RSS Guard 4.2.4

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 4.2.4 changelog:


  • Intelligent and network-usage-friendly two-way article synchronization is now supported in TT-RSS plugin too. Note that "api_newsplus" plugin must be installed on your TT-RSS instance. (#339)

  • Mac OS X release of RSS Guard now supports "arm64 Apple Silicon" architecture. (#758)

  • Google Reader API plugin now supports Miniflux. (#780)

  • Full-blown drag/drop feed/category reordering/sorting. Behavior is different depending on whether "alphabetic sorting" is enabled or not. (f63af3a)

  • Windows and Linux official packages now use Qt 6.3.1 or newer. Qt 5.15 is still supported, though.


  • Handling of CLI parameters was improved in several places throughout the app. This fixes calling external browsers etc. (#748)
  • Tray icon sometimes reported wrong number of new/unread articles. (#754)
  • App should handle pinned shortcuts on Windows better and allow it to re-open existing main window of running RSS Guard instance. (#773)
  • App sometimes generated empty OPML files. (#774)
  • Columns in article list were sometimes wrongly reset to default state. (#778)
  • Fixed icon validation for Flatpak release. (#782)
  • Skin "nudux-*" was improved. (#783)
  • Feeds sorting mode/order is now correctly persistent in all cases. (#784)
  • Handling of images in non-webengine article viewer is now better. (#785)
  • Better MinGW compatibility when compilling RSS Guard.
  • Translations synced.
  • Updated docs.
  • Specific error strings are now propagated to feed's tooltips properly so user can see specific error messages for feeds.
  • Article content layout is now greatly improved as content is automagically converted to HTML when displayed.
  • Better date/time handling of incoming e-mails in Gmail plugin.

Download: RSS Guard 4.2.4 (64-bit) | Portable | ~70 MB (Open Source)
Link: RSS Guard Home Page | Other Operating Systems

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