RSS app NetNewsWire now available on iPhone and iPad

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What you need to know

  • Popular RSS app NetNewsWire is now available on iPhone and iPad.
  • It features direct-feed downloading, support for multiple accounts and background refreshing.
  • There are also keyboard shortcuts, a three-pane view on the iPad and of course, dark mode.

Popular RSS app NetNewsWire is now available on iPhone and iPad.

As reported by 9to5Mac:

NetNewsWire 5.0 launched to everyone on the Mac back in August, and now you can get it on iPhone and iPad as well. After a period of public beta testing, the powerful RSS reader is now available for download on the App Store for free.NetNewsWire is a name you've probably heard of if you've been using the Mac for a while. Brent Simmons released the first version of the app back in 2002, and it was acquired by NewsGator in 2005. In 2018, however, Simmons repurchased the NetNewsWire name, and released NetNewsWire 5.0 for the Mac in August of 2019.

The new app is built on the same principles as its Mac counterpart, allowing you to keep track of articles from all of your favorite blogs and websites, bringing the news to you. It also cuts out the middleman of Facebook and Twitter algorithms that skew the content you see on a daily basis.

The full list of iOS features includes:

  • Direct feed-downloading
  • Syncing via Feedbin and Feedly
  • Multiple accounts
  • Dark Mode
  • Reader view
  • Share sheet
  • Starred articles
  • All Unread and Today smart feeds
  • Folders
  • Importing and exporting OPML feed lists
  • Background refreshing
  • Searching
  • Hiding read articles
  • Timeline customization
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Context menus
  • Support for multiple windows
  • Three-pane view on iPad

The app's description further states:

NetNewsWire is a free and open source RSS reader. It's fast, stable, and accessible.NetNewsWire shows you articles from your favorite blogs and news sites — and keeps track of what you've read.If you've been going from page to page in your browser looking for new articles to read, let NetNewsWire bring them to you instead.If you've been getting your news from Facebook and Twitter — with their ads, algorithms, and user tracking — get your news from your favorite sites directly, and more reliably, with NetNewsWire.Take back control of your news. And have fun doing it!

NetNewsWire is now available free on the App store for iPhone and iPad!

Stephen Warwick
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9