RSS Guard 3.0.2

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:

  • support for online feed synchronization via plugins,
  • Tiny Tiny RSS (from RSS Guard 3.0.0).
  • multiplatform,
  • support for all feed formats,
  • simplicity,
  • import/export of feeds to/from OPML 2.0,
  • downloader with own tab and support for up to 6 parallel downloads,
  • message filter with regular expressions,
  • feed metadata fetching including icons,
  • simple Adblock functionality,
  • customized popup notifications,
  • Google-based auto-completion for internal web browser location bar,
  • ability to cleanup internal message database with various options,
  • enhanced feed auto-updating with separate time intervals,
  • multiple data backend support,
  • SQLite (in-memory DBs too),
  • MySQL.
  • is able to specify target database by its name (MySQL backend),
  • “portable” mode support with clever auto-detection,
  • feed categorization,
  • drap-n-drop for feed list,
  • automatic checking for updates,
  • ability to discover existing feeds on websites,
  • full support of podcasts (both RSS & ATOM),
  • ability to backup/restore database or settings,
  • fully-featured recycle bin,
  • printing of messages and any web pages,
  • 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.

What's new in RSS Guard 3.0.2:


  • Import of OPML/TXT files now allows to fetch feed metadata from online feed source.
  • Added generic "Add new feed" action, which can be accessed via "Feeds & messages" menu.
  • User can now specify destination root node when importing feeds. (issue #147)
  • Added support for import/export to/from plain TXT file (one feed URL per line). (issue #142)
  • Optimized menu items in "Add new item" submenu. Added two new bindable actions for adding feeds & categories. (issues #146 and #148)


  • Some GUI refinements and fixes.
  • Added more logging entries.
  • "Clean all items" now does not clean messages from recycle bins.


  • Left over messages are now correctly deleted after sync-in is performed in TT-RSS account.
  • Made some rather big changes to sorting/filtering of feeds, which is now dynamic.
  • Feeds are now (re)sorted when batch update finishes. (bug #150)
  • Expand status if items in feed list are now persistent when performing sync-in of TT-RSS accounts. (bug #149)
  • Fixed problem with importing invalid OPML 2.0 files. (bug #145)
  • Fixed error in SQL initialization script which led to problems with in-memory SQLite DBs. (bug #140)
  • Fixed problem with saving sort column/order for message list. (bug #141)
  • Fixed problem with reloading feeds with newly downloaded messages when read-only-visible feeds filter is activated. (bug #139)

Download: RSS Guard 3.0.2 | 22.4 MB (Open Source)
Download: Portable RSS Guard 3.0.2 | 32.0 MB
Download: RSS Guard for other Operating Systems
Link: RSS Guard Home Page

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