NewsFire joins NewsGator on list list of free RSS feed readers available for the Mac platform. I got NewsFire as part of a past promotional bundle. It was my first real news reader, unless you want to count the reader that was built into Yahoo Webmail at the time. It had a nice interface and was simple to use, but after awhile I switched to Google reader. Not because it was free, but because I liked using it better and it did what I wanted it to.
As the announcement indicates, there isn’t a business plan around the product so it’s future seems anything but insured. At least NewsGator being free was part of a broader plan. Those who like the look an feel of NewsFire could be turned on to their XTorrent or Acquisition software.