RSS Guard Feed Reader – How to install RSS Guard on Ubuntu

RSS Guard is a free and open source feed reader for Linux, Windows and MacOS. It is Qt based and released under open source GNU General Public License v3.0. It is lightweight feed reader. It supports RSS, RDF, ATOM and JSON feed formats. It also comes with build-in gmail plugin to send and receive mails, file downloader to download up to 6 files simultaneously, AdBlocker and command-line support. It comes with two editions with and without WebEngine. WebEngine based version comes with embedded Chromium browser and another one uses text based format to display the content.

RSS Guard feed reader

It also supports Tiny Tiny RSS, Nextcloud News and Inoreader online feed synchronization services. You can backup your data in SQLite and MySQL.

Install RSS Guard on Ubuntu

RSS Guard is available as AppImage and flatpak packages. You can easily install it via your terminal software.

Install RSS Guard via AppImage:

Download RSS Guard

Go to the above RSS Guard feed reader download page and download the RSS Guard portable installer in .AppImage file format. Example: Here the downloaded file name is “rssguard-3.8.0-13c8ecf3-linux64.AppImage” . You can change the below commands based on your downloaded file name.

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Open your terminal (ctrl=alt+t) and run below commands.

cd Downloads
sudo chmod +x ~ rssguard-3.8.0-13c8ecf3-linux64.AppImage
./rssguard-3.8.0-13c8ecf3-linux64.AppImage

RSS Guard

If you want to download RSS Guard without the web engine then download the file with “nowebengine” name. Here the file name is “rssguard-3.8.0-13c8ecf3-nowebengine-linux64.AppImage” . it will change based on file name.

Install RSS Guard via Flatpak:

If you don’t have first install flatpak and configure flathub on your system. follow below tutorial for that.

How to install flatpak on ubuntu

In terminal app run below command to install RSS Guard.

flatpak install flathub com.github.rssguard

You can run RSS Guard via below command.

flatpak run com.github.rssguard

That’s it.

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