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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
• Split View support
• Use Reader view to download and 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 primary article view, such as Mercury Reader view, for each feed
• Custom storage period for each item status (read, unread and favorite)
• Opened items can be automatically set to read, immediately or after a custom period
• 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!

What's New in Version 1.9

Feed level article view options
• You can now set a preferred article view modus for each individual feed.
• For example Mercury Reader view ‘CNN’, Feed Article view for ‘MacRumors’ and Website Article view for ‘Dezeen’.
• Long press the Reader view button to select a primary view.
• The Mercury Reader view engine now works locally.
• The Arc90 Readability performance has been dramatically improved.
Poster article list view
• The article list can now be set to ‘Poster’ view, in addition to the existing view options.
• Poster view shows a preview image under the header and summary of each article.
• The height of the preview image can be adjusted in the Preferences panel.
Improvements, tweaks and fixes
• Added support for Spacebar navigation with automatic scroll of articles and selection of the next item.
• Added also support for Shift + Spacebar navigation, to do the opposite.
• New setting to open links in their Native apps, if available.
• Automatic detection and correct display of RTL languages.
• Timeline view supports now the same article views as the article list.
• Unread and read items can now be stored forever instead of a limited period.
• Action 'Mark all as read' is now being performed immediately, without waiting for internal updates.
• Long words in the article viewer are now being hyphenated, if the language of the feed is known.
• Countless other small tweaks and fixes.







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Rated 17+ for the following:
Unrestricted Web Access


iOS 11.4 or later


iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi, iPod touch (6th Generation), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation), iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th Generation), iPad Pro, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4 (Cellular), iPad mini 4, iPad Pro (Cellular), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) (Cellular), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 5, iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi, iPhone 5c, iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air3, iPad Air3Cellular, iPad Mini5, iPad Mini5Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, Watch4



Customer Ratings

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Customer Reviews

The Best, By A Long, Long Way

Mr .R.
Version 1.8.14
Ive used many a reader, some really good, some not. But all of them annoyed me in one way or another.
Not This one.
(If you don’t want to read whole review, just buy the app, you won’t regret it).
I was using Feedly with Reeder, pretty good, pretty annoying also. Now Feedly are asking for a subscription to add more feeds, not a chance. The app’s not good enough anyway, but now you want me to pay money to use something that annoys me?!? Nope.
When I first saw this app, with the price tag, it put me off (why pay when so many free options?!). But I was getting so fed up with the others, I thought I’d give it a shot. And that’s when I realised why I’m paying, you pay for what you get & It’s worth every penny.
I love it. Really easy (and nice) to use, looks great & you can customise the look to suit your taste.
It seems quite simple at first glance, but simple and effective is always the best combo, and the developers absolutely nailed it (congrats!).
Adding new feeds, reading, favouriting and sharing articles. So simple and genuinely enjoyable to use. I’ve already recommended this app to quite a few people and will continue to do so!
It’s so good that I’ll be purchasing the desktop application also, which is more expensive than the mobile, but it’s worth it to me for 2 reasons....the developers deserve to be paid & I want the same ease of use on my laptop!!
The only thing I don’t like about it, is the app icon!! For such a lovely app, the icon just doesn’t do it justice! Please make a nicer one devs!!
Easy 5*. Would be 6* if the icon was different 😉

Perfect RSS app

Version 1.8.9
Does the job without getting in the way, includes lots of options for customisation, and has a great theming system (including a true black mode). Most importantly, it just works. Found this app when News dropped support for RSS feeds.
Only objection is a minor one: the article font weight is too light for my liking at larger font sizes. Title font weight has recently become customisable; I'd like to see article bodies get this option too.

The best thing since morning coffee (or tea if you prefer)

Version 1.8.9
Add a news-site you fancy directly from Safari :)
and thanks to iCloud sync you’re ready
Thanks you!

Google News

Version 1.8.9
This app has worked perfectly for me until last week when Google News has seized control of my searches listed under “Donald Trump”. The app still shows that is collecting items on Mr Trump, but clicking on an item takes me to a frozen Google News page which doesn’t include items on the subject I’m looking for. Perhaps the developer can check to see what is going on and I can give the app, the Stars it deserves.
I’m pleased that the developer has looked into my problem. It appears to be a problem with Google news. The developer has provided me with a way to overcome it. Full marks with a speedy reply, I will reinstate the five stars.

Excellent standalone RSS feed reader

Version 1.8.2
I was using the equally brilliant "Unread" app for RSS feed reading together with a Feedbin account for the syncing. But paying a subscription for Feedbin when I’m already paying for iCloud storage seems like a waste of money. Google searches for iCloud-enabled RSS readers eventually turned up this app, so I took a chance and bought it.
I’m glad to report that it works very well and sync works perfectly. The reading experience is very good and has all the features I typically look for. I promptly cancelled Feedbin and feel confident that this app will meet my needs just as well, for a fraction of the cost.
The iPad Pro and iPhone are my main computers so I don’t need the Mac app at the moment but if you do, it’s apparently excellent as well.