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RSS Guard 4.2.2

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 4.2.2 changelog:


  • Feedly now supports intelligent synchronization algorithm, resulting in much faster sync.
  • Feedly now decodes feed titles from HTML to plain text.
  • New CLI "-w" option to force "nowebengine" behavior even in standard "webengine" RSS Guard builds.
  • Article viewers are greatly refactored and internally use sane C++ interface - this allows this piece of RSS Guard to be expanded better in the future.
  • "nowebengine" text-based article viewer now can display images. (#583)
  • "nowebengine" text-based article viewer now can act as VERY SIMPLE web browser. It displays webpages in a simpler text-like fashion, it can follow hyperlinks, context menu offers more actions like downloading of links etc.
  • Gmail plugin now has better e-mail viewer which also allows to "Forward" e-mails. It will be extended in the future even more. Also, e-mails are now sent in "HTML" mode.
  • Data can be optionally exported to OPML 2.0 without icons. (#685)
  • Added button into tray icon context menu to allow show/hide of main RSS Guard window. (#679)
  • Article list filtering button is now greatly enhanced. Go to "Settings -> User interface -> Toolbars -> Toolbar for article list" and add "Article list filter" button to the toolbar.


  • If article does not provide sane date/time, replace with current date. This particularly concerned Gmail plugin.
  • Added some missing icons, some icons changed.
  • Some UI strings updated, translations updated too.
  • "Licenses" page in "About" dialog was redesigned.
  • Other minor fixes.

Download: RSS Guard 4.2.2 (64-bit) | Portable | ~70 MB (Open Source)
Link: RSS Guard Home Page | Other Operating Systems

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