An Otter RSS Reader

“An Otter RSS Reader” is the world’s newest most okayest RSS reader with a high key adorable otter icon!”This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! A simple RSS reader that syncs

Developer Josh Holtz
Category News
Filesize 10.87 MB
Lastest version 1.3.0
Update 27/3/2021
Price Free
Age 17+
62 reviews
View on Appstore



“An Otter RSS Reader” is the world’s newest most okayest RSS reader with a high key adorable otter icon!
“This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! A simple RSS reader that syncs my subscribed feeds across my iPhone, iPad, and Mac. This developer is genius! I think he nailed it with this app”
– Josh Holtz
+ Subscribe to RSS Feeds that sync over iCloud
Fetches RSS feeds and refreshes in a background task or on a pull-to-refresh.
+ Auto Discover Feeds
Simply enter the domain of website (like and Otter will attempt to discover all RSS feed urls to choose from.
+ Group Feeds Into Folders
You know… because organization is important.
+ Read Articles In A Normal Web View
This isn’t anything special. This is why its the okayest and minimalist. Just read the article like how it was supposed to be read. Is it even a reader? It might just be a syncer.
+ Shortcuts
Have fun automating with Shortcut actions for listing feeds, listing articles, and subscribing to new feeds.
+ Widgets
Add some gorgeous widgets to your Home Screen to show unread count for either all feeds or a specific folder of feeds.
+ Import/Export with OPML
Import your feeds with an OPML file (if you have one from your existing RSS reader). Export your feeds into an OPML file if you hate “An Otter RSS” and want to move to another app. We’ll understand. There are plenty of other apps out there and this one might not be the one for you!

– Brand new feed and article views (it’s so pretty) – New setting to try out beta feature of adjustable column layouts on iPad – FIx for reader view not being loaded right away


⚠️ Overall Rating: Recommended, Download with caution

Background app refresh

Can’t wait for automatic refresh to come to the app! However, the background app refresh is not working. I had the same number of unread feeds from what I did twelve hours ago on launch. I pulled down and did a refresh and 30+ articles popped into my feeds. So it appears that is not working.

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Bit Byte24/7/2021
Clean, simple to use, with integration and extras included

I haven’t dug too much, but the fact you have a debug area for people to clean if they want is, to me at least very appreciated. I have two questions, but before that. One suggestion. Instead of having to have a setting default to switching the state to read when clicked, or doing it after you leave the view, maybe a button at the bottom such can be added to give you options to have it read, even delete it (If it’s causing extra memory to be used that is, not sure how that works) if they no longer need it, but then have the extra options to move that certain post in case they will be using it again. Questions. Is it being implemented as a browser in the app that will have cookies and trackers latch on? Also, the serious one for now.. Why does it seem like every developer, or just I don’t even know.. What is going on with Twitter?? Hahaha. Thanks! Not sure why it didn’t paragraph my text.. I surely did, also an issue. I subscribed to the Otter and the indiedev, when I came to type that first review, I went back to the app and the feeds were gone. Like they got consumed after they were already consumed, haha.

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Better than okayest!

It does what it says on the tin: it reads RSS feeds. Other features are strictly in service of that core function. No accounts, no suggested or “curated ;)“ content. It doesn’t send me emails, or even ask for my email. This is what I’m after in an RSS reader. But! It syncs to iCloud so I can read stuff across devices without thinking about it! It loads full articles without fussing with subscriptions and nonsense! It supports reader view! These things all serve to enhance the feed-reading experience without demanding your attention or getting in your way. Two small features I’d like to see: an option to default to reader-view and swipe to mark as read. The app is great without those things, but I’d appreciate them.

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Very good so far

This looks like a very good app and it’s pretty easy to understand. Then again I’ve been using computers since the mid to late 80s, so there ya go. But still…. this IS easy!! This app works for me. I use it for the news sources I have, because I don’t want to pollute my other RSS app with politics. I think we all need a break from politics from time to time, don’t you? I would like this app to have two choices for when people open it up: 1- That the sidebar showing each news feed under it’s own grouping is open upon opening the app and 2- in addition, to keep it’s current setting. I like to have, say, all my ABC articles under one tab, all my DEF articles in another tab. I do not prefer the way it currently is, where I have to manually open the sidebar. Otherwise, this app is very simple and very easy. Also, I didn’t check before leaving this review, and I can’t close this review to go look, but what I would like to have is the ability to save individual articles in reader mode (no ads, just text) onto PDF. I also would like to have a favorites folder, organized by site, to store monumental articles.

