Product Development February 14, 2020

Built an RSS reader for Teams solve my own need - FREE FOR INDIE HACKERS MEMBERS

Jon Ivanco @jrivanco

I built Modacta.com as a side project.

I had plans for it, but in the end it's definitely a "nice to have" not a "need" for most people/companies. It's the kind of thing you use to invest in your own personal career growth.

I'm offering it up to the Indie Hacker Community to use for FREE.

If you're interested, sign up for an account test it out, if you like it after 21 days, just message me and I'll change your account to free forever.

I've moved on to other projects that are currently taking up the majority of my time that are more "need" focused.

Why I built it -

I wanted a combined feed that would allow me to mute sources based on what I was working on, I wanted to quickly sort through all the articles, then skim them, then decide if I wanted to share them with the rest of our company. I wanted the ability to highlight the important bits and comment on why they were important to add context to the articles.

I also wanted to save articles that were really good to help new employees get to know the industry as fast as possible.

In a short list:

  1. Google News Integration
  2. No ads
  3. Inline annotation
  4. 1 click summaries
  5. Instant search for keywords and titles within queues
  6. Share via Buffer to social

I use it daily, I've run experiments where I just load my Buffer queue up with posts to LinkedIn and have 3x'd the views to my profile by simply posting automatically.

The only form of traffic being driven is from another project of mine called morningprompt.com which is an automated writing prompt to promote personal growth and provide post ideas for LinkedIn.

Let me know what you think.

And yes I'm aware that finding sources could be a little bit easier, it's definitely built for people that have used RSS readers before.

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