FocusReader RSS Reader

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About this app

RSS is system used by most websites to easily distribute their content to anyone that wants to monitor it. Most websites that publish articles offer an RSS feed. You can collect and organize these feeds into your own customized, personal magazine/newpaper-like reading experience. These feeds are either stored in specialized OPML files or collected by different services called "aggregators" (Inoreader, Feedbin, etc.). The advantages of using RSS over just visiting various websites include:

• all of your content is gathered in one unified place
• a good RSS reader will strip out ads, pop-ups, and everything else except for the content of your articles
• you can integrate your YouTube subscriptions, Twitter feeds, and email newsletters
• you can follow hundreds of different sources without having to search through bookmarks or click through the web - RSS automatically gathers new articles for you effortlessly!

FocusReader is an ad-free, modern RSS reader designed to provide the best Android reading experience possible. It will manage your feeds by either storing them locally (using OPML import) or seemlessly integrating with all of the major aggregator services (including Feedly, Inoreader, The Old Reader, Feedbin, Bazqux, Tiny Tiny RSS, FreshRSS, and Fever).

Basic, completely free features include:

• a full-screen reading experience
• a pure reading mode that streamlines article content into a clean reading layout
• podcast support
• article translation
• gesture navigation to painlessly swipe through subsequent articles, star articles, mark read, view images, open in browser, activate readability mode, or copy/share links
• light and dark themes
• full article caching for offline reading
• magazine, card, and list views
• user-defined reading settings (multiple fonts, font size, line height, line spacing, line justification)
• sync on open, sync on demand, or optional background sync
• per-feed customization settings
• easy new feed search and add; just type in a term you're interested in and you'll be presented with tons of feeds to choose from
• built-in image viewer/downloader
• integration with Pocket, Evernote, and Instapaper
• mark articles as read either manually or on rollover
• article sorting either ascending or descending so that you're presented with content in the chronological order you prefer
• fully support using external browser custom tabs for seemless viewing of articles that are difficult to parse
• high-definition favicons for all feeds
• optional navigation using volume buttons

We feel that continued development is best supported long-term by a subscription model. This enables FocusReader to be in continuous development, addressing bugs quickly and always adding features. Those who choose to subscribe can use the following additional features:

• user-defineable light, dark, and AMOLED themes, as well as auto-dark mode,
• complete subscription management - delete and rename feeds and folders,
• filter out or retain articles using keywords
• ability to open a feed's article using its corresponding app (for example: a YouTube feed can be set to open in the YouTube app)
• ability to add an unlimited number of accounts
• ability to backup app data locally or to Google Drive, DropBox, or OneDrive to save your setup for easy future restoration or share settings across devices
• intelligent automatic ad-removal from synced Inoreader accounts
• automatic duplicate article removal based on article title or URL
• a "Today" view that will show articles from the last 24 hours
• ability to cache images during sync (enhancing your offline reading)
• full-text article search
• Readability support that will fetch full article text into the app from partial RSS feeds; 3 different Readability engines are provided (native, Feedbin, and advanced)


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Updated on
Jan 31, 2023

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343 reviews
Garrett Holmstrom
November 21, 2022
I have been using this for a couple years now, and apart from some article list swipe gesture unreliability, everything this app does seems to work just fine. Nice job! Please remove "ad-free" from the store page's description, though -- not only are there ads, there are modal video+audio ads, the worst kind an app can show. What a waste of perfectly good cellular data. Thankfully, these appear to be squashable with a quick purchase that I am happy to do because it is not a subscription.
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Podcast AudioBooks App
November 22, 2022
Thanks for your support, the descriptions of the products have been removed from the "no ads" section since the ads were added
December 18, 2020
Not bad. Straightforward and easy, somewhat lacking in features, but actively improving. Still lacks a widget, notifications of updates, and most advanced features, and while I'm not at all a fan of the subscription approach to unlocking features, that's the dev's choice. May need to fuss with battery optimization to get it to sync in background, depending on device, but that's an Android issue.
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Podcast AudioBooks App
December 18, 2020
from version2.2 -Add alt text to the picture of the article (if it exists), long press to view -Optimize the logic of background synchronization articles, more stable and power saving you can upgrade on google play
Jeremy Molina
February 8, 2021
Excellent app, and best of its kind. I have used many RSS tool, but I FocusReader is the best. The developer is super good, but I reported an issue and within days he found the issue and solve it and a new version containing the bug fix was shipped. I don't know why this kind of tools are so rare to be good in Android, but I'm honestly super happy that I found this one. 👏
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What's new

1、Local feeds can modify the account name
2、Fix the issue that feedbin synchronization failed