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.

• News Explorer syncs your RSS, JSON, Atom 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, JSON and Atom engine.
• Supports Twitter user and hashtags timelines.

• Clean, 100% native, distraction-free user interface
• Built-in browser for viewing inline links and other references
• Themes, adaptable to your taste and mood
• Split View support

• Smart filters
• Read your news offline
• 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

• 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
• Group your subscriptions by using folders
• Rename and reorder folders and subscriptions, using drag-and-drop
• OPML import and export.

• Global filters let you filter all subscriptions and related news on unread items and favorites
• Support for external keyboards
• Perform quick actions with horizontal swipes in the news items list
• Pull subscription list to start a sync session
• App icon badge with unread items count
• Navigate to the next or previous item by swiping or scrolling

• Custom storage period for each item status (read, unread and favorite).
• Opened items can be set automatically to read, immediately or after a custom period.
• Set all items within a filter or feed as read with one click, with an option to ask for confirmation above a particular number of unread messages.
• News item links can be opened in the built-in browser based on the Safari-view controller, or as external URL which includes support for external apps.
• Syncing with iCloud can be disabled, to use only the built-in high speed RSS engine.
• And much more

• 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
• Background app refresh
• Spotlight
• 3D Force
• Handoff, pick up where you left off
• Notifications with images
• Retina support

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.

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What's New

Version 1.8.4

• New 'real' black theme optimised for iPhone X OLED display.
• New option to use small article headers.
• Improved article scrolling.
• Improved support for relative links in articles.
• New Force Touch option to generate Reader view on the Apple Watch.
• New option to skip images on the Apple Watch.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Top rate


The developer really took the time to realize what a reader should be like. This app is everything that I wanted. Low overhead and no fluff of the other "subscription" models while allowing for ease of use in adding your own sources.

Add in a small thing like true dark mode and it's very enjoyable experience.

My no. 1 app


I don’t write many reviews but I had to on this one.
I use this more than any other app, great way to browse the topics I have. An interest in.
Perfect app and great customer support to boot!

Thanks to the developer

I wanted to like it


Beautiful design, and plenty of good features, however the syncing doesn’t always work well, and it’s not very fast. I have about 20 RSS feeds I follow, so it’s not a huge amount. Between my iPad, iPhone & Apple TV it just doesn’t seem to sync accurately. Switching back to Reeder.

Developer Response

Please read articles 'How to use the iCloud sync feature?' and 'Unread counts for some feeds are different on my devices. How can I fix this?' in the FAQ of News Explorer to improve the iCloud sync. Go to


Ron Elemans
34.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
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