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FeedTheMonkey is a desktop client for TinyTinyRSS. That means that it doesn't work as a standalone feed reader but only as a client for the TinyTinyRSS API which it uses to get the normalized feeds and to synchronize the "article read" marks.

It is written in C++ with Qt and QML, it also uses Blink to show the contents. You need to have Qt 5.6 installed to be able to compile and have a account on a TinyTinyRSS server.


If you run Linux then there is an AppImage on the Latest release page. You download it, make executable and are able to run, it should work on most of the distributions out there.

For ArchLinux I package it and it's available on

You can compile and install it everywhere Qt is suported, this means on macOS, Windows and Linux.

Keyboard shortcuts

The keyboard shortcuts are inspired by other feed readers which are inspired by the text editor vi.

j or show nex article
k or show previous article
n or Return open current article in the default browser
r reload articles
F11 full screen
1 night mode
Ctrl Q quit
Ctrl + zoom in
Ctrl - zoom out
Ctrl 0 reset zoom

On macOS use Cmd instead of Ctrl.


This is version 2 of FeedTheMonkey, you can find version 1 which was written in PyQt in the v1 branch of this repo. My goal is to make this usable on many different targets, for now it is only for the use on a desktop computer but I'd like to see it on a mobile device too.


Feed the Monkey screenshot


This file is part of FeedTheMonkey.

Copyright 2015-2017 Jeena

FeedTheMonkey is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

FeedTheMonkey is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with FeedTheMonkey. If not, see