RSS Guard 4.3.4

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 4.3.4 changelog:


  • Persistent article/item viewer. By default it is on. If no article is selected but feed/category is, then miscellaneous information about selected feed list item is displayed. (#424)
  • macOS build is now built with macOS 11.
  • Linux build is now built with Ubuntu 20.04 which is now oldest supported Linux LTS distribution.
  • Reworked logic of determining which article states (read/unread/starred/unstarred) have changed when synchronizing states to remote feed servers. This concerns all synchronized plugins like Gmail, Greader, Feedly, etc. and show in theory lead to much better performance when you mark many articles as read or unread.
  • Couple of extra QoL enhancements for Gmail like proper encoding of attachment filenames, turned off displaying of "enclosures" as these are displayed in other way, etc.


  • Deadlock when fetching feeds in some corner situations is now resolved. (#910)
  • URLs of articles are now sanitized from leading and trailing spaces. (#914)
  • ATOM feeds were mistakenly changed to RSS feeds during OPML import. (#913)
  • Now compiles with GCC 13. (#911)
  • Freezing of GUI when fetching feeds should now be gone even on newer Qt library.
  • Correct account-wide proxy is used when importing feeds.
  • Article duplicity checks are now much more useful and actually working in article filters.
  • Translations synced.
  • All buttons from article toolbar now correctly follow tool button style.

Download: RSS Guard 4.3.4 (64-bit) | 86.8 MB (Open Source)
Link: RSS Guard Home Page | Other Operating Systems

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