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Vienna
Vienna
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Vienna overview

Vienna is a freeware and Open-Source RSS/Atom newsreader with article storage and management via a SQLite database, written in Objective-C and Cocoa, for the OS X operating system. It provides features comparable to commercial newsreaders, but both it and the source code are free and available for download.

Features
  • Subscribe to Atom/RSS news feeds and podcasts
  • Simple and intuitive user interface with customisable toolbar
  • Built-in tabbed browser
  • Global search of all retrieved articles
  • Automatic detection of newsfeeds on Web pages
  • Smart folders for organising related feed articles
  • Custom article display styles
  • Three separate reading layouts
  • Blogging integration
  • Support for downloading enclosures in articles
  • Filter the displayed articles
  • Manual reordering of the subscription list
  • Full AppleScript support
  • Localised into several languages

What’s new in version 3.7.1 :d356d926:

Updated on Jan 10 2021

Version 3.7.1 :d356d926:
  • Update database to enable auto-vacuum mode (the updated database remains compatible with older versions of Vienna)
  • Add dark color scheme to Default and Serifim styles
  • Fix search field for some macOS versions prior to macOS 11
  • Fix database update on permanent HTTP redirections
  • Fix a problem with some authentication challenges sent by servers
  • Limit duration of requests to unresponding websites
  • Modify symbols displayed in article list on macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Update some localizations
  • Update an URL in the default set of feeds
  • Various code modernizations
  • More coherent project settings
  • Rearrange some files ; move images into a single Assets.xcassets folder
  • Build with Xcode 12.3
  • Improve SwiftLint settings
View older Vienna updates

Information

License

Free

Size

13 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.vienna-rss.com

Downloads

130112

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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Aargl
Aargl
Mar 22 2019
3.5.4 :8b11d92d:
4.5
Mar 22 2019
4.5
Version: 3.5.4 :8b11d92d:
I've just discovered a new use of RSS: it can be used to track updates for all your applications hosted at Github! Just create a new subscription with the release page (for example https://github.com/ViennaRSS/vienna-rss/releases). :-)
Aargl
Aargl
Dec 15 2018
3.5.2 :624fb17e:
4.5
Dec 15 2018
4.5
Version: 3.5.2 :624fb17e:
Still a small visual glitch (checked in 10.11 this time ;-) )
A blue line appears under the ninth article in the list.
(in 10.9.5 it looked like a scroll bar)
Aargl
Aargl
Nov 6 2018
3.5.0 :c42d4483:
4.5
Nov 6 2018
4.5
Version: 3.5.0 :c42d4483:
Some glitches in 10.9.5.
Jb4
Jb4
Jul 25 2018
3.4.2 :7bc20f57:
5.0
Jul 25 2018
5.0
Version: 3.4.2 :7bc20f57:
RSS is still the best way to read a lot of news sources and Vienna is the best one I've tried. Fast to load new messages and fast to clear old ones, even though I have hundreds of feeds. With the browser add ons highlighting those sites that have feeds, it's so easy to load a new site... It's great the developer is so active in fixing the bugs.... "Long Live Vienna!"
Aargl
Aargl
Jul 14 2018
3.4.0 :54689303:
4.5
Jul 14 2018
4.5
Version: 3.4.0 :54689303:
v3.4.0 crashes on launch, here on OS 10.9.5.
Tried even on a fresh Guest user account.
I see in their forum that someone has the same issue on 10.10: http://forums.cocoaforge.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=27085&sid=c617817e90d7532fdda731afcc55b014
axl23
axl23
Apr 26 2018
3.3.0 :7f06bb62:
4.5
Apr 26 2018
4.5
Version: 3.3.0 :7f06bb62:
It's Awesome! I've try'ed many news readers before and this one is the first that exactly does what it should. It just works!
Aargl
Aargl
Feb 15 2018
3.2.1 :8e8c75b3:
4.5
Feb 15 2018
4.5
Version: 3.2.1 :8e8c75b3:
I never needed RSS feeds but tried a few RSS readers, years ago, and Vienna was the best free one — I couldn't find anything really worth paying for NetNewsWire... Now, while I was searching for a podcast player/manager, I tried gPodder and found that subscriptions were done through RSS. As gPodder hasn't got an integrated player (it relies on Quicktime for external playing), I thought of using Vienna for that purpose and it works great (and it has a nicer GUI than gPodder). The only improvement I'd like to see is indeed an integrated player, but I suppose it won't happen as it's not its main purpose.
prLab
prLab
Feb 7 2018
3.2.1 :8e8c75b3:
5.0
Feb 7 2018
5.0
Version: 3.2.1 :8e8c75b3:
Been my reader for many years. Never fails. Just wish it would be developed for iOS. The forums say they are looking at it but that was over a year ago. I'd pay for that.
zlazkow
zlazkow
Jan 19 2018
3.1.16 :891d05ea:
5.0
Jan 19 2018
5.0
Version: 3.1.16 :891d05ea:
Amazing! Before updating Vienna, it was using 600 MB memory. After updating today to the current version, memory usage dropped to just 65MB ! It's 10 times less.
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Sep 18 2017
3.1.15 :9729aef5:
5.0
Sep 18 2017
5.0
Version: 3.1.15 :9729aef5:
Memory management has gotten much better over the last two years, and I'm not getting any runtime error reports anymore from macOS. Especially the current update seems snappier than the version before. As for the software itself: no-nonsense orthodox RSS reader, the best on the market in my opinion. If you only have a handful of RSS feeds, you can use one of those "fancy" show-off RSS apps, but hundreds? Only with Vienna.
zlazkow
zlazkow
Sep 5 2017
3.1.12 :627f6323:
5.0
Sep 5 2017
5.0
Version: 3.1.12 :627f6323:
unfortunately it uses a lot of memory and cpu. LuckNews is lightweight and neat.
Ward
Ward
Mar 19 2017
3.1.8 :1bc6bc3:
0.0
Mar 19 2017
0.0
Version: 3.1.8 :1bc6bc3:
The "Open Community" link to the developers' site fails to open <vienna-rss.org>, instead displaying a GoDaddy page with this error: "NOTICE: This domain name expired on 2/24/2017 and is pending renewal or deletion."
Darmok
Darmok
Sep 27 2016
3.1.5 :e14f77e:
1.0
Sep 27 2016
1.0
Version: 3.1.5 :e14f77e:
Looks nice, but the import dialog is very badly broken on Sierra.
四点
四点
Jun 15 2016
3.1.4 :6ea6f87:
4.0
Jun 15 2016
4.0
Version: 3.1.4 :6ea6f87:
Great open-source software.
Robert-Poland
Robert-Poland
Jun 1 2016
3.1.4 :6ea6f87:
1.0
Jun 1 2016
1.0
Version: 3.1.4 :6ea6f87:
Last week this would be a 5 star app. Now with the Next Unread broken AND NOT FIXED I'm looking for a new functional app. It's a shame that the gods choose to delete my comments instead of repairing the BUG.
pacocap
pacocap
May 30 2016
3.1.4 :6ea6f87:
4.0
May 30 2016
4.0
Version: 3.1.4 :6ea6f87:
This rating only applies to Vienna3.1.4, which finally got it right. Previous versions: I've been using this app for a few years now and I have to say, up until this latest version, it has been the buggiest, most unresponsive app I have ever used. The only reason I stuck with it is that there is nothing else that even comes close to its (poorly implemented) functionality. That said, previous versions were impossible to navigate with just the keyboard because the app refreshed the display of every feed as you went up/down the list, even though the content itself was not refreshed. It took ages to get from one feed to a target feed so I was forced to use the track pad, something I try to avoid. Much to my disbelief, this behavior has been eliminated in the new version! Thank you! Another thing was the unresponsiveness in general. First it took many minutes for the app to start up and stabilize. Then manually refreshing all feeds took many more minutes. Next, I caught the app hogging 100% of one CPU while it idled, even though I had settings to manually refresh feeds! If it quit at all, using the normal Quit mechanism, it would take many more minutes to finally quit. Oftentimes I had to force quit it because it became unresponsive during the quit cycle! Another really annoying thing was that, if I left the app idle for any period of time, and then tried to go back to it, it was unresponsive and I had no choice but to force quit it. Force quitting an app is not something you want to do ever, but especially not on a regular basis. 3.1.4: I just started using 3.1.4. It started up very swiftly and refreshing all feeds was much faster. I can navigate the side panel with the up/down cursor keys very quickly, without any lag. I can quit the app instantly now and restart it instantly. It is using practically no CPU cycles during idle times. This is the first version that works as I always hoped it would work. That's great news to me. There are still some quirks with the UI that need to be changed, but that's another version…
Guest
Guest
Mar 30 2016
3.1.2 :86bfc3d:
0.0
Mar 30 2016
0.0
Version: 3.1.2 :86bfc3d:
Dear UI, get with the times.
Jlock
Jlock
Jan 7 2016
3.0.9 :22b3ce2:
5.0
Jan 7 2016
5.0
Version: 3.0.9 :22b3ce2:
I love this app and I use it everyday.
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Nov 17 2015
3.0.9 :22b3ce2:
5.0
Nov 17 2015
5.0
Version: 3.0.9 :22b3ce2:
New Vienna update crashes every couple of minutes, sometimes even right after launch. Same with the current beta. (10.11.1). Avoid!
J-Marten
J-Marten
Nov 16 2015
3.0.9 :22b3ce2:
5.0
Nov 16 2015
5.0
Version: 3.0.9 :22b3ce2:
Vienna is a awesome, reliable, old school and crap free RSS reader. Does one thing exceptionally well without the inconveniences caused by cloud services, user tracking, ads, DRM, forced updates and other benedictions of the modern app store economy. I wish there was more software like this.
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