News Explorer

News Explorer

By Ron Elemans

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-09-02
  • Current Version: 1.9.3
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 30.05 MB
  • Developer: Ron Elemans
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 305 Reviews)
  • Price:
News Explorer App Ratings: 4.5
Total 305 Reviews

News Explorer App Description

News Explorer is a powerful yet remarkably easy-to-use RSS, JSON, Atom and Twitter newsreader with iCloud based synchronisation between iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. FULL iCLOUD SYNC • News Explorer syncs your RSS, JSON, Atom, YouTube 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, RDF, Atom, JSON and Twitter feed engine. • Supports Twitter user and hashtags timelines. PRODUCTIVE INTERFACE • Clean, 100% native, distraction-free user interface • Article list with resizable thumbnails • Feed level option to automatically open articles in Reader view • Size, alignment and visibility of the thumbnails are adjustable. • Built-in browser for viewing inline links and other references • Themes, adaptable to your taste and mood • Split View support STREAMLINED READING • 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 • Built-in image viewer to browse through all images of news items • Share news items via email, Messages, Twitter, Facebook and more • Built-in support to share items with Instapaper and Pocket EASY CONFIGURATION • 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 • Dedicated YouTube channel feed support • Group your subscriptions with collapsible folders • Rename and reorder folders and subscriptions, using drag-and-drop • OPML import and export. USABILITY FEATURES • Article reader with adjustable title and body font settings • Global filters let you filter all subscriptions and related news on unread items and favorites • External keyboard support • Perform quick actions with horizontal swipes • Pull subscription list to start a sync session • App icon badge with unread items count • Navigate to the next or previous item with animated swipe gestures CUSTOMISATION OPTIONS • You can set a primary article view, such as Mercury Reader view, for each feed • Custom storage period for each item status (read, unread and favorite) • Opened items can be automatically set to read, immediately or after a custom period • Syncing with iCloud can be disabled, to use only the built-in high speed RSS engine • And much more! STATE OF THE ART • Supports RSS 2.0, RDF, ATOM, JSON Feed and Twitter news feeds • Supports RSS feeds with HTTP digest and basic authentication • iCloud sync with CloudKit • Multiple Reader view engines • Supports RTL articles • Background app refresh • Spotlight indexing with images • 3D Force • Handoff, pick up where you left off • Notifications with images • Retina support • Dynamic Type support MULTI-PLATFORM 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. SUPPORT AND FEEDBACK If you have any questions or need support on News Explorer, then browse to, email us at or twitter to @elemanssoftware. Please share your thoughts and ideas about News Explorer with us via If you like News Explorer then feel free to leave a review or a rating in the App Store, it helps a lot!


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News Explorer App Reviews

  • Support is fast

    By Climax510
    I was contacted by support. They explained where I could turn on dark mode. It’s poorly spelled out and the UI age is very telling. No theme changer. That is a lie in the description. I purchased based on that functionality. No dark mode. Very misleading. I definitely would’ve went with another reader. I was played. Now I’m stuck with this crap.
  • Great rss app!

    By Codename_w
    Please add more customization options to the fantastic timeline view, I want bold title text like the article view and option to remove summary, also “mark read on scroll option”. Fantastic app.
  • This is a fantastic RSS reader

    By CatOne_
    No subscription required, and it keeps getting every feature I could want. This is truly a well supported app. Two niggles: the starred, all, and unread items in the sidebar and bottom of the screen confuse me because you can get in odd stated (ie “unread starred items” and that’s usually not what I want. Also: I really dislike the iOS icon. The big blurred N grates in my home screen.

    By z8925r
    Saving to Instapaper isn’t there after the update. They’ve made it harder to save to Instapaper - way too much tapping now. One Star UPDATE: the developer left a message refusing to fix the problem. Instead they said to install the Instapaper app which does nothing to fix the problem - it’s obviously installed already. Zero Stars and my organization will be uninstalling from all computers. Avoid this developer at all costs.
  • Best RSS Reader I’ve Ever Used

    By <-Asmodeus->
    NewsExplorer has an intuitive interface and good organization. You can see all unread articles from all the different sources on the same screen or just focus on one at a time. It syncs to my Mac and Apple Watch and iPad. Best of all, it has a fair pricing model. Buy it once and use it forever! I’m so fatigued by those subscription apps out there trying to eat away at my paycheck.
  • Best for curating your own news

    By Rick Vargo
    This app is the best for curating your own news from sources on rss, Twitter, etc. If you’re a news junkie like me, this is the app to get.
  • Mark As Read Issues

    By BrandonLN
    Overall, I like this news reader. There are many source options. I don’t turn to it as my primary reader because of the Mark as Read issues. When I try to mark articles, or an entire news source, as read using the button - it is very inconsistent on whether it will work or not. Sometimes articles will immediately be marked as read, and sometimes I could tap the button ten times and nothing will happen.
  • Love this app

    By Keggman12
    I have been using various RSS readers for many many years at this point using aggregators like feedly after google shut their RSS service down. I have been using the Reeder app for iOS and Mac for the most part (also excellent) but I moved everything over to this app. I love that it illuminates the dependency on feedly, end it works seamlessly and like butter across all of my iOS devices. Meanwhile the RSS reader features are great as well including the various ways to mark articles as read Amongst all the other configuration options. I am looking forward to a little bit more functionality on the watch app as I like to use that when I’m waiting in line at a store or at a stoplight or whatever. Nice job developers
  • Bye RSS Subscription Services

    By ScottFromNY
    Does it have a web interface? No, but it’s better than whatever it is you’re using right now. This is how RSS should be in 2019.
  • Great app just keeps improving

    By FM_M
    Great News reader. Period. Hands down, best I’ve been able to find, and the best since Net NewsWire circa 2009. Structured list reading as you want to set it up. If you’re like me and you want to read the feeds you know you want to read, not some machine-learning “tell me about your interests” thing... this is for you. Phenomenal support. The dev responds quickly to support emails, and continues to refine and rev the product. Sync is solid and fast and uses iCloud (no new account anywhere!!). Worked great on my iPhone 6, works great on my iPhone X, and iPad mini, and MBP. I could find things to improve if I looked really hard. But I’d have to look really, really hard... and they’d all be tiny quibbles. If you read news, you owe it to yourself to download and try it out.