RSS News Feeds:-The never stopping size, popularity and reach of the world wide web have caused millions and over billions of content to agree to the variable of different horizons in which the content can fall. Whether it is in the case of videos, text-based, tech-based or music millions of people update the internet with a number of different content every day.
The thing is that even I personally believe and all of you will agree on me on that is, that nowadays people do not have a lot of time to open each and every site to look whats the new piece of information available. It becomes very difficult for a single person to extract the relevant piece of information. Hence that’s where RSS comes into play. now you would be wondering what is RSS? here is the answer:-
what is RSS?
“RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary that acts as a way to get all the new information delivered to the reader rather than having the reader to personally visit the site to find it out”.
what is an RSS feed?
Nowadays you will hardly find any content-based website which will not include the “subscribe to RSS feed” button.RSS was designed to make the transfer of information between different websites and users easy by making it in the form readable for both computers as well as users. hence the process of transfer of information is termed as web syndication.
The RSS also allows you to subscribe to a particular blog or the website to have you sent any newly published information, images, videos, and multimedia content. So it definitely saves a lot of time.
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how to access RSS?
The tool required to access the RSS feed is called “RSS reader”. This tool can come in the form of an app, website, or the one that delivers feeds via email.
The job of this tool is to look down into the RSS directory and find out the latest content submitted by the source for which the user has subscribed to the blog or the website.
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Even starting out as a newbie you already know about Google. So you must believe its source too. Feedly has been into existence for a very long time now and has a similar reputation in the world of RSS Feed readers.
the one thing that matters the most in the cases of RSS readers is ultimately the UI as it serves the purpose to consume content very quickly. I personally like its mobile app as it helps me focus on a particular headline.
Feedly allows you to add mute features for separating unwanted post and follow a specific keyword.
It also allows the number of third-party app integration, for example, Slack and trello. Some other standard features also include read later personalized feed, search bar etc.
Feedly is available both as a paid RSS reader and as a free RSS reader. limiting the number of sources and collection that you add.
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2.The old reader:-
It is a free RSS reader that is packed with a lot of latest stuff. It is a robust feed reader. Just click “Add A Subscription”, and you can add RSS feeds from your favourite blogs and websites. In this, you may spot some of the alignment issues.
With its old reader, you can connect to facebook and google account to get to know what you fellows read.
This reader also has a free version but offers only 10 subscriptions. The premium version has more features like increase subscription limit, feed refresh time etc.
The next reader is inoreader. It looks and resembles more with other RSS readers with the navigation pane on LHS. It shows stories in the style of cards.you can change its view with the eye button.
This RSS feed reader also allows you to subscribe to your favourite blogs, Twitter users and other websites. It offers the search bar where you may type the keyword or a URL and it shows the appropriate results..
Inoreader also offers several paid versions like STARTER, PLUS and PRO.
It has a very compelling interface and is easier to use than Feedly. Its inbuilt integration called powerups include Yengo,upwork and more helpful feeders which improve the productivity by adding 10 columns of RSS feeds.
The interesting thing is its simplicity with a simple view that shows just the text and multimedia content. You can add an RSS feed just by typing the name of the website or through its URL. You can also import and export the feeds to your OPML files.
The Flipboard is one of the best RSS reader available. It comes with its magazine-style interface also called (smart magazine) that provides a different experience than other RSS readers.you can visit the section that calls “what’s your passion” where you can follow your interests and topics.
It comes more like a news aggregator but gives you to transform your daily feeds into a pretty magazine. you may also add the content created by others into your magazine.
it provides analytics insights that include viewer count, page flips etc. You can also share your masterpiece(magazine) with the general public.
I hope you find this post informative. Do let us know in the comment sections below if you have used any of the above given RSS Feeds services.