NetNewsWire 5 for Mac Help

Smart Feeds

NetNewsWire has Smart Feeds, collections of articles built from your subscriptions, based on certain criteria. NetNewsWire offers three of these for you: Today, All Unread, and Starred.


The Today smart feed will show you articles published in the past day. It’s not strictly “today”, but the past 24 hours or so.

This feed is a great for scanning. You can look through the article titles, images and previews to look for something you definitely want to read.

If you subscribe to news sites, you can quickly get caught up reading through the headlines.


The Unread smart feed is simple – it shows you any article that’s unread.

You don’t have to read everything!

You can use the Unread smart feed to quickly clear out all old unread articles. Choose ArticleMark All as Read (⌘K) if you’re ever feeling stressed about “catching up” on your reading.


Any article you mark as Starred will appear in this list. Stars can mean anything you want, but some common uses are:

Custom Smart Feeds

NetNewsWire is currently limited to these three smart feeds. In future releases we intend to add the ability to build your own with different criteria.