Programming language: Java
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 only
Tags: Feed Readers     Miniflux    
Latest version: v1.5

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Demo application: https://reader-demo.sismics.com (Username: demo / password: demo)

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What is Reader?

Reader is an open source, Web-based aggregator of content served by Web Feeds (RSS, Atom).

Reader is written in Java, and may be run on any operating system with Java support.


  • Supports RSS and Atom standards
  • Organize your feeds into categories and keep track of your favorite articles
  • Supports Web based and mobile user interfaces
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • RESTful Web API
  • Full text search
  • OPML import / export
  • Skinnable
  • Android application

See http://www.sismics.com/reader/ for a list of features and benefits.


Compiled installers are available here for each new versions: https://github.com/sismics/reader/releases


Reader is released under the terms of the GPL license. See COPYING for more information or see http://opensource.org/licenses/GPL-2.0.


  • English
  • French
  • Chinese by Ryan H. Wang
  • Danish by exaviore
  • Italian by Marco Narco
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • German

How to run

Reader is packaged in several convenient formats. You can download an installer for your system on the Download Page.

If you use Docker, you can try Reader easily with the following command :

docker-compose -p reader -f reader-distribution-docker/docker-compose.yml up

How to build Reader from the sources

Prerequisites: JDK 8, Maven 3

Reader is organized in several Maven modules:

  • reader-core
  • reader-web
  • reader-web-common
  • reader-android

First off, clone the repository: git clone git://github.com/sismics/reader.git or download the sources from GitHub.

Launch the build

From the root directory:

mvn clean -DskipTests install
Run a stand-alone version

From the reader-web directory:

mvn jetty:run
Build a .war to deploy to your servlet container

From the reader-web directory:

mvn -Pprod -DskipTests clean install

You will get your deployable WAR in the target directory.

Build the Android app

Prerequisites :

  • Gradle
  • Android SDK
  • Environment variables pointing to the keystore (see build.gradle)

Then, from the reader-android directory:

gradlew build

The generated APK will be in app/build/apk/app-release.apk

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Sismics Reader README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.