OneNote Powertoy: Rss2OneNote


Here is a sneak peek at
my

second
OneNote PowerToy.

This is a cool little application.
Basically you can launch it, enter an RSS feed (all flavors supported) and click
download feed, select the posts you want and send off to OneNote.

I’ve also added a little
context menu in IE (thanks for the pointers
Greg!) that will launch Rss2OneNote
and download the feed. Lastly, I added an option to create a new section based
on the Feed Title and create a page for each blog entry.

I took special care to handle
some Html nasties that OneNote doesn’t deal with very elegantly (mostly issues
around whitespace, <pre> tags and so on).

One thing I got to do when
writing this was to create a simple RSS class library. Parsing RSS is actually
pretty simple. I used XPath to do it and so far it can handle everything I’ve
thrown at it. I’m sure it isn’t as robust as RssBandit or NewsGator but it does
the job.

Are there any features you’d
like to see? The only remaining work item for me is to use the guid attribute
of a post to update the entry if it’s modified rather than re-creating it over
again.

Oh, I even created the icon
🙂

Comments (17)

  1. XP_2600 says:

    looks so nice

  2. I was recently reminded of the gap on the Windows platform in really good outlining tools.

  3. More good stuff on connecting OneNote and other outlining tools and concepts.

  4. I need to find time to try OneNote…

  5. dan says:

    I like OneNote. It has allowed me to more or less centralise the random and not so random thoughts I…

  6. dan says:

    I like OneNote. It has allowed me to more or less centralise the random and not so random thoughts I…