Curate Google Alerts in Cronycle

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Cronycle lets you integrate the widest range of sources, including Google Alerts into feeds.

Feeds are used as a starting point for your information workflow. Other sources you can use to create feeds include RSS feeds, Twitter handles, newsletters, and our own automated Topics. (Note that you can also also add files on boards.)

This posts explains how to create a Google Alert and add it to Cronycle.

Step 1 – Create a Google Alert

First, in Google Alerts, create an alert for the subject you are interested in. You will see it in your list of alerts, such as Artificial Intelligence Ethics in this example:

You can use common syntax elements to shape these alerts, such as + to include content with several words, – to do exclusions, “or” to have several options, “quotes” for specific expressions, etc. Read more about more tricks to optimise your Alert here.

Step 2 – Generate an RSS link from your Google Alert

Click on the pen of the Google Alert you want to follow to show the settings. Select RSS feed in the last option to deliver the alert to.

Save to update the alert. Now, when you hide the options, you will see an RSS icon by the alert. Right click to copy the destination link – a fully working RSS feed URL.

Step 3 – Add the Google Alert in Cronycle

Now, you are ready to add this RSS link to Cronycle. In Feeds, click on Manage All Sources (bottom left).

Paste the link in the input field to add new sources: as soon as the alert is loaded, press on the + icon to save it to your source library. It appears in the list of sources, at the top.

Paste the Google Alert RSS URL in the Add new sources field and add

Next, you probably want to create a feed to see content flowing in from that Google Alert. You can select one or several sources, of different kinds if you want (Twitter handles, RSS, Google Alerts, Topics). Click on “Create Feed” to build your own custom feed.

Select the Google Alert(s) and any other source to group into a feed

You can also start adding keywords to further refine your feed. From there, you can pin interesting content to boards and continue the workflow all the way to publishing.

The resulting feed. A keywords adds more relevance.

Step 4 – Try a smart alternative: Cronycle Topics

While you can do the above to use your current set up, know that we have an alternative to Google Alerts, which we call Cronycle Topics. Our mission is to help you gain time by surfacing relevant content. You can search and preview Topics easily in the Discovery section in Cronycle, or from Add/Create Feeds.

We identify thought leaders, or influencers, per Topic. They are ranked in terms of influence within the community of the Topic, so we are confident they bring value to the discussion. We look at what these influencers share about the topic on Twitter to surface important and relevant content. You can read more about how this works on this post from Vishal, our CEO.

Explore Topics, here with the list of influencers

You can add one to five Topics per feed, and add keywords within Cronycle to you can get content at the intersection of some of our 50k Topics and another dimension.

Feed with 1 Topic (Artificial Intelligence) and ethics / ethical as keyword filters

You can also limit the influencers to take in consideration, by deactivating them individually, and/or by selecting a range.

In feed settings, filter by influencers

To try all this, create an account for free, which gives you all the power of a pro account for 28 days. No credit card required!

Issues copy-pasting in Chrome?

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Some of you may have noticed issues when copy-pasting in Chrome, whether on Mac or Windows. This problem is not specific to Cronycle: it also happens on any site, even Google’s.

Like for us, it may affect your workflow and productivity. So far, the only solution we found was to uninstall and reinstall Chrome. Because all the bookmarks, passwords, extensions, etc are saved on the cloud, this is actually quite quick to do. This trick seems to work, let’s hope it will last…

Start to curate in Cronycle: import OPML

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You can easily start to curate content using Cronycle: we let you import the standard file (OPML) from feed aggregators, import your Twitter contacts (Pro Trial, Pro & Enterprise plans only), get suggestions based on your Twitter activity and/or search for RSS feeds, Twitter handles and our automatically curated feeds on 50k Topics. We even have a Chrome and Safari extension to save single pieces of content or to grab RSS. This is an important start in our end-to-end workflow, to let you curate, organize and publish content.

This post is about importing OPML.

How to import sources using an OPML file

RSS aggregators let you export sources as an OPML file. This is a standard file format that consists of a list with structure and links. In the case of Feedly, the OPML file groups sources together, by feed.

In Cronycle, we have a source library to import and manage sources (in Feeds, find “Manage all sources” to the bottom left).

When you import an OPML file, you will see that all the sources appear in a list. Also, if you want to keep the same feed structure as in Feedly, you can filter sources by folder, select all, and click on Create Feed.

Then, you can name the feed, add or remove sources, and even start to add keyword filters. Save, and your feed is ready to check through!

A little work about source pooling…

Our Enterprise plan includes a unique functionality: the ability to pool sources across your organisation. All curators and admins within the organisation can see the same sources and build feeds.

We’ll soon have more news on this space, as we’ll make it more collaborative…

Add Files to Boards

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Welcome to Cronycle – your collaborative research platform. With Cronycle you can create interest boards which you can share and collaborate on with colleagues and clients. You can clip articles, comment and add notes to Boards. You can also add images, videos, pdf’s, excel’s and documents. The following guide will teach you how you can upload files to your Cronycle Board.

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Create a board

Once you’ve logged into your Cronycle account, go to your Boards menu. If you’ve previously created a Board or you are currently following someone else’s Board you can access them here in this menu. If this is your first time with Boards then this menu will be empty.

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To start a new board click on ‘create new board’ on the top right-hand side of the menu. A menu will appear.

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Choose a name for your board. Remember it is important to name your board with context to the project or team you’re working with.

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Add Teams

Within the create new board box you can choose a team to your Board. You can choose to invite a collaborator team or/and follower team. All depends on what you’re trying to achieve. A collaborator team allows you to invite others to contribute to boards. A followers team allows you to invite others to boards as read-only members.

If you have not yet created a team, you can create a new one by going to your profile page. Then creating a new follower/collaboration team there. Simply give you new team a name, then invite others by entering their email, or their Cronycle username.

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Go back to your boards and click on the boards you would like to add new team members to. Click on the settings cog on the top right of the selected board. Add new team members to a board.

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Add Files

Cronycle Boards allows you to upload a variety of different files. The aim is to allow our users to build a rich database of knowledge in a dedicated collaborative space.

You can upload files by going to your desired and board and clicking upload in the rectangular grey box at the top-middle left of the boards. Choose Browse to upload the desired file.

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The following files can be uploaded:

Docs, excel, pdf’s can be uploaded (but not previewed) and downloaded from boards by its members.

You can upload any video format to Cronycle. The video will be previewed on the uploading screen but once uploaded can only be downloaded from the board.

Most images files can be uploaded to Cronycle and downloaded straight from boards. Most Images files will be previewed from boards.

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Uploading files allow you to populate your boards with rich information that will facilitate your research and improve collaboration with your team.

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Engagement on Cronycle Boards

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At Cronycle we believe in signal over noise. With Boards, you can control what content you see. We are all about putting curation and relevancy back into your hands. The engagement features on Cronycle will give you greater freedom over what content you and your team choose and see.

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Create a board

Choose a name for your board.  Then choose a team for your board. Clip content from the web and from your newsfeeds. In Boards, you can upload a variety of different files.

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Upvoting/Downvoting

With Cronycle boards you can upvote and downvote content. The feature allows for you and your team to like articles that you believe are more relevant to your group. By upvoting or downvoting you effect the total engagement rating of the article.

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Engagement Rating

The engagement rating of a board and article is represented by the Sigma sign. Every time someone comments, upvotes highlights, or tags an article that article will receive a one point rating. The sum of all the article ratings will make up the total board rating.

Sigma sign for engagement rating

Tagging

You can add tags to articles. Tagging will give you more control over what articles you want to see. It will facilitate the search process, as well as help you organise content into categories created by you.

You can also search your boards by content type, date, and team members.

