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Liferea – news aggregator that supports RSS and Atom feed formats with a embedded web browser for Linux. Free and open source program



  • At the top of the context menu, just below the RSS feed management button (you can hide it);
  • Below on the left are folders (categories) and RSS feed sources;
  • On the right are the headings of articles (news, entries), just below the entry itself;
  • There is a setting for switching the interface type to normal, wide and mixed;
  • Support for full-screen mode, as well as reducing/increasing the font.

Features software

  • Supports the most common RSS and Atom formats;
  • You can create folders and news boxes for easier navigation;

You can select a feed source:

  • Planet,
  • BlogRoll,
  • OPML,
  • Reedah,
  • Tiny Tiny RSS,
  • TheOldReader;

  • Support for importing and exporting feeds in OPML format;
  • Allows you to configure the update period for each subscription;
  • There is a search for all feeds; Integration with bookmark services (i.e. you can create a bookmark for the service you selected);
  • There is a built-in browser with a small set of settings, and the news can also be opened in an external browser;
  • You can change the font size;
  • Proxy support;
  • It is possible to switch “read status” or “importance” for each entry”;
  • Liferea allows you to configure the update interval (period) for each subscription, set storage rules (save nothing or all, or a certain amount), as well as other settings;
  • Privacy settings: tell the sites that I don’t want to be tracked;

Plugin support:

  • Bold unread messages,
  • Title bar: the style of GNOME software,
  • Media player,
  • Notifications,
  • Integration with the system tray and others;

  • The software can work offline.

Screenshots Software


The software Liferea is available for installation on Linux.

Installation methodOS
PPAUbuntu* 18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
DebUbuntu* 20.04/22.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others
Software CenterAppstream support
SnapUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Sotware via Software Center

Install Software via PPA repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install liferea

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software via Snap package

sudo snap install liferea

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub net.sourceforge.liferea

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:1.12.7
Developer:Liferea Team
Programming language:C, C++
License:GPL v2

30.01.24: added new installation methods: Software Center (Appstream), Deb, RPM, Flatpak.

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