One way I keep up with news and all the web sites I read regulary is to subscribe to their RSS feeds and have them automatically downloaded to my handheld. That way I can read them whenever I have a few minutes.

One tool I use for this is MobiPocket, which is also one of my favorite FREE ebook readers. MobiPocket has a desktop tool that lets you subscribe to RSS feeds and sync them to your mobile device. (MobiPocket also has great support for multiple handheld devices.)

I also use QuickNews, which has a few additional features, like the ability to download podcasts and sync them right to your SD card. (Unlike MobiPocket, this tool is not free, but it’s pretty affordable at $14.95). QuickNews supports downloading through syncing or via wireless.

If you have other RSS aggregators that you like, post a comment and let us know about them.

RSS aggregators for handhelds
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  • August 24, 2006 at 9:47 pm

    While I think software RSS aggregators are useful, I prefer Bloglines. Bloglines is a free website you can access from any computer. Typically I check my RSS feeds through Bloglines on my MacBook. Sometimes I access Bloglines through a WiFi or Bluetooth connection on my Palm TX. Other times I access it through my cell phone’s browser. Whatever device I use, Bloglines knows if I read the RSS item and removes it from my list of updated feeds. With software aggregators, this information is not synced to all devices, so I find myself reading the same feed items on each device. However, Bloglines is a central location for me and works great because I use so many computers to access my feeds.

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