Love RSS feeds? So do we!!

RSS feeds are a great way to follow updates on your favorite website. However, some sites set up their feeds to only show a portion of each entry, you know, to get you to click through to their actual website. We find that really annoying, and we're sure you do too.

Which is why, unlike other RSS feed readers, that either push you into a browser (in-app or otherwise), or depend on third party text parsing services and require you to be online to fetch the full text of one article at a time (which makes it no different from having to click/tap through to a website), in lire, you get your favorite RSS feeds as they should've been. You don't need to click through to any website (though, you do still have the option to, if you really wanted). It takes your favorite partial feeds, does it's magic, and converts them in to full feeds, so you don't have to click/tap on those annoying 'Read more' or 'Continue reading' links.

Once they're cached, you don't even need to be connected to read your full-text feeds.

Use as a standalone feed reader,


sync with any of the several services: Feedly, Feedbin, FeedHQ, The Old Reader, Inoreader, BazQux Reader, Newsblur, Feed Wrangler, FreshRSS, Miniflux, Nextcloud News, Tiny Tiny RSS.

What’s New

Version 1.2.10

Version 1.2.10

- Two new Article widgets, 1 medium & 1 large, which do not display article's date, and consequently have more space for the article's title.

- UX for finding/adding new feeds/subscriptions (now includes feed directory style search similar).
- UX for changing sync mode.
- First Launch UX.

- A bug that prevented new logins to Feedly in some cases.
- Other minor bug fixes.

Previously in Version 1.2.9

- Support for syncing with Tiny Tiny RSS.
- A new "Subscribe in lire" app extension to subscribe to new feeds from other app's like Safari.
- New context menu actions in article lists and hot links list to open article's directly in your default browser, or the in-app browser.

- Improved app performance when syncing with a Nextcloud News instance containing a lot (thousands) of articles.
- Minor UI tweaks.

- Glitches that occurred while navigation the sidebar with a keyboard, while a section in the sidebar was collapsed.
- Search field text/selection glitches that occurred when selecting a new item in the sidebar.

If you enjoy using lire, please leave a review, or tell a friend about it. That helps a lot!

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

OrangeAndBlackk ,

Where are the updates?

I read a review that said this is one of the best Mac RSS apps. I'd agree, but the app hasn't been updated in 4 months and is completely breaking in Big Sur.

If you're thinking of purchasing, wait until you see it has been updated.

Developer Response ,

Updates are coming.

Big Sur is in beta, I can not release a fix for a bug on an unreleased OS. If you're an advanced enough user to be using an unreleased version of macOS, you should've already known that.

Gank! ,

App Crashes at Launch

Current version of app crashes at launch. Doesn't work. This is the same as the last two releases. Crashes at launch. Since there's no way to know how the app works on macOS, I can only give it 1 Star. The iOS & iPadOS Apps have been great!

ErrorI get at crash:
Application Specific Information:
*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInternalInconsistencyException', reason: 'Unbalanced state change freezing/thawing!'
terminating with uncaught exception of type NSException
abort() called

This is my review of the app when it did open before:
I've been reading most articles via RSS for many many years now, and lire has always been one of the few RSS apps on iOS that I've used. Seems like there was some hiccups initially with the macOS app, but now that the app's working again I'll be checking it out a little more. Would be great if the text filled the entire space when opening an article in Reader Mode. On a Mac in full screen the text is still confined to a small space as opposed to filling the space. Still! This is a great app.

Developer Response ,

Sorry that you're facing this crash. I'd be happy to troubleshoot this for you, if you just email me:

quangtonthat ,

Best RSS reader

I have been using all kinds of RSS readers since the early days of NetNewWire, none of the apps is as good as libre. All RSS apps are good in respects, bad in some respects, none is really perfect, but I think lire has all the good features that I am looking for such as simplicity of the user interface, fast, disply full text (which I think is the best RSS feature).

App Privacy

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

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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