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Save time and your thoughts with Read It Later

by Kelly Walsh on July 6, 2011


… and read it from just about any device!

Guest post  by Katrina Robinson

Do you frequently comes across content you want to bookmark and check out when you have some down time? Read It Later gives you the opportunity to collect web pages and blog posts from the Internet and save them to read later.

You can use Read It Later on or offline—at home, at work, on the plane, in the car…and no Internet connection is necessary. As of April 2011, there were over four million people using the Firefox extension version of Read It Later. So what exactly makes this service so attractive?

First, it’s important to note that Read It Later can be accessed from a wide variety of applications. You can access Read It Later from your computer through browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. You can also access Read It Later on your iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, eBook Reader, Windows Mobile, or other mobile device. All in all, there are over 100 applications that are able to access Read It Later.

But that’s not all—Read It Later also has an open API that allows users to develop their own Read It Later applications and then share those applications with other users. As of the writing of this article, there were over 3,700 user-created applications.

Signing up and using Read It Later is extremely easy. All you have to do is create a username and password and provide your email address. At this point, you’ll be able to install whatever application or applications you’d like to use to access your Read It Later list.

So, again—why do so many people love Read It Later? There are many reasons, including the following:

  • It’s easy to use
  • It’s easy to install
  • It’s accessible through loads of applications
  • It save you time
  • It helps to organize your most-loved web pages and/or blog posts
  • It eliminates the needs for bookmarks that clutter your browser
  • Oh, yeah—it’s free

Don’t you think it’s about time that you stopped feeling overwhelmed with the amount of web pages you need to review and checked out Read It Later?

Katrina Robinson is a freelance writer and editor who writes about a wide variety of topics.

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Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer at The College of Westchester, in White Plains, NY, where he also teaches. In 2009, Walsh founded He frequently delivers presentations and training on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. His eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book is available here. Walsh became the Community Administrator for the Flipped Learning Network in June of 2016. In his "spare time" he also writes, records, and performs original music ... stop by and have a listen!

[Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, or those of other writers, and not those of my employer. - K. Walsh]

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