Tagging articles to topics

We are always looking to improve your Cronycle experience, if you have any suggestions you would like to share with us please contact us on – [email protected]

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Standard Account and Free Account – 2016 information

Reading Time: 2 minutescontent research on Cronycle to illustrate difference between Standard and Free accountsNew changes are coming to our content research platform. Read this FAQ to find out what’s new and how the changes will impact usage.

What will be the difference between the free account and the standard account?

The free account will be constrained, whereas the standard account will give you greater access to Cronycle.

Give me some details on the difference between the two:

There are three main areas where a free account will be limited:

  • Number of collaborators in a team

A free account will be able to collaborate with one other person on a board. A standard account will give you up to extra 5 people on a team where you are the founder. A free account holder can join a team where there are more than 2 members, if that team is founded by a standard user.

  • Bespoke and trusted sources

A free user will have access to a list of 230 business sources to create Custom Feeds from. These are handpicked by Cronycle and follow which sites a business audience would like to see, as well as what most Cronycle users have as their sources.

A standard user can personalise their source library without constraint.

A free user can add 1 twitter account to their Cronycle whereas a Standard User can add 5.

  • Custom Feeds

Custom Feeds are the personalised streams of articles you can filter to get truly relevant information.

A free account will be limited to creating 5 Custom Feeds, whereas a Standard account holder can create 25 Custom Feeds.

However, we also offer the ability to follow feeds created by other people. These may be individual users of Cronycle, someone in your team, or one of our special content partners. Any user can follow as many of these feeds as they like.

How much will a standard account be?

A Standard Account will be $6 per user per month. This is £4.11 or €5.30. Which we believe is a steal!

Find out more on our pricing page.

About Cronycle

Cronycle is a content research platform for professionals.

Cronycle is transforming the way professionals research business topics and create actionable intelligence.

  1. Create topic specific feeds with your trusted sources and personalised search queries
  2. Build digital collaborative spaces where you select and annotate the most relevant articles and documents, for a specific purpose, in a select team

We’re very excited to be announcing these changes to our research platform. Please do let us know if you have any questions by contacting us here: [email protected]

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Annotate articles with inline comments from Cronycle

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In our quest to help teams enrich article and create intelligence from the abundance of content on the web, we have added a new functionality: inline commenting. Now, not only can you comment and annotate the whole article – you can also add your commentary to specific parts within the text too.

This is particularly useful for highlighting a important passage, create further knowledge for yourself or your team. You can give the rest of your team important signal as to what is interesting within the text.

[quoter color=”sand”]You can give the rest of your team important signal as to what is interesting within the text.[/quoter]

This will improve your collective intelligence. Are you going to reference an article in a blog post or a whitepaper? How about alerting your team to particular quotations inside the article which are best to reference? Is there a particular statistic quoted that doesn’t sit too well with you, and you think needs double checking? Notify the rest of your team with an inline comment.

We understand in depth functionality for annotating articles is key for intelligence building with your team.

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annotate articles in-line commenting

Localised context for annotation

If you have just signed up to Cronycle you will have been given a ‘My board’ (or you can create your own). As you know we think that you should have different boards for different topics of interest or group of digital explorers. So when you start annotating articles with inline comments, you have a convenient place to store your annotations either for you to check later – on ‘My Board’ or with your fellow digital explorers on a team board.

We will continue to add functionality to make sure these annotations can be shared in the context you find relevant. Expect exciting features in the future. Here at Cronycle, we believe your annotation work is highly dependent on context whether for yourself, your team or your clients.

As ever, please send us your thoughts and feedback either through the app or mail us here.

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The evolution of Cronycle iOS – 2.0 out today!

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Great news for our users with iPhones – we’ve redesigned and relaunched our iOS app and you can download it today from App Store.

