Leaf - RSS News Reader 4+

All your news in one place

Rocky Sand Studio Ltd.

    • 4.3 • 242 Ratings
    • $9.99



***** Featured by Apple in "Our favourite Mac Apps" *****

Leaf is an amazing news reader for your Mac. Read, share, star and search your news by using a clean and intuitive interface.

"The best looking news reader on the App Store" - by GenieBurger
"Excellent, clean interface, nice design" - by dfs83

- lifehacker.com - "The app walks the line between being minimal, offering you only the essential features, and making sure the features it does offer are useful..."

Highlighted features:
- Beautiful themes (including night mode) and customizable news reader appearance
- Syncs with Feedly, NewsBlur, Feedbin and Feed Wrangler
- Standalone RSS engine
- Save articles to Buffer, Evernote, Pocket, Readability, Instapaper, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
- RSS, RDF, ATOM support
- Gestures and keyboard shortcuts
- New article notifications and access to past articles in Notification Center

We'd like to know how to improve our apps, contact us at Rocky Sand Studio http://www.rockysandstudio.com

What’s New

Version 5.2.3

[fixed] New subscription panel bug

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
242 Ratings

242 Ratings

3glot ,

needs article sort by unread; text-only pane flaws

Some RSS feeds update articles long after their initial post. These articles show up as "unread" but far down on the article list pane. It would be useful to have a sort mode that puts unread articles ahead of read articles.

It would also be useful if Leaf would change the color of an article's text in the headlines/summary pane when clicked on, as a visual indicator of which articles actually got viewed.

The text-only version often truncates articles early where the same URL viewed in Safari Reader shows the whole text.

dtoub ,

Used to be an amazing app. Now little support and no fixes for major bugs.

Leaf is what I turned to when Reeder just got worse and worse and had no real support anymore. But over the past year, videos in web pages viewed within Leaf often do not play and content often doesn't fully load. I've sent this issue to the developer multiple times. On one ocasion I finally heard from him only to hear that he couldn't reproduce it. I've sent videos demonstrating this bug and it continues to be an issue. But Mojave is almost a year old and Leaf hasn't been updated in over a year (and then to fix High Sierra bugs). I wish there were another RSS newsreader that fit my needs, so I've stuck with Leaf not because it's so great anymore (it isn't, these days), but because the alternatives are even worse. That''s a shame. Happy to revise my rating if and when Leaf is fixed.

shiftyfish ,

Great app

I’ve made numerous attempts over the years to take advantage of RSS but never found anything elegant and stable enough to hold my attention for more than a few hours. Leaf has changed that. This app is now my new go-to news source.

While certain sites (in conjunction with my K9 protection) have caused crashes, enabling AdBlock in Safari seems to have resolved all issues.

While I ocassionally check my Twitter feed for odd items, Leaf has replaced virtually all of my other routines for staying up to date with news.

Because my favirote news sites break their feeds into categories, I can place feeds on different topics into different folders (say, politics and tech) and avoid the garbage I don’t want to read, like celebrity gossip.

All of my favorite sources are in one place with all the junk I don’t want to read removed. And with themes and a full page view, as seen at the source’s website, including videos, Leaf absolutely destroys every other reader I’ve tried.

This is a dream come true.

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