NetNewsWire 5 for Mac Help

The On My Mac account

The On My Mac account is the simplest way to use NetNewsWire. Using it requires no additional service or software. It’s just you, your subscriptions and NetNewsWire.

NetNewsWire manages everything for the On My Mac account. It keeps your subscription list and is responsible for fetching the feeds and checking for updates. This means it also keeps track of what items you’ve read or not.

On My Mac account data does not sync to any other location. It works best for those people who only read NetNewsWire feeds on one Mac, and nowhere else.

NetNewsWire can also be used with a syncing service like Feedbin.

Refreshing On My Mac feeds

The feeds in the On My Mac account will be refreshed automatically whenever you open NetNewsWire. If left open, NetNewsWire will refresh your feeds every hour, or according to the schedule you set in Preferences.

If you don’t use the On My Mac account

If you only use a syncing account with NetNewsWire, you may want to hide or disable the On My Mac account.

Hide the On My Mac account

To hide the On My Mac account, place the mouse over the On My Mac listing in the sidebar and click on Hide.

Disable the On My Mac account

Disabling the On My Mac account can be done in NetNewsWire’s preferences.

  1. Open the NetNewsWire preferences by choosing NetNewsWirePreferences… (⌘,)
  2. Click on Accounts and choose On My Mac
  3. Uncheck the Active checkbox

You’ll no longer see the On My Mac account in the NetNewsWire sidebar.