Ask HN: Do You Use RSS?

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  • NewsBlur

    NewsBlur is a personal news reader that brings people together to talk about the world. A new sound of an old instrument.

    I pretty much exclusively use RSS, I saw this post from my RSS reader.

    I use NewsBlur. It has a free setting, but I like it so much I pay for the subscription.

  • Miniflux

    Minimalist and opinionated feed reader

    Yup! I use Miniflux ( and run it into Reeder 5 on my Apple devices.


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  • hnrss

    Custom, realtime RSS feeds for Hacker News

    A while ago I tried finding a nice RSS reader that would be detached from the browser, but didn't find too many nice options out there.

    But as it turns out, Thunderbird actually has a built in feed reader, which now nicely aggregates both my e-mails, spam e-mails and both news that I might care about as well as the ones I don't. So the experience is very similar to dealing with e-mails - occasional items that I care about amongst others that I don't, even if some of the others are useful as well, and having all of that in the same application makes a lot of sense!

    Here's an example:

    I even added an RSS feed to my own blog which can now tell anyone who cares about that stuff about new articles.

    In addition, I'm subscribed to some feeds that pull data from HN so I don't miss like 90% of my comment responses, as well as a "Jobs" feed for the "Who's Hiring?" posts.

    I currently use this for HN:

    It feels like RSS is a nice solution for releases of articles and such, I wonder why we don't see too much of it anymore nowadays, though someone would probably claim that it has something to do with ads.

  • Aperture

    Aperture is a Microsub server. Currently in beta. (by aaronpk)

  • vienna-rss

    Vienna is a free and open-source RSS/Atom newsreader for macOS.

    Found this post thanks to There are two kinds of web sites. Those I read through RSS or those I don't know.

  • CommaFeed

    Google Reader inspired self-hosted RSS reader.

    Daily since Google Reader shut down, via self-hosted commafeed (

  • feeds

    golang rss/atom generator library (by gorilla)

    For RSS generation: (looks stale now)

    Was a great learning experience as I was teaching myself Go back then. Dont use it much these days anymore, but its still working, which I find incredible, since I basically havent touched the thing for over 6 years!

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