Winds 2.0

Open source podcast & RSS desktop app

#3 Product of the DayMay 22, 2018

Winds 2.0 is a beautiful Open Source podcast & RSS reader created by Stream. Free desktop apps are available for macOS, Linux and Windows.

  • Pros: 

    Clean design and easy to use



    I found it very easy to use. I was always for a convenient way to read rss in mac. Winds made it possible! Oh, and I'm a podcast producer and a podcast addict. So That's a good reason to love this app. :)

    Masoud Mirzaei has used this product for one day.
  • Chrish Dunne
    Chrish DunneDigital Designer, Sky Betting & Gaming

    Interface invites you to discover new feeds.


    Lack of on-boarding makes it a bit confusing when you first open the app. There should also be clearer field validation on the sign up.

    Enjoying it so far but have spent less than a day with it. So far so good, but I hope they keep improving it in the future as there a few little nuances that could be made better.

    Chrish Dunne has used this product for one day.
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tschellenbachMakerHiring@tschellenbach · CEO
RSS has been in a downward spiral for a while now. Readers are shutting down, sites are dropping support, user experience is poor, the standard is fragmented. It's time to revive RSS. Winds is a beautiful and open source Podcast & RSS app. The tech stack of React/Redux/Node enables makes it accessible for many designers and developers to contribute. Lets see if we can leverage open source to kick this trend back into the right direction. You can contribute in many ways. Share you thoughts about new features for Winds 2.1, suggest RSS feeds or podcasts to feature, contribute to the codebase or contact your favorite sites to improve their RSS feeds!
Omar ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)
Omar ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)@r3djok3r1 · Electronic Music and Crypto & Tech??
@tschellenbach i cant seem to be able to create an account give me this error "There was an error when attempting to create your account. Please try again later. " any way to fix this ?
Tommaso Barbugli
Tommaso BarbugliMakerHiring@tommasobarbugli1
@r3djok3r1 thank you for the feedback! Unfortunately we did not show a clear error message for all validation errors at signup; we have a patch ready for this which will go live ASAP. In the meantime I suggest trying to create an account using an alphanumeric username.
Omar ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)
Omar ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)@r3djok3r1 · Electronic Music and Crypto & Tech??
@tommasobarbugli tried alphanumeric username still cant create an account
Craig Fifield
Craig Fifield@craigfifield · Meta Search Advisor, Circloscope Founder
@tschellenbach This looks awesome, congrats! I'm really looking forward to seeing where the community takes this. Perfect timing to launch as well with all the negativity around the Google News redesign! As for feature requests - I'd love to be able to categorize my feeds.
tschellenbachMakerHiring@tschellenbach · CEO
@tommasobarbugli @r3djok3r1 which platform are you using? The team just pushed a fix for Linux and Windows downloads. Upgrading to the latest version might help.
Chris Messina
Chris Messina@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
So meta when your face ends up on a website for a product which is built using a feed formata which you helped pioneer like 10 years ago.
Stewart Henderson
Stewart Henderson@__shenderson__ · Principle Engineer, Donnelly Financial
This looks awesome, definitely going to try it out.
tschellenbachMakerHiring@tschellenbach · CEO
Ben Halpern
Ben Halpern@bendhalpern · Founder of
Nice to see our friends at Stream doing cool open source things!
tschellenbachMakerHiring@tschellenbach · CEO
@bendhalpern Thanks Ben, we will definitely also create some React related tutorials on
tschellenbachMakerHiring@tschellenbach · CEO
Also if you want to submit RSS feeds or Podcasts we should feature, you can do that here: