***** Featured by Apple in "Our favourite Mac Apps" *****

Leaf is an amazing news reader for your Mac. Read, share, star and search your news by using a clean and intuitive interface.

"The best looking news reader on the App Store" - by GenieBurger
"Excellent, clean interface, nice design" - by dfs83

- - "The app walks the line between being minimal, offering you only the essential features, and making sure the features it does offer are useful..."

Highlighted features:
- Beautiful themes (including night mode) and customizable news reader appearance
- Syncs with Feedly, NewsBlur, Feedbin and Feed Wrangler
- Standalone RSS engine
- Save articles to Buffer, Evernote, Pocket, Readability, Instapaper, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
- RSS, RDF, ATOM support
- Gestures and keyboard shortcuts
- New article notifications and access to past articles in Notification Center

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What's New

Version 5.1.3

[fixed] bugs on macOS High Sierra

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
5 Ratings
5 Ratings



Despite being a product you pay for it flashes up ads for the company’s other products, and frequently nags you to create a review on the App Store. So here I am. Warning: Adware. Don’t buy this product.

Developer Response

Really sorry for the issue. Review window should only show up once in a lifetime, welcome window is only at the updates to inform you about changes. If the windows come up more often it is caused by a rare OS bug. Please contact us at for a workaround at Thanks for your understanding!

Very Swish

Sounds Odd

So I've been trying out Leaf and I'm, thus far, very impressed. The usual functions you'd expect from any feed reader are here but they're all neatly tucked away and only emerge when you need to use them. It's very easy on the eye and looks beautiful on retina. I suppose, considering it's such a minimal app, that it could be cheaper but it's probably something you'll use everyday so spending £2.50 isn't that bad.

I've not had any of the crashing some other reviewers have mentioned but it seems they were all using 1.0 as opposed to 1.1 so perhaps those problems have been dealt with.

The only feature I feel I'm missing is a menu bar icon. It's might be just my ocd side coming out but I'd like to be able to hide it from the dock all together and have it open via the menu bar… like Sparrow for example. That aside, I'm really keen on Leaf. It's gorgeous to look at, easy to use and well in keeping with the mac aesthetic. If you're short an rss reader then this is certainly one to consider.

Limited viewing options - RSS snipet or ‘limited’ preview only


Showing the RSS/Atom feed snippet is great for feeds which provide full content, really fast, works offline etc.

However, many feeds just give a snippet of content - or just a link to the webpage, and so I like to have these set to show the full linked page by default (either rendered as a webpage, or something nice like Readability can work really well). I guess this is what Leaf’s “Show Site Preview (if available)” setting is for, but it doesn’t seem to work on most of the feeds I tried. This won’t work as a webcomic viewing client :(

Also, while it is good that there is a global setting for how to display articles, and it can be overridden on a feed-by-feed basis, having to go into the preferences, find the feed, click on the cog - that’s just slow. Why not an icon above the article view to toggle the display mode, or a right click menu, or an entry in the view menu - something?

Developer Response

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Rocky Sand Studio Ltd.
4.7 MB
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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