Download the iOS app here

Our users want an application where it is easy to read relevant content from your collections on whilst on the move, and also where you can easily share and annotate relevant articles to boards when you find them on your mobile. They want an application which easily fits into their every day workflow. As a result, we’ve optimised the app for curating content rather than creating new collections and boards afresh. It’s designed for users who have created their collections and boards on the desktop platform already.

Cronycle iOS 2.0

Check out the collections view. Scroll down to see articles in the collections. Scroll across to view new collections.

Cronycle iOS 2.0

How nice  are the boards! Easily check articles added by your team, and annotate on the fly.

Cronycle iOS 2.0

Our mobile applications are designed to be used concurrently with the desktop version of the platform. Cronycle on the iOS is a fantastic news reader and collaboration tool. Please use the desktop version for creating new collections, boards and teams.

Download the iOS app here

Cronycle iOS 2.0 Content Clipper

Cronycle iOS 2.0 is includes an easy way to share an article from any application or browser straight to a board. If you find an article on Safari, LinkedIn, Twitter etc you can ‘save it for later’ or annotate it for your teams benefit. Simply click share, and the opportunity to post an article to a relevant board will be presented to you – as shown below.

Cronycle iOS 2.0

Download the iOS app here

We’re really excited about getting feedback about this app! We’ve developed it so our users have a great mobile experience with Cronycle. Please contact us with your feedback and let us know what you think!

Cronycle Manual – The News Feed

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The News Feed

How to create feeds

To create a new feed you will need to click on the feeds tab at the left-hand menu. At the top left of the feeds menu click on ‘create a new feed’. Name your feed. You will have the option to include all your RSS feeds and Twitter – we recommend you initially pick this option.

creating a new feed

Later in this section we will explain how you can use different sources for feeds.  Once you’ve named your feed click on save. Congratulations! You have created your first feed.

Using sources to create feeds

With Cronycle you can create customisable feeds with either all your sources, Only RSS sources or only Twitter sources. Your choice will dictate what content appears on your newly created feed.

RSS feeds are good for monitoring content from specific websites and website sections. Twitter only feeds are good for for monitoring what stories are being shared by the people you are following on Twitter.

We recommend that you create an article with all your sources, you can edit what specific sources you would like to include in your feed settings.

Editing sources in feeds

When you create a feed you can choose to edit individual sources in your settings. To edit them click on the cog icon at the top-right of your feed, a drop-down menu will appear.

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In the right-hand side and you can tick and untick boxes to include and exclude sources to your feed. By clicking the arrow button next to a source group you will be presented with a drop-down list of individual sources. Tick boxes to include or exclude individual sources.

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How to filter feeds

Now that you have come to grips with how to edit sources in your feeds let’s see how you can filter feeds with our search filters.

When you click on create new feed you will be give the option to filter your feed with ‘Set Filters’. The filters are a way of searching your feed like a search engine.

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In Cronycle you will be given two filtering options. The first is your basic filter. The basic filter lets you search your feed through keywords. Cronycle will search your sources for articles that contain the keywords you included in your search query, or search for article that have keywords excluded from them.

basic filter for search
In this example I will be looking for articles that either have algorithms or fake news included in it’s body, title or headers and excludes Facebook as keyword.

The second filter is the advanced filter. The advanced filter carries out a semantic search. With this filter you can search your feed with complex queries. You can combine different keywords, group them, exclude them and search exact terms.

advanced filter for complex search

In this example I will be looking for articles that include both fake news and algorithms and include either twitter, LinkedIn, Google or internet and excludes Facebook.

Sharing articles to boards

In Cronycle you can share articles you find in your feeds directly to boards. When you’ve found the article you would like to save to your board, simply click on the the pin icon on the top right on the article summary and pin to your board, or if you have expanded the article click the ellipsis (…) on the the top-right of the article and then click add-to-board.

clip an article to a board

Sharing articles to social

You can share articles you find on your feed directly to you social media feeds or to your Buffer account. To share on social click on the social network you would like to share in and pop-up window will appear that will allow you to post to your desired social network or post to your buffer account where you can schedule the article to be shared.

share an article to social media

Share you feed externally

You can share your newsfeed as an external URL with your colleagues, clients or audience. To be able to share your feed externally click on the cog icon at the top-right of the feed. The drop-down settings menu will appear and on the left-hand side of the menu, you will be able to change your feed visibility from private to public. You will know be give the option to share your feed on social or copy and paste your feed URL outside of Cronycle.

