How to Use RSS Feeds to dramatically boost your productivity
If you want to follow your favorites sites and blogs efficiently, nothing beats a good RSS reader where you can read everything in just one place. They typically just show you the body of the articles, so it’s a relatively add-free reading experience where you can focus on the content.
RSS is one of the most efficient ways to be notified of new and updated content. How do you find out if a website has an RSS feed? A website indicates the existence of an RSS feed by displaying the RSS logo or an orange button with the letters “XML” or “RSS”. If the website is powered by WordPress, all you need to do is add /feed/ to the end of the website’s URL. YouTube channel pages double as RSS feeds. Besides, you can find out a website’s RSS feed by checking its source code (View Page Source) and search for rss (Ctrl/Command + F).
Feedly is one of the most well-known, widely used, RSS feed reader available. It is one of the best applications to organize, read, and share the content of your favorite sites.
Click + Add Content, and type a topic, website’s URL or an RSS feed. To start following a source, click the Follow button and select one of your folders.
Typically, you will group or organize your sources into folders by topic, project, discipline, or industry.
Besides, you can create boards to save the most important or valuable articles. When you are reading an article that you want to save to a particular board, click the star with a plus sign icon, then select a board. If you don’t have time to read a feed, you can simply click the Read Later icon or add it to your pocket .
Pocket makes very easy to save articles, videos, and sites to read later, at a more convenient time.
Flipboard is a social news magazine-format application that lets you curate daily headlines, based on your interests. Log in, swipe to the left in your FOR YOU Carousel until you get to WHAT’S YOUR PASSION? Select topics you want to add to your smart magazine. A Personalize dialog box will appear containing related hashtags you can add to your magazine.
Newsflow is a free, gorgeous, and customizable RSS Reader for Windows. Firstly, open the Microsoft Store app and install Newsflow. Secondly, open the app. Thirdly, click on the Internet Globe on the left bottom pane. Click on the + icon on the right top side, a search box will appear where you can search for content sources using RSS links, site names, URLs, or just keywords.
NetNewsWire is a free and open source RSS reader for Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
Newsboat is an RSS/Atom feed reader for the text console for UNIX-like operating systems, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and FreeBSD.
To open a feed, press “Enter”. Then, you can read the content of the article. Typing “q” brings you back to the article list, the feed list or quit. o: Open in the browser.
There is a second configuration file, ~/.newsboat/config:
auto-reload yes # Newsboat will automatically reload all your feeds on startup. include /usr/share/doc/newsboat/contrib/colorschemes/inkpot # It specifies a color scheme.
NewsFlash is a program designed to complement an already existing web-based RSS reader account. It is a modern and solid GTK RSS feed reader for GNU/Linux.
Other options: Inoreader is one of the most feature-packed free RSS reader. NewsBlur is a personal news reader. feeder is the news manager that tracks any online source you choose and bundles it into an easy-to-digest reading experience. FeedMe is a reader client application for the RSS service. The Old Reader is a web-based RSS reader, a Google Reader clone.