I confess. But I don't repent.
Instead, I have a solution. It's called Pocket. It used to be called
Read it Later (which was a great name).
Anyway, here's how it works...
I'm browsing articles in an app that I love... say Zite, or Flipboard,
and I look at the time. Darn, I'm gonna be late for that coffee with
Damian at Saltdish. But I really want to read this article, and I
don't want to have to go looking for it again... So I press the little
"Pocket" icon, and now it's saved in my pocket app. Easy!
I rock up for coffee, but Damian is running late anyways. Sweet! Whip
out the iPhone, (works for Android too) and open Pocket and start
reading my beloved article.
I will often collect dozens of articles in Pocket before I get around
to reading them. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood for a long article
at the time, but I'd like to read it later. Sometimes I have read it,
loved it, and just want to keep it as a reference.
Even if I'm browsing via Safari on the iPad or iPhone, I can simply
email the link to that page (press the little arrow button then select
"mail link to this page") to: email@example.com and I have the article
waiting for me when I next open Pocket. Pocket evens saves the email
address to my contacts when I first set it up.
You can also share your articles from within Pocket to Facebook,
Tumblr, Evernote, StumbleUpon, Reddit, Twitter and more.
I also have pocket installed in my web browser on my desktop computer.
I find myself often with something like 15 tabs open with different
articles that I thought looked interesting, but it just gets out of
hand. One click while I'm surfing away and I have the page or article
saved in Pocket. Close that tab, get out of my life, thank your mother
for the rabbits (Aussie expression, never mind).
It's available for Chrome (my browser), Safari, Opera and Firefox. No
Internet Explorer sorry.
Another handy feature is that you can read your articles offline...
useful for when you go camping outside mobile reception or for flying.
Be sure to open the app before losing your internet connection as it
will need to download all your saved articles before you head skyward.
Once it's finished downloading, you're good to go.
It's free and at the Apple App Store and Google Play.