Since Fraidycat appeared - about a year ago - a few other riffs on its function have been bubbling up. This is great! Fraidycat is just a small glimpse of what the future will hold for personal Web tools.
Pictured above: a tool called Arboretum by Joshua Hawxwell - a hosted ‘feedspeeder’. Not for reading feeds, but for quickly assessing what’s out there, much like Fraidycat does.
Fraidycat 2 will offer some options for hosting like this - but Arboretum works today. (We won’t release Fraidycat’s hosted option until it is robust and simple to use. We also have considerations like scraping TikTok and private Instagram accounts - which is tougher to accomplish without a browser present.)
Hey Matt, curious what you think about this RSS app I'm working on! pic.twitter.com/xvUgofefb3— Ethan (@Booligoosh) August 29, 2020
If you’re working on a feedspeeder of your own, let us know! It’s cool to see these efforts appear.