Recently, Google has announced that they will shut down their popular online feed reader Google Reader in July of this year. The company has stated that this move is part of their plan to focus on important products.

If you are/were a heavy Reader user then chances are that you are looking for alternative services/apps that offer the same user experience. Fortunately, there are many good choices out there. We have already covered a desktop RSS reader in this post

QuiteRSS is another lightweight desktop RSS reader written in Qt. It strikes a balance between simplicity and functionality allowing you to easily manage and read your RSS feeds without using a web browser.


  • Clean interface
  • Cross-platform
  • Tabbed browsing
  • Internal/external browser
  • Import/export support
  • Desktop notifications (Sound, pop-up notifications ...)
  • Auto update feed list
  • Advanced filters

QuiteRSS in Action:


To install QuiteRSS on Ubuntu/Kubuntu, simply add the following PPA to your sofware sources:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:quiterss/quiterss
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install quiterss