For people who don’t know what is RSS, let me briefly explain. There are number of ways that you can keep track of your favorite website and get updates. One of the major thing is RSS Feed. No need of bookmarking a website and visiting again and again to know what is new on the website. Instead, you can use RSS Feed and keep track of newly added things. So, where can you find this RSS Feed reader ? You have it with in your own Google account. Yes, Google reader is a web based aggregator which is capable of reading RSS Feeds online.
Many bloggers and readers out there use Google reader or Feed Demon or Net Newswire which are the best RSS Feed readers around the web. As we all know RSS is the latest trend to keep up with the new post on websites, but there are some people who don’t like to use RSS or they don’t know to use it, adding to that many websites don’t offer RSS Feeds. So what is the solution for all these issues ?
As I already mentioned, it may sound little old (I agree RSS is the latest trend) but for people out there with some issues, website monitoring service would be a great solution for tracking the changes in a website. They don’t mind whether the website provides RSS Feeds or not, they give you the latest information which is added to your favorite website.
Best 5 Alternatives for RSS Feed Reader
1. Update Scanner –
Update Scanner is a Firefox Add-on which places a icon in the Status bar and Monitors web pages for updates. Useful for websites that don’t provide Atom or RSS feeds. You can select the time interval between how often the sites are scanned for updates.
2. WatchThatPage –
WatchThatPage is a service that enables you to automatically collect new information from your favorite pages on the Internet. You select which pages to monitor, and WatchThatPage will find which pages have changed, and collect all the new content for you. The new information is presented to you in an email. This service is Free.
3. Page2RSS –
Page2RSS is a decent page monitoring service that helps you monitor web sites that do not publish feeds.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 reader. Page2Rss browser bookmark helps you to create Page2RSS feed for the page you are currently viewing. This is an easy and convenient way for you to create feeds for pages you are surfing.
4. ChangeDetection –
Change Detection is similar to WatchthatPage, its a website monitoring and notification services. All you need to do is, fill up the form with your favorite website, they will alert you by email when they detect change in page text.
5. Changes Meter –
Changes Meter is a desktop app for OS X for monitoring websites. It doesn’t show you the specific changes to the sites you choose. It does tell you when they’re updated, though, which might be good enough when you’re talking about eBay options or the latest update to the Apple Store. It’s also compatible with Growl, so you can get a pop-up alert as soon as a change occurs.
I personally recommend to use Google reader or Feed demon RSS Feed reader to keep track of changes in websites. via
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