I mentioned ZapTXT the other day, and I also mentioned FeedRinse.
These are both different services FeedRinse is focused on feed filtering, and ZapTXT is RSS alerts via SMS, IM, or email (with feed filtering options, and a tag based feed discovery cloud).
ZapTXT has now announced it’s OPML filter tool.
Firstly you have My ZapTasks - these are filtered feeds as RSS alerts…even discover feeds if you like from within ZapTXT.
At this stage I will say that a similar tool rasasa also offers a spliced feed, and OPML file import.
Secondly you have My OPML - choose a tag from the tag cloud, then select which feeds are to go into your OPML, then apply the same filter over all feeds in on go…make as many OPML’s as you like.
Lacks importing an outside OPML (not for long), and the OPML’s that you create don’t have a raw OPML to view in an OPML Browser/Reader.
Now I know ZapTXT is a service more focused on delivering RSS alerts, and they have included the sophistication of filtered alerts, even across an OPML, but I want a little more functionality
…maybe not from ZapTXT, but more from a service like FeedRinse.
It’s quite simple:
- Import an OPML file or URL, or a feed at a time
- Filter search term/s across the whole OPML in one go, or different search terms for each feed
- Export a new OPML file or URL
(Also generate an old fashioned spliced feed, maybe this can also be an item in the new OPML)
An RSS alert system could be built on top of this, I guess ZapTXT is nearly there.