Creating RSS feeds

Dapper: The Data Mapper. You can use Dapper to create feeds, widgets, and APIs with your content and links.

FeedBeater Turn any page into an RSS feed.

Feed Digest: Mix, convert, and syndicate RSS and Atom feeds.

FeedDude lets you create an RSS feed from any web site on the Internet. If your favorite web site doesn’t provide an RSS feed, you can generate one here for free.

FeedFeeds: Feed any Feeds. Free for 10 days then $5 a month via Paypal. Create feeds, display them on your webpage.

feedkiller – a free rss feed merger. Just whack in a few feeds and it’ll turn them into one. Nice and simples.

Feedmysearch allows you to turn a Google search into an RSS search. (May not have much longer to go.)

FeedStitch. Take a bunch of RSS feeds, combine them into one and then publish them wherever you want. Not tried it, but it looks very simple and straightforward.

FeedYes gives rss feeds to sites without feeds. Give it a webpage, and it will give you a feed.

KickRSS. Choose your feeds, create a new one from them. Simple and fast

MyNotify Create A New Feed. No blog needed, no website, no mailing list, just a feed.

Page2RSS is a service that helps you monitor web sites that do not publish feeds. It will check any web page for updates and deliver them to your favorite RSS aggregator.

Pingvine is a free service that takes an Atom or RSS feed from your blog, lifestream or favorite website and posts it to Twitter, or

Ponyfish RSS Feed Builder is a FREE web-based tool that allows you to create your own RSS feeds from almost any web page.

Really Simply Syndicate Anything Quickly and easily create an RSS feed for your website. Then use that feed to share your content with other people and applications all over the web (and if you like, even to power your Twitter updates)

RSS Mix – Mix any number of RSS feeds into one unique new feed!.

RSS Tutorial Nice ‘how to’ guide

RSSPECT – automatic and free RSS feeds for everyone..

Tabbloid. Take an RSS feed or several, pop them into the little box, select a delivery option and on schedule they’ll send you a print ready PDF. Nice idea.

yoktu feedmaker – turn any web page into an rss feed in a second!. Mmm, perhaps. The idea is to whack in a URL and it’ll turn it into an RSS feed for you.


Add to Any. Add any feed to any news reader.

Button Maker Make buttons of the RSS variety. Free, easy and fast.

coComment – Join the conversation. keeps track of all the online conversations you’re following in one convenient place, and informs you whenever something is added to a conversation.

Ctrlq RSS Feed Search Engine. Nice little search engine, based on Google. Just type in your area of interest and it will give you back 10 popular feeds. Results give you title, summary, web and RSS links, and you can see the feed before subscribing to it. Fast and easy. Sice it’s using the Google API you can search by subject, find the feeds offered by a publisher, search for all feeds on a subject from a single website, and more.

Pingoat Simple and free. Tell blog search engines you’ve updated

RSS2GIF Transform your RSS-Feed into an image RSS into .gif, .jpg or .png.

RSS Feed Button Maker This is great – it makes neat little buttons to allow people to add your feed to their aggregator. Currently over 20 of them. Excellent resource!

RSS Icons. A bunch of funny and odd RSS icons that you can use in place of the usual.

Skookum Mobile This is an application that allows you to download RSS feeds onto a mobile phone.

RSS Readers

AideRSS is an intelligent assistant that saves time and keeps you on top of the latest news.

Alesti RSS Reader. It’s an RSS reader.

Bloglines Used to use this. Moved to Google Reader delivers RSS to Twitter and Facebook; sends your feeds automatically. Real time stats on links, followers, friends and retweets.

FeedFeeds. Read all your favorite feeds (news, blogs, cartoons, etc) all at one place

FeedRaider – Customizable RSS Aggregator. Whack all of your feeds in here and see ‘em on the screen, or in a deck or a river. It’s neat. Do I need it? Probably not.

Google Reader. Some people love it, some people hate it. Try it, make up your own mind.

GreatNews: The Intelligent RSS Reader. It’s a free download. Not tried it myself, but it has got good reviews.

Gritwire News, blogs, RSS aggregator, wikis and more.

MultiRSS :: Multiple RSS Feed Readers, One Solution.. MultiRSS is a free service that allows you to replace all of your RSS feed subscription buttons on your blog with one button. After you have replaced your buttons, your users will click on our button and then be able to choose the RSS reader that they use from our current list of the 38 most used

Tags, Tagging

ABCya! is another option. Simply type/paste your words into the box and it will create a cloud for you. Unlike Wordle, it’s not possible to link to a URL RSS feed, which is a shame, but not dreadful. The cloud can be randomised, the fonts changed, the colours altered, the layout can also be changed. No registration required and it’s free. If you want as close a Wordle experience as possible, this is probably the best one to try.

ImageChef word mosaic is another alternative that I’ve found. This one is again slightly different in that you can choose to create a cloud in a specific shape – a heart, exclaimation mark, envelope, skull and so on. It’s quite a ‘pop’ type site, with options for changing shapes, colours and fonts. Very easy to save, share on Twitter, email and so on. If you’re working with children this is certainly worth exploring.

TagCloud builder is a project of OCLC Research. Another fairly basic resource, and it arranges words alphabetically, so it’s not very visually exciting. You can however change colours, group like words and save the results.

TagCrowd – make your own tag cloud from any text.

Tagul is a similar resource, but with significant differences. Mouseover words and they will flick into horizontal and will be zoomed, so it’s visually quite exciting. Clicking on the term you’ve chosen will then lead to a Google search for it, but it’s possible to link to other sites or pages instead. In order to use the service registration is required and you’re limited to 10 clouds. Words can be pasted in to be used, or users can provide a URL instead. Users can choose the shape of the cloud, font, angles of words.

VocabGrabber is more like WordSift, since it takes some text and provides more information about the words used. It gives a word list, definitions of words, and it’s possible to sort for relevance, A-Z, occurrences and familiarity.

WordItOut is another resource that you can just use directly, without registration. Words can be pasted, or you can provide a URL to the application. Colours can be changed, as can font, size, number of colours, but layout doesn’t appear as an option. Clouds can be saved, but you need to provide an email address, but once you have, you’re given a URL for the cloud that’s been created, so that makes it very easy to reuse.

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.

WordSift is another resource that’s worth trying out. WordSift does give you more options than just a word cloud. Words can be dragged around the screen for example, so if you don’t like the way in which something is displayed you can always change it. Sorting is also possible – common to rare, rare to common, A-Z, Z-A. The tag cloud words can also be marked up, either custom, or according to categories such as Language, Science, Maths or Social Studies. This simply pops the words into a different colour, but it’s a very useful training aid in the classroom.

WordSift does more than this however – there is much more detail available to users. Under the word cloud there are images appropriate to the words in the cloud, and these can be clicked and dragged into a sandbox on the same page. Users can also search for a particular word in the Visual Thesaurus that’s on the site, in order to see the relationships between different terms.

ZoomClouds. Create tag clouds in 3 easy steps.