It’s like podcasts, but for reading.

NetNewsWire is a free and open source RSS reader. It’s fast, stable, and accessible.

NetNewsWire shows you articles from your favorite blogs and news sites — and keeps track of what you’ve read.

If you’ve been going from page to page in your browser looking for new articles to read, let NetNewsWire bring them to you instead.

Take back control of your news. And have fun doing it!


* Direct feed-downloading
* Syncing via iCloud, Feedbin, Feedly, BazQux, Inoreader, NewsBlur, The Old Reader, and FreshRSS
* Multiple accounts
* Dark Mode
* Reader view
* Share sheet
* Starred articles
* All Unread and Today smart feeds
* Folders
* Importing and exporting OPML feed lists
* Background refreshing
* Searching
* Hiding read articles
* Timeline customization
* Keyboard shortcuts
* Context menus
* Support for multiple windows
* Special support for Reddit and Twitter feeds
* Home screen widgets for today, unread, and starred articles
* Share extension

What’s New

Version 6.0.2

Makes a particular crash on startup, that happens only on iPad, far less likely.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

nik.reiman ,

Best RSS reader out there!

For those of us who still rely on RSS, this app is a godsend. Clean and minimalist, yet comfortable and not lacking any essential features. Also no ads and no data collection. Best of all, it’s open source! What a great project, my kudos go out to the maintainers.

Holiday12355 ,

Fresh new, up do date rss reader

I was very happy to discover this app. I have been using another rss reader for 7 years but that one stayed many years behind and not getting updated. This is free, fresh, looks and works good and doesn’t even have ads.

Missing things
- iCloud integration to sync between devices (I don’t want to use a third party for this)
- Manual/always dark mode
- Google like search when adding rss instead of manual copy paste (even the very old “RSS Reader” app can do this

Thanks a lot, overall highly recommended

ConstructiveReviewer27 ,

Great Application but...

Would be great if not only the feeds but also the read/unread labels would sync across devices. With that feature it would be 5 stars

App Privacy

The developer, Brent Simmons, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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