News Explorer is a full-featured yet easy-to-use RSS, JSON, Atom and Twitter newsreader with iCloud based synchronisation between Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

• News Explorer syncs your RSS, JSON, Atom and Twitter subscriptions, folder setup, news items, read statuses and favorites across all your Apple devices.
• Synchronisation is based on iCloud, so there is no need to login or to sign up into any other service, it just works out of the box.
• Built-in high speed RSS and Atom engine.
• Supports Twitter user and hashtags timelines.
• Enhanced support for YouTube feeds.
• Supports Podcast RSS feeds.

• Clean, stylish and clutter-free user interface.
• Article list with thumbnails, adjustable in visibility, size and alignment.
• Built-in browser for viewing inline links.
• Themes, adaptable to your taste and mood, or according appearance settings in macOS.
• Font of the article viewer is fully adjustable.

• Use Reader view to download and read the full text version of articles.
• Option to automatically use Reader view for all feeds, or selected feeds.
• Mark items as favorite for later reading.
• Navigate with one click to the original content.
• Reply, retweet and like tweets in Twitter feeds without leaving the app.
• Timeline view shows your news items in an attractive newspaper-like way.
• Full text search.
• Full keyboard navigation.
• Open articles in separate tabs or windows, for maximum focus.
• Built-in image viewer to browse through all images of news items.
• Full window YouTube videos.
• Built-in support to share news items with Twitter, Instapaper and Pocket.
• Share news items via email, Messages, Facebook and other sharing services.
• Support for Notification Center widgets.

• Add new RSS, Atom, JSON, Podcast and YouTube feeds directly from Safari, using the 'Add to News Explorer' share extension.
• Add RSS and Twitter feeds via the built-in search form.
• Support to add manually RSS, Atom, JSON and Twitter feeds.
• Feed extension support let you open RSS news feed URL’s.
• Group your subscriptions by using folders.
• Rename and reorder folders and feeds, using drag-and-drop.
• OPML import and export.
• Feed manager let you manage the feeds that should be displayed in the Notification Center.

• Assign keyboard shortcuts to sharing services, including Instapaper and Pocket.
• Simply hit the spacebar to open the next article or to scroll the article when needed.
• With full Touch Bar support you have quick access to all essential functions.
• App icon badge with unread items count.

• Runs natively on Apple Silicon and Intel Macs.
• Supports RSS 2.0, RDF, JSON Feed, ATOM, Podcast, YouTube and Twitter news feeds.
• Supports feeds with Basic and Digest HTTP Authentication.
• Support for displaying articles with RTL text like Arabic or Hebrew.
• Auto Dark Mode and Accent Color support.
• Fully working iCloud sync based on CloudKit.
• Three built-in Reader view engines.
• Spotlight Search.
• Handoff support.
• Notifications with images.

You only need to buy two apps to cover all Apple platforms:
• News Explorer for Mac is available on the Mac App Store.
• News Explorer for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV is a universal purchase app, available on the App Store of the mentioned devices. Universal purchase allows you to purchase News Explorer once, and then access it on all connected platforms.

News Explorer is one of the best documented news apps with an extensive help page on If you still have any questions or need support, email us at or twitter to @elemanssoftware.

If you like News Explorer then feel free to leave a review or a rating in the App Store, it helps a lot!

What’s New

Version 1.10.2

• Improved data refresh after date change
• Solved potential focus issue in Add New Folder dialog
• Improved display unread badge of selected sidebar items

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

Jumoru ,

Sehr guter RSS Reader, mit perfekter Integration ins Apple Ökosystem

Ich bin rundum zufrieden. Das hinzufügen und verwalten von Feeds ist einfach. Durch zahlreiche Anpassungsmöglichkeiten (Schriftart, Schriftgröße, Hintergrund, …) kann man den Reader sehr gut an die eigenen Bedürfnisse anpassen. Dank iCloud Sync ist auch kein weiterer Dienst wie Feedly nötig. Da NewsExplorer die gleichen Icons / Schaltflächen / Gesten wie iOS und macOS unterstützt findet man sich sofort zurecht. Die App läuft zudem sehr stabil, die Zeitleistenansicht mit den großen Vorschaubildern ist auch sehr ansprechend und es gibt regelmäßige Updates. Selten habe ich eine App gesehen die sowohl technisch als auch optisch so gut auf das Apple Ökosystem abgestimmt ist. Vielen Dank an den Entwickler, dass ist genau die RSS Lösung die ich gesucht habe!

AladdinTuzla ,

Sehr perfekter RSS Reader

Ich habe 2 gekauft, Reeder und News Explorer. MIr gefällt der News Explorer einen Tick besser, da dieser auch Bilder bei den News Feeds von BBC und Guardian anzeigt. Einfach Klasse! Auch der Sync.

StreamCollector ,

Probleme mit vielen importierten Feeds

Ich habe im Laufe der Zeit mehrere Tausend Feeds in vielen Kategorien mit Feedly gesammelt. Zuletzt konnte ich damit keine Feeds mehr hinzufügen, da die Zahl der Feeds selbst mit der teuren Aboversion limitiert ist.

Ich importierte daher die Feeds in den News Explorer, aber auch hier gelang es mir aus unerfindlichen anderen Gründen nicht, neue Feeds hinzuzufügen. Zudem war das Programm ständig damit beschäftigt, im Hintergrund Feeds nachzuladen und wirkte dadurch langsam.

Developer Response ,

When you import multiple thousands of feeds, the app may take some considerable time to setup the initial data records in iCloud. Furthermore the max timeout for syncing may be a limiting factor. Increase this to the max value in the Advanced section of the News Explorer Preferences. Another factor are 'dead feeds' and other feeds with problematic connections: this can be checked in the Feed Manager (under the Window menu). For performance reasons, it's best to delete non-responding feeds. Finally, check the amount of free space in your iCloud account.

App Privacy

The developer, Ron Elemans, 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:

  • Diagnostics

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  • Family Sharing

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

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