RSS feed readers allow you to receive prompt notifications (faster than email or refreshing your dashboard!) that help you access and claim available collections in a quicker and more efficient manner.
All you have to do is follow the instructions below to set up your RSS feed reader of choice, et voilà! You’ll be all set and ready to go in a matter of minutes.
1) Choose your RSS feed reader
Here are a few that our translators recommend:
Disclaimer: RSS feed readers are third party tools and not maintained by Gengo.
2) Different types of RSS feed readers
Other RSS Feed Readers, such as RumpelstiltskinRSS, are web-based and don’t require you to download anything. Instead, you will need to open a browser window for your web-based RSS feed reader and keep it running when you want to get notifications of incoming collections.
3) Installing and setting up a browser extension / application RSS feed reader
The installation processes for browser extensions and applications are very similar. In the case of browser extensions, you will need to add the extension to your browser before you can proceed to set up your RSS feed reader. In the case of applications, you will need to download an .exe file, install it on your computer, then follow the instructions to add your RSS feed link, set time intervals, and enable notifications.
Let’s take RSS Feed Reader for Chrome (browser extension) as an example and go through the installation and setup process for these types of RSS feed readers.
- Find and install RSS Feed Reader for Chrome.
Subscribe to Gengo’s RSS feed link
Gengo’s RSS creates a unique feed link for each translator. This means you will only see available jobs that you are qualified to work on.
Right click on the orange “RSS” button (on your dashboard) and click “Copy link address.”
Next, click on the reader icon in the top bar, and then on the “+” button to add our RSS feed link.
Paste the link and click “Search”.
Set the update interval and notifications
Open the “Settings” tab and set the Feed Update Interval down to 1 minute (or your desired interval.) Then, click on Open External Settings.
This will open a new tab in your browser where you can select specific settings for each of your feeds. Select your Gengo RSS feed link.
Set your desired interval, and select your notifications. By enabling notifications, you will receive pop-up notifications at the bottom right corner of your screen whenever there is a new collection available on your dashboard. Clicking on these notifications will take you directly to the relevant collection. Enabling sound will make sure that you never miss a notification even if you are not right in front of the computer when it comes in.
Once you’re done, click on the check mark in the top right corner.
You’re all set – happy translating!
IMPORTANT: By default, readers are set to 10 minutes, but you can change it to 1 minute. Some readers allow you to update more frequently, but Gengo’s caching feature only allows RSS feed readers to place two requests per 60 seconds. Requests beyond these limits will be denied.
Please make sure that your RSS feed reader complies with the limits established, and do not use bots or automated solutions to accept collections. Users who consistently abuse the Gengo site, whether excessively refreshing, using a bot, or other automated solutions, risk demotion or suspension.
Setting up a web-based RSS feed reader
You do not need to download or install anything on your computer to use a web-based RSS feed reader, like RumpelstiltskinRSS.