Times: A new RSS application


I use my RSS reader religiously but oftentimes suffer from information overload so I'm excited about Times, a new RSS reader released today by Acrylic. Instead of a vertical format reader that resembles your inbox, Times presents your feeds in an attractive, digestible and, more importantly, customizable newspaper-like format.

Starting with a blank slate separated into three sections you have the freedom to customize your reader into a form that works best for you. Dividing your feeds into sections and making different pages for separate subjects allows one to organize according to their own logic. Headlines and photos from your sources make it easier to identify articles from feeds making for even more efficient browsing.

Another useful feature is Shelf, which allows you to save and sort articles for your next coffee break. Just click and drag to your Shelf to read later.


Apple blog, who was involved in beta testing of Times, offers an in depth review. Download a free trial at Acrylic but it'll cost you $30 if you'd like to buy it.

Josh Rubin

Josh Rubin

Josh Rubin is COOL HUNTING's founder, editor and executive creative director. He brings his background as a photographer and expertise as a user experience designer to his point of view on what makes a good story for CH—this most often include some kind of intersectionality between art, culture, technology and design. Josh is a bit of an urban hippie, obsessed with most things Japanese, a Sealyham Terrier lover and very food motivated.

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