iPad/iPhone: The latest update to the popular link-saving and offline-reading application Read It Later brings Digest support and a native app for the iPad.
Digest (in beta) is the biggest new addition. It automatically categorises your saved content and provides multiple layouts, creating a virtual newspaper without any effort. Video also gets a special treatment, stripping away the page providing just the video when you decide to watch it later (sort of like previously mentioned Wacchen). It’s elegant, simple and straight to the point – much like the thoughtful iPad app that creates an experience focused on your organised content and nothing else. Video compatibility is improved on the iPad by converting Flash embed code to HTML5 whenever possible. It works great most of the time and will improve in future releases.
The new version also brings an updated fullscreen viewer, selecting and copying text in text view, a share menu in the free version and a few other things you can read about in the Read It Later blog. The iPad app takes full advantage of Digest and supports many of the great Read It Later features like position sync and offline reading.
Read It Later is available now in the App Store for iPhone and iPad. Digest can be purchased on the Read It Later site for $US5 while in beta or as an in-app purchase via the iPad app. If you don’t have an iPhone or iPad, you can always use the free web version.