yarr (yet another rss reader) is a web-based feed aggregator which can be used both as a desktop application and a personal self-hosted server.
It is written in Go with the frontend in Vue.js. The storage is backed by SQLite.
The latest prebuilt binaries for Linux/MacOS/Windows are available here.
yarr-*-macos64.zip, unzip it, place
The binaries are not signed, because the author doesn’t want to buy a certificate. Apple hates cheapskate developers, therefore the OS will refuse to run the application. To bypass these measures, you can run the command:
xattr -d com.apple.quarantine /Applications/yarr.app
yarr-*-windows32.zip, unzip it, place wherever you’d like to (
C:\Program Files or Recycle Bin). Create a shortcut manually if you’d like to.
Microsoft doesn’t like cheapskate developers too, but might only gently warn you about that, which you can safely ignore.
The Linux version doesn’t come with the desktop environment integration. For easy access on DE it is recommended to create a desktop menu entry by by following the steps below:
unzip -x yarr*.zip sudo mv yarr /usr/local/bin/yarr sudo nano /usr/local/share/applications/yarr.desktop
and pasting the content:
[Desktop Entry] Name=yarr Exec=/usr/local/bin/yarr -open Icon=rss Type=Application Categories=Internet;
For self-hosting, see
yarr -h for auth, tls & server configuration flags.
Go >= 1.16 and
gcc. Get the source code:
git clone --recurse-submodules https://github.com/nkanaev/yarr.git
Then run one of the corresponding commands:
# create an executable for the host os make build_macos # -> _output/macos/yarr.app make build_linux # -> _output/linux/yarr make build_windows # -> _output/windows/yarr.exe # ... or start a dev server locally make serve # starts a server at http://localhost:7070 # ... or build a docker image docker build -t yarr .
Feather for icons.