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Better than ok

I’d been struggling with the rss readers in the app store. Every one of them is very pretty, fine, but every one of them mostly serves up whatever specific sources the developer wants me to see. Otter is beautiful, minimal, and functional. I add the rss, I get a list of headlines, and I can organize them by folder. Literally all I wanted. ….ok I wouldn’t be sad if there was a toggle option to turn on thumbail images on the screen preview list for articles, I do follow a lot of art blogs, but that’s it. Otherwise perfect. If that would mess up the wonderful design this app has, then better than perfect and forget I said anything at all.

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pretty much perfect!

I just needed an RSS reader that was free and functional, and it is all that and more. The app is well-designed, it’s pretty and minimal, and most importantly it does the job I need it to do. As one of those “hey if it works, it works” kind of people, I appreciate that it’s an app that was pretty much born out of necessity and keeps things simple, and maybe that’s why it’s truly such an A app. And it’s got on otter on the front. More things in life should be cute. Wonderful, thanks a lot for this app, Josh!

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Best looking RSS reader

Looks good and works well. I’m fairly new to RSS as well, but I was thinking of self hosting my own miniflux rss client. Miniflux implements the Fever API alongside its own REST API. I was wondering if I could get otter to connect to a Miniflux’s Fever API endpoint so I can stay synced across my self hosted client and otter? Let me know if it’s possible or you don’t see yourself adding too many features. Btw, I tipped you for your great work and congrats on your newborn (I was reading your blog post).

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Well designed and dang cute

This app might be described as “okayest” but I certainly think it’s great! It syncs well between my phone and computer, and has a good balance between a straightforward, easy-to-use interface and customization where I need it. Plus, the app name and design are clever and adorable. You can tell the developers put a lot of love and thought into this. I love it and use it every day!

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Igne Natura Renova28/3/2021

I have just started using Otter and love it. After Google dropped its RSS Reader, this is the first one I have really liked. Adding feeds is a breeze. If I can’t find the RSS Feed URL I can paste the webpage URL and Otter can detect the feed URL if available. Categorization is a breeze. And the simple aesthetics are so good that I will now have to buy a Scandinavian home to go with it. Well done developers.

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Good start

Cleaner than many RSS readers without all the “discovery” cruft that takes over most of the others. My feature requests are a compact mode to fit more feeds on the screen, a pages scrolling mode, and gestures to mark as read a single feed or all the feeds on the display/page. Also that otter is cute.

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Love the minimal design

Love the minimal design. Would like slightly more if there was a share shortcut by long pressing an individual item. Otherwise I agree it’s the okayest RSS reader. Will keep using it. I like the iCloud sync.

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Good app, still buggy

Would be the perfect RSS app however several bugs prevent it from being completely functional. Pull-to-refresh breaks if you have too many feeds. Share sheet button doesn’t do anything on the article view. Restoring purchases doesn’t work. Would recommend adding icons to the feeds. If fixed would be perfect.

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Perfect RSS app! Not too much. Not too little.

I don’t know who Josh Holtz nailed it again. This app is so fire! It’s free and the feeds sync over iCloud between all of my devices. Is this real life? I don’t think it is. This is the RSS app that everyone needs to try!

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Trouble persisting feeds

Hey, I have been having trouble having feeds persist after closing the app; when I subscribe to feeds and close the app, all the feeds are gone, making me have to read each url. Unsure if theres a way to save different feeds? Otherwise love the minimalist nature of the app!

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Need offline articles

please download the entire article for offline viewing! I only go online rarely..

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Proof free does not mean inferior

I’ve seen many RSS apps over the decades and this one nails the most important features people use RSS for while looking sleek and clean and syncing across devices.

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You otter know …

that Otter RSS is the best feed reader I’ve come across to date. The best part, you ask? … is that it’s free but is well deserving of the tip option it features.

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Crash when I try to import the feeds from the opml file.

As a new app, I hope it becoming better and better. I give this review just to tell the developer the bug I am suffering. Know it from Michael Tsai’s blog. I trust him, and download it. Give me the chance to use it please.

