New Email Digest Features for RSSFWD

by Greg Cangialosi on August 15, 2007

In response to user feedback, and to prepare for some cool stuff thats coming in the very near future, Choon just launched some excellent new features on RSSFWD.

One of the biggest user requests was to add more options and control around how and when you receive your email notifications. This was especially the case in regards to active blogs with multiple posts per day. Gmail handled what we called “clustering,” and would cluster the posts in one email. The kicker was that if you didn’t use Gmail, you were pretty much out of luck and received one email per post.

So, we listened to our user base, and Choon coded out an incredible digest feature set. You can read more on the blog.

Here is a brief excerpt of Choons post on the RssFwd blog. You gotta dig that timezone love:

“Digest” for morning, afternoon, evening or night. What this means is that you can choose when you would like to receive your email. If you subscribe to CNN & Slashdot in the evening digest, you will get 1 email containing all the updates from both feeds for the day.

And in case you’re wondering, it will be in your timezone. If you choose “every evening“, it is your evening. Not mine. Not Greenwich Mean Time. And you don’t have to live in the US. This detail a big deal for me. Hopefully you’ll find it useful as well.

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