RSS Guard 3.4.1

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:

  • 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.

Changes in RSS Guard v3.4.1:


  • Toolbar editor can reset toolbars.
  • Toolbar editor now uses iconified tool buttons.
  • Double mouse click on feed or recycle bin items in feeds list now opens all messages of the item in newspaper mode.
  • Columns in message list can be hidden/shown/reordered with context menu.
  • Auto-update notification is now switchable.
  • Messages which are not removed or restored are not instantly deleted from list, they are striked-through instead. This is more resource friendly.
  • Message list is now not reloaded when doing batch message operations.
  • Message list SQL queries are now fully adjustable. This will allow for integration of labels functionality in the future.
  • Auto-update status of feeds is now more general and complete.
  • Display feed title in list of messages.
  • Displayed feeds can now be sorted by multiple columns. Do you want to sort by author, and THEN by title? Simply click first "Title" column, then on "Author" column. If you hold CTRL during sorting, the sort is done in reverse column order.


  • Updating of RSS Guard now uses GitHub API. (issue #109)
  • Better ATOM/RSS parsing, respects now XML namespaces, bit better link parsing and other stuff.
  • Folder which holds SQL scripts got renamed to "sql".
  • Tweaked some conditions for determining newly "updated" messages in ATOM format.


  • Tab not closing after close button click on Mac OS X.
  • Wrong tab bar item close button position on Mac OS X.
  • Settings and database are now stored in more standard directories on Mac OS X.
  • Fixed regression when restoring deleted messages.
  • Crash in TT-RSS plugin on application exit, when TT-RSS user needed to be logged out.

Download: RSS Guard 3.4.1 | 39.4 MB (Open Source)
Download: Portable RSS Guard 3.4.1 | 36.2 MB
Download: RSS Guard for other Operating Systems
Link: RSS Guard Home Page

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