Ranchero Software

Ranchero Software

Ranchero Software is a group of volunteers, led by Brent Simmons, that makes NetNewsWire, a free and open source RSS reader for Mac and iOS.

You can find our repositories on GitHub.


We believe that the features of popular, lovable apps are:

High quality apps — apps that don’t annoy you with crashes and bugs, that feel light and fast, that fit the platform — are the apps that people love and rely on. And tell their friends about.

Though we do add features to our apps, we do it slowly and carefully — because the features listed above are more important than any feature we could add.

While the rest of the industry is moving fast and paying little attention to quality, we’re moving slowly and paying all of our attention to quality.

And we’re setting out to prove that this is the path to success — and that, now more than ever, it’s also the right thing to do.

Yes. We’re on a mission.


Email Brent Simmons at brent@ranchero.com. Read his blog at inessential.com.