3.5.4 :8b11d92d:


Vienna free download for Mac


3.5.4 :8b11d92d:
11 February 2019

RSS and Atom newsreader.


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.

  • 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 Vienna

Version 3.5.4:
  • Fix dialog sheet handling definition of smart folders with multiple criteria
  • Use feed validator instead of
  • Modify User-Agent header used for fetching feeds (fix problem with Oxford University Press)
  • On macOS Mojave, fix authorization for plugins using AppleScript
  • Fix 'Add to Safari Reading List' plugin regarding articles with empty body
  • Some improvements to macOS Mojave's dark mode
  • Make article list's progress indicators less prominent
  • Trim unneeded whitespaces in URLs of new subscriptions
  • Optimize builtin images (losslessly reduce size of PNG and JPEG)
  • Replace deprecated SDK calls
  • Make process and logs more verbose regarding OpenReader server login failures
  • Update Swift support to version 4.2
  • Optimize Info.plist
  • Optimize build

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116 Vienna Reviews

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22 July 2013

Most helpful

Love this app! It has been my RSS reader for quite sometime now since adding the "View As Web Page" option. However, beta 12 & 13 have an annoying issue. I have my view layout set to "Condensed". In these last 2 betas the Headlines list for any particular feed is off. It's hard to explain but the headline for unread articles usually has a blue dot beside it, but the headline does no longer sit beside the blue dot, but rather above it slightly. So the top headline is halfway hidden by the top "Headlines" menubar. Have reverted back to Beta 11 for now. Will check back to see if Beta 14 will fix this issue. However, this program is solid and gets 5 stars.
Like (5)
Version 3.0.0 Beta 13 :20d15fc:
22 March 2019
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 :-)
Version 3.5.4 :8b11d92d:
15 December 2018
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)
Version 3.5.2 :624fb17e:
2 answer(s)
14 January 2019
In 3.5.3, the visual glitch has moved after the fourteenth article...
10 February 2019
3.5.4: the blue line has now moved before the first article.
Trip, trip, trip, trip, trip... :-D
06 November 2018
Some glitches in 10.9.5.
Version 3.5.0 :c42d4483:
25 July 2018
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!"
Version 3.4.2 :7bc20f57:
14 July 2018
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:
Version 3.4.0 :54689303:
1 answer(s)
25 July 2018
v3.4.2 seems ok.
26 April 2018
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!
Like (1)
Version 3.3.0 :7f06bb62:
15 February 2018
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.
Version 3.2.1 :8e8c75b3:
07 February 2018
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.
Version 3.2.1 :8e8c75b3:
19 January 2018
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.
Version 3.1.16 :891d05ea:
18 September 2017
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.
Version 3.1.15 :9729aef5: