10/31/2005 Jake Ludington's
Review from MediaBlab
Jake Ludington wrote a fabulous review and tutorial for FeedForAll.
"It is possible to hand code RSS and
manually update the file each time you upload
a new audio file, but the opportunity for
error makes using software a safer bet.
The solution I prefer, FeedForAll, works
well for both IIS and Apache hosted Websites.
Below I walk through how to publish and
update a podcast RSS feed using FeedForAll."
Mac v1.5 Officially Launched
A new version of FeedForAll Mac has been released.
FeedForAll Mac's new version includes the
* The iTunes extension to RSS 2.0 feeds
is now fully supported:
- The iTunes fields are
available as data entry fields, just like
the standard RSS 2.0 fields in your feed.
- The iTunes fields are
supported in Preferences so you don't have
to retype the same information for every
new feed or item.
- The "Feed Wizard" supports
the full set of iTunes fields.
- The new "Item Wizard"
supports the full set of iTunes fields.
* Extensions (XML Namespaces) have been
completely redone to make it easier to work
with extensions that are not yet fully supported
by FeedForAll Mac.
* The "Feed Wizard" has been enhanced to
assist the user in creating common feed
types by only providing the required fields
for the chosen feed type.
* The new "Item Wizard" is now available
for users that prefer to be guided
step by step when creating new items.
* The FTP upload has been completely redone:
- A new "Browse" feature
has been added. This allows users
to connect to their FTP server
and through an intuitive interface to select
the correct path for uploading.
- Uploading has been significantly
sped up. The addition of "Browse"
removed the need of the 3-stage upload process
that assisted in finding where files were
* The WYSIWYG has new tools for text alignment,
such as -- Left, Center, Right
* All data entry fields have access to the
online help via the Help key on the keyboard.
* Drag-n-drop install. FeedForAll
Mac now is able to be installed anywhere
on your computer by dragging it from the
installation disk image to a location of
Complete FeedForAll Mac Release Notes
10/26/2005 Great Idea
for RSS Content
A site in Australia has created RSS
feeds containing restaurant reviews, and specials.
Best Restaurants offers RSS feeds for the
latest restaurants, restaurant specials
and featured specials for Australian restaurants.
Check out the latest FeedForAll Newsletter. Lots
of beta test opportunities, announcements
If you prefer the newsletter/article
RSS feed is available.
10/13/2005 2nd Beta
of FeedForAll Mac Relased
A second FeedForAll Mac Beta has been
released. The new beta version includes
support for the following:
* iTunes support added to the Feed Wizard
* A new feature is the "Item Wizard". The
item wizard allows adding
new items to an existing feed with the "wizard"
Mac Beta Release
The beta of FeedForAll Mac v1.5
has been released
We are very pleased to present this newest
version of our FeedForAll client software
for Mac OS X. It reflects the strong commitment
of NotePage, Inc. to our loyal Mac users.
What's New in Beta Version 1.5
FeedForAll's Mac OS Team thrives to improve
their software product by enhancing existing
features and adding new features keeping
the program as easy to use as possible.
We are pleased to present the following
new features in this beta release:
* Extensions (XML Namespaces) have been
completely redone and iTunes is now fully
* Capabilities to allow browsing directories
and files on the remote FTP server in FTP
* The WYSIWYG window has been slightly modified,
as well as adding format alignment features
such as -- Left, Center, Right and Fill;
* The layout of XML Source editor has changed.
As RSS gains momentum security fears
loom large. As publishers are quickly finding
innovative uses for RSS feeds, hackers are
taking notice. The power and extendibility
of RSS in its simplest form is also its
achilles heel. The expansion capabilities
of the RSS specification, specifically the
"enclosure" field which has launched the
podcasting phenomenon, is where the vulnerabilities
on FeedForAll v2.0 Beta
We are receiving great feedback on the
FeedForAll v2.0 beta. Specifically
the users seem to appreciate the built in
support for iTunes and namespaces as well
as the support for all languages. Please
feel free to post comments in the forum, as there will be one more
beta release before the final release and
we would love to hear your thoughts.
As has become the tradition the last
4 years, 100% of NotePage's sales on September
11th were donated to a charity. This year
we were pleased to donate to the ASPCA Disaster
Relief fund. Thanks to all customers who
have helped us, reach the level we can do
09/07/2005 Ego Searches
Ego searches are free and simple searches
designed to monitor blogs and news portals
for mentions of your company, product, competitors
or other specific keywords. Conducting ego
searches not only allows you to stay informed,
but also allows you to maintain a strategic
advantage over competing companies. A number
of new Internet services are freely available
that make these 'ego searches' painless
Ego Searches and RSS
v2.0 Beta Released
This beta release consists of some major
work behind the scenes, making FeedForAll
Unicode, UTF-8, and RSS Namespace compatible.
What this means in non-geek speak, is that
FeedForAll 2.0 can be used to maintain RSS
feeds in any language. It also now supports
all Rss 2.0 namesspace extensions, like
At least one more beta release will be made
available before the version 2.0 final release.
It will contain many of the other features
we plan to add into the 2.0 release.
As always, we greatly appreciate any and
all feedback from our beta testers, so don't
FeedForAll 2.0 Beta1 download location:
FeedForAll v2.0 Beta1 Release Notes
- Several new features for release version
of 2.0 not added yet
- No new documentation (V 1.0 docs included)
- Many minor cosmetic issues to be cleaned
- Preference screens need to be added for
- Export routines need to be updated to
catch up with rs2html.php
Build 22.214.171.124 (V 2.0 Beta1)
- Full unicode support (support for all
languages in feeds)
- UTF-8 support
- Generic Namespace support for all namespaces
- Full iTunes namespace support
- Stylesheet support
- XML comment support
- Improved WYSIWYG HTML Editor
- Improved color picker
- Links can now be set to open a new brower
- Images can be inserted, and made into
- Search/Replace added
- Greatly improved HTML parsing - many more
- Improved feed loading speed
- Improved FTP logging
- FTP browsing for upload
- Improved preference screen navigation
- Search/Replace added to source viewer