OPML files are like repositories which are used to keep list of feeds for archive purposes so that you can use that file to subscribe to those feeds later at once, or share it with your friends. While they are mostly used to backing up subscriptions, websites also use them to provide a list of favorite feeds and podcasts in one file, such as an OPML file for "Top 10 Podcasts". This way you can easily subscribe to those favorite feeds via OPML file.
At this point, we developed a unique feature for online OPML files. Since they are online and publisher can change its content, we call them Dynamic OPML files. By using Ziepod, you can monitor those dynamic OPML files for new feeds, just like monitoring feeds for new posts. When new item is available thru monitored OPML file, Ziepod lists it like an episode and allows you to subscribe to that feed at one click.
If you know an online OPML file, here is how to monitor that via Ziepod.
Switch to the 'Subscriptions' tab.
Click the arrow of the 'Add' button to get options menu.
From popup menu, select 'Add Dynamic OPML' option.
Wizard dialog window will pop up. Enter the address of that online OPML file.
Press 'Finish' button to subscribe to that OPML file.
Hope you make use of this feature. Keep in mind that, we are developing Ziepod to provide you the best and unique podcast management platform on the Internet. Monitoring dynamic online OPML files is just an example of that. We will be teaching you more about the unique and undocumented features of Ziepod in upcoming weeks. So keep your eyes on this blog.
If you have anything to share with us, please do. If you want to send your feedback, just use ALT+F keyboard shortcut while Ziepod is on.
Have a great week,