Bloop (Bloop: http://bloop.it/) has released Fresh Feed and Fresh Feed Pro 1.5.2, updates to its lightweight news notifiers for Mac OS X. The new versions add Google Reader support, a quick preview, Speech and more.
With the apps, you can select some of your RSS or Atom feeds, and each time new information arrives, Fresh Feed will inform you with an alert sound. You can read the title and the source of the news. If you want to read more, it’s possible to delve into the subject matter by viewing a preview from a pop-up menu.
Once you have read the news in detail you can share it on Twitter, Facebook or directly open the web page associated with the article. Fresh Feed can even read the title of the feed through the special option “Speech” so that way you can carry on with your work without interruption.
The pro version boasts features like the possibility to add feeds from Google Reader and from a browser by right clicking on the URL. You can also visualize article previews.
Fresh Feed and Fresh Feed Pro require Mac OS X 10.6.7 on an Intel-based Mac. They’re available for free and US$1.99, respectively, at the Mac App store in the News category.