Install FeedReader RSS Client in Elementary OS Freya

November 18, 2015 — Leave a comment


FeedReader is a modern desktop client for popular RSS-Web-Services such as TinyTinyRSS, ownCloud News or Feedly.

The application features:

  • Desktop notifications
  • Fast search and filters
  • Full articles instead of previews for known sites
  • Tagging (plugin needed for Tiny Tiny RSS)
  • Sharing to “read-it-later” services like Pocket and Instapaper
  • Handy keyboard short-cuts
  • Keep all your old articles as long as you like
  • Consistent formating of articles
  • automatically saved state of the UI

The application requires at least GTK+ 3.12. So only elementary OS Freya or Ubuntu 15.04 and higher are supported at the moment.

FeedReader in Elementary OS Freya

The most recent release is FeedReader 1.4, features ownCloud News support, memory leaks fixes, sync and other improvements.

How to Install FeedReader via PPA:

Open terminal from App Launcher. When it opens, run below command to add PPA:

add-apt-repository ppa:eviltwin1/feedreader-stable


After that, refresh your system repository cache and install the client by running below commands one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install feedreader

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the the .deb package in Trusty series from the PPA web page.


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