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. – Maury Markowitz Jul 28 '14 at 20:24

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 '14 at 23:45
  • Holy, Pipes is COOL. Thank you for that tip. You too ILI! – Maury Markowitz Jul 23 '14 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. – Maury Markowitz Aug 30 '14 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 '14 at 17:30

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