accessible search engine, the labels and filters make it easy to manage even hundreds of news items per day, and you can set up smart folders that automatically collect all items that match their search criteria. It would be nice if PulpFiction could thread articles the way Mail threads emails, though, and adaptive folders that learn from how you organize your news would be even better.
PulpFiction displays news using a number of pretty style sheets (you can add your own, too) and comes with its own browser window. The advantage vis-à-vis using the default browser (which you can tell PulpFiction to do) is not clear, though.