News comes to you

Spend less time surfing. Let NetNewsWire do the work for you, as it gathers your news and tells you which items are new. Subscribe to feeds from all over the web—and from the built-in list of thousands of feeds in the Sites Drawer.

Tabbed browser

Open web pages in NetNewsWire’s browser, and see them the same as in Safari, but with the convenience of staying in the same window. NetNewsWire remembers tabs between launches, so you come right back to where you left off last time.


Search your news items with a standard Apple search widget—as in Mail and other applications.

Podcasts and enclosures

Automatically download podcasts and enclosures. Send podcasts to iTunes with with your choice of genre and playlist.

Smart lists

Gather news from all your feeds based on your criteria. It’s like smart playlists in iTunes—only for news instead of music.

Flagged items

Mark items that you want to keep—they stay forever or until you mark them as unflagged.


Keep your subscriptions, news item status, and even browser tabs synchronized between two or more computers.

Bloglines syncing

Read your Bloglines feeds with NetNewsWire for the best of both worlds, a rich desktop client and accessible-anywhere server.

Search-result subscriptions

Make special subscriptions that display results from search engines like Yahoo, Feedster, and Daypop, or from keyword searches at Del.icio.us, Flickr, and Technorati. Easily keep up with topics that interest you.

Widescreen view

The three-column view is perfect for laptops and today’s monitors that have more horizontal space.


Tell NetNewsWire how long to keep news items, so you can still read them even after they disappear from the feed.

Scripting and Automator

Control NetNewsWire with AppleScript—and with Automator too, if you’re running OS X 10.4 or greater. Add commands to NetNewsWire via the scripts menu.

Scripted feeds

Generate custom RSS and Atom feeds via AppleScript, Perl, Python, Ruby, and other scripting languages.

HTML Differences

Track changes in news items as they’re edited and updated.

Activity window

Stay in control as NetNewsWire shows you exactly what it’s downloading.


Find feeds that haven’t updated in a long time via the Dinosaurs window.

Inline summaries and datelines

Show summaries and datelines in the headlines list to make skimming faster and easier—especially for the widescreen view.

Versatile headlines list

Add date, subject, and creator columns to the headlines list—and sort on any of these columns.

What's New:

Changes since 6.0:

  • Timeline: fix bug updating article display when an article with the same article ID appears more than once (which can happen when a person has multiple accounts)
  • iCloud: won’t add feeds that aren’t parseable, which fixes an error upon trying to rename one of these feeds
  • Feedbin: fixed a bug with read/unread status syncing

Alternatively you can download the latest beta version of this software.