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RSS Guard v4.3.2 Updated

Ennovy on 3 Feb 2023
  • 232MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Feb 2023
  • Suggested by smaragdus

RSS Guard is a customizable, skinnable feed reader with a tabbed interface. It can fetch the most known feed formats, including RSS/RDF and ATOM and store them in a nested list, keyboard shortcuts, notification settings, gesture support and more.

Only available for 64-bit Windows. Cross-platform, supporting a wide array of operating systems (Linux, OS X, *BSD, and more).

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: All custom dependencies are packed in the archive. If user wants to use MySQL backend, then he/she has to have MySQL server running.
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch rssguard.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary translations to save space.
Similar/alternative apps: QuiteRSS, GreatNews, FeedReader, NFReader
What's new? See: https://github.com/martinrotter/rssguard/releases
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rbon on 2019-08-19 16:52

I suggest specifying that the file to download to get the portable version is:
-> rssguard-3.5.9-565b07a-nowebengine-win64.7z
direct link: https://github.com/martinrotter/rssguard/releases/download/3.5.9/rssguard-3.5.9-565b07a-nowebengine-win64.7z

B.T.W.
program is working on Windows 32/64 bit.

Prompt24 on 2022-04-29 17:03

The best of many others. I recommend for sure. Thanks a lot.

kowcop on 2023-01-13 17:06

Has anyone found a way to auto mark feeds or articles as read? In most other readers, there is an option to mark as read when you navigate away from the feed

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SideSlide v5.73 Updated

Ennovy on 11 Jan 2023
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jan 2023
  • Suggested by risk

SideSlide is a desktop extension that docks to any screen edge. It allows you to store your favorite RSS feeds, shortcuts to files/folders/URLs, notes, reminders etc. in "containers" that you can arrange, shrink and fold in the workspace. You can also drag-and-drop text/images from your web browser to the workspace to create web snippets.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: To display RSS feeds on the systems earlier then Windows XP SP3, you must have Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0 installed.
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SideSlide.exe.
What's new? See: https://northglide.com/sideslide_changelog.html
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2021-12-21 06:21

The latest update has killed it. At least on Win 11. It just crashes on start.

pkl9kpl on 2022-02-24 09:23

the same -it crashes on W7

"The latest update has killed it. It just crashes on start."

normeus on 2022-03-28 00:47

New version fixes problem of crashing on startup when you have an odd text zoom; I had 110% and now it does not crash.

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Desktop Ticker v1.14.1

Ennovy on 3 Jan 2022
  • 468KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Oct 2021
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Desktop Ticker is a web feed aggregator program that is RSS and Atom-compatible, allowing you to keep an eye on the latest news from your favorite websites.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0+
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DesktopTicker.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: RSS Guard
What's new? See: http://www.battware.co.uk/desktopticker_changelog_win.htm

QuiteRSS v0.19.4

billon on 22 Apr 2020
  • 101MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by lautrepay

QuiteRSS is an RSS/Atom news feeds reader with an easy-to-use, multi-tabbed layout and embedded browser. The program includes the ability to tag feeds with different labels, share via social networks, perform search operations, delete the selected news, as well as import/export feeds (OPML-files). Views are filtered by date, unread, read, or starred items.

The program has a Webkit core that includes Adblock and ClickToFlash (manual Flash controls).

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac, Linux and BSD. Alternatively, QuiteRSS Portable is also available.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QuiteRSS.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: RSS Guard
What's new? Added:
  • Share. Viber, Telegram.
  • Support Media-RSS.
  • Switch focus from search when pressing Esc.
Changed:
  • Qt 5.13.2.
  • Lock headline news while scrolling content.
  • Hide directories when searching in feeds.
Fixed:
  • Application crash.
  • Support High DPI.
  • Webkit. Create empty directories on drive "C".
  • Some news links do not have a scheme ("http").
  • Dark App Style. Setting background color and text color for labels.
  • Dark App Style. Setting background color of alternative rows.
  • Updating some feeds.
  • Collapse of news description.
Latest comments
wagner reatto on 2017-01-02 12:18

Excellent app, very easy to set up. I use it instead of feedly now.

Peter202 on 2017-03-25 08:52

Is it possible to increase the font size? It's too small.

