Version: 3.0.2 :3139437: || Release Date: 2015-12-30 || License: Other Open Source Developer: Steve Palmer, Jeff Johnson, Michael Stroeck | App Owner: mstroeck

The richly-featured free and open source RSS/Atom reader for the Mac. Keep up to date with all your favorite blogs.

Vienna is a freeware, open source RSS/Atom newsreader for the Mac OS X operating system. It provides features comparable to commercial newsreaders, but both it and the source code are freely available for download.

A summary of some of its features:

  • Subscribe to Atom/RSS news feeds and podcasts.
  • Simple and intuitive user interface.
  • Built-in tabbed browser.
  • Smart folders for organising related feed articles.
  • Custom article display styles.
  • Three separate reading layouts.
  • Blogging integration.
  • Filter the displayed articles.
  • Manual reordering of the subscription list.
  • Full AppleScript support.
  • Localised into several languages.

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43 Opinions

This new version ( has a different look, with a customizable toolbar.
Unfortunately, IMHO, it has not an Aqua-look yet.
But it's still my favorite RSS/Atom reader.
(Yes... I agree. NetNewsWire is great too.)

Love this app. Its at the forefront of my new RSS-obsession.

i'm so happy to have finally found a really awesome solution for rss feeds. as much as safari's rss reader was sort of simplistic it had a few things i liked and vienna is all that and a whole heck of a lot more.

I'd like to add a few words to the previous posts...
Over the last months I've been using Vienna and NewNewsWire Lite.
NetNewsWire Lite has a nicer interface, with a customizable toolbar, and is a little faster.
Vienna, although not so so fast and not so "beautiful", does just the same. And it does something more: it has a built-in browser. You can read the full news without opening an external browser. To have that in NetNewsWire, you have to pay 30 dollars for the full featured version.
Although I prefer the look and speed of NetNewsWire Lite, I use Vienna more often because the built-in browser is a plus.
And let's not forget that Vienna is completely free!
(But that's just my opinion. Everybody else has the right to think any other way.)

Really great software. I had bounced around trying everything until this one. This one really does it all right.

best free newsreader out there for mac os x

I was a hardcore NewsFire user, but due to the developer's arrogance I was forced to seek another RSS reader. I had my eyes on Vienna for a long time, but the newest version introduced Unified layout which is absolutely brilliant. This feature, together with the ability to change styles (CSS templates really) made me a Vienna believer. A big thanks to the devs for bringing to maturity a great open source RSS reader!

This app could potentially be great, but as soon as you start to subscribe quite a few feeds the application becomes slow and unresponsive. As a result I grudgingly went back to newsfire.

i only must say that this great software is very addictive and that is nothing good hehehe congratulations and keep it!

I must say I'm impressed by that free app. I really like the 3 columns view and the way you can navigate through them with the arrow keys. The integrated browser feels snappy and the overall performance is very solid. And as a bonus, just like with Adium, you can customize the style view to your liking. Vienna has now become my RSS reader of choice!

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