If you like just a little distraction when you start up your browser, if you find Twitter and news sites too in-your-face, but a blank page too mundane, try Wikipedia. Yeah that's right, we just linked to Wikipedia, like it's some obscure site we found. Because if you only end up there through Google results, you might have never noticed their elegant, calming home page.
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Today, Mozilla, the company behind Firefox, has announced that it has acquired the popular bookmarking service, Pocket.
Most services you might use to save links for future reference or reading are part social network and part sharing service. They're designed to help you share those links, or make big lists. LinkLocker is none of those -- it's completely private, and the only person who can see your bookmarks is you. It's perfect.
Web/Android/iOS: Bookmarking services like Pocket and Instapaper are great, but one place they fail a bit is organisation. Stash is a service that solves that by automatically organising your saved sites for you.
Chrome: Not content with letting Pocket have the spotlight, Google has introduced a new extension called Save to Google that allows you to save articles to read later.
Chrome: While there are more advanced ways to save stuff for later, bookmarks can still be helpful. SuperSorter removes one of the biggest pains of dealing with them: organisation.
iOS/Android: Bookmark-and-read-later tool Instapaper updated with quite a few new features today. It now includes text-to-speech functionality, user profiles and some nifty goodies for iOS 8 users.
Not everyone needs an amazing bookmarking service they can use like a pro. For the casual reader, Facebook just introduced a feature called "Save". Now, if you see an article in your News Feed that you'd like to read later, just tap the Save button and Facebook will hang on to it.