3.8.4 27 Feb 2018

Display RSS news feeds on your desktop.


Developer website: Andras Porffy

NewsBar is built with a fresh concept: news feeds delivered with a smooth animation, right to your desktop with automatic iCloud sync across all Apple devices. Converts plain old RSS feeds into a live news stream with keyword watching and alerts. Works fine without Google Reader, syncing with Feedly.

All of your RSS feeds continuously appear on the selected side of your display, or in a regular window. NewsBar is like having your own, personal news agency. You don't have to waste your time checking webpages - NewsBar will show you what's going on.

  • News without delay
  • High speed, efficient RSS engine
  • iCloud sync of feeds, statuses and starred across all Apple devices
  • Smooth animation on news arrival
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Mac desktop integration with adjustable opacity
  • Add new feeds and feed icons with Drag and Drop
  • Organize feeds into user defined folders
  • Single click opens RSS content in a popup window
  • Double click opens news in your browser
  • Auto hide read items
  • Mark and share news
  • OS X Notification Center support
  • Star news for later reading
  • News can be highlighted and filtered by keywords
  • Keyword detection alerts using audible and visible cues
  • Customizable interface (colors, fonts, size, gradient, opacity)
  • Assign custom icon for each feed
  • RSS 2.0, ATOM support
  • Sync feed list and starred items with Feedly (optional)
  • Customizable individual feed settings
  • Import feed list from Google Reader takeout
  • OPML export and import
  • Quick text search in all feeds
  • Multiple display/desktop and Spaces support
  • Menubar mode (App icon can be removed from dock)
  • Very low CPU and memory usage

What's New

Version 3.8.4:
  • Feedly sync authentication updated
  • displaying long twitter posts with attachments
  • minor fixes and stability improvements


  • OS X 10.6.6 or later


Current Version (3.x)


Version Downloads
Internet / Newsreaders
27 Feb 2018
OS X / Intel 32