NewsBlur

News reader

Newsblur is software that runs on a server and collects RSS/Atom feeds for you to read. If you don't have your own server you can sign up for a freemium account at newsblur.com. The feeds can be read in a web browser or using this app.

Features:

  • Synchronizes with NewsBlur servers so keep your stories and read/unread status consistent
  • Read all of your news subscriptions (RSS feeds)
  • Read while offline and re-sync read and saved stories when online again.
  • Share and comment on the news with friends
  • Multiple device support (Web, Android, iOS)
  • Meet new people who share the same interests
  • Collapsible folders
  • Save stories
  • Dark mode for night time reading
  • Multiple viewing options for stories
  • Training your feeds - Hide the stories you don't like and highlight the stories you do.
  • River of news - show stories from several different feeds in a single view

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 9.0 (162) - Added on 2019-06-16

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 1.2 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 8.0.0 (159) - Added on 2018-08-14

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 1.2 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 7.1.0 (154) - Added on 2018-04-24

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 1.0 MiB PGP Signature