RSS Guard is a free open source feed reader for Linux, Windows and Mac OS. It is based on Qt and is released under the open source GNU General Public License v3.0. A lightweight feed reader. It supports RSS, RDF, ATOM and JSON feed formats. It also comes with a built-in gmail plugin for sending and receiving emails, a file downloader for downloading up to 6 files at the same time, AdBlocker and command line support. Two editions are included with or without WebEngine. The WebEngine-based version includes the Chromium browser, while other versions use a text-based format to display content.
It also supports Tiny Tiny RSS, Nextcloud News, and Inoreader online feed synchronization services. You can back up your data with SQLite and MySQL.
Install RSS Guard on Ubuntu
RSS Guard is available as an AppImage and flatpak package. Easy to install from terminal software.
Install RSS Guard via AppImage.
Go to the RSS Guard feed reader download page above and download the RSS Guard portable installer in .AppImage file format. Example: The file name downloaded here is “rssguard-3.8.0-13c8ecf3-linux64.AppImage”. You can change the following commands based on the downloaded file name.
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Open a terminal (ctrl = alt + t) and run the following command.
sudo chmod +x ~ rssguard-3.8.0-13c8ecf3-linux64.AppImage
If you want to download RSS Guard without a web engine, download the file named “nowebengine”. The file name here is “rssguard-3.8.0-13c8ecf3-nowebengine-linux64.AppImage”. It changes based on the file name.
Install RSS Guard via Flatpak.
If you didn’t install flatpak first and you haven’t configured flathub on your system. Follow the tutorial below for that.
How to install flatpak on Ubuntu
Execute the following command in the terminal app to install RSS Guard.
flatpak install flathub com.github.rssguard
You can run RSS Guard with the following command.
flatpak run com.github.rssguard