NetNewsWire: RSS Reader 17+

More news, less junk. Faster‪.‬

Brent Simmons

    • 4.8 • 488 Ratings
    • Free



It’s like podcasts, but for reading.

NetNewsWire is a free and open source RSS reader. It’s fast, stable, and accessible.

NetNewsWire shows you articles from your favorite blogs and news sites — and keeps track of what you’ve read.

If you’ve been going from page to page in your browser looking for new articles to read, let NetNewsWire bring them to you instead.

Take back control of your news. And have fun doing it!


* Direct feed-downloading
* Syncing via iCloud, Feedbin, Feedly, BazQux, Inoreader, NewsBlur, The Old Reader, and FreshRSS
* Multiple accounts
* Dark Mode
* Reader view
* Share sheet
* Starred articles
* All Unread and Today smart feeds
* Folders
* Importing and exporting OPML feed lists
* Background refreshing
* Searching
* Hiding read articles
* Timeline customization
* Keyboard shortcuts
* Context menus
* Support for multiple windows
* Special support for Reddit and Twitter feeds
* Home screen widgets for today, unread, and starred articles
* Share extension

What’s New

Version 6.0.2

Makes a particular crash on startup, that happens only on iPad, far less likely.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
488 Ratings

488 Ratings

cblocher2011 ,

A free premium experience

I’m using voice dictation on the iPhone to write this review. So my apologies for any weird words. I can’t say enough about this app. It has so many features that other paid apps have if it’s absolutely free. Are used to use the Google RSS reader until they shut that project down. And then I used a very nice paid RSS reader. However it was becoming annoying to spend money every year just to keep access to that app. NetNewsWire provides all the features that I liked from thePaid up I used to use. These features include full support for iOS accessibility feature called voice over. Dark mode support, iCloud syncing support, the ability to tap one button and see the full text of the article, and so much more. This is one of those few applications that I don’t hesitate to recommend people. My hat is truly off to the developer.

(: ME :) ,

Neat App

I really appreciate the light and dark mode support and native experience of the app. Swiping between the articles is great. Works well on iPhone and iPad.

I kinda wish there were headers shown between days so I could easily see when I’ve advanced to the previous day’s content. I tend to open the app, scroll down to the bottom, then read up so I can read them in the order they were created. The Today section usually works well for this except I miss the content posted late the night before so I switch back and forth between that and All Unread which is a bit annoying.

Overall, would recommend! Definitely can’t beat the price ha

newmans99 ,

Good, but could be significantly better

I used to use NetNewsWire years ago and loved it, I was so disappointed when it went away. I was excited to hear NNW coming back and that it would be available on my current devices (iPad/iPhone). However, over the years have experienced many new ways to consume my news including Feedly and News+.

When NNW was released, I was hoping that it would significantly improve my news reading experience, as it did years ago. Unfortunately, NNW feels to be the same app/workflow as it was back then with little evolution other than being on my iDevice.

Adding features such as Category (folder) views, device feed sharing (iCloud Drive), newspaper style view, duplicate elimination/aggregation, recommended feeds, auto category forward, and auto-read would make NNW my go-to news reading solution. Until then it will have to remain a throwback novelty.

Hopefully, these suggestions will help NNW become better and eventually become THE best RSS Feed reader available, as it once was.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feature requests! I’m not sure what you mean by a few of them, though. Would you email me?

App Privacy

The developer, Brent Simmons, 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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  • Identifiers

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