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Old 25. Apr 2016, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Afternoon All,

I have been using a conversion tool/service called page2rss, which converted any page/site to an RSS feed.

It was very simple, an immediate conversion and then they monitored the feed via their servers.

They announced they are shutting down May 1, in fact, I think they already have.

I have converted many sites to RSS feeds over the 10 years or so they have been around, they were rock solid, rarely went down.

Any alternatives that anybody knows of?

Thanks, in advance...
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Old 25. Apr 2016, 09:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't use this kind of software myself but a quick search for convert site to RSS feed produced several promising hits.
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Old 25. Apr 2016, 11:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Joe,

Thanks.

I am familiar with most of these, many of them have shut down, the rest are paid services (expensive if you have a lot of feeds)...Just hoping there was one out there I missed. This site is my bible for most of my apps, came here first.

This was dead simple, put in any URL, it turned it into a feed, they monitored the changes.

As an example, I use a dashboard as my home page, it is an RSS reader; there are so many other sites I read multiple times/day that don't a feed via RSS, but I was able to use another dashboard that is just a simple bookmark manager as one big RSS feed.

Page2RSS just kept track of the bookmark dashboard, I opted out of them managing the individual feeds of the 100 or so bookmarks, not necessary.

I did that with a few different things I need for work, it saves a lot of time for me, the bookmarks are always available at a glance, easier than using a browser's bookmark capability for these critical sites.

Did that make sense?

I need to think about another approach, haven't had the time yet, they just announced the May 1 shut down early this morning...
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Old 26. Apr 2016, 08:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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http://alternativeto.net/software/page2rss/
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Old 26. Apr 2016, 12:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Panzer,

Thanks.

Been through all of these before, only Feed 43 is in the ballpark, but it's confusing, most of the time it won't convert.

Pge2RSS was unique, it converted and monitored, no cost, no limits on anything. It was dead simple.
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Old 17. May 2016, 02:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Facing the same challenge. Any luck so far?
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Old 17. May 2016, 02:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
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icha,

No, unfortunately.

The way I had to change things around because of this is a royal pain.
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Old 07. Jul 2016, 11:54 AM   #8 (permalink)
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"... Visualping is a simple service for monitoring websites for changes. You'll receive an email notification when it detects any change in the content of the page ...":
https://visualping.io/
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...hhmmfcd?hl=fil
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Old 20. Jul 2016, 04:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Hi,

Changedetection.com is a service which monitors web sites for changes. If you decide to create a (free) account, it also offers you the possibility to create an RSS-feed of page(s) you are monitoring. You can set options if you want to be notified by certain changes on the web sites you are monitoring like words that are added, deleted, certain size, certain words, etc. I use this service already for a long time and it works very nice for me. A few pages can't be monitored however. This occurs when robots are set to be not allowed on that page. Fortunately, that are not many and I think other service's won't work as well on those pages.

Maybe ChangeDetection works for you as well: https://www.changedetection.com

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Old 25. Jul 2016, 01:01 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I wrote one a while ago because I couldn't find a good and free one:
https://bitbucket.org/tux_/rssparser.lisp

It's a command-line script which allows you to automatically monitor certain websites by their entries' CSS selectors. I plan to add a simple web interface some time soon.
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