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Vienna

Version 3.9.0

RSS and Atom newsreader.

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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 3.9.0

Updated on Jan 22 2024

  • New editor for smart folders: criterias can now be imbricated, allowing more complex and refined selections
  • Add initial JSON Feed support
  • Implement Apple's standard interface for sharing articles or pages; Vienna's traditional plugins do not appear in default toolbar, but are still fully supported and can be added or removed as preferred.
  • Unified search: a single search field can be used for searching within articles, current webpage, folders list or the web.
  • Complete transition to WkWebView based browser; reimplement printing and download, improve contextual menus; fix Web Inspector (macOS >= 13.3)
  • Use view-based cells for tree view of folders and feeds; font is no longer selectable, but user can choose between three cell sizes
  • Rearrange some menu items in a more logical way
  • Update documentation and default feeds to refer to Github discussions instead of the now defunct Cocoaforge forums
  • Update localizations
  • Have auxiliary windows (Downloads, Activity Window, Info) stay on Vienna's main space
  • Fix compliance with refresh frequency set by user
  • Fix "mark all read" for folders containing multiple smart folders
  • Fix disappearance of tooltips on refresh
  • Fix behavior of some menu commands (Command-Y, "Reload Page")
  • Code cleanup and modernization
  • Update FMDB to version 2.7.8, Sparkle to 2.5.2, MMTabBarView to v/1.5.2
  • Build with Xcode 15.2 (macOS 14.2 SDK)

Information

License

Free

Size

9.5 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.vienna-rss.com

Downloads

131010

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.12 or later
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Vienna qualities

Value
3.0
Ease of use
3.0
Features
2.0
Reliability
3.0
Customer support
1.0

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RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Jan 21 2024
3.8.8
0.0
Jan 21 2024
0.0
Version: 3.8.8
The current version is 3.9.0
Atalantia
Atalantia
Nov 22 2022
3.8.4 :530a4382:
0.0
Nov 22 2022
0.0
Version: 3.8.4 :530a4382:
Applescript is implemented but poor documented. example I can't get the delete command to work. General it seams to be not functional.
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.
Orfanik
Orfanik
Jan 23 2023
3.8.5 :5ac6c328:
5.0
Jan 23 2023
5.0
Version: 3.8.5 :5ac6c328:
Remik_K
Remik_K
Jan 23 2023
3.8.5 :5ac6c328:
4.0
Jan 23 2023
4.0
Version: 3.8.5 :5ac6c328:
Aargl
Aargl
Mar 22 2019
4.5
Mar 22 2019
4.5
Version: null
Jb4
Jb4
Jul 25 2018
5.0
Jul 25 2018
5.0
Version: null
axl23
axl23
Apr 26 2018
4.5
Apr 26 2018
4.5
Version: null
prLab
prLab
Feb 7 2018
5.0
Feb 7 2018
5.0
Version: null
zlazkow
zlazkow
Jan 19 2018
5.0
Jan 19 2018
5.0
Version: null
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Sep 18 2017
5.0
Sep 18 2017
5.0
Version: null
Darmok
Darmok
Sep 27 2016
1.0
Sep 27 2016
1.0
Version: null
四点
四点
Jun 15 2016
4.0
Jun 15 2016
4.0
Version: null
Robert-Poland
Robert-Poland
Jun 1 2016
1.0
Jun 1 2016
1.0
Version: null
pacocap
pacocap
May 30 2016
4.0
May 30 2016
4.0
Version: null
Jlock
Jlock
Jan 7 2016
5.0
Jan 7 2016
5.0
Version: null
J-Marten
J-Marten
Nov 16 2015
5.0
Nov 16 2015
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Oct 16 2015
4.0
Oct 16 2015
4.0
Version: null
demyson-and
demyson-and
Sep 24 2015
5.0
Sep 24 2015
5.0
Version: null
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Feb 9 2015
5.0
Feb 9 2015
5.0
Version: null
WetNet
WetNet
Dec 13 2014
5.0
Dec 13 2014
5.0
Version: null
Kotos0513
Kotos0513
Nov 17 2014
4.0
Nov 17 2014
4.0
Version: null
Gary-box
Gary-box
Nov 15 2014
4.5
Nov 15 2014
4.5
Version: null
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 14 2014
4.5
Oct 14 2014
4.5
Version: null
tdpanos
tdpanos
Oct 13 2014
4.0
Oct 13 2014
4.0
Version: null
Rasputinsrevengereloadet
Sep 7 2014
5.0
Version: null
Tryme
Tryme
Aug 26 2014
4.0
Aug 26 2014
4.0
Version: null
Haliomaster
Haliomaster
Aug 25 2014
5.0
Aug 25 2014
5.0
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Okuyukashī
Okuyukashī
Aug 25 2014
1.0
Aug 25 2014
1.0
Version: null
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Valdimar-Thor-H
Aug 10 2014
5.0
Aug 10 2014
5.0
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Ervins Strauhmanis
Jul 4 2014
5.0
Jul 4 2014
5.0
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Bytes
Bytes
May 30 2014
5.0
May 30 2014
5.0
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Monkeyjunkey
Apr 30 2014
5.0
Apr 30 2014
5.0
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Abt
Mar 25 2014
4.0
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4.0
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iTonyD
iTonyD
Jan 19 2014
4.0
Jan 19 2014
4.0
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Insecure-Software
Insecure-Software
Oct 29 2013
0.5
Oct 29 2013
0.5
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Mrozny
Mrozny
Sep 13 2013
4.0
Sep 13 2013
4.0
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Hervé-5
Aug 28 2013
5.0
Aug 28 2013
5.0
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Multimedia-Pimp
Jul 22 2013
5.0
Jul 22 2013
5.0
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anonymous-dingo-653
Jul 21 2013
5.0
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5.0
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Sojourner0001
Jul 17 2013
5.0
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5.0
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anonymous-turkey-2457
Jul 13 2013
5.0
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5.0
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dizhiren
dizhiren
May 17 2013
0.5
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0.5
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