Have you ever gone back searching the Internet for something you read and just couldn’t find it? I think we all have – it’s quite frustrating. The problem comes when we don’t take the time to save what we want to go back and look at. Although, that’s not the only problem – it also can be if you just don’t know what to use. there are some excellent tools that are free as well and work practically flawlessly.
One of the classic reading apps for the iPad and iPhone is Instapaper, which still shines above all others for its unique tilt scrolling and page flipping features. This well-designed app is supported by dozens of other iOS magazine and RSS feed reader apps like Zite, Flipboard, and NewsRack, which enable you to save selected articles to your Instapaper account for later reading.
Existing bookmarking services probably work fine for most of us, but if you’re a Mac and web power user you may be using more than one bookmarking service and application. This is where a new app called ReadKit comes in. It syncs and downloads all your bookmarks from Instapaper, Pocket, and Readability. Or it can be used as a stand alone alternative to these applications.
Instapaper converts sad, hard-to-look-at walls of text into happy, easy-on-the-eyes formats for those of us who like to read on the bus, during meetings, or in waiting rooms. Also designed for those of us who also don’t have much time to read up on current events, the app allows for cross-platform bookmarking of articles for later. Each article is even saved offline, so you don’t have to worry about extra data charges.