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mdrockwell
mdrockwell

Okay. Mailbrew is cool.

https://mailbrew.com/

mike.rockwell.mx
numericcitizen
numericcitizen

@mdrockwell some brews to share with us?

mdrockwell
mdrockwell

@numericcitizen the only one I have setup takes the most recent tweets from the members of a private list (up to 200 total tweets) and emails me the tweets at 7:30 AM.

I haven't received the email yet, but I'm very hopeful that this will replace the vast majority of my usage — instead of launching Tweetbot a dozen times each day.

numericcitizen
numericcitizen

@mdrockwell and don’t forget, Mailbrew supports a lot of sources to build brews (Reddit, RSS, etc.) and you can put « decorations » too to make the look better. All in all, I’m a fan of this service.

warner
warner

@numericcitizen does it give twitter feeds free, cos that's something missing from NetNewsWire & free tiers of companies, e.g. InoReader ??

numericcitizen
numericcitizen

@w4rner I’m not sure to understand your question...

mdrockwell
mdrockwell

@w4rner all of Mailbrew is a paid service. There's a 14-day free trial, but after that it's $8 per month.

numericcitizen
numericcitizen

@mdrockwell @w4rner don’t forget to use this affiliate link if you ever subscribe, it would bring me happyness !

mailbrew.com

warner
warner

@mdrockwell : I'm glad it's honest business model, but frankly $8/mo is too high vs. NetNewsWire with manual refresh. In general, I wish there were more micro-paid services like $1-3/mo. Maybe @numericcitizen promo code would help out, is there a discount for users too :P

mdrockwell
mdrockwell

@w4rner Mailbrew is really neat and it seems like the best way to funnel tweets into an open system that I already use. But I agree $8 a month is a bit steep just for that. I'm going to let the trial play out and see if it's something I want to keep.

warner
warner

@mdrockwell When you say "open system", I assume you mean your existing RSS reader setup, or just email. Anyhow, please let me know what you decide in 14 days or if you find any alternatives! I'll most likely take your lead.

mdrockwell
mdrockwell

@w4rner I imagine I'll write about my results on my Micro weblog or on my tech weblog. :)

mike.rockwell.mx initialcharge.net

numericcitizen
numericcitizen

@mdrockwell can’t wait for your take on Mailbrew! @w4rner

warner
warner

@mdrockwell Neat have RSS'd to tech weblog in case there. Curious about your use of Auttomatic & SimpleNote "ads?" there? I’m a big proponent of indie web monetisation (like the Five Colors guys do RSS post ads).

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mdrockwell
mdrockwell

@w4rner they're not really ads. I was part of Carbon Ads prior to joining Automattic and decided to drop them so I could take advantage of some of the employee discounts on Jetpack. But I didn't like what my site looked like without the ads (I did the design with those in mind). So I rolled my own that point to Automattic's brands as a way to promote them.

warner
warner

@mdrockwell What actually are Carbon Ads? I gather that's what funds the awesome free tier of Cutt.ly which I use for e.g. Wrnr.me

mdrockwell
mdrockwell

@w4rner it's basically the current "cool" ad network. Sort of like The Deck — just a simple image and a bit of text. The whole gimmick is that it's one ad per page and comparatively unobtrusive. www.carbonads.net

maique
maique

@w4rner @mdrockwell @numericcitizen Mailbrew is a service I’d love to use, but I also think the $8/month is a little steep for me. I’m not even on the trial period, because I know I won’t be sticking around after that. Sadly.

maique
maique

@mdrockwell @w4rner Found a link on Twitter that gets you a 30% discount if you decide to subscribe after the trial period...

Here

mdrockwell
mdrockwell

@maique awesome, thanks for that!

maique
maique

@mdrockwell You’re very welcome. Now on the trial period, but I checked and the discount will be applied if I subscribe.

numericcitizen
numericcitizen

@maique you can also use mine here for the rebate: mailbrew.com

maique
maique

@numericcitizen Oh, cool! I’ll let you know in a couple of weeks 😊

warner
warner

@mdrockwell would like to see solid privacy credentials to deem it cool. Dunno about the deck.