Escape the Social Media Noise: Get Your News by RSS Readers

If you’re only using social media platforms or individual online magazines to read news, this isn’t a sustainable approach in the long-term. This is because you become easily distracted by other content, and you need to carefully select your sources.

A distraction-free solution is to use RSS Reader Apps on laptops and smartphones. These apps store your source list in the standard OPML file format, which can also be exported into other formats.

The RSS Reader

In order to stay up to date with the latest news and content, an RSS reader is essential.

In this post, we’ll recommend apps with the following features:

  • Free
  • Cross-platform
  • Privacy-focused
  • Open-source apps

The RSS Reader apps we recommend are:

  1. Fluent Reader
  2. QuiteRSS

Fluent Reader

Fluent Reader is my favourite because of its modern design and dark theme features.
It’s free for MAC, Windows and Linux, and you can buy it for IOS and Android for $2.

If you don’t want to pay for the smartphone app, you can still try:

  • NetNewsWire for IOS (Free and open-source)
  • Feeder for Android (Free and open-source)

Feeder also on GitLab.

Some RSS sources you can start with

You can get started by pasting the following links into the RSS reader of your choice:

Discover more from Urban Philosophers

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading