Saturday, September 19, 2009

ThoughtBlogs in my e-reader

Since I bought my first e-reader (Amazon Kindle 1), I have reduced the number of printed reading material I carry around. Instead I have been carrying my kindle, which is full of reading content.

Today I was reading ThoughtBlogs in a café. I was off-line, away from my computer, and without a mobile phone. I only had my Kindle, and the wireless capability was off (I am in India and the Amazon kindle whispernet only works within the uSA).

For those with e-reader devices, here is how you can upload ThoughtBlogs content to it.

  1. Download and install Calibre, a free, open source and cross-platform e-library solution with the Fetch News (RSS) feature.

  2. Add ThoughtBlogs as a Calibre custom news source.

Below are the summarized steps on how to add ThoughtBlogs as a Calibre custom news source:

  1. Fetch news / Add custom new source

  2. Add/Update Recipe (ThoughtBlogs as the Recipe title)
    Feed Title: Planet TW
    Feed URL:

  3. On Fetch News, ThoughtBlogs should be listed at the Custom news source.

You can also check the detailed step-by-step instructions by Calibre.

Enjoy it!