RSS Guard

RSS Guard 3.3.5

RSS Guard is simple (yet powerful) feed reader. It is able to fetch the most known feed formats, including RSS/RDF and ATOM.

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RSS Guard is developed on top of the Qt library and it supports these operating systems:

  • Windows XP and newer,
  • GNU/Linux,
  • OS/2 (eComStation),
  • Mac OS X,
  • xBSD (possibly),
  • Android (possibly),
  • other platforms supported by Qt.

RSS Guard is written in C++. It is pretty fast even with tons of messages loaded. The core features are:

  • support for online feed synchronization via plugins, Tiny Tiny RSS (from RSS Guard 3.0.0).
  • multiplatformity,
  • 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), and 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.

What's New:

Added

  • New icons (CC 3.0 BY) inspired by the work of Dave Gandy.
  • "Cleanup database" action has now configurable shortcut. (issue #90)
  • Fixed #76, now user can choose to "not show the dialog again" when opening hyperlink from message previewer. This only concerns the lite version of RSS Guard which uses simpler text component for message previewing.

Changed

  • (Linux only) Primary user data/config storage is now undex $HOME/.config/RSS Guard. XDG_CONFIG_HOME variable is respected. If old user data is detected, then old user data path is used. Note that the location of cache is now changed too to $XDG_{CACHE,DATA}HOME/RSS Guard.
  • RSS Guard now uses "" character as localization file names separator. (issue #75)
  • Localizations are now placed in "translations" subfolder instead of "l10n" subfolder. (issue #75)

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