I live and breathe in Google Reader. Sometimes (quite often) there arises a need to save a webpage for later, either because I don’t have the time to read it or I just want to save the page for referencing to later. Here’s how my process used to go with Google Reader:
- Find an interesting article
- Hit the star button to trigger IFTTT
- IFTTT would then send the starred article to Instapaper so I could catch up later
- Instapaper would post all articles sent to it to Pinboard.in for more permanent storage.
Then when I consumed the saved pages:
- I’d hit Instapaper ~weekly and process at least part of the queued pages
- processing meaned “read and possibly move to a more persistent storage” such as local bookmark or re-add to Pinboard.in with appropriate tags
Then referencing to a previously saved article went like this:
- Start typing somewhat relevant words in Chrome’s Omnibox hoping to find the page from history
- If not found in history, googling it.
Why googling when the article is always pushed to Pinboard.in in the end? Because I find it far easier and way faster to just google the page, instead of opening a new tab and browsing to Pinboard.in, (possibly) logging in, and then attempting to search my bookmark library there.
So now I’ve found a better solution for these certain kind of higher quality / more important (yet not so important they’d live in browser bookmark bar) to me bookmarks. In fact, the solution has been staring me in the eye for quite a while now, but I’ve discarded it as “just another read it later -service”.
So, Kippt. For high quality web content. Also, it’s super pretty!
I’m anttti on Kippt.