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Handy News Reader

Feature-rich, pure (offline) reading experience on all Your interests.
"Staying in touch with all My Interests never has been so easy".

Handy News Reader: no ads/free software under GNU GPL license.


  • make up Your Dream Magazine!

  • interesting articles straight into Your hands

  • finally enjoy reading



...enjoy Your Life being distraction-free - and up-to-date with Your interests in the same time. Focus on the Essence...

Meet Handy NR - a feature-rich, off-line oriented RSS reader which respects Your Time as well as Your Inner Peace: it avoids switching attention and distractions which are so familiar today when You think of mobile devices.


    Features:
  • full articles at hand: no need to use an external web-browser to reach full text,

  • convenient reading: switching articles by volume buttons or swipe, Tap Zones, remembering the position of reading per article,

  • important articles' notification: You will no longer miss anything You find especially important,

  • "Read It Later": You can quickly flick through articles - marking (starring) chosen ones to read later in Your spare time - or just to preserve,

  • "Remove When Finished" - once You've finished such an article - it may be automatically removed from the 'Favorites' (='Read It Later') set,

  • ready to go off-line - dive into interesting reading without distractions: once updated, there is no need of additional loading anything - it really will do without Internet :),

  • save the bandwidth: go on-line only for new articles - not for loading their full-version every single time; control what should be downloaded - and to what degree,

  • gesture-friendly: e.g. swipe top down to add/remove an article from Favorites, swipe along the left edge of the screen to adjust text brightness,

  • user-friendly: care about Your eyes with a dark theme, adjust text size, color and brightness to meet Your individual needs,

  • neat ideas: non-hyperlinked article headers won't interfere with Your fingers any more ;) ; scrolling article pages by 90% of their height can make reading less confusing = more comfortable,

  • highly customizable: from Tap Zones' size to hyperlinks' color and underlining - there are a bunch of details which You can tailor exactly to Your Own taste and needs,

  • advanced features: auto-backup (export/import to/from an .opml format), providing content out of non-RSS websites,

  • more interesting features "in store" - visit our website to find out more :) !,

  • important: this app does NOT synchronize with online news feed readers (i.e. Feedly),

  • feedback and suggestions are welcome;




Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 0.16.12 (244) suggested Added on 2021-10-12

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • install shortcuts
      Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • read sync settings
      Allows the app to read the sync settings for an account. For example, this can determine whether the People app is synced with an account.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 6.6 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 0.16.7 (239) - Added on 2021-08-29

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • install shortcuts
      Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • read sync settings
      Allows the app to read the sync settings for an account. For example, this can determine whether the People app is synced with an account.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 6.6 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 0.16.4 (238) - Added on 2021-08-10

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • install shortcuts
      Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 6.6 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log