Leaf - RSS News Reader
Developer: Rocky Sand Studio Ltd.
Current Version: 5.0.5
Last Updated: 7 days ago
Download Size: 4.1 MB - Download
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***** 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..."
- 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
[fixed] Dark theme flash at article switch
Most Helpful Reviews
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!
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.
More Reviews for Current Version
Leaf - RSS News Reader - edit: i’m knocking off a another star because i find your nagging pop ups begging for a review is very intrustive. you need a different strategy. I’ll knock off another star if I’m ever bothered again. /edit::: I never thought I’d find the need to buy an RSS reader for my desktop since I read most of my news on my ipad. When i started searching for a reader, i instantly knew I wasn’t going to bother with Reeder since I’ve never liked the development of that application. My search ended with Leaf and it’s rich feature set. Dark mode, advance article list sorting, articles open in Safari view controllers to take advantage of content blocking. Overall, Leaf is a gem in a sea of mediocre news readers. I’d easily recommend Leaf as I’ve been using it for just over a year now. Another thing I’d like to mention is customer support. top notch.
Hounds user for a review - You can’t even close the application without a popup begging for a review - it feels as if I am missing funcitonality in a desparate attempt for a review. Have reported the abuse with Apple but the developers need to remove the multiple (yes, multiple!) popups begging for a review. If you manage more than 5 minutes without screaming at them to stop then the layout is ok. Nothing special or innovative. Not recommended - you can get the same functionality and layout with most other RSS feed readers and they don’t generate multiple popups begging for a review.
Great News Reader - I’ve been using Leaf for a year and it’s my exclusive news reader. I enjoy the clean and bright interface, as well as the ease of use. It’s failry speedy and allows me to have all my news soruces in one place. Very convenient way to stay atop what’s hapenning in the world. You can’t go wrong with Leaf.
Thanks for the fix. - Thanks for the fix! Leaf is a great RSS reader, my main one on the desktop. No more issues.
Cant add news feeds - I found it impossible to add a news feed to Leaf, it always says your not subcribed to that feed. Cant add CNN, BBC, Washington Post etc. It has no menu of news feeds to choose from and it wont allow manual addition of news feeds. I find the $10.00 completely and totally useless in every way.