Thursday, March 19, 2009

Check out Tabbloid.com

I don't know about you but sometimes, I just get bored with looking at RSS feeds! Lines and lines of text are hardly exciting. That why I was rather excited to discover www.tabbloid.com. At last, I can have my selected RSS feeds automatically delivered to my inbox in a magazine style format! Below is a sample shot of Daily Dirt subscription.


Tabbloid PDF


The only big thing that I don't like is that there does not appear to be any way to control the order of content. So, as you see above, Daily Dirt sits along side Lifehacker. It's sometimes disconcerting to read the headline "Kramnik Beats Wang Yue 2-0" on the left column, and "EVI debuts road-ready commercial transport electric vehicles" on the right! Still, I can live with this.

Of course, you could always just sign up to chess only content.

3 comments:

Shaun Press said...

Thanks for the tip TCG, although it seems that it only picks up the introductory summaries from a couple of chess sites (up to the 'click this link to read more' part)

SonofPearl said...

I've been looking for something like this, so many thanks for posting about it. I'm trying it out and it seems to work quite well with most feeds, even reproducing pictures in posts.

Keyvan said...

I've been working on something similar, based on the Tabbloid output. The main difference is it's free software (open source) so it's possible to download, modify and even host it yourself. You can try it out here: RSS to PDF Newspaper