The Mental Faculty BV has introduces Cream 1.0, its debut newsreader application for Mac OS X (10.8 or higher).
Cream is a lightweight app designed to address the influx of news in today’s digital world. The app uses technologies developed for junk mail filtering to learn what stories you like.
You can sort and filter stories based on how likely a story is to appeal to you. You can add a story to a read-it-later service like Instapaper, Readability, or Pocket. Or you can open the story in your browser.
Using technologies from junk mail handling, Cream can filter stories based on your past reading habits. Clicking on a story reveals a popover bubble.
When you read a story, Cream marks it as interesting. When you ignore a story, it’s considered uninteresting. This information is used to learn what types of stories you like.
Cream provides a number of ways to filter and sort news stories. You can sort by “creaminess,” which is the likelihood you will like a story based on your past reading habits. You can also restrict the number of stories shown. For example, you could just include the top 100 stories in your feeds, sifting out the less interesting ones.
Cream 1.0 costs $4.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the News category (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cream/id563511066?mt=12).