Newsie, a Nextcloud News client



  • Hey folks,

    Just released Newsie, a native Nextcloud News reader, in the Open Store. Source code will be up by the end of the week when I get a chance to post it to Gitlab. The app is currently pretty basic, add a Nextcloud server with the News app and read away. There is currently no theme support, no translation support, or very many tweaking options but it works. Take a look and feel free to post a comment below.

    Newsie, Nextcloud News Client



  • That is awesome! I look forward to using it and seeing how it develops!



  • Updated with quite a few UI tweaks and bugfixes.



  • A couple updates have hit the app the last couple days with tons of bugfixes, UI improvements, and much faster load speeds. Also, you can now view the source code if interested, and don't hesitate to file bug reports as well.

    Newsie source code on Gitlab



  • @geekvine Thanks a lot for this addition. Looks great 🙂 I tried to go to the GitLab link but got a 404 Page Not Found error. Is the link correct ?



  • @mgns Yup, link is correct. If you tried to go there from the app it wouldn't have worked until tonight since I just created the repo, but it is there now. One more update coming tomorrow and then i'll stop with the daily releases for a little while 🙂



  • @geekvine the link is not working for me either. 404 error. Is the project public?



  • @jezek you are correct, sorry about that. reported is now public.



  • Updated to 1.3.1 with a slightly nicer UI, new icons, new logo, a couple minor feature implementations, tons of code cleanup, and some more speed improvements. Updates will be a little more sparse instead of daily now that i'm pretty happy with how things are working.



  • Version 1.4.1 is out with offline reading support, tons of UI tweaks, and minor bugfixes. Currently testing 1.4.2 which should be out tomorrow that circumvents issues people may be having in relation to Morph Browser #54 and Morph Browser #239.



  • Version 1.4.5 will be out tonight with podcast support (play and download), some content filtering (ads mostly), a starred article indicator (star/unstaring coming in 1.5.0) and lots of work on the backend with code cleanup and nice speed improvements. next release may also add nextcloud bookmarks support as well. thanks!



  • Maybe rename it "Nextcloud control center" if you are adding more app support? 🙂

    Passwords support would be cool too: https://apps.nextcloud.com/apps/passwords



  • @poVoq lol, it will just be a save to bookmarks opiton. I will look at a passwrods app in the future though.



  • Ahh, ok.

    Btw. could you look into using the Suru Icons? http://docs.ubports.com/projects/icons/en/latest/

    The bitmap ones currently used look really blurry on my Nexus5 screen.



  • @poVoq i switched to Suru icons a couple versions ago, but i need to use bigger versions that's why they look a little blurry.



  • Version 1.5.1 will be released tonight or tomorrow. This version brings more user control so if you go to Settings, you can now sort by unread or name, view only unread feeds or only unread articles, etc. I have implement favicon support which is a nice indicator to know what feed you're browsing. There is also a new Explore tab which has a few feeds i find interesting that you can add directly to the app. Until the update is released, you can see the changes in the Open Store screenshots. Additionally, there's some bugfixes and UI tweaks as always.

    Version 1.5.5 will be out in a few days which will fix @poVoq icons issue, as well as a few more quality of life improvements.



  • 1.5.5 is out and has the following new features:

    • Settings are now updated automatically instead of after resynchronizing with the server.
    • Improvements to offline caching.
    • Added favicon in article view.
    • Begin work to fix issue with blurry menu and toolbar icons.
    • Tons of minor UI tweaks, and some code cleanup.

    Version 1.6.1 will be out Friday and it's shaping up to be a feature packed release...check out the CHANGELOG to see what's coming up 🙂



  • Version 1.6.1 is out now with the following changes (big release!):

    • Added data saver mode which prevents loading of images, iframes, favicons, and other external content.
    • Added playback speed support for podcast episodes, and additional podcast support.
    • When choosing previous/next articles, the page now automatically scrolls back to the top.
    • Added scroll to top button to toolbars.
    • Refactored settings page code.
    • Fixed issue with blurry icons.
    • Minor bugfixes and speed improvements.
    • Updates to offline caching.

    It's possible that some of you may want to wait for 1.6.5 which will be out sometime this weekend (currently beta testing) as that's another big release which brings dark mode and a cleaner UI (see Open Store screenshots for an early look at 1.6.5) and as always, keep up with the CHANGELOG to see what's coming up next.



  • Wow, very fast development!
    it's really shame that my NC is using webcron so I'm manually updating my feeds 😄



  • @kugiigi I will find a way for ya lol


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