Smart Folders

Smart Folders

Smart Folders are a common pattern on macOS to categorise articles, posts, emails, etc. following some common rules, automatically managed for you.

Smart Folders in Elytra work similarly. You create a new smart folder and define rules, optionally choosing to receiving notifications when articles matching those rules become available.


To be able to create a Smart Folder, you must have at-least one folder with at-least one feed in it.

If you don’t see the option to create a smart folder after creating a new folder with a feed in it, restarting the app will fix this issue.


  • In the iOS app, long tap on the + button to bring up the menu to create a New Smart Folder.

  • On iPadOS, you can use the same long tap gesture as iPhones, and alternately, the ⌥ + ⌘ + n key combination from a connected keyboard.


You can create a New Smart Folder from:

  • The File Menu > New Smart Folder
  • Keyboard shortcut: ⌥ + ⌘ + n
  • The New Button in the toolbar