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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 1/1/2015.

Applications that collect data from RSS-compliant sites are called RSS readers or "aggregators." RSSOwl is such an application. RSSOwl lets you gather, organize, update, and store information from any compliant source in a convenient, easy to use interface, save selected information in various formats for offline viewing and sharing, and much more. It's easy to configure and the best of all: It's platform-independent.

To install RSSOwl, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install rssowl --version

To upgrade RSSOwl, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade rssowl --version


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    try {
    	$packageName = 'rssowl'
    	$installerType = 'exe'
    	$url = ''
    	$silentArgs = '/S'
    	$validExitCodes = @(0) #please insert other valid exit codes here, exit codes for ms
    	Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$url" -validExitCodes "$validExitCodes"
    } catch {
    	Write-ChocolateyFailure "$packageName" "$($_.Exception.Message)"
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    try {
    	$packageName = 'rssowl'
    	$fileType = 'exe'
    	$silentArgs = '/S'
    	$validExitCodes = @(0)
    	# find uninstaller
    	$unPathWow = 'HKLM:SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall'
    	$unPath = 'HKLM:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall'
    	if (Test-Path $unPathWow\$packageName) {
    			$unString = (Get-ItemProperty $unPathWow\$packageName UninstallString).UninstallString
    	} elseif (Test-Path $unPath\$packageName) {
    			$unString = (Get-ItemProperty $unPath\$packageName UninstallString).UninstallString
    	} else {
    			Write-Warning "$packageName is not installed or installer may have changed it's install path."
    			Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer."
    	# if uninstall string contains a parameter, remove it
    	if ($unString | select-string -pattern /) {
    			$unProg = $unString | %{ $_.Split(' /')[0]; }
    	} else {
    			$unProg = $unString
    	Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$fileType" "$silentArgs" "$unProg" -validExitCodes "$validExitCodes"
    } catch {
        Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Benjamin Pasero


RSSOwl contributors and others


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
RSSOwl 493 Monday, December 15, 2014 approved
RSSOwl 2.2.1 676 Tuesday, May 7, 2013  
RSSOwl 2.2.0 338 Tuesday, May 7, 2013  

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