Friday, November 16, 2007

RSS reader gadget


For a while I have been using a small PC program for the feeds I keep a look on. It has lot's of functionality, and with some work I can get it to do just what I want to, which is very simple: just display a list of my feeds, where I can expand a feed and look at the posts.

But this gave me some problems... Sometimes it crashed, and I loose all my settings. I then have to set up everything again, which is a lot of work. Also I only had it on one of the computers I use (three in all), which meant I could only follow the feeds on that computer.

So the last time it crashed for me, i deinstalled it and made a Google gadget for feeds instead. So far it is very basic, the main advantage over the ones I have seen is that it handles multiple feeds ( there are excellent gadgets for handling only one feed). Probably I will add more options in the future.

5 comments:

Max said...

Hi Erik!
I'm using your RSS Reader but I can't find how to display more than one feed.
can you help me?

Erik said...

Hi Max!
I guess there was a bug.. I have fixed it, just click on the 'feeds' link in the upper right corner. In the list you can delete feeds, or you can add new ones in the input field.

Max said...

Erik, that part works well!!

I mean in the configuration page (the same page where I can set the heigth of the gadget) there is an input with label "feeds", but if I fill it with "http://asite/feed1, http://othersite/feed2" nothing comes out!!

Can I configure (not at runtime) this components to show multiple feeds?

thanks for your help!

Erik said...

Try semicolon (;) between feeds, that should work.

Max said...

YES it works :-)
good work!!

thanks