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News Explorer for iOS

By Ron Elemans $4.99

Developer's Description

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, YouTube 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, RDF, Atom, JSON and Twitter feed engine.

Supports Twitter user and hashtags timelines.


Clean, 100% native, distraction-free user interface

Article list with resizable thumbnails

Feed level option to automatically open articles in Reader view

Size, alignment and visibility of the thumbnails are adjustable.

Built-in browser for viewing inline links and other references

Themes, adaptable to your taste and mood


Use automatic Reader view to 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

Dedicated YouTube channel feed support

Group your subscriptions with collapsible folders

Rename and reorder folders and subscriptions, using drag-and-drop

OPML import and export.


Article reader with adjustable title and body font settings

Global filters let you filter all subscriptions and related news on unread items and favorites

External keyboard support

Perform quick actions with horizontal swipes

Pull subscription list to start a sync session

App icon badge with unread items count

Navigate to the next or previous item with animated swipe gestures


You can set a default primary article view, such as Mercury Reader view, for all feeds.

The default primary view can be overruled on feed or article level.

Custom storage period for each item status (read, unread and favorite)

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

Multiple Reader view engines

Supports RTL articles

Background app refresh

Spotlight indexing with images

3D Force

Handoff, pick up where you left off

Notifications with images

Retina support

Dynamic Type 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.


If you have any questions or need support on News Explorer, then browse to https://betamagic.nl/support/newsexplorer/help.html, email us at support@betamagic.nl or twitter to @elemanssoftware.

Please share your thoughts and ideas about News Explorer with us via feedback@betamagic.nl. If you like News Explorer then feel free to leave a review or a rating in the App Store, it helps a lot!

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.9.8


Release April 14, 2020
Date Added April 14, 2020
Version 1.9.8

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 12.4 and watchOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.


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