What are the best read-it-later services?

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    #1Pinboard

    Pinboard

    Pinboard is a bookmarking service that offers an archiving service which saves a copy of everything you bookmark, gives you full-text search, and automatically checks your account for dead links.  

    Online Tools

    $11- Varies by plan

    Jorge Velasco
    Written on March 23, 2017
    "I was looking for a read it later service and it seems like Pinboard really fits the bill. It integrates nicely with my Bookmarks and also can be configured to work with my social media account. It is a convenient way to keep up with content that I want to revisit at a later time. Definitely recommend. "
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    #2Diigo

    Diigo

    Diigo is a service that strives to be the tool you use to collect and organize anything from bookmarks to highlights to notes to pictures and so on. It is both available on Android and iOS devices.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    Bryan Hanson
    Written on March 8, 2017
    "I used this app to save all of my bookmarks and I love the sharing capabilities. It's a great library of all my bookmarks, new and old. You can highlight play around with different features. It's basically an easily accessible database of all your bookmarks saved to one app, as opposed to different browsers, etc."
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    #3youRhere (Chrome)

    youRhere (Chrome)
    youRhere is a Chrome extension which allows you to read, mark & share your web pages reading-progress by just clicking it.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Alexander Duncan
    Written on April 4, 2017
    "This solution is for people who need to go beyond the bookmark when reading stories on many sites. It seems to be a good idea because it will mark the place you have read in the story so far. However I am concerned about privacy and safety when ever there is a new app and I want to insure that I am not harmed when I am using it. "
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    #4Safari Reading List

    Safari Reading List
    Apple offered its own version of a read-it-later service when it added Reading List to Safari, both on the Mac and iOS. Whatever version of Safari you're using, you can use the share button to add the item you're currently reading to your Reading List, which will then become available on all your devices through the Safari bookmarks tab.
    Software

    Windows, Other Platform

    Free

    Bruce Davidson
    Written on March 20, 2017
    "If you are like me who has a list of things to read later and bookmarking them is not the way to go then you may also find Safari reading list as helpful as I did. And of course I really appreciate that being with iCloud my list is synced across all my apple devices. The ease of use and the basic functionality is what I was looking for."
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    #5Read Later (Chrome)

    Read Later (Chrome)
    Read Later is a Chrome extension that allows you to read, mark & share your web pages reading-progress by just clicking it.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Eugene Crawford
    Written on April 16, 2017
    "I do not like multiple things to be open at the same time but I want to make sure that I do not miss out of reading what I intended to by closing tabs. The Read Later for Chrome is what solved my problem. It is very simple and does what it promises. As long as I am logged in, I can know how many links are stored and I can catch up with what I want to."
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    #6Wallabag

    Wallabag

    Wallabag extracts the article's content and displays it in a comfortable view. Moreover, Wallabag is responsive: you can read your articles on your smartphone or your tablet.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Christian Davidson
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "This app is so great! It allows me to keep better track of the articles I've read for referencing in conversations. It also reminds me to read articles I've put aside to read later."
  4. 4

    #7Pocket

    Pocket

    Pocket is an app that allows you to quickly save, discover, and recommend the stories that interest you on all your devices: iPhone, iPad, Android or Kindle.  

    Apps

    Android, Chrome, iOS

    Free

    Rubén Rocha
    Written on October 3, 2017
    "This app is kinda neat. It allows you to save something you are reading or viewing for later and it can also be personalized. I tried saving some articles I was reading just so I could test this app out. Like I said it is neat but limited. Not all my readings were fully saved. With a couple the articles would be cut off half way down. However, I am not too upset because when I went to get help on the matter the team at Pocket were quick to respond. After some conversation and tinkering the issue was solved. "
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    #8Save-To-Read (Firefox)

    Save-To-Read (Firefox)
    Save To Read is a very simple add-on, which operates much like regular bookmarks, but is more simplified. After installing the add-on, a new plus button will appear in your toolbar. Every time you want to save a page for reading later, click the plus button.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Steven Luo
    Written on February 12, 2017
    "This add-on worked great for me, as I do a lot of research and keep track of valuable resources. Until I encountered the bug! Then my bookmarks no longer saved or displayed. The solution here, outlined by the developer, allowed me to follow several steps to regain an excellent add-on that is great for bookmarking. "
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    #9Instapaper

    Instapaper
    Instapaper is a read-it-later service that helps you save articles to read on your preferred device in a much friendlier, beautiful format. It supports Web, iOS, Android, Kindle.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Patrick Brown
    Written on April 7, 2017
    "Instapaper is my favorite read-it-later service! It's got a great app with a no-nonsense design and it's very cross platform. And they just made the pro features entirely free for everyone. There's no reason not to use it if you're in the market for an app that saves stuff so you can read it later!"
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    #10ReadKit

    ReadKit
    With ReadKit you can have all your Instapaper, Pocket, Pinboard articles and Feedly, Fever, NewsBlur, Feed Wrangler, Feedbin and built-in RSS feeds in one convenient place even when you're offline.
    Apps

    iOS

    $9.99

    Randy Hanson
    Written on February 2, 2017
    "I like the features of the app, especially that you can use it offline. I did think it was a little pricey. "
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    #11Zotero

    Zotero

    Zotero is the only research tool that automatically senses content in your web browser, allowing you to search for a preprint on arXiv.org, a journal article from JSTOR, a news story from the New York Times, or a book from your university library catalog.

    Software

    Windows, Chrome, Mac

    Free

    Doris Fernandez
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "While Zotero does allow you to use it as a read-it-later service, it is aimed more towards scholarly research. Zotero is used for tracking citations for research papers and formatting them correctly. There are better services out there that can be used a simple way to save articles and web pages, for reading a a later time. "

Summary

Best What are the best read-it-later services
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1PinboardOnline Tools 15 Paid
2DiigoApps 8 Free
3youRhere (Chrome)Software 7 Free
4Safari Reading ListSoftware 5 Free
5Read Later (Chrome)Software 5 Free
6WallabagApps 5 Free
7PocketApps 4 Free
8Save-To-Read (Firefox)Software 4 Free
9InstapaperApps 1 Free
10ReadKitApps 1 Paid
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