• Miniflux

    Free Self-Hosted Website

    Miniflux is a minimalist and opinionated feed reader.

    Feed formats supported: Atom, RSS 1.0/2.0, RDF, and JSON
    OPML import/export
    Support multiple enclosures/attachments (Podcasts, videos, music, and images)
    Play videos from YouTube channels directly inside Miniflux
    Fetch website icons (favicons)
    Save articles to third-party services

    Remove pixel trackers
    Fetch original links when the feed is coming from FeedBurner
    Open external links with the attributes rel="noopener noreferrer" referrerpolicy="no-referrer"
    Image proxy to avoid mixed content warnings with HTTPS
    Play Youtube videos by using the domain
    Block any external Javascript code to avoid tracking

    Content Manipulation
    Fetch original article and returns relevant contents (Readability)
    Custom scraper rules based on CSS selectors
    Custom rewriting rules

    User Interface
    Stylesheet optimized for readability
    Responsive design (works on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices)
    Doesn't require to download an application from the App/Play Store
    Keyboard shortcuts
    Touch events on mobile devices

    Send articles to Pinboard, Instapaper, Pocket, or Wallabag
    Bookmarklet to subscribe to a website directly from any browsers
    Use existing mobile applications to read your feeds by using the Fever API
    REST API with clients written in Go and Python

    Technical stuff
    Written in Go (Golang)
    Use only Postgres as database
    There is no dependency, only a single static binary
    Automatic HTTPS configuration with Let's Encrypt
    Use your own SSL certificate
    Supports HTTP/2.0 if TLS is configured
    Feeds are updated in the background by an internal scheduler
    External content is sanitized before being displayed
    Use content security policy that allows only application Javascript and block inline code and styles
    Works only in modern browsers


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  • QuiteRSS

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website


    Feed and news filters: new, unread, starred, deleted (for news until restart application)
    User filters
    Proxy configuration: automatic or manual
    Feed import wizard: Search feed URL if site URL was entered
    Embedded browser (Webkit core)
    Mark news starred
    Automatic update feeds: on startup, by timer
    Automatic cleanup on close using criteria
    Enable/Disable images in news preview
    Ability to quickly hide feed tree (for comfortable viewing)
    Open feed or news in own tab
    Quick news filter and quick search in browser
    Sound and/or Popup notification on new news
    Show new or unread news counter on tray icon
    Minimize on system tray: on start, on close, on minimize
    Import/Export feeds (OPML-files)
    Portable (Windows)
    Free working set (Windows)
    Check for updates
    Multilingual (English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Czech, Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tajik, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese)
    Open-source ;)


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  • FreshRSS

    Free Self-Hosted Cloudron Website

    FreshRSS is a free, self-hosted RSS aggregator. It is quite lightweight, fast (it can manage +100k articles without complaining) and powerful (e.g. shortcuts, filters, responsive design, multi-views, multi-themes, multi-users, statistics, provides a Google Reader API, etc.)

    It is able to import feeds from OPML files and / or JSON files generated by Google Reader via Takeout.

    To conclude, it is still a project in active development, so feel free to give a hand to help and have a look to the demo:


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  • Ones I've Tried

  • NetNewsWire

    Free Mac iPhone iPad Website

    Only for Mac and IOS, but really good! It's open source and free. It can sync with Newsblur, Feedbin, and others. Using the Mac app also allows me to select multiple stories.


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  • Obsidian

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Website

    Obsidian has an RSS plugin and has recently been updated. The update makes it much, much more usable! I can make a list for the RSS stories I wanted to save on that day.


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  • Feedbin

    Commercial Mac Web Android iPhone ReadKit ... Leaf RSS Reader News+ FeedMe Slow Feeds Reeder NetNewsWire Website

    I gave this one a go on a whim and honestly I really like it! Open source BUT IS NOT FREE. I've been using the trial and I enjoy it! I think it also has a training feature like Newsblur does?


    • Nice interface
    • Open source
    • Can sync with NNW
    • Has a web app (and a PWA I think)
    • Gives an email for signing up for newsletter and converting them into RSS.
    • Tags
    • The feed seems to go much further back than Newsblur


    • Can't tag individual stories like with Newsblur
    • Can't select all, but I may be able to do that through an app


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  • NewsBlur

    Freemium Web Android iPhone iPad Kindle Fire ... Software as a Service (SaaS) Website


    • Open source
    • Freemium
    • Training
    • Tags, and can tag individual stories.
    • Notes I think?
    • Web app
    • It has kind of an ugly UI, but honestly it's ugly in a charming sort of way?


    • Some feeds only show like one story when there are a lot more in the feed.
    • Can't select all
    • Problems with syncing with NetNewsWire


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  • Ones I Haven't Tried

  • Feedbro

    Free Web Microsoft Edge Vivaldi Browser Chrome Brave ... Firefox Website

    Fast & free RSS feed reader as a browser extension for Chrome, Vivaldi, Edge, Brave and Firefox for reading blogs, news or any RSS, Atom or RDF based feed.


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  • Tiny Tiny RSS

    Free Linux Self-Hosted Software as a Service (SaaS) Cloudron Website

    Self-hosted and open source, but Docker really, really doesn't like me for some reason and just was not working.

    Besides, I don't know if I want a self-hosted feed reader, since it seems much more convenient to have one online.


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  • Feedly

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet ... iPad Chrome Safari Kindle Fire Firefox Website

    One of the most popular but not open source. Has a web app.


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  • Inoreader

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet ... Windows Phone iPad Chrome Safari Kindle Fire Opera Firefox Website

    Discover, share and read the best on the web. With Inoreader, content comes to you, the minute it's available. Subscribe to RSS Feeds, Blogs, Podcasts, Twitter searches, Facebook pages, even Email Newsletters! Get unfiltered news feeds or filter them to your liking.

    Powerful automation. Use Rules to set-up entire workflows such as sending push notifications and emails or marking as read when certain criteria are met.

    Monitor keywords. Use Active Searches to create a search query and all posts mentioning that query will be delivered as a news feed.

    Mute and permit filters on feeds. You can filter out or permit only such articles that match specific criteria from your feeds.

    Night & day mode. Switch easily between our themes designed for Day or Nightime reading.

    Go mobile. Read anywhere on the go with Inoreader's mobile apps.


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  • Newsboat

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Newsboat is a fork of Newsbeuter, an RSS/Atom feed reader for the text console. The only difference is that Newsboat is actively maintained while Newsbeuter isn't.


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