Stand for Mac
Feedly is one of the many services that came to close the gap left by the discontinuation of the Google Reader service: storing your large collection of RSS feeds online means that you can access them via multiple devices and picking up where you left of every time.
You have the possibility to sign up for a Feedly account free of charge, even using your Google account to avoid dealing with additional credentials details. However, accessing the service via a web browser is not necessarily the best solution.
Stand is a small status bar menu application that can monitor you account, displays notifications when a certain number of articles have been published and allows you to view the latest titles in a stylish panel.
To get started you must connect to your Feedly Cloud by providing the necessary credentials. Stand will automatically detect all your RSS subscriptions and you will be able to view the list in the Feeds tab of the Settings window.
Even though the Stand Feed panel includes buttons for adding and removing subscriptions, only the delete button seems to work properly. If you want to add a feed to your collection you will have to go through the web interface.
Last but not least, you should navigate to the Stand Settings panel if you want to change the update interval (Low, Normal or High) or the notification level (5, 10, 20 or 40 items).
In the Stand main panel you can create your own list of favorite articles by selecting the star icon attached to each entry. Noteworthy is that Stand only displays the article’s title, the attached artwork and the source RSS: click anywhere on the entry surface and the app will automatically open the link in your default web browser.
All in all, Stand can be a great addition to your software collection if you want to keep an eye on your Feedly subscriptions without using your browser to monitor the newly published articles.