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My name is Bwanna, and I am a sports news junky...

Postby Bwanna » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:19 am

...and as a result I get a lot of my news via RSS feeds... and I'm always looking for the perfect RSS reader/client.

I think I've found it. R|Mail.

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Combined with http://www.feedity.com, I've found a perfect marriage.

I've been through a whole slew of RSS feed readers over the last 5+ years, but I couldn't really settle on one... nothing was really a great fit for me personally. The best thing I'd found was an Outlook Add-in called NewsGator. It worked because I spend a lot of time handling e-mail, and I hated going out of my way to check my RSS feeds. But, it wasn't free (although pretty cheap), unless you used the web-based version, and it required that I use Outlook as my email client. I needed something delivered to my email which didn't depend on my email client.

http://www.feedity.com let's me create RSS feeds (which I feed to Rmail), from sources without built-in RSS feeds. An example is the Yahoo! Fantasy Analysis page. AFAIK, there's no RSS feed for this page (no idea why, pls correct me if I'm wrong), but I can just hand the URL for that page off to feedity.com, and it will create an RSS feed for me. I then give the feedity-generated URL to Rmail, and bam, everytime a new article is posted on that page, I get an email.
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So basically, anytime you find a source of info that doesn't have an RSS feed, just give it to feedity.com. (Works great for sites like craigslist.org -- I've been looking for a good used Toyota, so I searched craigslist for 'toyota', gave the url for the search to feedity, gave the feedity result to Rmail, and now I get an email usually within 5-10 minutes after a new listing for a toyota is added to craigslist.)

Anyway, hope this is helpful info someone else. Mods, wasn't sure where this went, so feel free to move it if necessary.
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Re: My name is Bwanna, and I am a sports news junky...

Postby WharfRat » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:24 am

I've been using SharpReader myself. Can't complain.
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Re: My name is Bwanna, and I am a sports news junky...

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:30 pm

For a time, I used CNET's Newsburst religiously, but only check it out once in a blue moon. I'll give it a whirl.
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Re: My name is Bwanna, and I am a sports news junky...

Postby Bwanna » Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:00 pm

Here's an example of a source I'd like an RSS feed for:
http://fantasybaseball.usatoday.com/con ... ?sport=MLB

Thanks to feedity, it's no problem.
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