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News Explorer

Innovative RSS newsreader app, with full iCloud based sync, available on all Apple platforms.

  • Mac
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Apple Watch
  • Apple TV
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What is News Explorer?

News Explorer is a powerful yet remarkably easy-to-use newsreader with iCloud based synchronisation between iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

ICLOUD SYNC News Explorer syncs your subscriptions, folder setup, news items, read statuses and favorites across all your Apple devices. Synchronisation is based on iCloud, so there is no need to login or to sign up into any other service, it just works out of the box.

EASY SETUP Expanding your news universe has been made really easy. New feed subscriptions can be added manually, or by clicking on a RSS URL, or by simply using the powerful built-in feed search feature.

STREAMLINED WORKFLOW Articles are automatically set to read after a configurable number of seconds, but you can of course also manually set items to read or unread. You can also set all items in a feed or smart filter to read with one click, including a configurable confirmation.

SHARING All news items and included images can be easily shared by email, Facebook, Twitter, and so on, by using the system based share feature (macOS and iOS).

SAVE FOR LATER News items can be stored for later reading by marking them as favorite. All status changes of news items are synced across all your devices.

POWERFUL SEARCH The feed subscription list contains some handy smart filters for showing all recent news, unread news and favorites. Furthermore, you can apply global filters to filter all feed subscriptions and news items on unread status or favorite status (macOS and iOS). If you are searching for a particular news item, then you can make use of the full text search feature. This feature works together with the smart and global filters.

AND MUCH MORE • Supports RSS 2.0, RDF and ATOM news feeds • Reader view based on built-in Readability or Mercury • iCloud sync with CloudKit • Touch Bar support • Force Touch support • Handoff, pick up where you left off • Notifications with images • Retina support

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  • Developed byBetamagic
  • LicensingProprietary and Commercial product.
  • PricingOne time purchase (perpetual license) that cost about $10.
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Supported Languages

  • English

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Great i-device syncing feedreader with an interface that is reminiscent of NetNewsWire: super great that it syncs feeds and read status via iCloud; no expensive or limited freemium back-end service to worry about :)

Wishlist: keyword-based/AI-based filtering of news stories to help find just the relevant stories from a high-volume newsfeed.

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News Explorer platform details


macOS 10.11 El Capitan or later


iOS 9.3 or later


iOS 9.3 or later

Apple Watch

watchOS 3.0 or later

Apple TV

tvOS 10 or later

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