- Read this document on github.com/FreshRSS/FreshRSS/ to get the correct links and pictures.
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FreshRSS is a self-hosted RSS feed aggregator.
It is lightweight, easy to work with, powerful, and customizable.
It is a multi-user application with an anonymous reading mode. It supports custom tags. There is an API for (mobile) clients, and a Command-Line Interface.
FreshRSS natively supports basic Web scraping, based on XPath, for Web sites not providing any RSS / Atom feed.
Different login methods are supported: Web form (including an anonymous option), HTTP Authentication (compatible with proxy delegation), OpenID Connect.
Finally, FreshRSS supports extensions for further tuning.
Feedback and contributions
Feature requests, bug reports, and other contributions are welcome. The best way is to open an issue on GitHub. We are a friendly community.
To facilitate contributions, the following option is available:
FreshRSS comes with absolutely no warranty.
- User documentation, where you can discover all the possibilities offered by FreshRSS
- Administrator documentation for detailed installation and maintenance related tasks
- Developer documentation to guide you in the source code of FreshRSS and to help you if you want to contribute
- Contributor guidelines for those who want to help improve FreshRSS
- A recent browser like Firefox / IceCat, Edge, Chromium / Chrome, Opera, Safari.
- Works on mobile (except a few features)
- Light server running Linux or Windows
- It even works on Raspberry Pi 1 with response time under a second (tested with 150 feeds, 22k articles)
- A web server: Apache2.4+ (recommended), nginx, lighttpd (not tested on others)
- PHP 7.4+
- Required extensions: cURL, DOM, JSON, XML, session, ctype
- Recommended extensions: PDO_SQLite (for export/import), GMP (for API access on 32-bit platforms), IDN (for Internationalized Domain Names), mbstring (for Unicode strings), iconv (for charset conversion), ZIP (for import/export), zlib (for compressed feeds)
- Extension for database: PDO_PGSQL or PDO_SQLite or PDO_MySQL
- PostgreSQL 9.5+ or SQLite or MySQL 5.5.3+ or MariaDB 5.5+
The latest stable release can be found here. New versions are released every two to three months.
If you want a rolling release with the newest features, or want to help testing or developing the next stable version, you can use the
- Get FreshRSS with git or by downloading the archive
- Put the application somewhere on your server (expose only the
./p/folder to the Web)
- Add write access to the
./data/folder for the webserver user
- Access FreshRSS with your browser and follow the installation process
- or use the Command-Line Interface
- Everything should be working :) If you encounter any problems, feel free to contact us.
- Advanced configuration settings can be found in config.default.php and modified in
- When using Apache, enable
AllowEncodedSlashesfor better compatibility with mobile clients.
More detailed information about installation and server configuration can be found in our documentation.
- For better security, expose only the
./p/folder to the Web.
- Be aware that the
./data/folder contains all personal data, so it is a bad idea to expose it.
- Be aware that the
./constants.phpfile defines access to the application folder. If you want to customize your installation, look here first.
- If you encounter any problem, logs are accessible from the interface or manually in
- The special folder
./data/users/_/contains the part of the logs that are shared by all users.
- The special folder
- The date and time in the right-hand column is the date declared by the feed, not the time at which the article was received by FreshRSS, and it is not used for sorting.
- In particular, when importing a new feed, all of its articles will appear at the top of the feed list regardless of their declared date.
FreshRSS supports further customizations by adding extensions on top of its core functionality. See the repository dedicated to those extensions.
APIs & native apps
|App||Platform||Free Software||Maintained & Developed||API||Works offline||Fast sync||Fetch more in individual views||Fetch read articles||Favourites||Labels||Podcasts||Manage feeds|
|News+ with Google Reader extension||Android||Partially||2015||GReader||✔️||⭐⭐⭐||✔️||✔️||✔️||✔️||✔️||✔️|
|Fluent Reader Lite||Android, iOS||✔️||✔️✔️||GReader, Fever||✔️||⭐⭐⭐||➖||➖||✓||➖||➖||➖|
|ChristopheHenry||Android||✔️||Work in progress||GReader||✔️||⭐⭐||➖||✔️||✔️||➖||➖||➖|
|Fluent Reader||Windows, Linux, macOS||✔️||✔️✔️||GReader, Fever||✔️||⭐||➖||✔️||✓||➖||➖||➖|
|RSS Guard||Windows, GNU/Linux, macOS, OS/2||✔️||✔️✔️||GReader||✔️||⭐⭐||➖||✔️||✔️||✔️||✔️||✔️|
|Newsboat 2.24+||GNU/Linux, macOS, FreeBSD||✔️||✔️✔️||GReader||➖||⭐||➖||✔️||✔️||➖||✔️||➖|
|Reeder*||iOS, macOS||➖||✔️✔️||GReader, Fever||✔️||⭐⭐⭐||➖||✔️||✔️||➖||➖||✔️|
|Netnewswire||iOS, macOS||✔️||Work in progress||GReader||✔️||❔||❔||❔||✔️||➖||❔||✔️|
* Install and enable the GReader Redate extension to have the correct publication date for feed articles if you are using Reeder 4 or FeedMe. (No longer required for Reeder 5)
Only for some options or configurations
If FreshRSS does not suit you for one reason or another, here are alternative solutions to consider: