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Multi services feed reader, specially designed to work offline. Currently, supports Netvibes, Old Reader and Tiny Tiny RSS as feed aggregators.

Kaktus works in sync mode, so network connectivity is not required all the time. The key feature is possibility to read articles in offline mode, so without a network usage. In such mode, previously downloaded content of web pages are displayed from local cache.

To run the application, you must already have a Netvibes, Old Reader ot TT RSS account - new sign up from app is not possible.

Any comments, issue reports are highly appreciated.

All translations are very welcome. There are two ways to contribute:
- Transifex project: https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/kaktus/
- Direct github pull request: https://github.com/mkiol/kaktus/tree/master/sailfish/translations

Source code: https://github.com/mkiol/kaktus
Bugs, Feature requests: https://github.com/mkiol/kaktus/issues or just email: kaktus@mkiol.net

Application versions: 
File harbour-kaktus-3.0.2-1.armv7hl.rpm859.34 KB15/03/2021 - 22:10
File harbour-kaktus-3.0.2-1.aarch64.rpm870.05 KB15/03/2021 - 22:10
File harbour-kaktus-3.0.2-1.i486.rpm917.38 KB15/03/2021 - 22:10

* 3.0.2 (harbour release)
- Mark as read/unread gesture
- Inverted screen orientation (for Gemini PDA)

* 3.0.1 (beta)
- Fixes for bugs discovered on SFOS 4.0

* 3.0.0 (harbour release)
- Translations update for Chinese and German (many thanks to Rui Kon and qwer_asew)

* 2.9.1 (beta)
- Translations update for Spanish, Belgian Dutch and Netherlands Dutch (many thanks to Carmen Fernández B., Nathan Follens and Heimen Stoffels)

* 2.9.0 (beta)
- Tiny Tiny RSS as a new feeds aggregator (many thanks to Renaud Casenave-Péré for implementing this feature)
- UI refresh including support for Light themes
- Option to save images to gallery

* 2.6.1 (beta)
- Minor UI fixes
- Readability.js (Reader View) updated to the latest version
- Fix for missing icons on OnePlus X

* 2.6.0-7 (harbour release)
- RU translations update


AnttiT's picture

Any schedule for Feesdly support?

mkiol's picture

Unfortunately it is not so simple. Implementation job is already done, but I need to get, so called "production tokens". I've raised few times request to Feedly to send me those tokens, and finally they email me saying: "we are no longer issuing keys until Q2 2016". :-(

AnttiT's picture

Thanks for the update. Maybe it's time for me to look for a substitute for Feedly...

seike's picture

Hi, would it be possible to display full featured RSS Content directly in the App and not loading it via the internal or external web browser? Right now I'm getting a Preview of the content within the App and I just want to read the content inside the app and not load the webpage and being distracted by the Webpage. Something like reeder does or FeedlyReader or Palabre (and also the other like Feedly Readers available for SFOS). The overall experience would be more consistent.
I'm using Kaktus with Old Reader Account.

But in the end, great app!

mkiol's picture

In the latest version (=2.3-1) I added new "Click on article action" option. One of the value could be "Show feed content". Your feedback is welcome.

seike's picture

Perfect, love it. I'll check my subsribed feeds if there are any issues displaying them but for now, all looks good! 

Is there a way to change the color of the links? The deep blue is kinda hard to read (at least with my ambience)

mkiol's picture

> Is there a way to change the color of the links?

Sure. Fixed in the latest version.

mkiol's picture

Thanks for the idea. It is quite easy to implement and I like it, but maybe not as a default. I will introduce new settings option enabling behavior you described.

The reason I'm cautious is that content of RSS can be very unpredictable and simple UI components could  have problems with proper rendering.  Will do some tests.


Getmantsev's picture

Please add the style offline viewer - transparent (as in the main window).

mousse04's picture



I will not post something about features as there are already 2 points describing my needs :

Option "Mark all like unread"

Option "Show all feeds in one list" or similar, I prefer this option to selecting which feed to read.

Could it be possible to see the number of unread news in the app cover on the home screen?


Thanks a lot for the app.



mkiol's picture

Hi MAth,

Your two requests: "Mark all as read" and "number of unread in cover" are in latest (1.0.3) release. Have fun :-)


mousse04's picture

Great thanks :)