A clean, up-to-date implementation of an email-style feed reader.
|License||Free (Open source)|
|Open-source and cross-platform; versatile with social sharing and other options, fast starting, quick navigation, portable and installer versions available.|
|The main toolbar can be customized with a rich selection of elements but the way to reach them is hard to discover.|
QuiteRSS is a relatively new, open-source, cross-platform RSS/Atom news reader. It has been under active development since 2012. It’s a clean, up-to-date implementation of an email-style feed reader. Both portable and installer versions are available.
With fast starting and quick navigation, QuiteRSS is versatile and offers a full set of options, using a classic three-panel layout (feeds/folders, a list of posts and an embedded browser).
It is hard to discover some of the QuiteRSS options. For example, it is not obvious how to show/hide the legacy “Menu” bar (File, View, Feeds, News… and Help items).
Menu bar hint: click the tiny icon at the left end of the tabs bar to see and select the “Show Menu Bar” option. Click the “File” menu item in the legacy Menu bar to see and uncheck (hide) the “Show Menu Bar” option.
QuiteRSS has a rich set of social sharing options (Email, Twitter, Facebook, Pocket, etc.). It is not easy to discover them. [Hint: show and right-click the Main Toolbar > chose customize > click add > scroll down to the one(s) you want.] You can also set keyboard shortcuts for them via the options dialog box.
In spite of customizing challenges, QuiteRSS should be easy for most neophyte users to start using it. Moreover, it offers help via the users forum.