RSS alert to email/ping me when keyword found in feed?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Torley, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Torley macrumors member

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    I'm having an unusually hard time finding an "RSS keyword alert" app, whether on the web or a desktop app.

    Here's what I want to do:

    - Enter an RSS feed.
    - Enter my keywords.
    - The app scans the feed at regular intervals, and alerts me (email? Growl?) when a keyword has been found.

    I found some older web solutions that are now defunct, and have searched a variety of other usual places. Odd how this seems so hard to find as it seems to be a very common thing to do. I know on some sites like Google News, they have their own keyword alerts, but this is for specific RSS feeds not covered there, not the general news. For example: http://www.kvraudio.com/ssi/forum_43.rss

    Does anyone use/recommend an RSS keyword alert app? Thanks so much.
     
  2. Torley thread starter macrumors member

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  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Just an idea... but what if you went to Google News and did a search by site, for example "tiger site:cnn.com"

    That creates a page with an RSS link at the bottom. Put the RSS link in a feedreader and have it check however often you want. Then, as you mentioned, use Growl to send you an email when a new article arrives in the feed. You would have to have a RSS reader app run only this one feed. The Growl page shows many RSS readers supported.

    I don't know what kind of site you are trying to track, so not sure if it would show in Google's News results.
     
  4. Torley thread starter macrumors member

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    ^ It's a clever idea, and I'm fond of Google's site: search too. But in my specific usage with the kvraudio forum listed above, it doesn't work as elegantly.
     
  5. Torley thread starter macrumors member

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    Followup for anyone who's been searching for the same thing: I found FeedRinse and paired that with RSS Menu. Still testing this combo, and I'm surprised there aren't more common solutions. FeedRinse tends to misfire on occasionally and report the WHOLE feed instead of just "rinsed" items, but isn't too shabby otherwise.
     

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