I was searching hard and furious for apartments on Craigslist, when I thought, “Gosh, wouldn’t it be a lot easier if I could get my apartment matches via an RSS feed?”
Lo and behold, you can.
Tucked in the lower right corner of every search results page is an RSS link. Click it to subscribe, and you’ll get matches sent straight to your feed reader. So instead of you going back search again and again for new listings, the results come to you.
This feature isn’t limited to apartment hunts. You can subscribe to every single search query on the site. This includes searches for jobs, furniture, events, and ahem.. casual encounters.
For example, here are some feeds I made:
- Retro 8-Tracks for under $10 in San Francisco
- Weird stuff in New York City
- Free stuff in Los Angeles
- One bedroom apartments with hardwood floors and a view for under $1200 in Montreal
I also made one for mid-century design furniture in San Francisco. It even has pictures:
Oh, how I love thee, RSS!