With so much content to consume everyday different ways to filter through it pop-up everyday. Some do it well, others well… lets just say it could be better. Ourselves, we recently closed up our Network section (a place where we shared curated news from our favorite resources), because we felt we weren’t effectively sharing startup and tech news in a way we thought was useful and by sharing the same information on Twitter it became rather redundant for us. For mobile devices there’s incredible resources for news discovery such as Flipboard and Circa while on desktops Scoops gives you a personalized curated web. But when we look for a newsreader effective on mobile and desktop we want something more visual, striking and customizable of our favorite resources.
SyndiFeed is a simple and easy way of reading the latest updates from your favorite sites and blogs by re-generating RSS feeds into a Pinterest style view. The site also is built with mobile in mind with responsive capabilities and lets you add any website to your list of daily readings. The features include an option to save the pages for viewing later and a discover option to find content of your interest. You can also share the content on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, email or DiggIt.
The site relies on the RSS capabilities of a site, and while some don’t offer images, feeds like our own respond very well within SyndiFeed’s clean interface. Although we do wish there could be an additional link to the content on the origins website, the rest of the platform delivers as expected. Making content easy to review, feature images enabled, and is quick to load instead of filtering through ad-laden websites to find what is relevant.
On our own backend, we built an RSS feed aggregator to analyze postings when we were ready to find the latest news to share with you via Twitter. But after stumbling upon SyndiFeed, we’ll be changing our news searching workflow to incorporate a more dynamic filtering and review process.