NetNewsWire is a free and open source RSS reader for Mac, iPhone, and iPad

Download NetNewsWire for Mac
For macOS 11 and newer

Download NetNewsWire for iOS
For iOS 13 and newer

Download NetNewsWire for iOS on the App Store

It’s like podcasts — but for reading.

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

This means you can stop going from page to page in your browser looking for new articles to read. Do it the easy way instead: let NetNewsWire bring you the news.

And, if you’ve been getting your news via Facebook and Twitter — with their ads, algorithms, user tracking, outrage, and misinformation — you can switch to NetNewsWire to get news directly and more reliably from the sites you trust.

Take back control of your news. With free, high-quality, native apps for Mac and iOS.


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OMG these are old screenshots. Yes, the app runs great on macOS 13 Ventura! We just need to update these. 👓

Screenshot showing NetNewsWire in light mode.

Screenshot showing NetNewsWire in dark mode.

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Screenshot showing NetNewsWire in light mode.

Screenshot showing NetNewsWire in dark mode.


  • Safari extension for easy feed-adding
  • Direct feed-downloading
  • Syncing via iCloud, Feedbin, Feedly, BazQux, Inoreader, NewsBlur, The Old Reader, and FreshRSS
  • Customizable article themes (Mac; coming soon to iOS)
  • Reader view
  • Sharing to Mail, MarsEdit,, Notes, Messages, and so on
  • Easy keyboard navigation
  • Single-key keyboard shortcuts
  • AppleScript support
  • Dark Mode
  • Starred articles
  • All Unread and Today smart feeds
  • Hiding read articles and read feeds
  • Folders
  • Background refreshing
  • Importing and exporting OPML feed lists
  • Searching
  • Multiple accounts
  • Customizable toolbar
  • Apple Silicon native
  • Support for multiple windows (Mac)

Check out the Help books to learn more about how NetNewsWire works.

Things People Say

It is fast, small, and remarkably stable. It looks and feels and acts exactly how a modern Mac app should — and at the same time it feels and acts exactly like the NetNewsWire of a decade ago.

John Gruber Daring Fireball

I adore its simplicity, clarity, and speed.

Nick Heer Pixel Envy

NetNewsWire is now my go to RSS Reader of choice on the iOS. I was truly amazed how accessible this app was right out of the box on its opening day.

Reviewer on AppleVis

Everything about NNW 5 is lightning fast and I haven’t found a single crash in my use so far.

Josh Ginter The Sweet Setup

The time and hard work by Simmons and other contributors to the open-source project are apparent. NetNewsWire 5 is a thoughtfully-designed, fast app with powerful search.

John Voorhees MacStories

NetNewsWire coming back to the scene is an important and notable step for the revival of the RSS ecosystem as we once knew it.

Akshay Pathare Beautiful Pixels