Feed Writer is a RSS editor for professionally creating and maintaining editorial RSS news feeds and podcasts. The feed editor supports all common feed formats and syndication specifications such as RSS 0.91, RSS 0.92, RSS 2.0, Atom and feeds with multimedia attachments such as podcasts (e.g. for iTunes). Feed Writer offers a lot of unique productivity features like a built-in (s)FTP client and a has very intuitive user interface which is easy to use.
The program can be used to create single feeds that will alert subscribers when new content is added to your site, but it can also be used to create feeds that have enclosures such as MP3 files if you would like to supply podcasts or similar. You have the option of creating RSS 0.9x, RSS 2.0 or Atom feeds, meaning that Fee Writer is a very flexible tool and it’s easy enough to use that it is not going to be overwhelming for novice users.
You are guided through every step of the feed creation process so there is never any room for confusion, and there are detailed tutorials available that will provide you with all of the information you need to create the various types of feed. Of course, there is nothing to stop you from creating RSS feeds from scratch or tweaking them by editing XML files, but this greatly increases the risk of making mistakes and is a daunting task for anyone unfamiliar with it.
The latest version of the app includes a feed publishing wizard that can be used to automatically generate the HTML code needed to integrate the feeds you create into an existing HTML page. This is perfect of you already have a site up and running and want to be able to bolt on RSS feeds without having to redesign the whole site from scratch.
- [advt]News feeds and updates for Web pages
- Drive more traffic to your Web site
- Create Podcasts and photo/video feeds
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- For Internet software developers
- Very intuitive and comfortable user interface