Want RSS in Outlook? Use RSS Popper

rss popper Want RSS in Outlook?  Use RSS Popper

One of Outlook 2007′s new features is going to be the ability to read RSS within the email client itself. This free add-in however enables you to do the same thing with current versions of Outlook.

I think it’s kind of ironic that I first felt RSS was meant to replace email subscriptions, and now it’s come full circle and I’m reading my feeds in Outlook.

Not that I’m complaining mind you. I still reap all the benefits of RSS like :

  • Subscribing for content significantly faster than email. Most feeds require one or two clicks.
  • No signups required means no risk of spam when you subscribe.

And I get to make use of Outlook rules to:

  • Consolidate my feeds
  • Flag them for later reading
  • Filter out read items and mark as read/unread
  • Store all stories in the feed throughout the day (Never miss a front page story on Digg again)

Anyhow, I really believe the native integration of RSS within Outlook will finally give it enough of a push for it to be a mainstream method of content distribution.

Basic key functionality like importing and exporting OPML make trying RSS Popper an effortless free experience.

Related Links:
RSS Popper
What is RSS?