Mac, RSS news, and E-Mail: Mail an RSS news feed from your Mac

A Mac, RSS, and Email tip: How to create a Mac app (free) to mail an RSS news feed to yourself (or anyone else) from your Mac.

As I keep digging deeper and deeper into the Mac Automator application, I've found a way to do something I've been thinking about for a while: Mail RSS news feeds to myself. Sometimes during the day I get very busy and forget to even look at the news, so I thought it would be nice if I mailed myself one or more RSS news feeds.

Creating a Mac app to email RSS news feeds (free)

If you're familiar with working with the Mac Automator, and you already have your Mac Mail application set up, creating a Mac App to mail news feeds to yourself or someone else is pretty easy.

At the moment I'm going to assume you already know how to use the Mac Automator and just need the recipe, so rather than detail all the steps, I'll just share this image, which demonstrates the necessary workflow steps:

My Mac RSS News Feed Email application (app)

If you know the Automator, there aren't any real secrets here, and it's just a matter of finding the right combination of tasks/actions necessary to build your Mac app.

If you save the workflow shown as a Mac app, and have your Mac Mail app set up correctly, when you run this Mac app, it will read Apple's "What's New" news feed, create an email message containing that news feed, and mail it to you.

My Mac RSS feed email app - Summary

I'll be glad to add more details if people are interested. Just leave a note in the Comments section and I'll update this article when I can.