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Newsbeuter is an open-source RSS/Atom feed reader for text terminals. It runs on Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and other Unix-like operating systems. Newsbeuter's great configurability and vast number of features make it a perfect choice for people that need a slick and fast feed reader that can be completely controlled via keyboard.

A summary of some of its features:

  • Subscribe to RSS 0.9x, 1.0, 2.0 and Atom feeds
  • Download podcasts
  • Freely configure your keyboard shortcuts
  • Search through all downloaded articles
  • Categorize and query your subscriptions with a flexible tag system
  • Integrate any data source through a flexible filter and plugin system
  • Automatically remove unwanted articles through a "killfile"
  • Define "meta feeds" using a powerful query language
  • Synchronize newsbeuter with your account
  • Import and exporting your subscriptions with the widely used OPML format
  • Freely define newsbeuter's look'n'feel through free color configurability and format strings
  • Keep all your feeds in sync with Google Reader

Newsbeuter is the Mutt of RSS feed readers. Not convinced? See for yourself.

User Testimonials

“Then I start using [newsbeuter] and I have to say it is exactly what I wanted. [...] What blows me away is how quickly I can rip through feeds, search through them, and how I can save the text of articles.”
 ― Zed Shaw, "I Want The Mutt Of Feed Readers"

“I am not sure how often you get feedback, but I wanted to just say thank you for working on newsbeuter. It is a joy to use in my screen session along with irssi and alpine. I especially appreciate the UTF-8 compatibility (I read articles in English/Japanese on a regular basis). Please keep up the great work :)”
 ― John Wood

“I'm a new newsbeuter user, and I only want to congratulate you for this good program. I was previously using other feed programs like "Liferea", but they're slow and uses a huge amount of memory. It's also very configurable, that allow me to personalize it.”
 ― Ignacio Gallegos