Hourly News

Developer: Urban Apps

Current Version: 1.2.7

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 3.3 MB - Download

Description:

Hourly News is a simple app that lives in your Mac's menu bar and plays the most recent news updates from multiple news podcast sources with one click.

As a podcast app, Hourly News lets to you subscribe and listen to any/all of the most recent NPR, BBC, CBC, ABC, CBS, WSJ, Bloomberg, ESPN, VOA, SRN, FOX News updates, your own custom podcast sources and more.


FEATURES
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• Plays the most recent news summaries with 1 click
• Plays in the background
• Automatically advances to the next news feed.
• Can launch at login
• Can automatically play when opened
• Reorder, enable and disable news feeds
• Dead simple, easy to use
• Works every time
• Skip the podcast if already heard
• Sync your settings and sources over iCloud
• Add your own custom feeds


Download Speeds:
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Like every app, download speeds are greatly affected by your connection type (Dialup, DSL, Cable, etc...). Slower connections might take a little longer to download the news updates in Hourly News.


Questions, Comments or Support?
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We are dedicated to bringing you the best support! Visit http://community.urbanapps.com or contact us via email at [email protected]


Sources
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If there is another National or Worldwide source you would like to see listed to Hourly News, please contact support. At this time, only sources which are broadcast in English and have a free, publicly-available news podcast can be added.


Terms of Use
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Hourly News® is not affiliated with, or endorsed by any of the included sources. All rights are reserved by the respective owners.

Hourly News is a podcast app, giving you access to free publicly available news podcasts. These feeds are for personal use only and are subject to the terms and conditions provide by the news network providing the feed.

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Release Notes:

[FIXED] Minor bug fixes and optimizations

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.2.7
Review by Parisian35

Excellent App - Finally, a really useful news app! Succinct, timely, easy to use and gets to the heart of the latest news. Much better than apps that have videos, which don’t always work. I have downloaded the iOS version and have told several friends and family about this great app!

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
1/5
Version 1.2.2
Review by aspidites

Error prone and intrusive - Great when it works, but latest version (1.2.2) gives “File Error 13” most times I try to start the app. Problem is, this results in a progressive series of dialog boxes that report the error over ~5 minutes, and these sit on top of all other windows on desktop! When this happens it is impossible to kill the app without restarting the computer.

Found helpful by 8 out of 11 people

More Reviews for Current Version

3/5
Version 1.2.7
Review by KykkoMann

Could Be So Much Better - I like that the interface is subtle, unintrussive and that it does have many of the news sources that I commonly use. However, there are many more that are not listed; true that one can add the feed manually but that’s what separates good from great. SO, next version do an “Additional Sources” and list at least 50 more sources, then I’ll give you 4 stars.

Found helpful by 8 out of 10 people
5/5
Version 1.2.7
Review by Parisian35

Excellent App - Finally, a really useful news app! Succinct, timely, easy to use and gets to the heart of the latest news. Much better than apps that have videos, which don’t always work. I have downloaded the iOS version and have told several friends and family about this great app!

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
3/5
Version 1.2.7
Review by Codewyn

The best but can be better - Hourly News is intuitive, has a lightweight UI, is relatively customizable, and most importantly it works. A couple things I would like to see added: (1) a community-driven repository of custom sources, and (2) better handling of connection issues (too often it has trouble connecting and skips right away, where when I go back and replay the same source it works - gives up too easily, in my opinion (this is most annoying when it disconnects in the middle of a report and you lose your place)). Once these issues are worked out I will switch from 4 to 5 stars.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
5/5
Version 1.2.7
Review by Pasoo

Great tool for people who want to stay connected to the world - I seldom write reviews but Hourly News has been my favorite app for a long time. I had almost given up on keeping up with world news. It solved a big problem for me very simply. No learning curve required. I love comparing news as it’s told in different parts of the world, keeping up with technology developments and now even follow big sporting news which I had completely abandonded. Right now I’m listening to people from Toronto singing the french national anthem showing support after a terrorist attack. Thanks, Hourly News.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
2/5
Version 1.2.7
Review by Nia Hartman

I love to listen but cant work features - Great fast news but none of the buttons work. I can turn it on and play from start. Sometimes I can pause. But I can’t go back to replay, cant go forward to skip something I am not interested in. Always have to start at the beginning. I have latest iOS. Don’t know what problem is but I still use it daily.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
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