News Explorer

Developer: Ron Elemans

Current Version: 1.8.4

Last Updated: 6 days ago

Download Size: 8.5 MB - Download


One-stop news center.

News Explorer is a full-featured yet easy-to-use RSS, JSON, Atom and Twitter newsreader with iCloud based synchronisation between Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

• News Explorer syncs your RSS, JSON, Atom and Twitter 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.
• Built-in high speed RSS and Atom engine.
• Supports Twitter user and hashtags timelines.

• Clean, stylish and distraction-free user interface.
• Built-in browser for viewing inline links and other references.
• Themes, adaptable to your taste and mood.
• Adjustable news article font.

• Smart filters
• Read your news offline.
• Use Reader view to download and read the full version of articles in a clean and easy-to-read format.
• Mark items as favorite for later reading.
• Navigate with one click to the original content.
• Reply, retweet and like tweets in Twitter feeds without leaving the app.
• Timeline view shows your news items in an attractive newspaper-like way.
• Full text search.
• Full keyboard navigation.
• Built-in image viewer to browse through all images of news items.
• Built-in support to share news items with Instapaper and Pocket.
• Share news items via email, Messages, Twitter, Facebook and other sharing services.

• Add new RSS, Atom and JSON feeds directly from Safari, using the 'Add to News Explorer' share extension.
• Add RSS and Twitter feeds via the built-in search form.
• Support to add manually RSS, Atom, JSON and Twitter feeds.
• Feed extension support let you open RSS news feed URL’s.
• Group your subscriptions by using folders.
• Rename and reorder folders and subscriptions, using drag-and-drop.
• OPML import and export.

• Assign keyboard shortcuts to sharing services, including Instapaper and Pocket.
• Simply hit the spacebar to open the next article or to scroll the article when needed.
• Global filters let you filter all subscriptions and related news on unread items and favorites.
• Support for enhanced arrow key navigation with auto expand and collapse of the sidebar and the built-in browser.
• With full Touch Bar support you have quick access to all essential functions.
• App icon badge with unread items count.

• Supports RSS 2.0, RDF, JSON Feed, ATOM and Twitter news feeds
• Supports feeds with Basic and Digest HTTP Authentication.
• iCloud sync based on CloudKit
• Touch Bar
• Force Touch
• Handoff, pick up where you left off
• Notifications with images
• Retina support

You only need to buy two apps to cover all Apple platforms:
• News Explorer for Mac is available on the Mac App Store.
• News Explorer for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV is a universal purchase app, available on the App Store of the mentioned devices. Universal purchase allows you to purchase News Explorer once, and then access it on all connected platforms.

News Explorer is one of the best documented news apps with an extensive help page on If you still have any questions or need support, email us at [email protected] or twitter to @elemanssoftware.

Please share your thoughts and ideas about News Explorer with us via [email protected]
If you like News Explorer then feel free to leave a review or a rating in the App Store, it helps a lot!


Release Notes:

• The article width can now be adjusted in the Preferences panel.
• Added support for Smart zoom in the article viewer.
• Improved support for opening relative links in articles.
• Improved navigation with the space bar key.
• Fixed a full-screen bug when using the System theme.
• Fixed a bug with unfavouriting an article with an active Favorites filter.
• Fixed a bug with disappearing read items during a sync session
• Image extraction supports now urls with query parameters.
• Images based on relative links are now properly displayed.
• Improved support for feeds without unique article identifiers.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0.1
Review by Developmental biologist

News Explorer is a terrific news reader - I follow roughly a 100 news sites and blogs. I have used a number of different RSS aggregators (there are several great ones out there) but I have just moved over to New Explorer. It is working quite well. There was a small problem that emerged during the first hour or so I used it. I contacted the developer and he immediately solved my problem. I really like the sync function via iCloud; I am running the iOS version on my iPhone and iPad, and the syncing via iCloud has worked without a hitch. The search function is lightning fast. All around effective news reader and great support. A powerful combination.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.8.4
Review by RoweIAGE

Seriously the besrt RSS reader on the App Store - And, it’s improving the fastest too! News Explorer is simple, easy to use, follow’s macOS, iOS, watchOS ant tvOS’ UI conventions to a T. It also syncs using icloud so there’s no new usernames, passwords, or subscriptions. The UI is clear, fast and attractive. If there were one thing I’d ask the developers to improve, it’d be the icon. It’s kinda old looking and doesn’t represent the experience and technology contained within.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people