Fluent Reader is a free open source RSS feed reader for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. It is based on Electron and React and is released under the open source BSD3 clause license. Fluent reader user interface inspired by the Fluent Design System. You can import and export OPML files and fetch articles in the background. It also comes with full dark theme mode support. You can read feeds locally in your system or sync with a self-hosted service compatible with Feedbin or the Fever API. Fluent Reader is still in beta, but it’s available.
Install Fluent Reader on Ubuntu
Fluent Reader can be installed via the portable AppImage on Ubuntu systems. Informal snap packages are also available.
Install Fluent Reader via AppImage.
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Download the latest Fluent Reader in AppImage file format and save it in the download folder. The file name here is “Fluent.Reader.0.8.0.AppImage”. You can change the following commands based on the downloaded file name. Open a terminal (ctrl + alt + t) and execute the following commands one by one.
sudo chmod +x ~ Fluent.Reader.0.8.0.AppImage
Install Fluent Reader via Snap.
You can install it via snap, but always use AppImage for the latest version. Run this command in your terminal to install FluentReader via snap.
sudo snap install fluent-reader --beta