RSS Aggregation Tools

I am looking for an RSS aggregation tool.

I have found in the last few weeks that I read about 250-300 blog posts a week, which then get summarized into my ‘Links of the Week’ posts.  This is a lot of reading, and I end up spending either way too much time in the evenings or way too much time on the weekend on this.

Now, I enjoy reading the material, or I wouldn’t be doing it, but I’m looking for an easier and more convenient way. I also have about two hours a day on the bus where I need something to do.

I’m experimenting now with Google Reader.  I add the blog feeds to my list and synchronize to my tablet in the morning before work.  So far, this seems to work, but I’m not entirely happy with it.

I find I like my ebook reader (Sony PRS-600, FWIW) better, it’s way gentler on my eyes and fits in my coat pocket.  The easiest way I have found is to have calibre run each day and build an EPUB for me.  However, it doesn’t do quite what I want either, the way it’s done.

I think what I want is an RSS aggregator I can run locally or one of my websites that will give me a single output RSS feed that contains the aggregated feeds.  I’m having trouble finding one that works the way I want.

At this point the features I’m looking for include:

  • Easy to set up.
  • Takes an arbitrary number of RSS feeds, retrieves and stores the RSS content for later consumption.
  • Either produces viable EPUB files or republishes the aggregated feeds as a new feed that I can load into calibre.

Does anyone know of a tool that works in the manner described?  Or have a better method of achieving the same goal?

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