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Create Boards and Collaborate with our Content Clipper

Reading Time: 4 minutesWith Cronycle you can grab content straight off your Chrome Browser. Go to the Cronycle Chrome Plugin page and click add to Chrome, then press add extension. (Please note, Safari extension is coming soon)

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The Chrome plugin will appear on the top right of your toolbar. You’ll need to sign in to your Cronycle account. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up for free with the Content Clipper.

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Getting Started with the Content Clipper

Start using the content clipper to grab content straight from your browser to your Cronycle board. Our boards are a place where you add the most relevant articles from the web, annotate on the clipped content, get feedback from your team and then action expertise plus the content to be relevant intelligence for your business.

What is a board

A board is an enriched collaboration space online to work on specific projects with your team. Cronycle users can save individuals articles to a board.

Boards can be organised by topic; shared with other members; and collaborated through article annotation.

In order to create a board, click on the Cronycle extension, press select board. Name your board based on the topic your articles will be organised in. Then click Create new board. Create as many new boards as you like.

Clip Content

You have now created a topic board. Starting clipping relevant content to your chosen board.

Let’s say you have a conference coming up in six months, and your speech will be on climate change and big data. You come across a useful article, you can clip the article to your board by clicking the clipper extension, select your climate change board and click Save to Cronycle.

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Alternatively, right click your mouse and save to your Cronycle board.

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Add sources for collections via Content Clipper

We also know that you may stumble across a website which consistently supplies excellent and relevant content. As a result, you would like this feed to be part of your Cronycle.

UI of content clipper

Again, the Content Clipper by Cronycle can search to see if that website is capable of being understood by Cronycle. If it does have the right technology, then you click on the feed that you’d like to add, and save to Cronycle.

Using your boards

You’re done browsing and would like to see your board. Log-in to your Cronycle account. Click on the sidebar hashtag. This is where your boards are located. Choose what board you would like to see by clicking the  Arrows-Down-4-icon  button and scroll down to the right topic board.

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Collaborate on Content

You have a board of articles you would like to share with your team. Choose Public Visibility, then add a team.

description and team on boards

If you don’t have a team, click create a new team. Choose who you would like to add to your team using @ usernames. Once you’re finished click Start a team.

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Collaborate on content with your team through the Cronycle board. You can annotate articles, share comments with your team and add notes to the board.

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There you have it!! That’s how you use the Cronycle Content clipper to create boards, create teams and collaborate.

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Import Your Sources and Create Newsfeeds from WordPress Plugin

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Welcome to Cronycle – Your Content Discovery and Collaboration Platform.

You have your WordPress site up and running and you’ve downloaded your Cronycle WordPress Plugin.

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You now need to create an account. Please do so from the above link. Once you’ve created your account you will be taken to a sign-up landing page.

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Check out the introductory video (also seen here), and minimise the helpdesk page.

To integrate your Cronycle account to your WordPress, you will need to grab a token from your profile page in the Cronycle Platform. Click on the profile icon on the bottom left of the page. Scroll down and you will find the token generator.

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Go back to the Cronycle plugin on WordPress and redeem your token. Go to settings in the WordPress dashboard and click on Cronycle collections and enter your token number to activate your Cronycle on Wordpress.

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Add Sources

In order to get relevant content from Cronycle you should add some sources. To start, go to the sources icon (looks like a bulls-eye target) in the left-hand menu.

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Sources can either be Twitter accounts or RSS feeds.

