Leaf - RSS News Reader
By Rocky Sand Studio Ltd.
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"The best looking news reader on the App Store" - by GenieBurger
"Excellent, clean interface, nice design" - by dfs83
-- Featured by Apple in "BEST NEW APPS" --
- lifehacker.com - "The app walks the line between being minimal, offering you only the essential features, and making sure the features it does offer are useful..."
Leaf is an amazing RSS news reader for your Mac. Read, share, star and search your news by using a clean and intuitive interface.
- Syncs with Feedly, NewsBlur, Feedbin and Feed Wrangler
- Standalone RSS engine
- Save to RSS articles to Buffer, Evernote, Pocket, Readability, Instapaper, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
- Beautiful themes (including night mode) and customizable RSS news reader appearance
- Article summary, Clutter-free article, Original website for RSS articles
- Gestures and keyboard shortcuts
- Alerts/banners for new RSS articles and access to past alerts in Notification Center
- RSS, RDF, ATOM support
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What's New in Version 4.3
- Performance improvements = BLAZING FAST RSS engine
- Several important bugs has been fixed
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Still lacking some very basic features
I sorta liked NewsFlow, so sprung for Leaf. The first time it launched, I was able to log in to my Feedly feed, and it synced to give me unread counts. However, reading articles or marking as read didn't actually mark them as read. And the next time I launched it, it just gave me a spinning beach ball. Support was responsive and suggested some things, eventually I managed to google around and find out how to zap the prefs and reset the defaults via the Terminal, so it finally worked.
However, I was surprised to discover that it's missing some of the functionality that's included in Newsflow, such as showing your folders and feeds in a custom order. The order that it shows them in is strictly alphabetical, which I guess never really makes thematic sense (unless you rename all your feeds so that the logical order happens to be alphabetical, but I hate staring at folder names like aaaNews, bbbSports, cccTechnology, or whatever. You also can't rearrange feeds within a folder. Evidently this is coming in a future version, but it was surprising that it was lacking in the current one.
The Feedly web interface lets you order your feeds manually, so I guess it's back to the web interface for me. Overall not fully featured enough to be worth it yet, for me.
Remove the ads.
I was very happy with this app until the creator introduced two pop-up ads that open on launch. I’m a paid user. Please remove the ads.
I’ve made numerous attempts over the years to take advantage of RSS but never found anything elegant and stable enough to hold my attention for more than a few hours. Leaf has changed that. This app is now my new go-to news source.
While certain sites (in conjunction with my K9 protection) have caused crashes, enabling AdBlock in Safari seems to have resolved all issues.
While I ocassionally check my Twitter feed for odd items, Leaf has replaced virtually all of my other routines for staying up to date with news.
Because my favirote news sites break their feeds into categories, I can place feeds on different topics into different folders (say, politics and tech) and avoid the garbage I don’t want to read, like celebrity gossip.
All of my favorite sources are in one place with all the junk I don’t want to read removed. And with themes and a full page view, as seen at the source’s website, including videos, Leaf absolutely destroys every other reader I’ve tried.
This is a dream come true.
Looks nice, but slow.
This is by far the best looking news reader available on the Mac. However, for those like me with slower internet connection speeds it is flat out painful to use. If this app had the ability to prefetch and cache the clutter free version of the articles and images it would speed it up and make it a truely exceptional five star app.
- Category: News
- Updated: Mar 10, 2015
- Version: 4.3
- Size: 4.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Rocky Sand Studio Ltd.
- © 2012. Rocky Sand Studio
Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor