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RSS Guard 4.5.0

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 4.5.0 changelog:


  • List of article filters assigned to feed is now visible in feed details pane. (#1045)
  • Right-to-left optional layout for feeds/articles. You can switch this in each feed properties.
  • Gmail: Labels are now fetched from the service too and they are synchronizable.
  • New feature called "regex queries" allowing users to have (persistent) regular expression based article list filters. See your feed list for "Regex queries" item and right click to add one.
  • "reader mode" feature now uses skin-based format & colors.
  • All features which generate random colors now use better HSV-based algorithm.
  • Added application-wide and feed-wide ability to limit articles based on article date/time. This can be changed in application settings in "Feed fetching" section and in feed properties dialog in "Articles" section.
  • JavaScript code of article filters now has syntax highlighting.
  • Use non-standard "url" element as fallback for article URLs in RSS format.
  • Percentages of localization progres for each translation is now shown in "Localization" settings section.
  • "clang-format" updated.
  • User CSS styles can now be supplied via file /web/user-styles.css.
  • When fetching metadata during OPML import, there is now option to NOT fetch icons. (#1009)


  • Icons in feed list are now correctly vertically centered. (#999)
  • Fixes related to word-wrap of long texts in article list and feed details pane. (#1033)
  • Multi-column sorting is now correctly persistent. (#1039)
  • Fixed a problem where article filters are sometimes not applied correctly when feed is fetched.
  • Skin's pallete (dark) are now applied depending on slightly enhanced logic.
  • Skin's custom colors are now applied depending on slightly enhanced logic.
  • HTTP redirection was not working sometimes, breaking some feeds.
  • Docs updated.
  • Feedly: Fix errors when some feeds did not have titles.
  • Almost all localizations refreshed.
  • Fixed multiple crashes.
  • Correctly show numeric badge on Windows if RSS Guard starts in tray/minimized mode.

Download: RSS Guard 4.5.0 (64-bit) | 90.9 MB (Open Source)
Link: RSS Guard Home Page | Other Operating Systems

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