Every once in a while you see a service that directly addresses a very personal pain. Something that works just the way you want it to. Almost as if the guy who wrote it has been watching you and shaking his head.
Many times a day I am faced with an interesting article or link that I just do not have time to read. Previously I have used del.icio.us or StumbleUpon to keep track of these with the intent of going back later. The problem is that I used to bookmark everything and the process slowly diluted the usefulness of these services. Then I started just dropping them in a text file and emailing it to myself. Fail!
I have a link in my favourites that says "Read Later". When clicked it just adds the current page to my Instapaper account. There is no redirect (it does it in a popup that immediately closes itself), I don't have to type anything or press anything else.
When I log in to the Instapaper website, I just get a list of urls (with titles). When you click on one it you get redirected there but the url gets marked as read. Simple. On point. No social network.
Also. RSS feed of unread articles. Gold! Thank you Marco Arment. You can stop watching me and go help someone else now :)
Check it out at http://www.instapaper.com/
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