How do you guys 'Save for Later' the Articles you like?

over 6 years ago from Jay R, Founder @neue.world

  • Matt WillettMatt Willett, over 6 years ago

    I use a mix of things; If it's short-term 'I will definitely read this later tonight' i send myself a reminder in Google Inbox; usually just with the link in the input field.

    Until recently I was using Raindrop.io, which is helpful with a more visual interface but rather slow sometimes when dealing with larger collections of links and bookmarks. Still a really good service and has a great amount of flexibility.

    For longer term/later recall things, I just recently started using Pinboard; it's a paid service, but offers really good flexibility through various apps and dead simple controls. Pinboard also works with IFTTT so you can set it up to do things nicely based on a few factors.

    For a lot of people, Pinboard might be strange since it approaches the job as a minimally-but-robustly designed service. It has a wealth of great apps and bookmarklets to run on a multitude of devices. It's definitely worth a shot.

    edit: a word

    8 points
    • Spencer JSpencer J, over 6 years ago

      +1 for Pinboard. It's one of the few services on the web that actually has badass politics too, and is totally open-web supportive.

      7 points
    • Hans GerwitzHans Gerwitz, over 6 years ago

      I have solved exactly your problem with Pinboard's oft-overlooked tab sets.

      When I get overwhelmed by my browser workspaces (Chrome or Safari), I use it to save them all. And then my "new window" setting is to visit my saved tabs (https://pinboard.in/u:username/tabs/) which keeps me motivated to eventually consume them.

      I do wish it was better designed for deleting them or moving them to bookmarks or Instapaper. (I also use Instapaper for "things I want to sit and read with focus", which is different problem.)

      You can also find browser extensions to re-style it if your aesthetic sensibilities are threatened by it's brutalist design. ;-)

      1 point