Everyone knows that there is plenty of good stuff on the web. Viral videos, Internet memes, insightful blogs, informative articles, and crazy cat videos are just some of the things that you don’t want to miss. Unfortunately, we also have a ton of real world responsibilities that can hinder us from catching all the good stuff that the Internet has to offer.
Enter Read It Later. The nifty online tool that eliminates “cluttering your inbox and browser tabs with links to sites you want to view later.” No more leaving numerous tabs open at the same time, and you don’t have to fill up your bookmarks folder, either. With Read It Later, you’ll be able to access content from any computer, phone, or device. Best of all, you don’t even need an Internet connection to access your “read later” content.
Dubbed as “a DVR for the web,” Read It Later allows you to “save videos, articles or pretty much anything you find interesting to your Read It Later queue.” Adding content to your queue is as simple as clicking a bookmarklet on your browser or launching an app.
Best of all, you can access it from anywhere! Save content from your home computer, and access it using your phone while you’re on the go. Or start watching a video during your commute and finish it on your iPad when you get home. The possibilities are endless!
You gotta hand it to the guys at Read It Later, because they’ve pretty much covered all the bases to allow users to access the tool from anywhere.
If you’re online, you’ll be able to use Read It Later without installing anything, because there’s a web version that you can simply login to. Alternatively, for a more seamless experience, you can get the Read It Later Bookmarkets—codes saved as bookmarks, that perform an action on the currently viewed page.
The bookmarklets include:
Read It Later – “When you are on a page you want to read later, click ‘Read It Later’ and the page will automatically be saved to your list.”
Mark As Read – “After you are done reading a page, you can remove it from your list by clicking ‘Mark as Read’.”
Reading List – “Open your reading list in one click. You can view your read and unread items, search and sort for easy list management.”
Need your content while on the go? Then whip out your smartphone and get the Read It Later app for iOS or Android. Don’t have either? No worries, you’ll be able to access the tools from convenient mobile web version of Read It Later.
Other users even took the Read It Later platform to another level, and built apps themselves. If you have a Windows Phone 7, check out the “Time To Read” app, as well as LateReader and Back Burner. Got a Blackberry? Check out Bookmarks2Go. (Told you they covered all the bases.)
Needless to say, Read It Later also runs smoothly on the iPad as well as Android Tablets. Don’t worry Kindle Fire owners, you didn’t get left behind either. Simply download that Read It Later app in the Kindle Fire app store and start saving conent.