I just discovered the Read-It-Later addon for the Firefox browser. This is one of the most fantastic plugins I’ve seen in a while. From what I see, there have been about 4 million downloads already. This means I am too late, but as they say “better late than never“! This extension makes it possible to maintain a queue of unread content locally or remotely. It is also possible to save the text locally and read it at a later time even if you are offline. Really cool.
Here is a list of the features:
- Save pages to a reading list to read when you have time.
- Offline reading mode lets you read the items you’ve saved for later on the plane, train, or anywhere without an internet connection.
- Sync your list to all of your computers, at work or home.
- Sync your list to Read It Later apps for iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android and more.
- After reading, bookmark pages on your preferred bookmarking service or share them with friends.
- Click to Save Mode lets you quickly batch a reading list just by clicking on interesting links.
- Text view strips away images, ads, and layout from articles and presents them in an easy to consume way.
Until today I have been keeping content that I wished to read at a later time in the browser’s bookmark system or I left yet another tab open or stored the URL in a text file. This plugin seems that it will provide a decent solution and eliminate the trouble. I haven’t used the remote service yet and I am not sure if I will ever do. The local “read queue” works really well.
The The Read-It-Later extension by George Notaras, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.