What kind of data should the tool work with?

Yahoo Pipes allows users to combine, filter, translate, and geocode data from RSS feeds, JSON, KML, or other similar formats, and power widgets/badges using that data.

Last updated: 18 Jan 2017

Geographically Encoded Objects for RSS feeds. GeoRSS was designed as a lightweight, community driven way to extend existing feeds with geographic information.

As RSS and Atom become more prevalent as a way to publish and share information, it becomes increasingly important that location is described in an interoperable manner so that applications can request, aggregate, share and map geographically tagged feeds.
RSS Map of Digital Humanities centers

Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

TwapperKeeper is now called Hootsuite Archives and can be accessed from within Hootsuite.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 13 Dec 2015

Freedity can create an RSS feed from any web page, with the number of feeds and update interval varying based on the tier of the subscription.

Last updated: 5 Mar 2015

MantisBT is a free popular web-based bugtracking system written in the PHP scripting language. The most common use of MantisBT is to track software defects. However, MantisBT is often configured by users to serve as a more generic issue tracking system and project management tool.


  • event-driven-plug-in system
  • works with MySQL, MS SQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle and IBM DB2 databases
  • RSS Feeds
  • Customisable workflow
  • Wiki integration
  • Chat integration
Code license: GNU GPL, Open source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

The Blog Analysis Toolkit (BAT) is a free, Web-based system for capturing, archiving and sharing blog posts. Blog posts are acquired via RSS feeds, and stored in a database where they can be accessed and shared by other researchers. Free registration is required.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

News and RSS reader designed for iOS and Android mobile devices. Has been replaced by Google Play Newsstand (

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014
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