NewsBar, the top-selling Mac newsreader also available for iPhone and iPad. Simple and clean interface, fast RSS engine, and zero-config iCloud sync across iOS and MacOS devices.

No delays, no waiting: stories appear immediately on your device, just as they are published. You can easily organize, read, follow, mark and search news from your favorite news sources. Stories are read directly from RSS and Twitter sources without delay.

With NewsBar there is no need to create any account or login into any service, news reading easy, safe and private.

Top-seller news app in Mac App Store since 2011.

◦ High speed, efficient RSS engine
◦ Twitter @user and #hashtag news feed reading
◦ iCloud sync across all Apple devices
◦ Full sync with NewsBar for Mac OS X
◦ Opens RSS links directly from Safari
◦ Clean, intutitive and easy to use interface
◦ Easy swipe between views and stories
◦ Organize feeds into user defined folders
◦ Keyword filter with iOS Notification Center support
◦ Configurable background refresh
◦ User selectable RSS and/or web browser view
◦ Built-in web browser
◦ Auto-hide read items
◦ Share news by Email, iMessage, Twitter, Facebook
◦ Star news for later reading
◦ Feedly and Pocket sync
◦ Quick text search in all feeds
◦ Enable/disable feeds
◦ Read password protected RSS feeds
◦ RSS 2.0, ATOM support

What’s New

Version 1.61

◦ iPhone X support
◦ Feedly sync
◦ better push notifications
◦ additional bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

calzones ,

Great for freedom from third party aggregators… UI needs a tweak

The primary issue I have that prevents me from awarding 5 stars is that when you are reading an article and scrolling it, you (I) naturally want to move the content near the top of the screen and with NewsBar, it jumps to the next article the moment the last bit of content appears at the bottom of the preview screen. You simply can't scroll the last bit of content to the top of the window.
This makes no sense to me. I can think of no use case where someone is going to read every single article in their feed one after the other (in reverse historical order no less). People scroll not to move on to the next article, they scroll to see more of the article they are reading at a place that is comfortable for their eyes.
Even when I scroll back to the article I was trying to read, 8 times out of 10, I still try to scroll it and end up skipping to the next article AGAIN. It's very frustrating.
I bought this and the desktop app purely and only for the iCloud sync feature.
I need a way to keep my rss feeds the same on mac and iOS, as well as mark as read the same on both.
The GUI is not so great, and the syncing can lag a little at times, but because it does sync without requiring some aggregation service, it's a winner for me.

Cranman1 ,

Fix this app, please.

Newsbar is great for what it is. However, it would be a much better program if I didn't have to play "babysitter" across multiple apple devices. I use iCloud for multiple cross-functional programs and Newsbar is the only program I have issues with. That is, if I view/read a Newsbar article on one device, then that action should be represented across all iCloud connected devices. Sometimes it works great while other times it does not. Please fix this. Thanks!

prk60091 ,

Newsbar on both iOS and macOS *were*my go to rss readers

I have been an ardent fan for many years. I liked the iCloud syncing.

Since the last update to iOS and macOS they have both continually crashed.

I cannot even export my opml file - the app crashes when I try.

It is time to try something different.

9months later I saw that the app has been updated. I decided to give it a try.

While I did not suffer any issues the interface feels old and outdated compared to modern rss readers.

Time has not been kind to newsbar

Developer Response ,

Problem fixed.


Andras Porffy
9.8 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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