First of all, what is RSS? It is an abbreviation that stands for Really Simple Syndication — a format for delivering regularly changing Web content. Many news-related sites, blogs and other online publishers syndicate their content’s updates in the form of RSS feeds to help you keep track of newly published information.

How does RSS help you to be more productive?

The benefit of RSS is the aggregation of content from multiple online sources in one place. RSS makes life easier for people who regularly use the Web. You easily stay informed by receiving the latest content from the sites you are interested in. You keep your privacy because, with RSS, you don’t have to subscribe to each site's e-mail newsletter. You save a lot of time because you do not need to visit each of your favorite sites individually.

How can you save time following your project’s progress with Wrike’s RSS feature?

You can use Wrike’s RSS feeds with Wrike’s e-mail to-do lists or instead of them, if you find it more convenient.  Wrike’s RSS feature is a perfect complement to on-site update notifications that you see in the upper left-hand corner of your workspace. RSS might be especially helpful when you are out of the office because you will still get relevant and up-to-date information about your team’s progress for you to read in your own time.  This information will be available with your smart phone, BlackBerry, iPhone or other mobile device.

How can I use RSS?

You need to have special software called an "RSS reader." It can be either Web-based or desktop-based. There’s a handy list of RSS readers in Wikipedia. Google Reader or Bloglines are very popular. Besides, you may already have one in your browser, if you use Fire Fox, Internet Explorer 7 or Safari.

To get updates from people you are collaborating with via RSS, you just need to click on the blue RSS icon in the upper right-hand corner of your workspace.

This will allow you to stay in the loop without having to stay logged on to all the time. All the messages will be chronologically listed in your RSS reader. When new information is added to a task, you get an update with a link to the renewed task instantly.

With little helpers, like Wrike’s RSS feeds, you become more productive and manage your projects more efficiently.