Leaf - RSS News Reader
By Rocky Sand Studio Ltd.
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***** Featured by Apple in "BEST NEW APPS" 2015 *****
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
- 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..."
- 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
We'd like to know how to improve our apps, contact us at Rocky Sand Studio http://www.rockysandstudio.com
What's New in Version 5.0.2
We would like to THANK YOU for all your amazing support. We're committed to listen to all your feedback and keep adding new features frequently.
[fixed] OS X 10.11 bugs
Please LEAVE AN UPDATED REVIEW if you like this new version, otherwise contact us with your issue!
Glitchy, aesthetically unappealing
Unlike most rss reader apps, this one has the option to view the full article within the app, which is nice. However, the view will not stay in clutter-free mode, but rather reverts back to full web view. Likewise, when I select to show only unread articles, it keeps reverting to all articles. These two reasons enough make this useless compared to just plain feedly in a browser tab, not to mention the fact that I paid for this. Finally, the color schemes are awful. The light mode has bold, light blue hyperlinks that are eye searing, and even the dark mode has blue as the accent color, highlighting current articles. The sidebar is yet a different blue, which is terrible next to the two different shades of gray for the article list and article body. Seriously, just use kuler or something. Super disappointing.
When I went to seek help on their site, the faqs are set up to railroad you into one answer. I couldn’t even hit ‘back’! They do everything possible to prevent you from actually leaving a review here on the app store. This coupled with their insistence on getting me to sign up to get their “newsletters” make me believe this company is shady. Deinstalling.
Nice news reader, HIGHLY recommended!
I really enjoy Leaf as it’s clean and simple. Leaf has everything you could want in an RSS reader and it doesn’t try to force feed you features that you don’t want or need.
What it does is give you a an elegant no fuss approach to keeping track of your favourite news and blogs. Leaf is conveniently compatible with your other online RSS trackers and allows you to share across your social networks.
It lets you intuitively organise and keep track of multiple RSS feeds and view their content in the format best suited. Leaf gives me a filter to find the news, articles and papers that i care about and then view them in a beautiful interface. I load it up once a day to check about a dozen newsfeeds and it suits this application. I keep my Dock on the left and unlike other newsreaders it copes with this.
If you try a lot of RSS readers, you will eventually end up Leaf. If you are lucky enough to try Leaf as the first RSS reader, save your time to explore others. Leaf is a nice and simple app for nice and simple people like me. You suscribe to feeds - it displays the feeds’ articles in summary, uncluttered or website mode - you read the articles with the eyes you were born with. I’d been looking around for a great newsreader to keep on eye on blogs and other news feeds into one application and stumbled upon Leaf.
Does what a feed reader should
Unlike many RSS reader applications which are just excuses to drag the user to their website, Leaf functions cleanly as an RSS reader. It lets me add feeds on my own computer and view articles either in the application or on a browser. The three-column format is clean and easy to use. You can choose either periodic or manual feed updates.
At first it bombarded me with notifications, one for every article in every feed. It took some work, but I was able to make them stop. That big a mass of notifications shouldn't be the default. The main annoyance which I can't fix is that it grabs an image from every article, whether it's specified in the feed or not, and displays it with an animated bounce. This slows down the reader, since the images can be large. I'd like an option to turn images off.
- Category: News
- Updated: Oct 01, 2015
- Version: 5.0.2
- Size: 3.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Rocky Sand Studio Ltd.
- © 2012. Rocky Sand Studio
Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor