NetNewsWire 5.0 is a free and open source RSS reader for Mac. (We're also working on an iOS version.)
The Mac version isn't fully delivered – it's in beta – but you can still download and use it.
Download NetNewsWire 5.0b2 for Mac
Free! Requires macOS 10.14.4 or later
NetNewsWire displays articles from favorite blogs and news sites, and it keeps track of what you have read.
If you've gone from page to page in your browser looking for new articles to read, you can have NetNewsWire bring them to you instead.
If you've got your news from social networking services – with ads, algorithms and user tracking – you can get news from your favorite websites directly and more reliably with NetNewsWire.
We value stability, performance, quality and platform-specific design in relation to features. But NetNewsWire has some features. 🙂
- Safari extension for easy feeding of feeds
- Direct download of feeds
- Synchronization via Feedbin
- Sharing to Mail, MarsEdit, Micro.blog, Notes, Messages, and so on
- Simple keyboard navigation
- AppleScript support
- Dark Mode
- Starred articles
- All unread and smart smart feeds
- Import and export of OPML feedlists
- Helpbook [1
Of course, we will add more to future releases, including support for multiple syncing services.
Community and Support
NetNewsWire is open source and created by volunteers. We do not have a dedicated guide. You can email email@example.com, but this is probably the slowest way to get help.
Instead, consider joining the NetNewsWire Slack group. You can ask questions there – and also help us think through when talking about future versions. It's the home of the NetNewsWire community.
You can submit feature requests and add bug reports to our bug tracker on GitHub.
To keep up with NetNewsWire news, read the blog (it is a standard feed for new users).
We welcome contributors! Contributions do not have to be code. Just coming to the Slack group and talking about things is a contribution.
The list of major contributors, by Brent Simmons, includes Maurice Parker, Brad Ellis Olof Hellman, Daniel Jalkut and Ryan Dotson. Your name may be on that list!
See also How to support NetNewsWire. Spoiler: don't send money. 🙂
We support the open web. The big social networks are hurting society and eroding democracy – and we think one of the ways out of this is to get our news via the open web instead of from Twitter and Facebook.
NetNewsWire is part of repairing the lost web, and it's part of building the web we want. The future network should not include viral hate speech, abuse, massive corporate surveillance, and successful influence operations by hostile governments and anti-democracy entities.
NetNewsWire is not the answer – it is an answer. That is just a small part of what needs to be done. But it is the work we personally know how to do, so we do it.
We also love high-quality Mac and iOS apps, and we hope NetNewsWire will be an example. The code is available for anyone to learn and use. We believe it is one of the biggest open source projects written (mostly) in Swift.
Brent's Blog: inessential.com
NetNewsWire on Twitter (yes, we know what it looks like, but we are pragmatic)
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