RSS Guard 2.1

RSS Guard

RSS Guard is a simple (yet powerful) feed reader. It is able to fetch the most known feed formats, including RSS/RDF and ATOM. It's free, it's open-source. RSS Guard currently supports Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian. RSS Guard will never depend on other services - this includes online news aggregators like Feedly, The Old Reader and others. RSS Guard is developed on top of the Qt library and it supports these operating systems:

  • Windows XP and newer
  • GNU/Linux
  • OS/2 (eComStation)
  • Mac OS X
  • xBSD (possibly)
  • Android (possibly)
  • other platforms supported by Qt

The core features of RSS Guard are:

  • multiplatform
  • support for all feed formats
  • simplicity
  • import/export of feeds to/from OPML 2.0
  • message filter with regular expressions
  • feed metadata fetching including icons
  • enhanced feed auto-updating with separate time intervals
  • multiple data backend support SQLite (in-memory DBs too), MySQL.
  • “portable” mode support with clever auto-detection,
  • feed categorization,
  • fully-featured recycle bin,
  • can be fully controlled via keyboard,
  • feed authentication (Digest-MD5, BASIC, NTLM-2),
  • handles tons of messages & feeds,
  • sweet look & feel,
  • fully adjustable toolbars (changeable buttons and style),
  • ability to check for updates on all platforms + self-updating on Windows,
  • hideable main menu, toolbars and list headers,
  • KFeanza-based default icon theme + ability to create your own icon themes,
  • fully skinnable user interface + ability to create your own skins,
  • “newspaper” view,
  • plenty of skins,
  • support for "feed://" URI scheme,
  • ability to hide list of feeds/categories,
  • open-source development model based on GNU GPL license, version 3,
  • tabbed interface,
  • integrated web browser with adjustable behavior + external browser support,
  • internal web browser mouse gestures support,
  • desktop integration via tray icon,
  • localizations to some languages,
  • Qt library is the only dependency,
  • open-source development model and friendly author waiting for your feedback,
  • no ads, no hidden costs.

RSS Guard 2.1 changelog:


  • Fixed bug #105, #103


  • Embedded web browser supports printing of its contents, feature is accessible via web browser context menu
  • Embedded web browser now displays navigation toolbar even in message preview mode/newspaper mode when user loads external links

Download: RSS Guard 2.1 | 10.3 MB (Open Source)
Download: Portable RSS Guard 2.1 | 8.9 MB
Download: RSS Guard for other Operating Systems
Link: RSS Guard Home Page

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