Sunday, April 28, 2013

Finding New Workflow for Content Curation - SeeYa @Evernote !!

Ok, I have to admit to profound irritation from Evernote's move to drop RSS feed support for public notebooks...well, let's just say I'm looking for a match-up in the ring:
Source: http://goo.gl/kqval
Of course, Evernote still provides great service, now albeit without RSS feeds. However, RSS feeds serve up the content I curate using Evernote to my Twitter feed, Facebook and elsewhere. All that's gone with Evernote's decision to dump RSS, even for paying customers (Hey, I just became a Premium user because of RSS notebook feeds...going to be terminating that later this week).

Enough whining, now what to do? Of course, technology changes so what's another way to handle this? Well, while I can still curate content into Evernote--after all, it is all still searchable and available--I can still auto-tweet using ReadItLater's Pocket and IFTTT.com (feeling any pressure, IFTTT.com, with these hammer-blows to RSS?). I've cleaned out both my Dlvr.it and IFTTT.com RSS-based recipes.

One of the ways to accomplish this is to divert content through Pocket app on your device, or computer, and then add a tag. Adding a tag only takes a moment but IFTTT.com is able to capture that and tweet it. You can still drop that content to Evernote if you so desire, but you don't have to.

Here's the workflow:

  1. Add something to Pocket via your device...you can install the iOS/Android app or get the bookmarklet for your browser.
  2. Three possibilities...

    1. Archive pocket'd items. (I like this one because items disappear from Pocket into the archive, even though they are still there. When you read a lot, this lowers the amount of content)
    2. Favorite items by clicking on the star (next favorite option)
    3. OR, You can tag it with any short combination you want (share, fb, tw as 3 possibles).
  3. Setup an IFTTT.com recipe to send your tagged posts in Pocket to whatever service you want, adding other neat stuff along the way (for example, I've added a link to my blog at the end).
If you want to route Pocket'd content to Evernote for long-term storage, then you still can do that.

Give it a try...it's pretty easy...and it won't cost you anything like Evernote.

Still disappointed with Evernote. 





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