Using a Feed Reader

I was talking with someone about how I try and keep some of all the information that is out here in a useable, readable fashion that I can access quickly. I mentioned that I use a Newsreader and sift through the ‘noise’ there easier than hitting dozens and dozens of sites and getting squirreled on tangents.

Here’s a quick run through of what I use and how.

My go to newsreader is QuiteRSS

Get QuiteRSS reader here. I use the Portable version.

Install/unpack and launch.

Some application options I use to make navigation easier:

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I use the ‘external browser – so the reader uses my Windows Default browser:

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You can import exported feeds (both OPML and XML formats).

I have my news and other feeds already exported from previous Newsreader. I regularly export my OPML file after adding new feeds, and backup/copy it to the cloud so that I may have it to use on my phone or other device I happened to load the portable reader on.

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Easily add feeds for sites; example of adding HowToGeek site:

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Go up to feed icon and click and or copy that link. Looks like this:

https://www.howtogeek.com/feed/

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Copy that feed address:

Then add to QuiteRSS. Open QuiteRSS and use the dropdown and add new Feed:

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It should automatically find the copied item on your clip board

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Next and finish

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Now some real fun

You can export all your YouTube Subscriptions and import them into your Feed Reader – QuiteRSS.

Go to the YouTube subscription manager page:

https://www.youtube.com/subscription_manager

At the very bottom you’ll see the button to ‘Export subscription’

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Click on it and save your subscriptions, I just called them YouTubeScriptions.

This will export an XML file of all your subscriptions which can then be imported into the Feed Reader

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Then open QuiteRSS and go to File>Import Feeds

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Select the file and import your feeds

Now your Reader will have all your YouTube feeds/subscriptions too!

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