Add your Twitter Account

Click on Get sources from your Twitter – Type your twitter login details and authorize Cronycle to import your account. If you don’t see your sources right away then hit refresh – they will come up soon!

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Import your OPML File

What is an OPML file?

An OPML file is simply a long list of feeds. These are called RSS files – which you don’t necessarily need to understand. If you’d like you can check out our guide to ‘What is RSS’ here.

How do I find my OPML file?

Feedly

Well, if you use Feedly then you can click on this link to download you OPML file. Then, once you have signed up for Cronycle then head to the sources page and click on Import OPML link which will show you how to upload your folder to Cronycle.

When you refresh the page, you will have all your sources neatly arranged into folders.

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Inoreader

To download your OPML file from Inoreader go to:

Preferences > Import/Export.

Under ‘Export’ click on the link “Click this link to export your data”. Finally, click on the link “Download OPML subscriptions file only”.

Then go to the sources page of Cronycle and Import your OPML file.

Create a Collection

Voila! All you twitter sources and OPML files have been imported into Cronycle.

Now you would like to create a newsfeed. Click on + icon on the sidebar. Start a newsfeed. Name your newsfeed. For the purpose of this guide, I will name mine Guide To.

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Congratulations you’ve started your first collection.

Find Relevant Content

Now you would like to find relevant content in your newly created newsfeed. Click on the newsfeed sidebar. The click on the whirlwind icon. Add keywords to our simple filter or advanced filter in order to narrow your search.

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I’ve narrowed my search to how to and guides using the advanced filter. This is what my newsfeed looks like now. Cronycle will continually add relevant content from your sources.

Embed Your Newsfeed

You will now have a highly curated newsfeed. Your next step is to show your audience what your newsfeed looks like. You can do that by embedding your Cronycle newsfeed into your WordPress website. Click the Cronycle logo icon at the toolbar. Choose which newsfeed you would like to embed and choose your display style and click insert.

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A code will be automatically inserted into your WordPress page. Click save draft and hit publish or preview to see the result. Your embedded newsfeed should look something like this:

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And there you have it! This is how you use Cronycle with your WordPress plugin.

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How do I migrate to Cronycle from Feedly or Inoreader?

Reading Time: 2 minutesWe know that quite a few of you have put a lot of work into your feedly and Inoreader accounts – you’ve made sure your collections are populated with the right feeds so you can read relevant content every day.

We also know that many of you would like to use the features on Cronycle which aren’t available on feedly and Inoreader like;

  • Filter your custom feeds for keywords to get the most relevant content right away
  • See the articles the accounts you follow on twitter are sharing
  • Analytics on sources – track which sources shout the loudest about niche topics to monitor your biases
  • Work from boards with your teams to create new content ideas

Luckily, there is an easy way for you to transfer all those feeds on your Feedly account across to Cronycle. It’s by creating an OPML file, and here we’ll walk you through the steps for transferring your Feedly sources into Cronycle.

What is an OPML file?

An OPML file is simply a large group of RSS feeds.

How do I find my OPML file?

Feedly

Click on this link to download your OPML file. Head to the sources page and click on the OPML file link which will show you how to upload your folder to Cronycle.

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When you refresh the page, you will have your all sources neatly arranged into folders.

Inoreader

To download your OPML file from Inoreader go to:

Preferences > Import/Export.

Under ‘Export’ click on the link “Click this link to export your data”. Finally, click on the link “Download OPML subscriptions file only”.

Then go to the sources page of Cronycle and Import your OPML file.

Using Cronycle to filter

We can imagine you’d like to take all the sources in one folder and filter the articles in them.

  • Click on the label you’d like to filter
  • Make sure all the sources in the folder are checked in the tick box
  • Click Bulk Action to use all the checked sources in a collection
  • Name your custom feed, set up your filters and you’re ready to go!

Equally, you can add your twitter account and start to include these twitter handles in various different folders to keep your sources organised.

