It’s happened to everyone. You find an amazing article, but you just don’t have time to read it right now. Stop missing out and save articles to read later. Thanks to some incredible tools that go beyond browser bookmarks and favorites, you never have to miss another life changing (or hilarious) article again.
Save Articles for Later with These Apps
is one of the most versatile ways to save articles on this list. You’re able to save articles, videos, and more directly to your virtual “pocket.” What really sets this app apart is you’re able to pocket items directly from your favorite browser, email, and over 1,500 apps, such as Twitter and Pulse. Basically, it works with most any service that provides content.
is so much more than a place to gather recipes, inspirational quotes, and wedding ideas. In fact, it’s the perfect place to save all those articles you keep meaning to read. Organize them in different boards and let the visual pins remind you why you wanted to read each article to begin with. There’s really no limit to what you can do with Pinterest once you start. Use the browser button to pin directly from your browser.
Curate your own newspaper of things to read at your leisure with Instapaper. Save anything you find online and Instapaper syncs your saves to your mobile devices. The great thing is you can even save items to read offline. Create notes to highlight specific parts of an article you want to check out again later.
4Facebook & Instagram
Save articles and posts you find on Facebook and Instagram with just a few clicks. On Facebook, click the arrow in the corner of the post and choose Save Post. All your saves are private and available in the Saved area to the left of the homepage.
On Instagram, tap the bookmark icon to save it. You can also create collections and save posts to individual collections. Hold the bookmark icon to choose a specific collection.
You’re only able to save content that’s actually posted to Facebook and Instagram. This method doesn’t help you save articles outside these sites unless you post the content first and then save it.
If you have Kindle or use the Kindle app, save articles to Kindle to read later. Thanks to Amazon’s Send to Kindle tool, it’s easy to send web content to your Kindle app. Some sites have a Send to Kindle option, but you can also download the tool to use from your browser, desktop, and Android devices. An email option is also available.
You will need the Kindle app to read your saved articles, which is free for desktop and mobile devices.
If you want a more visually stunning experience, try Flipboard. The app and site allow you to create your own magazines. Much like a real magazine, each article you save is beautifully laid out with articles grouped by topics. Each article links back to the original.
One thing that makes Flipboard stand out is the social network aspect. Not only can you save other content, but Flipboard recommends new content. You can also follow other users who may have similar interests. Be prepared to sit down and read a while as it’s easy to find new content you might like.
is an RSS reader that lets you easily subscribe to any site or blog with an RSS feed. Feedly offers a wide range of publications and sites to choose from initially. Or, search for your favorite site and add it manually. Save any article you want to read later. All saved articles are stored in your account.
You can also save articles from Feedly directly to Pocket, Instapaper, and other services. The only downside is Feedly doesn’t offer the best organization for keeping track of saved articles.
Much like Feedly, Digg Reader is an RSS reader from the popular bookmarking service Digg. Save any item to your Saved folder or Digg it to add it to Digg. This then lists the link in your Diggs folder.
Digg Reader also integrates with Pocket and Instapaper. This makes it ideal for finding new content and then saving it to a service with better organization for saves.
9Evernote Web Clipper
Evernote is already well-known for helping you keep notes and manage projects. What you might not realize is Evernote’s Web Clipper makes it easy to save articles to read later. Use the Web Clipper icon to clip any web content you want to save. Organize it in your Evernote account just like you would any other notes.
It’s also easy to clip and save content on Android and iOS. Use the menu button in your browser to save items to Evernote. Use the Share feature on iOS and choose Evernote as your destination.
You will need Evernote installed on your device in order to use the Web Clipper or to save content from mobile devices. All saved content is synced between devices.
Bitly works a little differently than most other tools. Bitly is known as a link shortening service, not an article saving service. However, when you have an account with Bitly, each link you create is saved to your account.
If you want to save articles to read later, simply create a shortened link using the Bitly tool. Organize all your links into bundles to make it easier to find what you need. It’s a more round about method, but it’s ideal if you’re often saving from devices that aren’t yours.
Feel like getting more creative when you save articles? IFTTT allows you to create numerous “recipes” for sending content to your favorite service or services. For instance, Guiding Tech lists eight different recipes for saving content to Pocket from sites like YouTube, Twitter, and Feedly.
IFTTT takes a little getting used to, but if you’d like to link your favorite services and tools together, it’s well worth exploring. Simply search the site for existing applets (aka recipes) or create your own.
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Contribution by Crystal Crowder
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Crystal lives and breathes tech. She’s spent over a decade writing tutorials, reviews, and more on tech, business, and lifestyle sites. Her idea of fun is settling down with the latest tech and gadget news.