Org can add and change entries based on information found in RSS feeds and
Atom feeds. You could use this to make a task out of each new podcast in a
podcast feed. Or you could use a phone-based note-creating service on the
web to import tasks into Org. To access feeds, configure the variable
org-feed-alist. The docstring of this variable has detailed
information. Here is just an example:
(setq org-feed-alist '(("Slashdot" "http://rss.slashdot.org/Slashdot/slashdot" "~/txt/org/feeds.org" "Slashdot Entries")))
will configure that new items from the feed provided by
rss.slashdot.org will result in new entries in the file
~/org/feeds.org under the heading ‘Slashdot Entries’, whenever
the following command is used:
org-feed-alistand act upon them.
Under the same headline, Org will create a drawer ‘FEEDSTATUS’ in which it will store information about the status of items in the feed, to avoid adding the same item several times.
For more information, including how to read atom feeds, see
org-feed.el and the docstring of