A news aggregator is a way to keep up with your favorite blogs and news sites.
Akregator is a news feed reader that is a part of the KDE project. It comes with a fast search, advanced archiving functionality and an internal browser for easy news reading.
NewsFlash is an open-source, modern, simple and easy to use GTK4 news feed reader for Linux. It can be used offline or used with services like NextCloud News or Inoreader. It has a search feature and even a pre-defined list of sources like TechCrunch that you can add directly. It is only available as a Flatpak (on the Flathub repository).
Fluent Reader is a secure cross-platform news aggregator that has useful privacy features such as deletion of cookies on exit, strict content security policies (CSP) and proxy support, meaning you can use it over Tor.
NetNewsWire a free and open-source feed reader for macOS and iOS with a focus on a native design and feature set. It supports the typical feed formats alongside built-in support for Reddit feeds.
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Social Media RSS Support¶
Some social media services also support RSS although it's not often advertised.
Reddit allows you to subscribe to subreddits via RSS.
[SUBREDDIT] with the subreddit you wish to subscribe to.
Using any of the Nitter instances you can easily subscribe using RSS.
- Pick an instance and set
twitter_accountwith the account name.
You can subscribe YouTube channels without logging in and associating usage information with your Google Account.
To subscribe to a YouTube channel with an RSS client, first look for its channel code. The channel code can be found on the about page of the YouTube channel you wish to subscribe to, under: About > Share > Copy channel ID. Replace
[CHANNEL ID] below:
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