I don’t know about you, but I had long found keeping track of RSS feeds overwhelming. I managed to get a couple of dozen into Google Reader, and it soon became very difficult to manage. I tried a variety of tools, such as incorporating it into my Thunderbird email client, but that only made it worse — MORE email? No thanks.
I recently came across a great tool, if you happen to be an iPad user. It is an app called the “Early Edition“. Essentially, it takes all of the posts from your Google Reader account, and creates an easy to read daily newspaper for you. I now have about a hundred sites in my Google Reader account, and that serves up about 12 – 15 pages a day of reading. Most you can just scan over, but you can quickly find ones worth delving into. Better yet, the app allows you to post directly to Twitter, send it to Delicious, or add it to Read It Later to well, read later
Here’s a sample screenshot of what it looks like:
I don’t want to sound like an ad for this company (full disclosure, I could only wish to have been smart enough to get financially involved with these guys), but it has really made my personal information management significantly easier. Any one else here have a favourite tool for keeping the info deluge at bay?