(Migrated weblog post from LSR)
For as long as I can remember, and while I have been maintaining both my Intranet and my Internet weblogs, I have always been a fan of RSS : Really Simple Syndication. RSS is one of those protocols that you just cannot ignore if you want to be kept in the loop about what is happening in different web sites and to follow up on a number of different weblogs. I am sure that by now you are all familiar with RSS and one way or another you may be using whatever RSS Newsfeed reader that may meet your needs.
However, and despite all that, I think that it may be also a good time to check a new RSS related offering that is available at the moment as a Beta product. It is called RSS2PDF and it is probably one of those offerings that may revolutionise some of the aspects of what RSS is all about. The offering itself will allow you to convert any RSS Newsfeed into a .PDF file that you can then take with you wherever you may go or that you can print out if you wish. So RSS2PDF is just the perfect solution for people who are on the road and do not have the possibility of staying connected all the time and who may not necessarily need to get busy using an RSS Newsfeed client.
It works very simple. You just need to enter the URL of the feed or the OPML file, then select the format, chose if you want to have images or not and you just need to click on Make PDF. And voilÃƒÂ¡ ! Ready to go. All your favourite feeds in .PDF format for you to take them with you wherever you may go. As far as I can see this may be the easiest way to get content from your feeds and make it available through .PDF, which is probably one of the easiest ways of reading through information without having to learn new tools.
Thus if you are looking for another refreshing way of reading through your RSS Newsfeeds do not forget to give a try to RSS2PDF as I am sure you will like what you are seeing. I have actually tried it out with a couple of my external RSS feeds and it worked really well so you may want to have a look and see if it does meet your needs as well. There is a good chance that it will.
4 thoughts on “RSS2PDF – Increasing the Availability of Your RSS Feeds”
Thanks a lot for writing about my webservice at http://rss2pdf.com
I’m thrilled with what you’ve written about it ;–)
As you mentioned, the web service is still in Beta, and I hope that it’ll become better and better over time.
Creator, RSS 2 PDF
Hello Tom and welcome to elsua ! Thanks very much for dropping by and for the feedback comments ! Indeed, you are right, it is still a Beta service but nevertheless I have thoroughly enjoyed using the application and so far I haven’t noticed any single major problem with it. I am a happy user of RSS2PDF and will continue to use it further as it progresses into the next level of functionality. Keep up the good work and share with us whatever info that may be relevant whenever it becomes available. Thanks again for the feedback and keep up the good work !
These conversion websites are interesting. There’s a newer one called RSS2 http://www.rss2.co.uk – it enables several feeds to be glued-together to produce a single, consolidated PDF. All these tools are great – it makes RSS even simpler to use.
Hi Paul! Thanks a lot for dropping by and for the feedback comments! Welcome to elsua! What an interesting offering, indeed! Thanks a lot for sharing it with us. It surely does show some interesting perspectives on how you can syndicate content for a number of feeds and work with through some popular formats, i.e. .PDF. I particular find it interesting from the perspective of providing offline feed syndication and being able to work with your top favourite feeds regardless where you may be, whether you are connected or not. Incredibly helpful, for certain!
I agree with you 100% and it makes RSS and Atom feeds consumption a whole lot easier and closer to those non-technical folks, which, I guess, is always a good thing. Thanks a bunch for the feedback!