8 Best Free and Open Source Self-Hosted News Aggregators

A news aggregator is software which collect news, weblog posts, and other information from the web so that they can be read in a single location for easy viewing. With the range of news sources available on the internet, news aggregators play an essential role in helping users to quickly locate breaking news.

For individuals that read lots of weblogs, a news aggregator makes keeping track of them effortless, and particularly useful if the weblogs are only updated occasionally.

There are a number of different file formats which information publishers use. The most frequently ones are RSS and Atom. RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication. It is a defined standard based on XML with the specific purpose of delivering updates to web-based content. In other words, RSS is a Web content syndication format.

This article features the finest self-hosted news aggregators. Only free and open source software is included here. Here’s our verdict captured in a legendary LinuxLinks-style chart.

Ratings chart for best free and open source self-hosted news aggregators

Let’s explore the 8 self-hosted news aggregators at hand. For each application we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots, together with links to relevant resources. Start keeping up with the news today.

Self-Hosted News Aggregators
FreshRSSLightweight self-hosted RSS and Atom feed aggregator
selfossMulti-purpose RSS reader, data stream, mash-up, aggregation web application
MinifluxMinimalist feed reader written in Go and PostgreSQL
TinyTiny RSSDesigned with PostgreSQL in mind, but it also works with MySQL and MariaDB
CommaFeedBloated-free feed reader
StringerNo external dependencies, no social media, and no machine learning
yarrYet Another RSS Reader
NewspipePython-based news aggregator using Flask, asyncio and SQLAlchemy
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8 months ago

Are there any others? I don’t like any of them to be honest.

8 months ago
Reply to  Alan

RSS Guard ?

8 months ago
Reply to  akkqqa

I don’t think RSS Guard is a self-hosted aggregator.

7 months ago
Reply to  Alan

Well, it kind of is.