Review - FeedMyInbox - A Feedburner (future) Beater?Posted: January 24, 2009 at 7.57 pm
Posted by in Featured, RSS
First off, this has great potential to be a FeedBurner beater if they continue to develop and improve on this app.
I was only made aware of feedmyinbox earlier this week on Twitter. But immediately checked it out and have been using it ever since. It is a wonderfully simple and clean site so far. Very straightforward, easy to get around, quick to achieve what it is set up to achieve.
So what the blazes is it
At it’s core it delievers RSS feeds to your inbox. And that is pretty much it. So why all the fuss? Well, if you head back to my post on Feedburner at ImJustCreative, you will see why I am loving this app. One of my many pet peeves with some blogs and websites is that although they are set up with RSS feeds via Feedburner, they don’t offer the email delivery option. Now for one, I hate RSS readers, I just don’t use them and find them a pain to have to keep checking. I rely on getting my site updates by email. Much easier, less hassle, and you only get a update when there is, urmm, a update. You have no chance of missing out on a good post because you forgot to check your RSS reader. Anywho…
Enter into the fray feedmyinbox. Simply put. You come across a cool new blog, and you want to sign up to the RSS feeds by email. But oh wait, they don’t have the Feedburner email option set up. OK, so no problem. We run to feedmyinbox to save the day.
As the image above shows, enter the website’s URL, enter your own email address and bob’s your uncle. You will receieve a confirmation email, which you duely click and just like Feedburners email delivery service, you will get a nicely formatted email everytime that site posts a new article etc. Such as the one below.
The folks at feedmyinbox make it exceptionally easy for you to add your own email subsciption form to your own site. I can see from this aspect that they are hoping that people will sign up to your sites feed using feedmyinbox over Feedburner.
Im not sure if you are diehard Feedburner groupie that you will want your Subscriptions numbers affected by another service. But for those of you who don’t give a ‘rats’ about numbers, then I can see feedmyinbox being a wonderfully simple and reliable alternative.
All you need to do in order to add a nicely formatted email form on your website is to add your feed URL, as above, then you are presented with the orange box below with customised feed code for one to place anywhere on your website.
As you can probably tell, I do like this service and have used it a number of times to get RSS feeds delivered to my inbox, just like they promise.
I have a good feeling about this app, it feels great, looks neat and they also have a great blog which in itself is worth signing upto. Also, I feel it’s good to get on board soon with new services like this, just incase they become a force to be reckoned with further down the line.