"An Otter RSS Reader" is the world's newest most okayest RSS reader with a high key adorable otter icon!

"This is exactly what I've been looking for! A simple RSS reader that syncs my subscribed feeds across my iPhone, iPad, and Mac. This developer is genius! I think he nailed it with this app"
- Josh Holtz

+ Subscribe to RSS Feeds that sync over iCloud
Fetches RSS feeds and refreshes in a background task or on a pull-to-refresh.

+ Auto Discover Feeds
Simply enter the domain of website (like and Otter will attempt to discover all RSS feed urls to choose from.

+ Group Feeds Into Folders
You know... because organization is important.

+ Read Articles In A Normal Web View
This isn't anything special. This is why its the okayest and minimalist. Just read the article like how it was supposed to be read. Is it even a reader? It might just be a syncer.

+ Widgets
Add some gorgeous widgets to your Home Screen to show unread count for either all feeds or a specific folder of feeds.

+ Import/Export with OPML
Import your feeds with an OPML file (if you have one from your existing RSS reader). Export your feeds into an OPML file if you hate "An Otter RSS" and want to move to another app. We'll understand. There are plenty of other apps out there and this one might not be the one for you!

What’s New

Version 1.1.0

Thank you all so much for your love and honest feedback! I added a bunch of requested features and fixed some ongoing bugs :)

- Fixed issue with feeds that have relative urls
- Add simpler (less busy) looking alternative icon (if the otter is too much for you)
- For real fixed mail button this time (don't judge me)
- Fixed refresh on feed so it doesn't get stuck (whoops)
- Added new settings for refresh rate for background task (increase if you want better battery life maybe)
- Add view for "only unread" (highly requested and I'm not sure why I I didn't have this originally)
- Add an Action in Safari share menu for subscribing to RSS without manually opening the app (this is so dope - no more manually copy/pasting URLs onto the app)
- Can now view all articles in a specific folder (also another highly requested feature)

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Medicchop28 ,

Auto Refresh

I like it a lot! Would be nice if on launch it would refresh my feeds. Currently I have to pull down to refresh. Same with my Mac. Maybe make it an option if it’s a problem for some. But when I launch the app I’d like it to refresh my feeds automatically. Background app refresh appears to be turned on as well and it’s definitely not doing that.

Mac version doesn’t seem to use reader and launches the web sites. Is it possible to add reader view to that?

Other than that I’m really enjoying. Thanks!

Developer Response ,

Hello! Auto refresh is coming is coming in version 1.1.1 later this week 🙂

Background refresh is scheduled by the OS. It will get refreshed at every 30 minutes at the minimum but could take longer. The more you use the app the bigger the priority those refreshes will come. iOS stuff 🤷‍♂️

And I wanted to have the same webview on Mac as iOS but there is a bug on Mac that didn’t allow me to use the same webview ☹️ Me and my wife also just had a baby so I couldn’t sink all of my time into fixing that the (yet). I do have plans to get some reader view working on Mac though!

Thank you so much for the kind review ❤️ I hope you keep enjoying your Otter experience!

Johnlovesdata ,

Love the minimal design

Love the minimal design. Would like slightly more if there was a share shortcut by long pressing an individual item. Otherwise I agree it’s the okayest RSS reader. Will keep using it. I like the iCloud sync.

Developer Response ,

Share shortcut? YOU GOT IT! Will add that in the next version ;)

I hope you keep enjoying the Otter!

jScone ,

Good start

Cleaner than many RSS readers without all the “discovery” cruft that takes over most of the others. My feature requests are a compact mode to fit more feeds on the screen, a pages scrolling mode, and gestures to mark as read a single feed or all the feeds on the display/page.

Also that otter is cute.

Developer Response ,

Glad you love the otter :)

And all of those suggestions are on my list! Hopefully I can get them out to you sooner rather than later :)

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Josh Holtz
7.3 MB

macOS 11.0 or later. Requires iOS 14.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  2. Medium Tip $2.99
  3. Large Tip $5.99


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