RSS Guard 3.8.2

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
  • 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 3.8.1 changes:

  • RSS Guard on Windows now uses more minimal Qt libraries and this makes installation packages 20% smaller.
  • New applications icons. Contributed by Siddharth Yadav:
  • @Siddharth_yd (Instagram)
  • (e-mail)
  • Added some documentation related to message filters and some other parts of the application:
  • Added icons to buttons in bundled downloader.
  • Add switchable action to automatically expand categories when selected.
  • Added basic CLI with some basic options, run "rssguard.exe --help" to see them.
  • Ability to run multiple instance of RSS Guard at the same time, can be activated via CLI.
  • Ability to specify custom user data folder, can be activated via CLI.
  • Finnish translation.
  • Greatly enhanced user experience for authors of message filters. See the documentation: enums for accepting/rejecting of messages are now directly calleable via their names.


  • Handles separating feeds list, messages list and message viewer has now better color in default skin.
  • Now only titles of messages are sanitized before they are passed to message filters. Message content is left intact.
  • Nextcloud News: Do not use obsolete API endpints. (#292)
  • Nextcloud News: Support newest API breaking changes regarding "parent categories". (#293)
  • Partially fixed behavior of statusbar, which did not respect new settings for order of its buttons.
  • Use "cout" instead of "wcout" for debugging outputs.
  • Do not escape empty strings when sanitizing messages.

RSS Guard 3.8.2 fixes:

  • Fixed "reset" notification signal when editing toolbars in settings.
  • Fixed Windows build of RSS Guard which was mistakenly using DEBUG libraries.

Download: RSS Guard 3.8.2 (64-bit) | Portable | ~70 MB (Open Source)
Link: RSS Guard Home Page | Other Operating Systems

Get alerted to all of our Software updates on Twitter at @NeowinSoftware

Report a problem with article
Next Article

uTorrent 3.5.5 Build 45838

Previous Article

Sigil 1.4.2

Join the conversation!

Login or Sign Up to read and post a comment.

0 Comments - Add comment