Is there an RSS fan? Check out the Linux Desktops NewsFlash Feed Reader
Right here’s a fast heads-up a couple of new (effectively, considerably new) desktop RSS reader known as NewsFlash, which is gearing up for its first secure launch.
The app is described as being the “non secular successor” to the nice (but-never-quite-perfect) FeedReader, a feature-packed GTK RSS app for the Linux desktop that I’ve coated up to now.
Like its predecessor, NewsFlash is designed for use with an present web-based RSS feed service. It may be used “domestically” too for those who don’t use one (or do, however don’t care about cross-platform syncing and so forth).
Nevertheless it’s there that the similarities finish. NewsFlash is a completely new app inbuilt Rust and operating on a completely new codebase.
“[NewsFlash] combines all the benefits of net primarily based providers […] with all the pieces you anticipate from a contemporary desktop program: Desktop notifications, quick search and filtering, tagging, useful keyboard shortcuts and accessing all of your articles so long as you want,” states the undertaking’s Gitlab web page.
And people options are quite a few. The app could be set to verify for brand spanking new articles within the background (although, as a contemporary GNOME app it lacks a ‘system tray’ icon); there are ample article sorting choices, and assist for feed folders.
These and different options of NewsFlash embrace:
- Sync with third-party RSS feed service FeedBin, Miniflux & Fever
- Can fetch/verify for brand spanking new articles within the background
- Create customized feed tags and classes
- Numerous article sorting choices, together with ‘latest first’
- Constructed-in content material parser(s)
- ‘Star’ articles for straightforward entry
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Darkish mode assist
- Responsive UI
I depend on desktop feed reader apps to maintain tabs on the multitude of initiatives, repos, blogs, and developer postings wanted to feed this website (and thus you) with recent content material commonly.
General I desire the simplicity of Feeds (previously GNOME Feeds, generally known as gFeeds) to NewsFlash. Whereas the previous isn’t as featured because the latter it feels leaner in use, renders posts cleaner, and yields to conference extra.
But when NewsFlash ever provides Feedly assist I’d undertake it in a coronary heart beat!
One small word: this app makes use of its personal built-in scraper to ‘fetch’ the content material of weblog posts so as to learn them in-app, while not having to make use of a browser. That is handy. However bear in mind when studying our website (although that is true of others) you gained’t be capable of see in-article ‘components’ equivalent to data bins, evaluation bins, picture comparisons, picture galleries, in-post callouts, themed Flatpak, Snap and different buttons, one-line article summaries, or pull quotes.
Set up NewsFlash Feed Reader
NewsFlash is free, open supply software program. You’ll be able to browse supply code for the undertaking on Gitlab (the place you too can file bug reviews and contribute code).
To put in NewsFlash on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and different Linux distros you should utilize Flatpak, with the a launch candidate model of the app accessible on Flathub:
View NewsFlash on Flathub
In the event you’re on Arch you possibly can set up the app from the AUR:
yay -S newsflash
That’s a brief introduction to NewsFlash. Do strive it out and let me (and the readers) know what you consider it within the feedback part beneath.