Ranchero Software today released NetNewsWire 2.0, a major update to its easy-to-use RSS and Atom newsreader for Mac OS X. The freeware version, NetNewsWire Lite, has also been updated to version 2.0. Version 2.0 streamlines the award-winning RSS and Atom newsreader by removing the weblog editor and adding new features, including: a tabbed browser so users can read web pages with the convenience of staying in the same window, the ability to search news items with a standard Apple search widget, the ability to download podcasts and enclosures, and sends podcasts to iTunes with with your choice of genre and playlist, and more. NetNewsWire 2.0 costs US$24.95 for a single-user license and $19.95 per person for multi-user licenses. It’s available bundled with MarsEdit 1.0 for $39.95. This update is a free upgrade for licensed users of NetNewsWire 1.x.