Get FeedWrangler ready for WWDC

FeedWrangler is my current RSS platform of choice and aside from being rock solid and fast, it also allows for the creation of Smart Streams based on criteria.

Since I follow a lot of Apple blogs, non-Apple-related news tends to go lost in the barrage of Apple news that’s unleashed during WWDC week.

That’s why, for these last years, I’ve created a couple of custom Smart Streams curated around WWDC so I can read those first. What’s left in my stream is all non-WWDC news.

  • WWDC – contains WWDC OR Keynote
  • WWDC iOS – contains WWDC AND (iOS OR iOS9)
  • WWDC OS X – contains WWDC AND (OSX OR “OS X”)
  • WWDC Watch – contains WWDC AND (watchOS OR Watch)

During the week I modify these filters to include items released at WWDC. Last year I added the word Yosemite to the OS X stream, and created a new one for HealthKit and other iOT concepts.

Due to the massive amount of rehashed items and articles that tell the same story as a dozen others, these WWDC articles tend to bore me after a while. By filtering WWDC items by theme I can also quickly scroll through the list, pick a few interesting ones and bulk delete (or mark as read) the rest.