A “read later” list is an essential productivity tool. Sending articles to a separate app for later reading keeps you focused when you’re at work, and gives you something productive to do on your phone during downtime. But it’s easier to save an article than to read it, so stories on “read later” lists (like in the apps Instapaper and Pocket) tend to pile up. Here are three different strategies for getting through your reading list, and the tools to execute them.
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I usually have about 90 articles in my Instapaper, and I’m OK with that. I get around to articles a month after everyone stopped talking about them. I look through my queue like it’s a ten-page diner menu, ignoring certain articles for weeks until I finally decide to read or delete.
It could be worse; once I had 500 unread articles. But if your reading list bums you out—if you wish you could declare bankruptcy on Pocket or Instapaper—then you should try the new competitor, Reading Queue.
Today, Mozilla, the company behind Firefox, has announced that it has acquired the popular bookmarking service, Pocket.
Instapaper, the awesome bookmark-and-read-later app, has always had a beautiful interface on Android and iOS, but not on the web. Today, its web interface has been revamped to look and work more like the Instapaper apps.
It's often hard to set aside time to read all the interesting articles you encounter during the day, which is why bookmarking services designed to maintain a 'read later' list have become so competitive. Today we're looking at the most popular three and pitting them against one another: Pocket, Instapaper and Readability. Here's how they stack up.
Android: Instapaper fans on Android have a little more reason to celebrate today: an official Instapaper app is available now at Google Play. The Instapaper for Android app looks and operates much like its iOS cousin, and brings all of the mobile features you would want to Android devices, including your saved articles, the ability to share articles right from your device, and all of the reading and customisation options you could possibly need.
iOS: Instapaper, one of our favourite bookmark-and-read-later apps, just dropped a big update with a new pagination mode, a few new touch gestures and a sepia colour tint for easier-on-the-eyes reading.
Add Instapaper for Chrome to the list of Chrome web apps that aren't just bookmarks. This unofficial webapp adds offline article syncing, extended pagination options and saving of where you left off in an article to the popular read-later service.