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www.ideashower.com/ideas/launched/read-it-later – Read

www.ideashower.com/ideas/launched/read-it-laterHere’s a scenario no doubt familiar to you: making your daily blog rounds you come across a fascinating link, that you’d like to read, just not at the present moment, so what do you do, bookmark, et voila, it’s easily available on the left hand side of your browser. All good and well, but often those links get lost in the clutter and you never end up reading them.

Thus we have ReadItLater. Think of it as an airport storage locker, it’s transient, a place to put stuff that will eventually be retrieved and sent elsewhere. It’s a Firefox extension so every time you come across something you want to read, but later, simply click the ‘Read Later’ button. Click on ‘Reading List’ when you have time to space and it will randomly pull up something for you to read. Once you’re finished, mark it as Read. There’s also an experimental offline mode—click on ‘Prepare list for Offline Reading’ and all your pages will be saved to your computer.

www.ideashower.com/ideas/launched/read-it-later In Their Own Words

This Firefox extension allows you to save pages of interest to read later. It eliminates cluttering of bookmarks with sites that are merely of a one-time interest. A commenter below (Chris) summed it up very well: “It’s a ’staging area’ for bookmarks.”’

Why www.ideashower.com/ideas/launched/read-it-later It Might Be A Killer

This is a clever idea. Bookmarking everything you’re interested in tends to result in clutter, same goes for email. I especially like the read offline feature—as it lets you access those articles when you do have abundant time to read, ie during trips or holidays.

Some Questions About www.ideashower.com/ideas/launched/read-it-later

Is there any way you can read your files in order rather than just randomly? Any way to publish your list to a blog or other site? What about a means to add notes? www.ideashower.com/ideas/launched/read-it-later

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