RSS Guard 3.8.0

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
  • 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.

RSS Guard 3.8.0 changelog:


  • New bundled icon theme - Numix ( (Windows only).
  • Numix is now default icon theme.
  • Built-in web-base message viewer now uses mini.css ( instead of Bootstrap. This will make viewing of messages quite faster while being more lightweight.
  • Message body now has "auto" reading direction - enhances support for RTL messages.
  • JSON feeds ( are now supported.
  • Added basic CLI interface, run "rssguard --help" to see its API overview.
  • Message view header context menu now uses non-closable menu for column show/hide operations.
  • Background color of rows in feed/message list can now be alternated.
  • Message titles are now properly sanitized before messages are processed by message filters.
  • There is a new documentation (WIP)

Support for labels:

  • Labels are even synchronizable for Inoreader and TT-RSS.
  • Each message can have assigned multiple labels.
  • Feed's view now offers "Labels" folder with handy per-label filtering.
  • Labels assigned in message are now even available in message filtering.
  • You can assign arbitrary color to each of your labels.


  • Correct icons are now downloaded when fetching metadata for RSS/ATOM/JSON feeds.
  • Fixed crash when clearing contents of statusbar.
  • Translations synchronized.
  • Message previwers were completely overhauled to support displaying of (active) labels.
  • Codebase of web-based and text-based message previwers was unified, they now share all common code.
  • Some fixes for message filtering mechanism.
  • Scroll position within message viewer is now remembered if message gets reloaded.
  • Text-based message viewer now handles newlines better.
  • Fixed OPML export/import for some feeds/categories which could be skipped due to various specific errors.
  • Synchronization logic for "feeds" is now more universal, resulting in better behavior when running "Sync in" actions.
  • Obsolete Qt-related code removed/replaced.
  • Source code does not use hardcoded GUI colors anymore. They are fetched from active skin instead, making some texts more readable and GUI more consistent.
  • Fixed various MySQL-related problems and errors which rendered MySQL DB backend unusable for many users.
  • Icon themes are not bundled on Linux anymore, RSS Guard fully relies on system-wide themes now.
  • Big thanks to for providing Tiny Tiny RSS account for testing.

Download: RSS Guard 3.8.0 (64-bit) | Portable | ~70 MB (Open Source)
Link: RSS Guard Home Page | Other Operating Systems

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