NetNewsWire Locations for iPhone and iPod Touch

If you’re any­thing like me, you’ve got a large num­ber of RSS feeds. Viewing updates is hard enough on a desktop com­puter and some­times impossible on a hand­held device like the iPod Touch. A couple of days back, I came across a tip (via Daring Fireball) that can help with hand­ling that volume of RSS.

This tip works for RSS read­ers that syn­chron­ise using the Newsgator ser­vice. NetNewsWire, the read­er on my Mac, does this, and ver­ily the iPhone/iPod Touch applic­a­tion also syncs via Newsgator.

The trick is to con­fig­ure the loc­a­tion pro­file for your iPod Touch. Go over to the Newsgator site, sign in, and select the ‘loc­a­tion’ assigned to your iPod Touch. (NewNetsWire on your iPod Touch auto­mat­ic­ally cre­ates a loc­a­tion called NNW iPhone/iPod.) Now select those cru­cial feeds you want to read on the go. Et voila. You have reduced lists of feeds on your iPod Touch, but the read/unread status of the feeds will remained syn­chron­ised with your desktop com­puter. ‘NetNewsWire for iPhone tip — not show­ing cer­tain feeds’

Author: Ian Hocking

Writer and psychologist.

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