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RSS Guard 3.2.0

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 3.2.0:


  • Internal web browser was REMOVED. This is because old Qt WebKit web component will be removed from Qt and new Qt component for web viewing is based on Chromium, which is a joke. Some people hate Chromium because of many (technocal, philosophical, etical) reasons. Moreover, it lacks some useful features and is memory hungry. It is also very buggy in Qt now. Therefore now internal web browser is gone. Message preview component now uses much lighter solution and still can display certain HTML subset. RSS Guard was tweaked to be more friendly to external web browser. Double-clicking any message results in it being opened via external web browser.
  • RSS Guard now depends only Qt 5.6 or higher.


  • ownCloud plugin now can delete feeds and edit auto-update policy of feeds.
  • Global auto-update feed interval spinbox now has better format. (issue #176)
  • Message preview's font is now fully adjustable in settings. (issue #177)
  • RSS Guard now automatically switches to SQLite backend if MySQL is not available on program startup.
  • Newspaper view now allows marking individual messages read/unread/starred/unstarred.
  • Added experimental support for tweakable statusbar. (issue #158)
  • Opening of download manager when new file download starts is now optional. (issue #165)


  • Download manager now correctly displays download progress/info.
  • Better detection of MySQL server status. (bug #169)
  • Ordering of messages is now done on SQL server (stands for both MySQL and SQLite). (bug #172)
  • Now title of the RSS/ATOM message is taken into account when deciding message "uniqueness". (bug #171)
  • MySQL scripts improved. (bug #170)
  • Fixed little problem with feed list hiding. (bug #163)


  • Better performance when recalculating counts of all/unread messages in categories with many feeds.
  • Custom notification popup window is now removed, it was buggy on Windows 10. Windows 10 offers good built-in alternative. On Linux, we rely on D-Bus notifications.

Download: RSS Guard 3.2.0 | 13.6 MB (Open Source)
Download: Portable RSS Guard 3.2.0 | 18.7 MB
Download: RSS Guard for other Operating Systems
Link: RSS Guard Home Page

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