Leaf - RSS News Reader

Developer: Rocky Sand Studio Ltd.

Current Version: 5.1.3

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 4.7 MB - Download


***** Featured by Apple in "Our favourite Mac Apps" *****

Leaf is an amazing news reader for your Mac. Read, share, star and search your news by using a clean and intuitive interface.

"The best looking news reader on the App Store" - by GenieBurger
"Excellent, clean interface, nice design" - by dfs83

- lifehacker.com - "The app walks the line between being minimal, offering you only the essential features, and making sure the features it does offer are useful..."

Highlighted features:
- Beautiful themes (including night mode) and customizable news reader appearance
- Syncs with Feedly, NewsBlur, Feedbin and Feed Wrangler
- Standalone RSS engine
- Save articles to Buffer, Evernote, Pocket, Readability, Instapaper, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
- RSS, RDF, ATOM support
- Gestures and keyboard shortcuts
- New article notifications and access to past articles in Notification Center

We'd like to know how to improve our apps, contact us at Rocky Sand Studio http://www.rockysandstudio.com


Release Notes:

[fixed] bugs on macOS High Sierra


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 3.0.1
Review by fgk

A step up - I was a long time user of another popular newsreader, which I loved for a long time but which never seemed to improve. I like to save articles to read later or send them to Evernote to keep. I read a lot of web comic feeds and like to see the comics fit the width of the window. I don't like slowdowns and bugs, and my old newsreader was not getting better. When I found out about Leaf I hesitated as I had already invested in the other newsreader, but I decided to give it a shot and I'm glad I did. First, it makes reading web comics a joy, I can see the panel at a size I can read, or if the site only provides a link it allows opening the page in a web view in the app instead of cluttering up my browser. Or I can use the browser if I really need to. The app sends articles directly to Pocket or Evernote, plus others. The UI is responsive and never hangs and uses little memory. If only it included an ad blocker it would be perfect (I hate blinky moving ads!). Allowing me to size up the web view would also be a nice improvement. Overall, this was a great purchase, it has improved my workflow 3X and I love how much time and trouble it saves me! Thanks guys, a great product!

Found helpful by 15 out of 15 people
Version 3.0
Review by drinkcomrade

The new update is hideous - I was a fan of leaf ever since reeder went down, but not after today. This new update makes content difficult to read with poor font choice and poor text color. Additionally the elgant shape and layout has been stripped from the app, making it no sleeker than any other RSS reader out there. Avoid.

Found helpful by 5 out of 14 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 5.1.3
Review by mcassem

Straight forward, well-designed RSS feed aggregator - I was searching for an app just like this after using Feedly on the iPhone for so long. While Feedly is available on Mac, I felt like trying something different. Leaf did the trick for me. It integrated with my Feedly feed right away and performed exactly as an RSS feed reader should. There are several reviews on here talking about how it’s so annoying to have to plug in RSS feeds for this to work. Well, that’s kind of the point of an RSS reader. Overall, it’s well designed, clean, easy to read, and does a great job serving up the news I care about on my Mac. Bravo!

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 5.1.3
Review by Stringbean42

Basic feed reader, constantly asks for reviews, not worth $8 - Constantly nags and begs for app store reviews.

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people
Version 5.1.3
Review by Chepe161

Leaf - I use two appliations to consume my news: Newsify (iOS) and Leaf (MacOS). I’ve been using Leaf for two years now and I’m glad to say I’m a satisfied customer. Interestingly, Newsify is much more powerful but that’s irrelevant here. Leaf has most of the features I need; it’s clean, simple, uncluttered, overall well designed. Keep up the good work.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 5.1.3
Review by warsawkyusa

Leaf RSS - a great way to access RSS feeds-great interface, works well.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 5.1.3
Review by MizMM

Meh - nags me to rate it. I hate nag screens. I paid $10 to use this and I want them to stop slowing me down with harassment to rate them. Also I want to turn those notifications off in my notification center. I get far too many already. And I had to work very hard to get my Shrook OPML files from my Yosemite machine to import into my high sierra replacement mac’s Leaf. It took installing leaf on the older machine and importing the shrook OPML file into that. Now I have to email it to myself again and try to send the XML file from Leaf instead of the shrook .opml file.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people