RSS Guard 3.9.0

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 3.9.0 changelog:


  • Feedly support. (#105)
  • Google Reader API support, tested with many services like The Old Reader, Bazqux, Reedah, FreshRSS. (#349)
  • Liferea-like Website scraping and feed post-processing. (#265)
  • Internal web browser now offers a button which opens loaded webpage in external web browser. (#320)
  • Per account proxy support. (#334)
  • RSS Guard ported to OS/2 (ArcaOS, eComStation).
  • Display feed's icon in "is read" message list column. This is switchable in settings. (#346)
  • User now can sort via "id" column in a numeric way in message list. (#348)
  • Minimum interval for feed auto-updates is now 1 minute, not 3 minutes like before. (#355)
  • Added some new localizations, "pt_BR" and others. Thank you, translators, for your hard work.


  • This CHANGELOG is now written in Markdown.
  • Simplified "account" dialogs.
  • Use DuckDuckGo online favicon source as fallback when fetching feed icons. (#363)
  • Properly disable adding/editing/deleting of synchronized tags/labels on some accounts.
  • RSS Guard can now be added to "favorites" on Linux/Gnome. (#340)
  • Remove "feed auto-update started" notification.
  • Some improvements of network behavior in Inoreader plugin.
  • OAuth listeners now has default post "14488".
  • Fix some deployment issues on Windows. (#337)
  • Follow HTTP/301 redirection more properly for some feeds. (#341)
  • Fixed some weird behaviors of OAuth listener.
  • All dirty account's not synchronized data are now synchronized when editing account.
  • All console output now sent to "std:err". Also new "-n" switch to disable all console outputs.
  • Some refactoring for deployment process, build packages now have all names according to RSS Guard installers naming convention.

Some major refinements for AdBlock which now has:

  • fixed of adding of custom rules,
  • better UX in some dialogs,
  • fully working site-wide blocking with proper error pages,
  • working element hiding rules,
  • removed some redundant and obsolete code.

Download: RSS Guard 3.9.0 (64-bit) | Portable | ~70 MB (Open Source)
Link: RSS Guard Home Page | Other Operating Systems

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