Leaf - RSS News Reader

Developer: Rocky Sand Studio Ltd.

Current Version: 5.1.2

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 4.6 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] Crash while customising News Reader appearance

We would like to thank you for all your feedback. We're constantly working on fixing reported issues to improve the app, they will show up in future updates.


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 5.1.2
Review by Romulus9

A sparse and elegant RSS Reader.. - Very happy with Leaf! I’ve tried several others over the years , and this is the one that has stuck! Sleek interface, efficient functionality, and relatively modest footprint and operating overhead makes it a superlative RSS app! Plays well with it’s mates and OS X too. Can’t say I remember it ever hanging.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 5.1.2
Review by KSOZMO

Leaf Newsreader - I have used an RSS newsreader for many years and Leaf for the past several years. In short it does what I need it to do - collect articles and posts from multiple sites and organize them in folders I create for my review. I can then survey for the items I want to spend more time on. Works great, looks good, and I have not had problems with it. Highly recommended.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 5.1.2
Review by petrol b

Best RSS Reader for Mac - Fast and reliable with enough customizations to make it your own. Just be mindful when first starting the app as it defaults to signing you up for other services you probably dont want.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 5.1.2
Review by Delete DICOM Gateway SW

Half baked - Application is barely useable and requires a lot of work from the user before it is usable User must download and organize RSS feeds before Leaf can work. Additinoal SW is suggested - should be built in and provided by developer. Instructions are minimal; support has not been checked. Most definitely NOT plug and play

Found helpful by 2 out of 5 people
Version 5.1.2
Review by Crowdedmind75

Superb app with one glaring problem that makes it useless (at times) - I use it for Feedly and it works as a charm, well most of the times. The only time I had problem was when viewing articles that require me to login like WSJ or WaPo. The Leaf’s built in browser allows to me to login, but then gives me a blank page. If I load the page again, I have to login all over once again. Looks like the built in web viewer does not handle popups and cookies correctly. No problems, I sent a message to customer support and thus far I have been met with stone silence, I am sure they are all busy, but would have been great had they responded even a day or two later. Aside from this, this is a great app for reading news, well Feedly at-least.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people