Let us know how you get on!

Start a team on Cronycle

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This is a guide to creating a team on Cronycle. Some of our users will only be using Cronycle as an individual. Given Cronycle is ultimately a collaboration platform for sharing ideas and making decisions with your team, then it makes sense to show you how to start a team.

Why start a Cronycle team?

If you have a job that relies on processing and making decisions from information, the chances are you have colleagues and friends who you bounce ideas off. You want to make sure that other people are contributing to your decision, so that you make the best possible choices.

Cronycle is a platform where everyone can comment and share ideas on a board which is set around a specific project. It means you don’t have arrange another meeting, and you have an enriched platform online specifically for content.

How to create a Cronycle team

First click on your profile then click edit profile. In your profile page choose either a collaborator team or a follower team. Collaborator team can edit, comment, upload content to boards. Follower team are for read-only teams. When you have chosen, click start a new team.

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A box similar to the below will pop up. Your team name is what you will often see and should be named after your desired team. The second box allows you to invite new members to this team. Simply type in their emails if they have not yet joined Cronycle or type in their username if they have a Cronycle account.

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Now you have created a team it is important to share boards or custom feeds with the team, so that everyone has a shared collaboration space.

To do this on boards click on the setting cog on the top right of the board. A pop-down menu will appear, in this menu under collaboration you can add your newly created team by clicking add. You could be part of multiple teams in the future, and you need to make sure you are sharing with the right one:

pop down menu to add new teams

Now everyone in your team will have access to the things you’ve assigned them. And what’s more, they will have the ability to create their own feeds and boards and share them with the team too.

To get started, go to app.cronycle.com and log on!

If you’ve got any questions about using this software then please reach out to us via the in-app software, or email Alice.

Content Clipper – Chrome and Safari Browser Extensions

Reading Time: 1 minuteWe want to make it easy to use and update your sources on Cronycle and as a result we’ve created the Content Clipper. This is an add-on for Chrome and makes it easy to add sources to your Cronycle whilst you’re browsing the web.

It looks like the below:

Content Clipper by Cronycle

 

When you are browsing the web, and you come across a interesting blog or news site, the Content Clipper is designed to easily clip the feed or the article to a collection or a board. It assesses which feeds are associated with that page and you can hit ‘Save to Cronycle’ or ‘Clip to board’.

To download the Content Clipper please contact Alice so you can have access to the private beta.

Your RSS and Twitter Sources in one Place

Reading Time: 2 minutesYour source library is at the heart of your Cronycle. Your sources should be from the publishers and people that you want to listen to, or perhaps the people who hold contradictory points of view to you, so you can become a specialist on your topics.

Cronycle is built from the idea that you should be in control of your news. As a result, you need to consent to the sources which are presented in your collections.

At the moment, Cronycle has two types of sources: 1) RSS feeds and 2) accounts on Twitter

We will look to add other types of sources in the future like video and private files.

To add a source you can do one of the following things –

Use the Cronycle Database:

On the sources tab you have 3 field boxes.

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The first is a search box where you can search our global library of 19,000 feeds

The second is a URL box where you can input the address of a specific RSS feed

The third is a twitter box where you can type in a twitter username or twitter URL you would like to use as a source.

Import an OPML file:

It may be that you currently use another RSS aggregator as a news reader. You can upload this file easily to the software.

Content Clipper by Cronycle:

We are developing a Content Clipper to sit in your Chrome or Safari browser. Whilst you’re browsing the web you can easily clip articles to your boards, or even search to see which RSS feeds that article belongs to and add feeds to your sources.

Go to our page on filtering to see how you can use your sources to get intelligence from the internet.

Tips and Tricks

Keep your sources under control – using the right sources in the right collections is key to filtering through the noise.

Use the search bar to find the right sources – if a source is associated with a topic, then quite frequently it will be labelled as such. You can also use folders to segment your twitter contacts and RSS feeds.