I looked over a few of the RSS apps on the Mac, but they all seem to be "larger" that what I need.

What I'm looking for is an app that checks certain feeds for articles matching a set of keywords, and then notifies me of a match.

I don't want to read the article in that app, I'll do that in Safari. But I do want some sort of aggressive notification - to the point of texting me on my iPhone if that's what it takes. An alternative to that last one would be an iPhone app.

  • Ok, so... IFTTT has the problem that you can only filter on one term, so it doesn't really work the way I need on it's own. Jul 28, 2014 at 20:24

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You could create a Yahoo pipe that filters your RSS feeds for those specific keywords. Then create an RSS feed of the pipe's output. Use that to create a Feed Channel trigger in IFTTT that texts you, emails you, notifies your iphone, etc. It’s a multilayered approach, I admit, but I think it could work for you if you don’t mind using those services.

  • Actually the Yahoo pipe might wouldn't even be necessary; IFTTT already has the ability to use RSS feeds with a filter "New feed item matches".
    – l'L'l
    Jul 23, 2014 at 23:45
  • Holy, Pipes is COOL. Thank you for that tip. You too ILI! Jul 23, 2014 at 23:48

Try RSS Bot - News Notifier from the Mac App Store! https://itunes.apple.com/it/app/rss-bot-news-notifier/id605732865?mt=12

  • The filtering is per-feed, whereas I want sort of the opposite, a single filter across all of my feeds. Additionally there's no way to do any sort of "AND", which isn't absolutely required, but much simpler to use. Aug 30, 2014 at 12:16
  • Sorry, I misunderstood your request :/ For the record, you can set different filters for a particular feed just dividing every keyword or sentence typing "," in the end!
    – hiru
    Aug 30, 2014 at 17:30

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