RSS Menu 17+

e dot studios

    • 3.6 • 8 Ratings
    • $2.99



RSS Menu is a systemwide menu that allows you to read and organize your favourite RSS, Atom and/or JSON feeds.

The articles are automatically updated and you will get a notification when new articles are available or when some other event occurs. In addition to visual notification, you can also enable speech notification and choose one of the many built in voices.

Key features include:

- easy to use RSS browsing with systemwide menu
- very fast parsing engine
- auto detects if a url has one or more feeds
- importing and exporting of OPML files
- many options to customize the menu
- support for saving articles for offline reading
- support for grouping feeds in submenus and adding separators
- support for favourite icons (aka page icons)
- supports RSS, Atom and JSON feeds

What’s New

Version 3.3.1

- fixed an issue that could cause RSS Menu to use a lot of memory
- fixed a bug when exporting to an OPML file
- fixed a bug when importing an OPML file
- fixed a bug that would not update the UI when importing an OPML file
- significantly reduced the amount of memory and CPU usage
- article preview in menu will only show if the article has content

Note: The first time you select the menu it will take a second or so to show up. This is due to a new implementation to reduce the amount of times the menu is being built.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

AnotherCarGuy ,

Not happy with V. 3.0, but 3.1 is good

Edit #2 - The 3.1 update restroed the ability to run in the background, and also to disable the Collection folders, which are totally redundant for my uses. The app is again as useful as before. Might not be perfect, but it is the best I've found for how I want to access my feeds. Kudos to the developer for bringing back the prior behavior so quickly!

Edit - Will revisit this review after the application update promised in the developer's response is released.

Original review - I've been using RSS Menu for years, but do not like the new release, I much prefer the previous background menu. The new app does not work well for how I use my computer.

I'd like to revert to version 2.7.4. I tried restoring the old app from backup, but after doing so, RSS Menu does not appear in the menu bar though it is shown to be running. So apparently the new version does something outside the app and its preference file that breaks the previous version.

Tried to contact the developer, but the email form on his website never sends, and eventually just times out.

Developer Response ,

Glad you liked it. Please feel free to contact us with any feedback so we can work on making RSS Menu even better.

Neale Monks ,

Good, but...

When it’s working, this little application is good. Simple idea, implemented nicely. But it doesn’t handle at least one situation gracefully. When woken up from sleep or in some other situation where it looses its connection to the internet, the lists of “unread articles” goes nuts. As in, articles previously read are marked as unread, seemingly randomly and usually profusely. This makes it impossible to see which articles are genuinely unread from which ones are being falsely reported as unread, so you end up marking them all as unread just to clear the decks.

It’s a relatively minor issue, and sporadic rather than consistent, so while annoying when it happens, it shouldn’t put you off the measley two bucks the application costs. Easily worth it.

Herbert68 ,

v3.2.1 works prefectly! Thank you!!!

I'm on macOS 11.4, MacBook Pro 16" (2019), 1TB, 32MB RAM. The RSS Menu is an essential utility on my Mac since many years, there is nothing that comes even close to the simplicity and perfection of the user experience!

Developer Response ,


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