Feednix: Feedly from the console

feedly_compSince google reader went down, Feedly is one of the most popular alternatives. Feedly users can now read their subscribed news feeds directly from the console, thanks to a new plugin from Jorge Martinez Hernandez. Feednix is based on ncurses and is packaged for Arch Linux at the time of writing. However, it can be easily compiled from source on Ubuntu.


  • Vim-like bindings for scrolling through posts
  • Quick preview as you look at posts
  • Able to open post link with w3m or the default browser
  • Configurable colours
  • Also includes an external log for debugging


To install on Ubuntu, run the following commands:

$ sudo apt-get install dh-autoreconf libjsoncpp-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev libncurses5-dev
$ git clone https://github.com/Jarkore/Feednix.git
$ cd Feednix
$ ./configure && make && sudo make install

Feednix authorizes to the Feedly service using Developer tokens and a new one must be created every 3 months. Feednix helps you with this but manual intervention is required because the generation of tokens involves sending you a mail to retrieve them.


Feednix has vim-like bindings so vim users will find it rather familiar. Shortcuts:

Global options
q : Exit
Vim Key mappings for navigation (j,k)
Tab : Switch between Posts and Categories Pane

Post list options
Enter : open post preview
o : Open post link in console (currently using w3m)
O : Open post link in Browser (user default)
r : Mark post read
u : Mark post unread
A : mark all posts read
R : Refresh category
= : Change sort type

Category list options
Enter : Fetch Stream (Retrieve post by category)
A : Mark category read
R : Refersh highlighted category (Retrive post by category)

On GitHub: Feednix


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