Tag Archive for ‘RSS’

Miniflux, a Minimalist and Opinionated Feed Reader ➝

I ran into trouble with my self-hosted instance of FreshRSS and took it as an opportunity to give Miniflux a try. Compared to FreshRSS and Tiny Tiny RSS, Miniflux is a breath of fresh air. It offers a much cleaner, minimal interface and offers just the right amount of API integrations for my needs — I’m currently using the Fever API in Unread on iOS and the Google Reader API with NetNewsWire on the Mac.

It even offers Wallabag integration if I wanted to save articles to my self-hosted read later service right from Miniflux.

➝ Source: miniflux.app

Substack Reader for Web ➝

Substack:

There’s a new reading experience waiting for you at Substack.com. Now you can read all your Substack subscriptions—and more—in a clean, simple, and fast web reader. Everything stays in-sync with your Substack app for iOS.

Want to add a publication from outside Substack? No problem—just select “Add RSS feed” from the left sidebar.

I’m happy with my RSS setup — FreshRSS with NetNewsWire — but this looks like a slick option for anyone looking to switch from their current setup or for those who don’t currently have a solution.

➝ Source: on.substack.com

RSS Makes the Web Tolerable Again ➝

Jamie Adams:

Most people now get their news from social media but recent years have shown that this can be problematic: social media platforms are not neutral content providers. They manipulate how, when and what content is delivered to end users for their own ends and you have to sift through all the ads, outrage and general horror of social media to get to the content you want to see.

It’s not all bad news. In fact there is very good news: RSS never actually went away. Most websites, whether they advertise it or not, still provide an RSS feed and you can use it right now to take control of how content is delivered to you.

If you aren’t already using RSS, you should start using it.

➝ Source: jamieadams.click

Keep Using RSS ➝

Matt Birchler:

While I definitely agree that RSS seems less mainstream than it used to be (although how mainstream it ever was is unclear to me), but I don’t resonate with the feeling that it’s not possible to use RSS like we always have.

Yes, feed aggregators like Inoreader, Feedly, and many more have some tricks to get more sources into your reader, the fact is I can still easily follow almost everything I want in these apps.

RSS is still the best way to follow the news and whatever hobbies and interests you have. It’s supported by almost every site and works incredibly well.

If you’re already using RSS, keep it up. If you’re not, consider starting.

➝ Source: birchtree.me

Glass Introduces Public Profiles ➝

From Glass’ announcement:

With Glass 1.2 coming out today, you can now share your Glass Profile anywhere! We’re excited to open up profiles, letting you truly make Glass your home for highlighting your photography. Whether you’re using it as a portfolio, a quick showcase of your best shots, or a space to experiment with a new style, we’ve been blown away with the quality of your profiles. Now you can share them anywhere.

I’m happy to hear that every public profile has an RSS feed. I don’t use Glass myself, but now I’ll be able to follow my friends on the service with my existing setup.

I’d love to see them add ActivityPub next.

(Via Matt Birchler.)

➝ Source: glass.photo

Chrome Experimenting With Follow Feature Powered by RSS ➝

Adrienne Porter Felt:

Starting today, we’re experimenting on Chrome stable with a Following feature. You can choose websites to follow, and their RSS updates will appear on Chrome’s new tab page.

I’m not particularly fond of Chrome, but this is the type of feature I want to see in web browsers. Not necessarily because I plan to use it — I already have a pretty nifty RSS setup — but because it might mean an uptick in RSS usage among less technically-savvy users

➝ Source: mobile.twitter.com

NetNewsWire 6 ➝

I’ve used Unread as my primary RSS app on iPhone and iPad for quite some time. It’s one of my favorite apps. But NetNewsWire recently added Twitter support and native FreshRSS syncing. I’m considering making the switch.

➝ Source: mynameisstuart.com

A Gentle Intro to RSS ➝

Derek Kedziora:

RSS stands for really simple syndication, and that’s precisely what it does. RSS turns content into a feed. An RSS reader then checks feeds to see if there is new content.

Let’s say I subscribe to 100 RSS feeds: a mix of blogs, newspapers, YouTube channels and forums. Each day I open up my RSS reader to see all of the new content from each of these feeds in one place. It’s a morning newspaper for the internet.

I use RSS to follow YouTube channels, Twitter users, personal weblogs, major publications, and more. It’s the best.

(Via Raymond Hines.)

➝ Source: derekkedziora.com