Elytra 12+

Simple & Private RSS Reader

Nikhil Nigade

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Faster & Stable Sync

Elytra is a privacy focused RSS Feed reader.

Elytra is the first Feed Reader on iOS & macOS to bring native text & image rendering to the Article Reader. It’s fully featured, customizable and ever evolving.

An active subscription is required to use the app (14-days free trial)

PRIVATE: Your account is automatically setup and is completely private. No passwords to remember. Elytra does not collect any personal information from you.

PRIVACY: Elytra strips out all tracking scripts and tracking pixels from articles to ensure your reading habits are always kept private.

MODERN FEED FORMATS: Elytra supports both XML and JSON feed formats.

PUSH NOTIFICATIONS: Get real-time updates from your favorite blogs which support the WebSub protocol.

LOCAL NOTIFICATIONS: Get near real-time updates from blogs which do not support push notifications.

LOCAL BOOKMARKS: All your bookmarks are locally available to read and refer even when you’re offline.

NATIVE RENDERING: Elytra renders articles using native features of iOS to bring inclusive features like Dynamic Type, Voice Over for Accessibility and reduce usage of tracking scripts.

IMAGE LOADING: Elytra provides various image loading options so you can save on mobile bandwidth and load images you deem necessary.

SYNC: Elytra supports cross-device sync using its API. Access your feeds on your iOS Devices, Mac devices as well as in the browser.

SEARCH: Search for a feed, then an article and then snippets within the article. Elytra is the first RSS Reader to support search within articles.

APPEARANCE: Elytra supports both Light and Dark themes. You can choose between various Serif and Sans-Serif fonts or even custom fonts you have installed on your device.

LINKED HEADERS: When the Article Author goes through the trouble of linking headers with IDs, it only makes sense that Elytra enables you to share direct sections with your friends & family.

MUTE FILTERS: Clean up your feeds from unwanted topics, spoilers, and noise.

WIDGETS: Elytra supports four unique widgets across all platforms to bring your favourite feeds and updates to your homescreen.


Elytra cannot connect to or sync with other RSS Syncing or Aggregation services.


Terms: https://elytra.app/terms/
Privacy Policy: https://elytra.app/privacy/

The iOS App is also available on the App Store.

What’s New

Version 2024.4.0

Major improvements to the app, multiple bug fixes, and more coming soon...

- Improved sync: changes to feeds and folders are now picked up before syncing articles begins.

- Fixed a crashing bug that would sometimes occur when adding a new feed.

- Fixed syncing of feed updates and changes across devices.

- Fixed a bug where article enclosures would not get saved properly to disk.

- Fixed a bug where articles with no explict cover image assigned, would show no cover image, if it had an image enclosure.

- Fixed a bug where article enclosures without any articles would linger around consuming disk space. These are now cleaned up when the app starts.

Ratings and Reviews

Taurus123 ,

Good RSS reader

I have tried a whole bunch of RSS apps on the App Store and I like this app. It has its own personality, which is important. It allows a fair bit of customization. The focus on privacy is also good.

But, I won’t be using it because this is a subscription based app. I would rather pay an upfront fee to buy the app, so I would be sticking to Reeder for now and upgrading to Reeder 4 when it comes out.

Update to dev: yes a one time purchase is a vastly preferred alternative. I would be okay with using iCloud sync if that lowers your recurring costs and an upgrade every few years would be fine too.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your honest review. Would a life-time purchase be more compelling for you on contrast to a subscription model?

Update: Hi, I have updated the pricing and added a new one-time payment option as well. Do check those out.

SaltyPancakes03 ,

Can’t use. Stole my money.

This app has not worked since the day after I downloaded it. How can you keep updating the app and not fix the crashing and bugs

wraithequestrain ,

Not Private

They’ve mentioned “private” and “privacy” so many times in the app description, and yet the app collects data according to the privacy label. That all one needs to know about how well this app will work.

Developer Response ,

Hello, please note that the required data collected is only sufficient for syncing your data. It is in no way linked to your personal data. No personal data is collected from you to begin with.

Hence, I can assert that the privacy labels, when read in context, are correct. Please refer to the app’s privacy policy for more details.

If you have any questions, I’ll be happy to respond to them, please email me at support@elytra.app.

App Privacy

The developer, Nikhil Nigade, 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:

  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

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

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