NetNewsWire

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NetNewsWire History

Indie Era

May 2002: MacNewsWire 1.0b6 — NetNewsWire’s immediate predecessor — ships

2002 July 12: NetNewsWire Lite 1.0 public beta

2002 September 19: NetNewsWire Lite 1.0

2003 February 11: NetNewsWire 1.0

2005 May 12: NetNewsWire 2.0

NewsGator Era

2005 October 4: NewsGator acquires NetNewsWire

Brent takes a job at NewsGator and continues to work on NetNewsWire as lead (and usually only) developer.

2007 June 5: NetNewsWire 3.0

2008 July 10: NetNewsWire 1.0 for iPhone ships on day one of the App Store

2009 September 23: NetNewsWire 2.0 for iPhone

2010 April 3: NetNewsWire 1.0 for iPad

2011 March 2: NetNewsWire Lite 4.0

Black Pixel Era

2011 June 3: NetNewsWire acquired by Black Pixel

Brent continues to work at NewsGator for a couple more years. He no longer works on NetNewsWire.

2014: Brent begins work on a new RSS reader for Mac called Evergreen.

2015 September 3: Black Pixel releases NetNewsWire 4.0

Black Pixel also makes versions for iOS and Apple TV

2017 June 1: Brent announces Evergreen

Back Home, Open Source Era

2018 August 31: NetNewsWire Comes Home

Black Pixel generously returns the name “NetNewsWire” to Brent. Brent renames Evergreen to NetNewsWire. What was to ship as Evergreen 1.0 will now ship as NetNewsWire 5.0. NetNewsWire is free and open source.

2019 August 12: NetNewsWire 5.0 public beta

2019 August 26: NetNewsWire 5.0