Finally, an RSS aggregator that I like

Friday, September 1st, 2006 at 10:12pm

For quite some time my periodic investigations of RSS aggregators has not borne fruit. This changed tonight when I discovered that reddit (which I had first heard about a few weeks ago but hadn’t looked into) has a feeds aspect which is so far (I have added about a dozen feeds) looks like it is what I want.

So what do I want out of an RSS aggregator? I’m still not 100% sure about this but a very short list is:

  • web based so I can access it from any computer. ie my laptop, my home desktop or even my work desktop.
  • always on so it is regularly checking for updates. I have been monitoring some RSS feeds for our wiki at work through Thunderbird and I don’t like having to wait for it to check for updates.

Periodically I have checked out a few aggregators, both public services and projects that I install on my home server, but they never felt right. For some reason I just like the reddit interface…

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