Tiny tiny RSS experience a week later?

I have had quite a bit of feedback from my post about moving away from Feedly to a self hosted solution called Tiny Tiny RSS.

Some interesting questions have emerged from people and to be fair it certainly deserves a follow up.

I made my instance of TT-RSS available on the public netw, because I didn’t see the point of installing my VPN software on my eink reader. I also installed the official TT-RSS app which is a 7 day trail before you buy the full version for 4 pounds. I haven’t bought the full version yet because the app doesn’t seem to work well when offline? It would be great if the app understood if the device was offline and automaticilly disabled the update feeds option. It currently doesn’t seem to do this well… I much prefer Greader for this, but ttrss app isn’t far behind.

Simon commented he paid for Feedly because of the IFTTT options, but it seems weird to pay for this  because you can easily turn most of TT-RSS into a another feed and IFTTT has a RSS option which you can use to trigger most things. This reminds me of my work along while back about pipelines.

Because of this, I have been thinking about feeding Greader with the RSS from my TTRSS install. The only real disadvantage is nothing would be synced to the server? This is also something I’ve been thinking about with a linux desktop reader like thunderbird because I can’t seem to install a TTRSS reader which works.

I tried a few but each has had problems.

Feed the Moneky looked very promising but when I finally get the appimage loaded, it shows nothing? Feedreader looked great and after finally getting flatpak working, I’m faced with the error that I need to install the api-feedreader plugin in my TTRSS server. How I do this when I’m using docker is a question I have no answer for, except it seems I need to use another docker container?

So generally its going well but hitting a few points which need straighing out. It would be so useful to compile supported applications into a wiki page.

Oh I found this useful when understanding about appimages, snap, flatpak, etc.

Author: cubicgarden

Senior firestarter at BBC R&D, emergent technology expert and serial social geek event organiser.

2 thoughts on “Tiny tiny RSS experience a week later?”

  1. Cheers Ian, appreciate the follow up.

    It’s this overhead / management which made me pay for that additional feature in feedly, beyond the IFTTT integration (I’ve used the RSS integration previously to set up things like auto tweeters and the like), I was pretty much ok with the free tier. It wasn’t until I paid for this that I realised how much wasn’t getting surfaced due to the 100 blog limit!

    Agreed, a proprietary and externally solution isn’t necessarily ideal, but I’m pretty happy with cost vs set-up time etc. I guess the real risk is feedly going the way of Google Reader and having to start the new RSS reader dance all over again, but I guess that’s the nature of webapps 🙁

  2. Agreed it’s different for each person and ttrss isn’t a magic bullet but docker install certainly made it much easier and maybe 3dollars a month worth it for me. Cheers

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