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From: Karl Voit <devnull@Karl-Voit.at>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Org-mode as a replacement for Google Reader
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:49:12 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <2013-03-26T13-37-35@devnull.Karl-Voit.at> (raw)


TL;DR: org-feed.el is not a doable replacement for Google Reader.
       What about alternatives?

I am using Google Reader with the Android app "NewsRob Pro" which is
very good in terms of features that make sense and support my

Google Reader will die in July and therefore NewsRob will die as
well (or has to migrate to another server platform which is unlikely
due to lack of time from the author).

So I was thinking of using Emacs with or without Org-mode as a
potential replacement. I basically live in Org-mode. Since I read
RSS a *lot* on my Android devices (yes, even being at home), I'd
love to have sync abilities between desktop Emacs and something like

I stumbled upon org-feed.el[1][2] and tried it with two of my RSS
feeds (heise, Dilbert).

It's working. In a way.

Unfortunately, there is no (obvious) way of getting the feed content
rather than the short description (for selected feeds). Images are
not shown (Dilbert comic strip) and HTML fragments are all over the
place making it hard to read the news. Since the resulting data did
not fulfill basic requirements, I did not even bother and try to sync
it to MobileOrg.

Therefore, org-feed.el is not a replacement for Google Reader and
NewsRob for my set of requirements at all.

I wonder if there are a group of people having the same issue
because of the demise of Google Reader and apps that sync from/to

Any suggestions? Ideas?

I'd prefer to think about having a solution which is hosted on my
computers rather than having to re-do the switch when the next cloud
based service stops working in a year or so.

  1. http://orgmode.org/manual/RSS-Feeds.html
  2. http://orgmode.org/worg/org-contrib/org-feed.html
Karl Voit

             reply	other threads:[~2013-03-26 12:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 39+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-03-26 12:49 Karl Voit [this message]
2013-03-26 13:01 ` Andreas Leha
2013-03-26 14:35 ` Carmine Casciato
2013-03-26 14:58   ` Karl Voit
2013-03-26 15:42     ` Fabrice Popineau
2013-03-26 16:00       ` W. Greenhouse
2013-03-27  9:54         ` Karl Voit
2013-03-27 10:56           ` Samuel Loury
2013-03-27 11:59             ` Rasmus
2013-03-27 14:46             ` Karl Voit
2013-03-27 23:09             ` Jude DaShiell
2013-03-28  3:52               ` Carmine Casciato
2013-03-28 10:03                 ` Jude DaShiell
2013-03-28 17:18               ` François Pinard
2013-03-26 16:32       ` Nick Dokos
2013-03-26 19:41         ` Sebastien Vauban
2013-03-26 20:40           ` Fabrice Popineau
2013-04-14 14:14     ` Steinar Bang
2013-04-15  7:47       ` Rainer M. Krug
2013-04-16  9:35         ` Karl Voit
2013-04-16 10:35           ` Rainer M. Krug
2013-04-16 10:58             ` Karl Voit
2013-04-16 11:43               ` Tom
2013-04-16 13:21                 ` OT: Android, external HW-keyboard and Emacs (was: Org-mode as a replacement for Google Reader) Karl Voit
2013-04-16 18:30                   ` OT: Android, external HW-keyboard and Emacs David Rogers
2013-04-16 22:47                   ` Eric S Fraga
2013-04-23  9:05                     ` Karl Voit
2013-04-23  9:56                       ` Eric S Fraga
2013-04-23 10:33                         ` Android MobileOrg and appointments; ICS export and Google Calendar (was: OT: Android, external HW-keyboard and Emacs) Karl Voit
2013-04-23 13:25                           ` Android MobileOrg and appointments; ICS export and Google Calendar Eric S Fraga
2013-04-24  4:29                           ` Rémi Vanicat
2013-04-23 20:16                         ` OT: Android, external HW-keyboard and Emacs Julien Cubizolles
2013-04-24  7:36                           ` Eric S Fraga
2013-04-23 19:23                       ` 白い熊
2013-04-18 16:52                   ` OT: Android, external HW-keyboard and Emacs (was: Org-mode as a replacement for Google Reader) Subhan Tindall
2013-04-16 12:05             ` Org-mode as a replacement for Google Reader François Pinard
2013-04-16 22:49               ` Eric S Fraga
2013-03-26 18:31 ` Ivan Kanis
2013-03-27 13:18 ` [OT] Replacement for Google Reader (was: Org-mode as a replacement for Google Reader) Memnon Anon

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