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JournalTOCs reaches 3,020 subscribed MyTOCs users

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As of early this morning, JournalTOCs has 3,020 subscribed users worldwide and since last week we’re growing that figure at roughly five new members per day.

Why our users would want to subscribe to JournalTOCs? The main reason is to be able to save their preferred journals in their own MyTOCs folder. From there they can read their favourite new Tables of Contents (TOCs) at their convenience, or export them as an OPML file into any popular RSS feed reader. Their lists of preferred journals are thus permanently saved.

If you are one of our subscribed users, you are probably aware that saving journals in your MyTOCs folder is easy. From the homepage of JournalTOCs you only need to click the “Save to export your MyTOCs folder” link to export the list of your journals to any RSS reader that supports the OPML file format, such as the popular Google Reader. The complete process involves two steps:

A) First you need to save the content of your MyTOCs folder in an OPML file:

– Click on “Save to export your MyTOCs folder” link

– Save your file in your local disk (by default the file will be called mytocs.opml)

B) Secondly, follow the instructions of your favourite RSS reader to import OPML files. For example, these are the instructions for Google Reader:

1.  Login to Google Reader
2.  Click Settings
3.  Select Reader Settings
4.  Click the Import/Export tab
5.  Browse for your mytocs.opml file
6.  Click Open
7.  Click Upload
8. You will see the following displayed until it is done: Your subscriptions are being imported…

Google Reader Export OPML Setup

Fig. 1 Exporting OPML feeds into Google Reader

While 3,020 is an important milestone, we’re more interested about how we could enable our subscribed users to make even more of their MyTOCs content. Thus, to mark this milestone we have added two new features that are exclusively available for our MyTOCs users:

1.    A new search option that allows subscribed users to search for articles in their favourite journal TOCs (MyTOCs folder) only, and
2.    An alerting service that our users can activate to get email alerts when new issues are published in one of their favourite journals.

We’re proud to have reached this latest milestone, and we very much appreciate our MyTOCs users.  We continue developing JournalTOCs to make it even more productive, convenient and useful.

Written by Santiago Chumbe

September 20th, 2010 at 6:33 pm