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Feedity

RSS Management and Generation
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Published 10/08/2009 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
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What can you use the app for?

Feedity.com is an online tool for building RSS feeds from web pages. Users simply type the URL of a web page into the Feedity feed creator and the site will turn the web page into an RSS feed. The feed creator recognizes the structure of the website, and the user has the option of adding other sections of the website to the feed. The user can also assign a category to the feed, such as Business and Finance, Consumer Technology, etc. In addition, the feed can be further refined by searching the title blocks for certain keywords.

The tool can be used by individuals to create feeds from websites that do not furnish one, as well as by webmasters to create a feed for their site. The site offers a bookmarklet which allows the user to create a feed directly from any web page they are visiting. In addition, they offer a widget which can be placed on the user's website to show their Feedity feeds. Paid versions of the service provide even more features, including feed analytics, date refinement and feed cleanup. In addition, paid versions include the ability to track broken feeds, extract a description for the feed and merge RSS feeds.

What is the history and popularity of the app?

Melbourne, Australia-based Feedity.com was launched in 2005.

What are the differences to other apps?

Competition to Feedity.com comes from sites such as Dapper. Dapper offers RSS feed integration, as well as widgets for integrating one site's content into another and a tool for generating XML files from web pages. Dapper offers a similar free RSS feed generator to Feedity, and offers paid solutions as well. Feedity specializes in RSS feeds, and offers easier to use tools than Dapper.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The site will generate an RSS feed for an average-size page in under 10 seconds. The tools provided for building the feed are quite responsive as well. There is a convenient top menu bar shown on all pages on the site. There are no ads displayed on the site, however the RSS feeds generated by users with a free membership do contain advertising.

How does the registration process work?

Registration to Feedity.com is free and is not required to generate a feed. Registration is required in order to track and edit the feeds created by the user. The registration process asks for email address and password. Validation of the email address is not required. A free membership is limited to 10 feeds, the feed update interval is 5 hours and the number of items per feed is limited to 10. A variety of paid plans is available.

What does it cost to use the application?

Four premium membership plans are offered to the Feedity.com site – Starter, Plus, Business and Corporate. The Starter plan includes feed analytics, 50 feeds, 25 items per feed and a feed update interval of 90 minutes. The Plus plan increases the feed limit to 150, items per feed to 35 and reduces the feed update interval to 60 minutes. The Business plan offers 300 feeds, 50 items per feed and a feed update interval of 30 minutes. The Corporate plan is a custom solution and is handled on a case-by-case basis.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Feedity.com is recommended to individuals wishing to turn their favorite website into an RSS feed, as well as webmasters searching for a simple solution to providing their visitors with an RSS feed. The feed generation tools offered by the site are very easy to use, and work quite well. The level of customization is very versatile, and the generated feeds display nicely in feed readers.

  • Users can generate an RSS feed from any URL
  • Users can select which sections of the website to add to the feed
  • Registered users can track and edit feeds
  • A free membership is limited to 10 feeds, 10 items per feed and the update interval is 5 hours
  • Various paid memberships increase the amount of feeds and items per feed and decrease the feed update interval
  • Paid users get feed analytics, description extraction and the ability to merge feeds


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Feedity pricing

Cheapest plan (per month) : $3.25
Most expensive plan (per month) : $30.75

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