Christmas Giveaway Day 12: Times

We have another great application from Acrylic Apps up for grabs today, this time with the aim of creating a customized, personal newspaper on your Mac. Times is a unique RSS reader that displays news through a really beautiful interface. We have ten copies to give away to a selection of lucky Mac.AppStorm readers.

Read on for more information about the app, and to find out how to enter.

Winners Announced

Congratulations to the ten winners of Times. Hope you enjoy reading the news in style over Christmas!

  • @hvonbrevern – HJ von Brevern
  • @cyxodus – Payton Gauldin
  • @dominikporada – Dominik Porada
  • @ngaloppo – Nico Galoppo
  • @djrayon – Reyo
  • @SmilingDesigner – Bjorn
  • @phillipsmn – Mason Phillips
  • @iTomath – Thomas Furlonger
  • @choise – Choise
  • @jonneubeck – jonneubeck

About Times

Times is a re-think of how people use and read news on their computer. Instead of treating news like email (as most RSS readers do), Times presents you with headlines and photos from a variety of sources all in one place. Like your own personal newspaper, you can put feeds into separate areas and easily create pages for different subjects.

Times in Action

Times in Action

Our Review of Times

If you’d like to find out more about Times, our review is a great place to start. Here’s a quick summary of what we found:

Times is a great RSS Reader and provides a fresh interface that isn’t matched by any other application on the market. The price seems fair, if not a tad high, for such an application, but the multitude of free options out there are worth a look. Times is great appliction if you haven’t had much luck with other RSS readers, especially if you are tired of the old e-mail inbox interface approach.

How to Enter

All you need to do to enter is follow us on Twitter @macappstorm. It’s that easy!

The competition closes in exactly 24 hours, and we will randomly select the winner(s) shortly afterwards. This post will be updated with the winners information and we’ll get in touch with you.

A big thanks to Acrylic Apps, the developers of Times, for sponsoring the competition. Good luck, and be sure to follow us or subscribe so that you can find out if you’re a winner!


Today’s Web.AppStorm Giveaway: CrashPlan

Don’t forget to check out what’s going on over at Web.AppStorm! Today they’re giving away a few memberships for CrashPlan.

CrashPlan is designed to give you piece of mind. Take the pain out of data security with the automatic backup this application provides.

Read more and enter the competition.

Our Christmas Wallpapers

In case you missed it, we’ve also created a bunch of festive wallpapers to get your desktop in the Christmas spirit. Here’s a quick preview!



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  • Sweet!

  • Does it work if we were already following you?

    • Absolutely – we’ll pick the winners to include those already following us!

      • OK, good.

  • Nice app !!! I have never won nothing but …

  • Rather slow, Times is. Nonetheless we are all part of the competition if we already follow you.

  • @williammengers

    this looks like a really great way to view RSS feeds.

  • @integralist

  • Love to give it a try. Already following.

  • @AriNguyen

  • @nielskreijveld

    Been keeping track of this app for a while now, and this would be the perfect opportunity to try it out!

  • The app looks really useful, following you already guys (@bartonmiklos).

  • this is my best rss reader!

  • Already a follower!!! :) @ragedesign

    This app looks amazing!!!!!! Love the concept!

  • App looks GREAT!!!!

    Already a follower… @ragedesign!!! :)

  • Would love this app!! What a great idea! :)

    Already a follower… @ragedesign

  • Would love this app!! What a great idea! :)

    Already a follower… @ragedesign

  • @jmchauv sweet!

  • The trial version made me stop buying the newspaper… It expired, sadly. Would love to win the today’s giveaway!

  • Following already at @sayseed

  • already following with @lukehrm

  • Wow this looks awesome, I haven’t won anything so maybe this will be my chance! @connorcrosby

  • @lgsobalvaro


  • I’m following you guys.

  • Already following at @lgsobalvarro

  • Time is lovely, easily the best RSS for looks. I love the shelf and the way it’s laid out. Not only is it good looking but in my opinion it works.

    I email the developer about this problem though and they did get back to me although didn’t really answer it. But it’s a dead app to me without Google Reader sync. Especially with the iPhone for reading RSS too. This proves to be the best option in my opinion.

    Until this happens, I can’t use this lovely looking app. Also it can get quite sluggish and slow sometimes.

