News Explorer is exclusively built for the Apple’s ecosystem, with automatic iCloud based synchronization of your feed subscriptions and news articles across all your Apple devices.
Easy and fast news reading is the core business of News Explorer. Every step and element of the news reading workflow has been tuned to keep you on track with your news with minimal efforts.
Expanding your news universe has been made really easy. New feeds can be added directly from your browser, or by clicking on a RSS URL, or by simply using the powerful built-in search feature.
News Explorer syncs your RSS, JSON, Atom and Mastodon feed subscriptions, folder setup, news items, read statuses and favorites across all your Apple devices. You'll always see exactly the same data on all your devices, be it an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple Watch or an Apple TV. Synchronization 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.
Articles are automatically set to read after a configurable number of seconds, but you can of course also manually set items to read or unread. You can also set all items in a feed or smart filter to read with one click, including a configurable confirmation. All news items and included images can be easily shared by email, Facebook, Twitter, and so on, by using the system based share feature. On top of that, there is built-in support to share items with Instapaper and Pocket. In macOS, you can even assign a shortcut key to each sharing service. News items can also be stored for later reading by marking them as favorite.
With automatic Reader view, News Explorer downloads the entire original news article from the web if necessary, so you can read it in a clean and easy-to-read format, within the same article view panel.
The timeline view shows multiple feeds with their stories including large images and text previews, all-in one attractive view, sorted in chronological order. This makes it really easy and fun to find the news articles you're actually interested in for further reading.
The appearance of News Explorer can be adjusted by selecting one of the three carefully created themes. The iOS edition has an additional special 'Black' theme optimised for the iPhone X OLED display, but also perfectly useable on other iOS devices.
The font style and size used in the article viewer in the macOS and iOS edition of News Explorer is also fully adjustable. The iOS version goes even one step further by supporting Dynamic Type, which let you adjust the font size of the article list and the Timeline view.
News Explorer makes it easy to add new RSS, JSON and Mastodon feeds. The ‘Add to News Explorer’ sharing extension allows you to add feeds to News Explorer directly from the sharing menu of Safari and other browsers. But you can also add feeds manually in News Explorer by entering a feed or website URL with RSS or Mastodon autodiscovery, or by clicking on a RSS feed link in a web page or other source. However, the fastest way to discover new feeds is by using the built-in search feature. Just enter a search phrase and you'll see a list of matching feeds, including a brief description of each RSS or Mastodon feed.
Amazing App ★★★★★
Coming from a longtime NetNewsWire user and because I don't share the philosophy behind all these paid rss services, plus the fact that iCloud is well capable of handling the syncing, I must say that this app is actually impressive, it deserves an Apple Editor's Choice for its simplicity, its features and the well implemented syncing with iCloud. This one gets 5 stars from me. This developer rocks!
The RSS reader of my dreams! ★★★★★
This is a fantastic app for news aggregation. I have been searching for a good one for a while now and stumbled upon News Explorer on my Mac App Store. I love the iPhone app, iPad app and the desktop app. It works seamlessly. I really appreciate the feed search and the interface simplicity. Excellent work!
Finally, the one reader to rule them all ★★★★★
I don’t write many reviews, but feel compelled to offer some feedback about News Explorer. I maintain a list of several hundred feeds and depend on a reader that can handle a large number of subscriptions with a high level of performance in terms of synchronization and article rendering. I also place a high priority on a reader that is intuitive, unobtrusive and has a modern look and feel. I’ve used all of the available RSS clients and, personally, find that New Explorer absolutely destroys the competition. Having used a range of readers that wound up having at least one or two showstopping limitations that left me wishing for a better option, News Explorer has far exceeded all of my expectations. My previous go to reader was Leaf and this reader is light-years ahead. The $10 price is non-trivial, but you will not be disappointed if you are looking for the best reader (in my opinion) currently available.
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.
This app is great! The syncing works very well. Not only does it allow you to check and mark your RSS feeds on your Apple Watch, you can also read the full text version of the story on your Apple TV later if you download it first on your iPhone.
News Explorer is a fantastic way to read and get news. (...) It offers a distraction-free interface with a built-in browser and a selection of themes for customization purposes. Offline news is supported, as are smart filters, reader view, built-in imaging viewing, and more.
Por lo demás creo que es una aplicación muy a tener en cuenta para aquellos que no quieran depender de un servicio externo de sincronización y que se sientan cómodos con el diseño nativo Mac. (...) Sin duda es la novedad más importante y seria que hemos tenido en cuanto a lectores de feeds nativos para Mac e iOS en unos cuantos años.
Betamagic’s News Explorer brings the latest news from your RSS feeds right to your desktop. (...) News Explorer’s main window sports a fully-customizable layout, and synchronizes all your activities across your devices via iCloud.
Keep your news sources in the same place and manage them with ease. Within the News Explorer main window, you can easily add new subscriptions by providing the RSS link, or you can rely on the app’s search subscription function.The latter option is great of you don’t want to search for the links on your own: just provide a keyword, and the app will go online and display all available feeds.
News Explorer is available on all Apple platforms. All editions offer the same core features, including iCloud synchronisation. Not all features are supported on all platforms. This table gives some more insight what to expect for each edition.
|RSS 2.0 feeds||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Download replies on Toots||✓||✓|
|YouTube channel support||✓||✓||✓|
|Basic HTTP Authentication||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Digest HTTP Authentication||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Search RSS feeds||✓||✓||✓|
|Search Mastodon feeds||✓||✓||✓|
|Add feeds manually||✓||✓|
|Open Feed URLs||✓||✓|
|Group feeds in folders||✓||✓||✓|
|Adjust font type and size||✓||✓|
|Dynamic Type support||✓||✓|
|Adjust sorting news articles||✓||✓|
|Mark as read||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Mark all as read||✓||✓||✓|
|Mark above as read||✓||✓|
|Mark below as read||✓||✓|
|Mark as read while scrolling||✓||✓|
|Mark as favorite||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Automatic read status||✓||✓||✓|
|Unread feed badges||✓||✓||✓|
|Unread app icon badge||✓||✓||✓|
|Share news article||✓||✓|
|Share with Instapaper (built-in support)||✓||✓|
|Share with Pocket (built-in support)||✓||✓|
|Global unread filter||✓||✓|
|Global favorites filter||✓||✓|
|Full text search||✓||✓|
|Custom storage periods||✓||✓||✓|
|Add to News Explorer extension||✓||✓|
The macOS version of News Explorer will run on all your Macs with macOS 10.15 Catalina or later.
Also available on the Mac App Store.