GOAL: Use some sort of service that is able to aggregate feeds. Then use some desktop client to download the aggregated feeds.
PROBLEM: I don't want to keep the computer on all the time to download the feeds - which is what I'm doing now. I would like to continue using a desktop client such as Thunderbird.
Currently, I use Thunderbird to retrieve my feeds and use its filter+tag feature to highlight things that I am particularly interested in. I still look at things that I don't highlight but it makes it easier if I can highlight and categorize things so I can look at them. However, in order to use Thunderbird, I have to keep my computer otherwise the feeds that it retrieves will only be the latest which may just be a subset of all the new feeds (feeds that I haven't seen).
I'm looking for an alternative to keeping my computer on all the time. I've tried Google Reader for a bit but it's slow for many items and it doesn't have a filter+tag feature. I would like some sort of application/service that will download all my feeds and when I turn on my computer I can just go to said application/service and retrieve the feeds it has stored.
I'm primarily interested in
- Getting ALL of the entries in the feed since I last updated
- Filter/tag/categorization features that will allow me to easily scan through everything
EDIT: It seems I can write something in Google AppEngine to retrieve the feeds and then push it out again (maybe)? Any more alternatives?
EDIT: It would be a definite plus to be able to keep Thunderbird in the process for viewing the feeds and/or filter+tag.