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RSS Feed Aggregator

DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
edited August 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
My boss handed me about 30 RSS feeds to start monitoring at work. She had just been using Outlook's RSS storage system, where it treats each story as a separate e-mail. I'd like a better system, where I can aggregate all my news sources and possibly have better notification regarding new information. Can anyone recommend a program? Preferably free?

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    TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I use Google Reader.

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited August 2009
    I use AlertBear on my netbook. It's great.

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    SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2009
    Yeah, I previously used Bloglines and now use Google Reader. I guess a problem with both of those may be that you need to log in to check them, you won't get a "You've Got Mail!" ping whenever a feed updates. I'm not sure if desktop apps do that. The obvious advantage of Google Reader or Bloglines is that as it's an online account, you can access your blog feed from anywhere, so you aren't bound to catching up on a single computer.

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited August 2009
    I probably should have included that the above is the exact reason I use AlertBear, it will ping in the corner of your desktop whenever a feed updates.

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    DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I'm playing with googlereader right now. Originally I wanted a ping from my feeds when it updated, but now I'm realizing that I'll be getting stories every few minutes, so the alert would probably be pretty annoying.

    Is there any interesting mobile device support for googlereader or any of the others?

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    SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2009
    Google Reader scales extremely well in the iPhone Safari browser. This is basically Google's approach to iPhone apps - they just release one 'google app' that is basically a list of links that launch Safari and open the relevant google page in your browser because they are already optimised for the iPhone. Personally, I could've gone for standalone apps (I could see how someone might want to be able to download their feeds at the office and read them offline on the bus home) but google's solution works ok.

    I'm not sure how it deploys on other handsets.

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    starmanbrandstarmanbrand Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I use Google Aps and Reader on my blackberry bold with no complaints, but I also have never tried anything else.

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    DVGDVG No. 1 Honor Student Nether Institute, Evil AcademyRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Yeah, google reader looks great on the iPhone.

    It's serviceable, though less sexy, on lesser phones like a Razr or Env2.

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    DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Still deciding which carrier I'm going to roll with, but I'll probably be on either a BB Tour or Bold.

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    starmanbrandstarmanbrand Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I didn't have a choice, but I've yet to be dissapointed or have a problem with ATT and my Bold. I get service everywhere, and the only time I even can complain about anything is when it fails to update my GPS location to Google's Search Near Location part of the ap. But then I just have to find the zipcode and search by that for the same results. I can't remember a time, aside from camping, when I wasn't able to get 3g access.

    I also am not aware of the differences between the Bold and Tour so I can't help you pick between.

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