RSS Follower 17+

All news in one place

Alexey Nikitin & Alexandr Bondar

    • 4.2 • 35 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Collect articles from different feeds, read and share your favorite news with the clean and intuitive RSS Follower. Get all news, RSS feeds in one app.

Appearance Switching
You can select a light and a dark appearance, or allow RSS Follower to automatically switch between them, based on the system appearance mode.

Display and Side Switching
You can place the RSS Follower sidebar on any display. For any display, you can place the sidebar on the left or the right side of the screen.

Autohide Sidebar:
On switch to another application on Space
By timeout

Feed Management
You can subscribe to any feeds you want. RSS Follower supports the RSS 2.0, ATOM, and RDP standards.

Multiple article list view layouts
Choose one of the layouts: Large or Compact. Both layouts support imageless mode to display more text.

Reading articles
You can read articles in a built-in comfortable News Browser with a Summary and Full Story view. Moreover, you can open articles in any web browser installed on your Mac.

Flag an article to never lost it. All flagged articles are displayed in a separate list in the sidebar.

Grouping articles by:

Share articles via:
Add to Reading List

Other features
• Download attachment
• Change font in a Summary View in the News Browser
• Customize refresh articles interval
• Supports Notification Center
• Customizable actions to improve RSS Follower functionality
• Customizable swipe actions

What’s New

Version 1.9

Fixed an issue that sometimes made it impossible to show the Newsbar after being hidden.
Some changes in localizations
User Interface improvement
Performance and stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

The Holmes' Place ,

Tighter Notification Center Integration

I might be the only one, but I prefer to not have to use another app, in a way of saying. I’d love it if this application should send any RSS articles to the notification center. Therefore allowing me not to really use this application, just let it run in the background feeding my notification center with RSS articles.
That said, it’s a nicely built app, very clean and seems to adhere with most of the Apple development and design guidelines, which makes the app feel more native to the operating system. Nice work everyone, though sorry to say that I won’t be using it until tighter notification center integration is added.

Won't accept my nicknames ,

OK as a reader but bait and switch on cost

I had used Shrook but when we got a new desktop Shrook wouldn't run. After reading up on RSS readers I chose RSS Follower. It is marketed as "free" but what it doesn't make clear is that the free version is limited to 3 feeds. If you want more it's $4.99. The basic function of reading articles works fine but several features are lacking. I've not been able to figure out how to flag articles and the Help function is usseless on that issue. I also have not figured out how to clean up the feed to remove older articles that I'm not interested in. Again, Help is useless. I don't want to sink a ton of time into trying to figure it out or get a different RSS reader so I guess I'll live with the inconvenience.

Developer Response ,

I would like to apologize for any inconvenience that you might have experienced while using RSS Follower. To flag articles: please open an article, click on the share button, and choose "Flag". To remove old articles: please open RSS Follower preferences in General view and select the necessary period of time, during which you want to keep old articles in Newsbar, under "Keep read articles". It does not affect flagged articles. If you have any further question feel free to contact me directly at

MehrdadThePro ,

If you need a fast and easy RSS reader, congratulations you just found it.

For me, I didn't need anything fancy or super beautiful. I just needed an RSS reader that can load some details from my feeds, update every minute and just be easy to reach. Short and direct to the point. There are so many RSS reader out there, fancy and luxurious; I didn't need any of those. I needed something to load fast, run fast, update fast and just give me the titles. RSS Follower rescued me from months of searching. I'm using the free version and I'm absolutely happy. Highly Recommended.

App Privacy

The developer, Alexey Nikitin & Alexandr Bondar, 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 Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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