FeedReader: RSS desktop client

There are a number of news feed readers available on Linux (e.g., canto, newsbeuter or tickr). Then there was Lightread, a disruptive feed reader which got discontinued. We came across FeedReader, a fresh Linux RSS client developed for awesomeness. FeedReader delivers a seamless experience with your daily news digest. Visually appealing, the look and feel of FeedReader reminds of Lightread. Currently it supports feedly and Tiny Tiny RSS as source.


  • Desktop notifications
  • Fast search and filters
  • Full articles instead of previews for known sites
  • Tagging (plugin needed for Tiny Tiny RSS)
  • Sharing to “read-it-later” services like Pocket and Instapaper
  • Handy keyboard shortcuts
  • Keep all your old articles as long as you like
  • Consistent formating of articles
  • automatically saved state of the UI


FeedReader depends Gtk+ 3.12 libraries. So it can be installed on Ubuntu 15.04 and above. Run the following commands:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eviltwin1/feedreader-stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install feedreader

Packages are available for Arch Linux, Solus OS and Fedora too.

Webpage: FeedReader

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