The age of iCloud and Dropbox and Evernote may bring an end to Read It Later and Instapaper. When my iPhone was new and cloud storage hadn’t come of age, I’d find articles to read while using the phone and save them for later.
That’s where free apps like Read Later seem like a bargain. It lets you sit in front of your Mac and dig into your Read It Later account or Instapaper, and it syncs to both nicely.
If you’re an article collector like me you’ll appreciate being able to add, archive, move, edit, like, and delete articles from either Read It Later or Instapaper. Choose from a light or dark style. Adjust fonts and sizes and line spacing.
Each folder in Read Later can handle up to 500 Instapaper articles and up to 1,000 Reader It Later articles.
Sharing is built in and includes Facebook Delicious, Evernote, Pinboard, and Twitter.
Nice, right? And it’s free.
From my perspective, both Read It Later and Instapaper are already relics, soon to be dismissed into oblivion by iCloud, Dropbox, Evernote, and other cloud-based utilities.
Doesn’t Read Later look just like an RSS app?
If you’re into Instapaper or Read It Later and simply need a Mac app that syncs up your saved articles, Read Later is perfect. It’s easy. It works well. It’s free.
With wireless availability nearly ubiquitous and the cloud apps syncing anything I want to save, saving articles to read later has a new future and an old past.