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You can’t find any better RSS app than this

I definitely love it for how powerful and simple it is! Josh, you again did it!!

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Simple, Straightforward, Exactly what I needed

I just wanted an RRS feed that would easily show me what’s new in my feeds without any fuss, and it does.

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How to delete An Otter RSS Reader

Find out how to delete An Otter RSS Reader on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

  1. Touch and hold the app.
  2. Tap Remove App.
  3. Tap Delete App, then tap Delete to confirm.

If you touch and hold an app from the Home Screen and the apps start to jiggle:

  1. Tap the Remove icon in the top left-hand corner of the app.
  2. Tap Delete App, then tap Delete to confirm.
  3. Tap Done.

How to delete An Otter RSS Reader on Android Device

Head to the Google Play Store app on your phone and tap the profile icon. Go to “Manage Apps & Devices”, then select manage. Tap on the app you want to remove and hit uninstall

How to cancel An Otter RSS Reader subscription

Learn how to cancel subscriptions that you purchased with an app from the App Store. You can also cancel Apple TV+, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+, and other subscriptions from Apple.

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2. Medium Tip$2.99
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4. Medium Tip$2.99
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Cancel a subscription on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap your name.
  3. Tap Subscriptions.
  4. Tap the An Otter RSS Reader subscription.
  5. Tap Cancel Subscription. If you don’t see Cancel, the subscription is already canceled and won’t renew.

Cancel a subscription on your Mac

  1. Open the App Store app.
  2. Click the sign-in button or your name at the bottom of the sidebar.
  3. Click View Information at the top of the window. You might be asked to sign in.
  4. On the page that appears, scroll until you see Subscriptions, then click Manage.
  5. Click Edit next to the An Otter RSS Reader subscription that you want.
  6. Click Cancel Subscription. If you don’t see Cancel Subscription, then the subscription is already canceled and won’t renew.

Cancel a subscription on your Apple Watch

  1. On your Apple Watch, open the App Store.
  2. Scroll to Account and tap it.
  3. Tap Subscriptions.
  4. Tap the An Otter RSS Reader subscription.
  5. Tap Cancel Subscription. If you don’t see Cancel Subscription, then the subscription is already canceled and won’t renew.

Cancel a subscription on your PC

  1. On your PC, open iTunes. If you don’t have iTunes, download iTunes for Windows.
  2. From the menu bar at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account, then choose View My Account. You might be asked to sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. Click View Account.
  4. Scroll to the Settings section. Next to Subscriptions, click Manage.
  5. Click Edit next to the An Otter RSS Reader subscription that you want.
  6. Click Cancel Subscription. If you don’t see Cancel Subscription, then the subscription is already canceled and won’t renew.

Don’t see the An Otter RSS Reader subscription when you follow the steps to cancel your subscription? You might have purchased that subscription from another company.

Cancel a subscription on paypal

  1. Log in to your PayPal account at
  2. Click on the settings tab which is beside the logout option.
  3. Press “Payments” from the menu provided to you and click on “Manage Automatic Payments” in the Automatic Payments dashboard.
  4. You may see a series of merchant’s agreements you’ve transacted before. Click on An Otter RSS Reader to cancel.
  5. You will be shown a confirmation page. Click on the “Cancel Automatic Payments” tab to affirm that you want to stop making payments to Josh Holtz.
  6. Then click “Done” on the verification page to complete the unsubscription.

Cancel a subscription on your bank account

On your bank statement, find the charge for the subscription. If your bank statement doesn’t say Apple,, or something similar, Apple doesn’t provide this subscription to you. To cancel the subscription, contact Josh Holtz that offers the subscription to you. Statements often list the name of the company, such as Hulu, Pandora, YouTube, Amazon, HBO, etc.

How to Cancel a Subscription on your Android device

  1. Open the Google Play Store. If you have multiple Google accounts, be sure you’re signed into the right one.
  2. Click menu, then go to “Subscriptions”.
  3. Choose the An Otter RSS Reader subscription you wish to cancel and tap on the “Cancel Subscription” option.

Contact Support

Listed below are our official links on how to contact An Otter RSS Reader. Get in touch with Josh Holtz customer service via email, phone number or live chat.

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