RSS 2 PDF is a free service that will turn a RSS or Atom news feed into a printable PDF. This is a pretty cool tool, but honestly, I haven’t a clue into when I would need it, but maybe you guys can figure out something :). I do like how you can pull up any feed, such as a news site, and print it out right away.

The usuage is simple:

http://rss2pdf.com?url=http://www.yourdomain.com/rss/yourfeed.xml

Some examples as provided on the RSS 2 PDF website are Slashdot and Yahoo! Top Stories.

Update: Tom Churm, creator of RSS 2 PDF, has filled me in on some uses of the service in the comments. Here is what he has suggested.

“For example, yesterday I added OPML 2 RSS conversion, so you can kind of put together a PDF digest of your favorite feeds. More advancements will follow.

Instead of using an aggregator, why not Adobe Acrobat? It’s installed on most machines, it’s cross-platform, it prints well and you can save it on your harddrive and you can email it to your friends.”

Great Ideas. I’m going to give the Feed Aggregation a try with Adobe Acrobat and that OPML 2 RSS conversion is a great addition to the service. Now you can combine up to 10 Feeds with OPML!

View the RSS 2 PDF Converter.


4 Comments on “RSS 2 PDF”

  1. Tom Churm says:

    Hi, I’m the guy who made the tool.

    I’m glad you think it’s cool. I think more uses will become apparent as the thing evolves over time.

    For example, yesterday I added OPML 2 RSS conversion, so you can kind of put together a PDF digest of your favorite feeds. More advancements will follow.

    Instead of using an aggregator, why not Adobe Acrobat? It’s installed on most machines, it’s cross-platform, it prints well and you can save it on your harddrive and you can email it to your friends.

    Or why not just play with the tool like the rest of us until the deep-reaching technological impact of it all hits us like a rolling glacier in the face .

    Anyway, thanks for the mention !

    - Tom Churm

  2. Uli says:

    Hi

    better the user can choose between two tools:
    The “.com” and the “.org” one at http://www.rss2pdf.org

    Uli

  3. Tom Churm says:

    Hey Uli,

    http://rss2pdf.com is free and you’re spreading misleading information here.

    Why don’t you get a life and stop copying everything I do? If you had any original ideas in your head you would have given your tool a different name, instead of just copying the name of rss2pdf and registering it under a slightly different domain name.

  4. Stephen Jones says:

    Hi

    Personally, I like RSS2PDF.com and RSS2PDF.org!

    Regards

    Stephen Jones
    http://www.rss2.co.uk