NetNewsWire - My RSS reading setup

23rd October 2022

Thought I’d note what I use for RSS feed reading (If you have no idea what this is check out: what is RSS?).

I’ve tried a bunch of commercial feed readers and syncing services since the demise of Google Reader, but have settled on the wonderful and open source RSS reader for Mac, iPhone and iPad: NetNewsWire by the wonderful Brent Simmons.

Bonus tip: If you add your feeds to iCloud, they stay in sync across devices, without the need of feed syncing services.

Highlights for me are:

I’ve found sometimes while it’s useful to keep up with things, Twitter and the news can lead to doom-scrolling, and RSS is a nice self-cultivated way of reading internet content without being bombarded with ads or promoted content, and it’s now what I reach for first.