If you slave over your Mac’s keyboard most of the day there’s a chance you’re missing out on the latest news. Sure, you could bookmark a few news websites and check on each one during the day, but that interrupts your work flow. Hourly News does not.
What’s Hourly News?
As the title of the app suggests, it’s the latest news from a variety of network sources available with a click to the Mac’s Menubar. Hourly News makes available the most recent podcast newscasts from NPR, BBC, CBC, ABC, CBS, WSJ, Bloomberg, ESPN, VOA, SRN, Fox News or your own selected news sources.
Click the Menubar icon and select a network and the latest news begins to play as an audio podcast.
Settings are equally simple in Hourly News, too.
Setup to launch the app when the Mac starts up, and automatically open and play a newsfeed. If you’ve already heard a particular news podcast, simply click to the next one.
Adding a different news feed is simple, too (in-app purchase, though). The podcast plays audio so you can hear the news while you work. It even syncs up your feeds between multiple Macs. Any of the selected news feeds can be reordered or disabled, depending upon your preferences.
Hourly News doesn’t cost much, takes only a minute or two to setup and use, and it just works. Nicely done. No complaints.