    Why oh why are there no decent looking and working RSS apps that support Google Reader on the Mac???

  • This app looks very interesting, I’ve been wanting to try it ever since I first heard of it.

    And I’m already a follower: @D3V4 ;)

  • Already following. (@inket)

  • twitter @jlandon84

  • Following you since I don’t know when! lol!

  • Following you since I don’t know when! lol!

  • Sorry for second response. Forgot to add my Twitter account @nite41

  • I’m already following you guys! @jeremyopposite

  • I enjoyed Times when I tested it out. I’d enjoy a copy (@typo180)

  • Wow, out of all the “turns my rss into a newspaper applications”… Times does actually look like the truest to form one I’ve ever seen.

  • @johandelfs

  • Yep, @fredericsoler

  • I’ve been using this app since you guys reviewed it a little while back and LOVED it, except my trial ran out. @greenhero13

  • Awesome app!

  • @ivantolmachev
    Hoping to win this time, all of the giveaways are so delicious and I havent won anything yet! :))

  • done, @michimself

  • @gaia_studio


  • Oh god I want this app, I’ve yet to find a good RSS reader for my needs, and this looks so perfect.

  • I just opened tweeter account just for this…

  • Very exicted! Looking forward. I’m currently following you guys (@RttaM),

  • @CreativeBoy :D

  • Already a follower: @adaddah
    This aap looks great, hope to win.

  • I follow you already! @andreacbravob

  • @ratsworld

  • great app

  • Already following @damonsharp

  • Already following,

  • Great app and a useful gift (@richardshank) thanks for the follow ;)

    Happy holidays.

  • woa really cool giveaway! I would love to have it!


  • i already follow


  • I would love to give this a try… Started following today. @kgosser

  • @memnarch1113

  • Following already at @arthurlockman! I love this app, and would love a copy!

  • I am following

  • Already a follower.

    I too jumped on the twitter bandwagon thanks to the giveaways this December.

    Times would be awesome, as I’ve gotten tired of NetNewsWire’s quirks, and, sadly, it’s interface. This looks pretty and fresh

  • I got a copy of Times in the MacHeist bundle a few months back. It’s a neat app, but my feed collection is too large for it to handle very well. So I’m sticking with Newsfire still.

    I hope to, one day, find enough time to work on a web app idea I’ve had that would, in a slightly Times-like manner, make it easier to scan through feeds. I have other projects to attend to first, though.

  • @fellowweb

  • This app certainly makes RSS feeds that bit more interesting, @dswnz

  • seeing that i don’t read newspapers and get all my news via rss, this would make a great alternative. :) BTW my twitter account is @daba_nz

  • @bramn

  • @josephhug

  • @troberto

    It looks like a really well-done app, so I’d love to try it out.

  • @faktory

  • Following @suaransidhu. i really want this app. dont like net news wire bacause of the ads.

  • @jacobbuck … this looks interesting. since most of my web browsing relies on rss, it would be worth checking out :)

  • @feldin

  • Already following. Looks like a really cool app!


  • @leafos1

  • Following…. @golusin

  • Already following you!

  • Sadly I just tried once Times, as demo…it’s really is a nice newpaper. XD

  • @Cookie503

  • Following. @samterry

  • Agreed. Google reader sync makes everything so simple. If only there was reeder for mac like the one for iPhone. But I realized there are some apps that are able to grab feeds from google but just not sync them.

  • Wohoow!!! I´ve used the trial for some days now and I love it!!

    I do follow you guys on twitter (@Chabrall)

  • Already following at @Kaxir

  • I’m already a follower…[email protected]

  • already following @puleddu

  • Same here, following for some time now. @sswinkels

  • Already following!

  • Looks good! It is enough, if I only follow or do I have to do something else?

  • Wow. Looks great! I follow many RSS feeds, so this would be a breath of fresh air. :D Following!

  • Hello,

    this is a good idea full of bug (i own it, and sent the bugs to support without answer months ago). Even on the screenshot here above we can the the artefacts on top right and left of the main window. At the begining i though it was to imitate a real newspaper pages, bug this is annoying.

  • i follow you guys


  • LOL you have over 9.000 followers. Yeah, that’s a good shoot. LOL

  • @eliarock

  • Wow, amazing, I have never won anything, it’s amazing. THANK YOU very much [email protected]!