Posts Tagged ‘Outlook’

Online/Offline RSS Aggregator?

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

I would love to find a RSS reader that is maintained on an external server that is available through both web and windows interfaces for a true Online/Offline RSS experience. Let me explain.

One of the things I love about the Exchange server that powers my work email is that I can access everything maintained by Outlook in two places. The most obvious (and most-used) is through the actual Outlook application that runs as a windows application on my laptop – once the mail is downloaded to my laptop, it’s available whether or not I’m still connected. This will not be news to anyone reading this – it’s standard operating procedure for email. The beauty of the Exchange server is that I can also access everything through a web interface when my laptop isn’t available. Because the data is maintained on the server, these two methods allow me to be able to access my Outlook data wherever an internet connection is available.

What the heck does this have to do with RSS? I recently switched RSS readers from Sharpreader to Omea. I love Omea, though I suspect I’m under-using it. What I would love is if my RSS subscriptions – including read/unread status – were maintained on web server so that I could switch seamlessly from the Omea windows app to the web app and not have to re-read anything.