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NFReader v1.4.3.0

Midas on 18 Feb 2021
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jan 2014
  • Suggested by Gaijin

NFReader is a simple newsfeed reader with text or HTML view, ability to minimize to tray, and open news items in a default or specified browser. Supports RSS, Atom and RDF, as well as import/export of OPML files.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch NFReader.exe.
What's new? Last known official changelog:

  • several smaller changes and fixes
Latest comments
Anonymous on 2010-11-17 16:54

I really dislike the way it forces you to only update feeds every 15 mins, and keeps nagging to set the update period to an hour. I follow many feeds which update quickly and 15 mins simply isn't fast enough. Apart from that, I'd give this program 5 stars but as it is, I give it 3 stars

bitcoin on 2021-02-17 11:59

program no longer listed on the website afaict

Midas on 2021-02-18 09:09

Webpage gone (confirmed with Google), redirected to Softpedia.

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Feed Notifier v2.6

billon on 26 Dec 2020
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 May 2013
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Feed Notifier displays pop-up notifications when new items arrive in your subscribed RSS or Atom news feeds. Functions from the system tray.

NOTE: Site is gone, linking to Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: BSD 3-Clause License
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch notifier.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed caching bug that caused old items to reappear for some feeds.
Latest comments
olliebean on 2020-12-24 08:17

The website for this seems to be down.

olliebean on 2020-12-25 17:39

Further to my previous comment, the portable (.zip) download is still available from http://web.archive.org/web/20190722032722/https://www.feednotifier.com/download/

Nh on 2020-12-28 01:48

The version from archive.org has issues (see https://github.com/fogleman/FeedNotifier/issues/98).

And here is the solution:
https://github.com/developer0725/FeedNotifier/raw/master/installer/feed-notifier-2.6.exe

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FeedRoller v0.65

Checker on 19 Mar 2013
  • 612KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by joby_toss

FeedRoller is a lightweight RSS and Twitter feed ticker that shows scrolling headlines from your favorite news sites, blogs and twitter accounts, directly on your desktop.

Written in AutoHotkey.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FeedRoller.exe.
What's new?
  • Added global pin hotkey and custom action to open URL.
Latest comments
ciken on 2010-05-10 06:41

nice, hope there will be feature to not display the feed that already shown

ikke on 2010-09-27 22:20

Too bad, twitter support is removed for now due to changes on the twitter site. I did like that function very much and I hope the author can restore that.

Gemini Apollo Gomez on 2013-03-30 15:29

Alternatively, FeedRoller Portable
http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/feedroller-portable
is another portable version in the PortableApps.com Platform.

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GreatNews v1.0.0.386

webfork on 25 Oct 2019
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2010
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

GreatNews is a RSS feed reader with a special "full page" mode for easier browsing. In full page mode, news articles are assembled into a single page that displays both headlines and excerpts. You can change the number of articles per page, as well as the display style. Other features include New Watches (list all articles with matching keywords), Labels (list all articles with matching labels) and Search Channels (from Yahoo Company News, Feedster, MSN and Flickr).

NOTE: Site is down, linking to Internet Archive.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GreatNews.exe.
What's new?
  • Added Persian language pack.
  • Updated:
    • Development tools and libraries;
    • Brazilian Portuguese language pack.
  • Many internal bug fixes.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2019-10-24 20:51

Both download link and website url are 404.

webfork on 2019-10-25 09:46

@hamasaki: I retested both today and they seem to be working fine. Hopefully it was just a brief outage

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Super Simple RSS v4.0.0.9

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 120KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Lupo73

ssRSS (Super Simple RSS) is an RSS generation tool with basic functionality. It supports most of the important fields and can create feeds from scratch and load them later for editing.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SSRSS.EXE.
Latest comments
freakazoid on 2010-04-11 18:25

This could be incredibly useful if the program allowed us to specify custom RSS fields (eg. enclosure, itunes)

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Fact200 v1.10

billon on 2 Jan 2018
  • 1008KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Sep 2008
  • Suggested by substance21

Fact200 is an Internet research tool that helps you find, browse and store information returned from search engines and various news sources. It is capable of prefetching result links and generating thumbnail previews so that you can view them quickly in tiled or slideshow mode. You can also store interesting web pages into a library where they are indexed and searchable.

NOTE: Main site offline -- linking to archive.org.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file and name it prefs.ini
  3. Launch Fact200.exe
What's new?
  • Adding feed by right-clicking on tab now saves.
  • Fix Google source.
Latest comments
timch65 on 2009-09-18 19:30

I installed it jsut as the instructions state, I also added a file called 'prefs.ini' just like the instructions state HOWEVER, the program doesn't write ANYTHING to the prefs.ini Instead, it still writes to the appdata\roaming folder on the C: drive.

bitcoin on 2018-01-01 02:48

looks like the website is gone

webfork on 2018-01-01 16:59

Thanks @bitcoin -- confirmed. Updated with archive.org links.

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