...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
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.
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.