Read It Later

Read It Later

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    15,544
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 06, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    218.16KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6
  • Platform:
    Windows

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Editors' Review

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This Firefox extension should appeal to anybody trying to minimize bookmark and open tab clutter. Read It Later gives you a one-click option for saving the links and keeping track of which ones have been read. It also now sports deep integration with Google Reader.

When you first start the extension, it will prompt you to install the two Toolbar buttons that are used to control the extension and manage your reading list. Users can also control adding bookmarks to their reading list via the context menu, the Bookmarks menu itself, or with hot keys, making access to your daily detritus fast and painless. The toolbar button "Read This Page Later" is great for adding loaded URLs, while the "R" plus left-click hot key was easiest for saving links.

The second Toolbar button manages your "Read something later" list. Click to open a saved page, or hit the drop-down list for more choices. Saved pages can be opened in a new tab or the current one, you can open the entire reading list into new tabs simultaneously, and you can also set the button to open pages randomly or in order. You can also set the bookmark folder that pages are saved to, and users who really want to explore the extension's abilities can play around with the less-stable Offline reading option.

Read It Later ran smoothly and glitch-free, and it is exceptionally useful at simultaneously killing Firefox tab clutter and skyrocketing RAM use while improving your reading habits.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Better than Instapaper"

January 12, 2011  |  By LakersCentral

 |  Version: Read It Later 2.1.1

Pros

Has many more options than Instapaper does.

Cons

Still doesn't allow the option to "print all articles" you have saved. I don't like to read articles on a computer screen. Its not good for your eyes. Right now, you have to go into each individual article & print.

Summary

I wrote up some good tips for the best ways to make use of Read It Later here: http://alltothegood.com/how-to-make-the-best-use-of-read-it-later

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1 stars

"Not compatible with my latest Firefox!!"

September 03, 2009  |  By gibgill

 |  Version: Read It Later 0.992

Pros

Couldn't use it.

Cons

Not compatible with my latest Firefox!!

Summary

Not compatible with my latest Firefox!!

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5 stars

"Nifty product!"

March 01, 2008  |  By Charlesinsc

 |  Version: Read It Later 0.80

Pros

Simple, accurate, does what it says

Cons

none

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4 stars

"Usefulish"

February 28, 2008  |  By docjay5191

 |  Version: Read It Later 0.80

Pros

It enables me to go to any article i need and hit one button to ensure a bookmark for future reading. Also has one button to read a past article

Cons

The extension should have a button that you can hit when you have finished reading it.

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2 stars

"Does What It Says: Not Sure How Useful It Is"

February 25, 2008  |  By ruby soho

 |  Version: Read It Later 0.80

Pros

Does what it claims to do. Creates an archive of pages that you want to read later. Puts a "Read It Later" folder in my bookmarks. You can save pages with a right-click.

Cons

I don't like the look of the buttons and removed them from my toolbar. Had to take an extra step to install. Doesn't save pages offline, it just basically bookmarks them. You might as well create your own 'read it now' folder in your bookmarks and just save stuff to that. I'll probably uninstall.

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4 stars

"At Least Link Back to the Creator"

February 25, 2008  |  By IdeaShower

 |  Version: Read It Later 0.80

Pros

It's Nate (the guy who made Read It Later).

I'm happy to let you offer the Read It Later extension on your site, but at the very least can't you provide a little love with a link back to my site?

The Read It Later project page:

www[dot]ideashower[dot]com/ideas/launched/read-it-later/

Thanks

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5 stars

"Works for me!"

February 25, 2008  |  By rdg

 |  Version: Read It Later 0.80

Pros

Two times out, it has recalled pages with no trouble.

Installation was problem free, as has always been the case for me with Firefox ad-on's (extensions).

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1 stars

"Downloads but will not execute."

February 25, 2008  |  By oboist1

 |  Version: Read It Later 0.80

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0
Version 3.0 has fixed an issue where the Archive would not load or would get stuck in a loading state and compatibility issue with sidebar extensions that prevented the login window from appearing.
General
Publisher Nate Weiner
Publisher web site http://www.ideashower.com
Release Date July 06, 2012
Date Added July 06, 2012
Version 3.0
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Requires Firefox 3.5 and later
Download Information
File Size 218.16KB
File Name read_it_later-3.0.0-fx.xpi
Popularity
Total Downloads 15,544
Downloads Last Week 6
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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