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RSS Guard 4.4.0

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 4.4.0 changelog:

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  • Read/unread state is now also shown by coloured dot in article list, inspired by similar feature of QuiteRSS. The behavior is switchable in settings. (#948)
  • Details of selected feed list item are now enhanced with new information. (#962)
  • Item (feed) ID is now visible in item details and in tooltips of feed list. (#965)
  • "nudus" skin is bit tweaked. (#942)
  • Added option to reorganize any folder in feed list alphabetically even in manual sorting mode. (#918)
  • Added shortcuts to scroll article up/down. (#408)
  • Added global option to open all hyperlinks by default in external web browser. (#386)
  • Email editor for Gmail now supports rich-text.
  • Added support for very fast feed fetching intervals.
  • Added button to clear web cache and storage.
  • Added some missing icons.


  • Application performance is now hugely improved when using big number of labels and/or article filters. There are some possibilities for extra performance fine-tuning which might be addressed in the future. (#952)
  • Behavior and visual representation of "article highlighter" and "article list filter" tool buttons is now fixed. (#943)
  • Newly created label is now placed in correct sort position in feed list. (#978)
  • Fixed html/plain auto-detection for "". (#979)
  • Modal dialogs are also taken into account for feature "do not fetch feeds when main window is unfocused". (#973)
  • Hamburger menu did not work in fullscreen mode in some cases. (#953)
  • Resizing of feed import dialog is now better. (#945)
  • Unwanted application restarts. (#940)
  • Main window fade-in effect on Windows OS is now consistent. (#933)
  • Many other smaller fixes.

Download: RSS Guard 4.4.0 (64-bit) | 86.9 MB (Open Source)
Link: RSS Guard Home Page | Other Operating Systems

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