RSS Guard

RSS Guard 3.5.6

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

Freeware
Windows/macOS
47.9 MB
1,280
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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:

  • Internal message web viewer (and also lighter message text viewer) now support (#63) text searching. How to use:
    1. Select some messages, it now gets displayed in internal viewer.
    2. Give focus to internal viewer (click somehwere in it).
    3. Press standard "find" keyboard shortcut (CTRL+F on Windows).
    4. Search box appears on the bottom if internal message previewer.
  • New context menu internal web viewer action to open links in ext. browser (#80)
  • New bindable menu action Messages -> Enable message preview, which can disable opening message preview in internal web viewer. (#141)

Fixed:

  • Displaying correct update files. (#155)

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