Even if most of the tech experts actively claim that RSS (Rich Site Summary) is dead especially after Google Reader was discontinued 5 years ago but it isn’t yet as still many people rely on RSS to get the latest news, podcasts, videos etc. and almost every website is still offering an RSS feed.
Many users who are new to the Linux environment might find it difficult to choose the best RSS reader for Ubuntu. So today we are coming up with top 10 RSS readers for Ubuntu from which you can choose the one that best suits you.
Liferea, also known as Linux Feed Reader, is a simple online news feed reader. Liferea is free, lightweight, and fast news aggregator for Linux which is very easy to use.
Liferea offers features such as sync support with TinyTinyRSS and it also lets you read feed content offline too. To install Liferea you can go to Ubuntu Software Centre or you can also install it by running following command in Terminal:
$ sudo apt-get install liferea
Just like Thunderbird, Evolution is also a professional mail client with RSS feed support. It is developed under the GNOME project and available in various Linux repositories. It has a very simple user interface and it is very easy to use.
Evolution comes with all the features every basic RSS reader comes with including sync support and offline reading. You can install Evolution using Ubuntu Software Centre or by running following command in the Termainal:
$ sudo apt-get install evolution evolution-rss
Thunderbird is a popular mail client on the Linux environment and comes with RSS reader support. Mozilla Thunderbird comes pre-installed with most of the Linux distributions. It is a feature rich RSS reader and has very slick user interface which is very easy to use.
If Thunderbird doesn’t come pre-installed in your Linux distribution you can download and install it using Ubuntu Software Centre or running the command given below in Terminal:
$ sudo apt-get install thunderbird
Akregator is a RSS reader developed by KDE project and it is a default RSS reader in KDE Plasma Environment. It is a feature rich RSS reader which uses KDE’s Konqueror browser so that you don’t need to switch between apps and it also offers features like notifications, automatic feeds and many other features.
Akregator is surely one of the best RSS readers available for Ubuntu as it has a simple user interface and it is very easy to use. To download and install Akregator run following command in Terminal or go to Software Centre.
$ sudo apt-get install akregator
Blam is a very basic RSS reader and it runs on minimal use of resources. It has a very simple user interface and can be used for reading feeds and import/export feeds.
If you are looking for simple RSS reader then Blam is perfect for you. It can be downloaded and installed from Software Centre or by running following command in Terminal:
$ sudo apt-get install blam
QuiteRSS is a cross-platform and open-source RSS feed reader which is distributed under GNU General Public License. It is one of the best RSS readers which you can use anywhere and comes with lots of features. It comes with a very good user interface which is very easy to use even if you are new to QuiteRSS.
QuiteRSS offers features like automatic scheduled feeds, content blocking and a webkit browser so that you can perform all the tasks in one single app. It is available in Ubuntu Software Centre from where you can download and install it.
$ sudo apt-get install quiterss
Yes you read it correct! Mozilla Firefox comes with support for RSS reader and it is very simple to use. You can access news feeds using Bookmarks Toolbar.
You don’t need to do any separate installation for RSS reader in Mozilla Firefox because it comes pre-installed with RSS reader.
Winds is a modern RSS reader for Linux which comes with lot of features. It has a very stylish interface which is easy to navigate. It shows you news feeds according to various categories.
(Image Source: Github)
You can download Winds source code using following Github link.
Tiny Tiny RSS
Tiny Tiny RSS is an open-source web based RSS reader which needs to be installed on web server. It offers features like OPML import/export, additional plugins and themes, podast, keyboard shortcuts, etc.
Apart from these features Tiny Tiny RSS has its own official Android client so that you can sync feeds between desktop and mobile phone.
Tickr is a free open-source GTK based RSS reader. It displays RSS feeds in Tickr bar at the top of your desktop as smooth scrolling line. Other important feature is its graphics which is highly customizable.
You just need to click on headline scrolling at the top of your desktop then Tickr will open it in your preferred web browser. Tickr is available to download in Ubuntu Software Centre.
If you guys use any other RSS reader for Ubuntu then share your experience in the comments below
Licenciada en Bellas Artes y programadora por pasión. Cuando tengo un rato retoco fotos, edito vídeos y diseño cosas. El resto del tiempo escribo en MA-NO WEB DESIGN END DEVELOPMENT.
In spite of a past we could say almost confronted, the approach between Windows and Linux is accelerating more and more, drawing a story closer to love than to hate.…
If you are reading about this for the first time, the Windows Subsystem for Linux is a kind of virtual machine that allows you to run the Linux terminal on…
In the previous articles I made a short introduction to the Unix world and in the following article I have dealt with the basic commands for the file system management. Today we are…
I introduced in the previous article, available here, the basic concepts concerning the Linux world. Today we are going to have a look to some basic operations that we can perform…
If you have thought about migrating from Windows to a Unix operating system, or Linux specifically there are things you should know. The goal is to give essential information (and…
Lately we have been on a constant lookout for good RSS readers to find and share rich content for our users. RSS is a great way to keep in the…
It’s hard work monitoring and debugging Linux performance problems, but it’s easier with the right tools at the right time. Finding a Linux Network Monitor tool or Software package for…
In this article we will explain how to install, manage and configure the SSL Security certificate, Let's Encypt in NGINX server used as proxy. This certificate is free but does…
Setting up your own mail server from scratch on Linux is complex and tedious, until you meet iRedMail. This tutorial is going to show you how you can easily and…
It's been over a half-decade since the GIMP 2.8 stable debut and today marks the long-awaited release of GIMP 2.10, its first major update in six years. And among other…
I recently had a request to setup SFTP for a customer so they could manage a set of files in their environment through an FTP GUI. Being an avid user…
Java and the JVM (Java's virtual machine) are widely used and required for many kinds of software. This article will guide you through the process of installing and managing different…