Developer: Webin

Current Version: 2.5.2

Last Updated: 10 months ago

Download Size: 4 MB - Download


ReadKit is a full-featured read later and RSS client that supports services from Instapaper, Pocket, Pinboard, Feedly, Fever, NewsBlur, Feedbin and Feed Wrangler and has built-in RSS capabilities.


"If you use Feed Wrangler and have been looking for a desktop client, ReadKit is your best option"

"The best reading later app for the Mac now is a top-notch RSS reader, with native sync and support for Fever and NewsBlur"

"ReadKit is well-equipped to meet your newsreading needs"

Cult of Mac:
"It’s my favorite way to use Feedly on the Mac now."

"If you're a news hound and own a Mac, ReadKit is absolutely worth adding to your dock."


Have all your Instapaper, Pocket, Pinboard articles and Feedly, Fever, NewsBlur, Feedbin or Feed Wrangler RSS feeds in one convenient place even when you're offline. ReadKit has a built-in RSS engine too. This is an offline reader without syncing abilities. Subscribe either to RSS or Atom feeds, create and manage folders and import your existing subscriptions via OPML.

Browse and manage your Pinboard bookmarks with ReadKit. In addition, you can download and store the contents of these bookmarks locally.

Choose the layout, formatting and style you prefer for reading, with the ability to move, add, archive and even mark your bookmarks as favorites. The interface is simple providing a straight forward reading experience without making any compromises.

• Feed services: Feedly, Fever, NewsBlur, Feedbin, Feed Wrangler and built-in RSS engine
• Read later services: Instapaper and Pocket
• Bookmark services: Pinboard

• Offline reading
• Customizable interface: font style, face, alignment, height, line spacing and page width
• Smart folders: can be used as unified folders but are more useful for everyone. These special folders act like “Smart playlists” in iTunes updating their contents real-time.
• Change between original and stripped down content with a click (provided by Mercury web parser)
• In-app browser for viewing links and other references
• The browser is capable to save links for offline viewing
• Preference to open links either in ReadKit or in your default browser
• Add, remove, move, archive and mark bookmarks as favorites
• Full support for Pocket and Pinboard tags
• Focus mode: reading without interface elements
• OS X Notification Center support
• Share bookmarks via Twitter, Facebook, Buffer, Email, iMessage or Evernote
• Full support for high resolution Retina displays
• Preference to display unread items in the dock
• Customizable keyboard shortcuts
• Syntax highlighting of code snippets
• OPML import
• Support for the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

Pinboard, Feedbin and Feed Wrangler users will need to have a premium subscription to use their account with ReadKit or any other 3rd party application.

We would like to hear from you. If you have any questions or concerns regarding to our software, don't hesitate to contact us via email ([email protected]), Twitter (@readkit) or visit our homepage at


Release Notes:

ReadKit 2.5.2 is a minor bugfix release which fixes a possible crash when mark multiple articles as read.

Changes in 2.5:
- New design
- Support for the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro
- Added the ability to customize toolbar
- Added sharing buttons to the toolbar
- Fixed various issues


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.4.0
Review by ChristopherMN12

Best RSS/Read Later app on the MAS - Being a news junkie, with about 1000 articles consumed a day, I’m quite particular about my reader apps. On the OSX platform, nothing comes close to ReadKit in terms of quality, speed, flexibility, and number of services supported. The developer is very passionate about maintainng the app, adding new features, and squashing bugs. Read the many reviews from respected sites and you’ll see why so many people love it. I use Fever/Pinboard as my primary platform, but I have Instapaper/Pocket/Readability accounts too… and this app does ‘em all. I’d happily pay many times the asking price for this app.

Found helpful by 22 out of 27 people
Version 2.4.3
Review by imjustafew

Really want to like this app, but the crashes….. - I like the look and feel of this app and use it mainly to interface to Feedly. It is much better than just using Feedly online, with one exception. It constantly crashes. Either the Flash plug-in or just freezing/locking in general. I usually get at least one crash per day, but today was the final straw when it crashed three times within 5 minutes. I report it every time, but have not received any updates to this app since….. not sure when it was updated to 2.4.0. I’m going to try Leaf or just stick with the Feedly web interface. Disappointing as this app had a lot of potential. Update: Lowered my rating as after a year of reporting the Flash plug-in crashes, it’s still not fixed. Very annoying so I’m sticking with the web version of Feedly. At least it doesn’t crash all the time. So bummed as this app had so much promise, but w/few updates and then not addressing the biggest bug of all when it is updated, it’s simply unacceptable.

Found helpful by 8 out of 10 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.5.2
Review by Liam in Ohio

App okay, but buggy - This is an attractive enough app that does the basic job of organizing and displaying your RSS feeds. But this version crashes regularly without warning. The developer is unresponsive (don’t bother trying to get any support if you have a problem) and updates the app VERY infrequently. I’ve moved on.

Found helpful by 4 out of 5 people
Version 2.5.2
Review by cuellarfr

Unusable on High Sierra - Not only crashes every time I use the ‘readability’ mode, but it logs me out of my user session. Readkit used to be my favorite RSS reader but it doesn’t look that there’s any active development going on right now,

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 2.5.2
Review by joshtransient

Used to be indispensible. Now… - …now, when I try to open an article in my browser, or format with Mercury, I have a 10% chance of crashing so hard, macOS kills my user session and kicks me back to the login screen. And when that doesn't happen, it randomly forgets my reading and appearance settings.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 2.5.2
Review by Eric Vitiello

Really Great for Reading. Needs Editing. - I love ReadKit for reading. I use Pinboard and Fever, and it works wonderfully for reading articles I’ve saved in those places. The dark mode is especially nice. I do wish it had editing capabilities. In addition to Pinboard being by “read it later” service, I use it as an archive, and organize things I read there by tagging them. I really wish ReadKit had the ability to edit the title, description and tags on Pinboard. A++ would buy again.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.5.2
Review by Kevin Cray

Buggy - Used to be my go to RSS reader. The lack of support for the latest OS X has been it’s downfall. It crashes on me almost everytime I toggle the read/unread button on the menu bar. I have to switch to something else this is horrible.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people