NewsFire Now Available for Free

David Watanabe quietly made a change to his NewsFire RSS reader application: Itis now free. The move brings NewsFire 1.5 in line with the no-cost news reader trend that started with NetNewsWire.

Mr. Watanabe said on his blog "So why am I doing this? Call it an experiment to draw people into the fold. Call it temporary insanity. Call it good will. Call it stupidity. Iim never really sure what my motivations are, but this one feels right in my gut."

NewsFire sports a minimalist interface that lets users group news feeds and user-defined rules, supports smart groups, and "floats" the newest articles to the top of the list.

NewsFire 1.5 is available for download at the NewsFire Web site.