I want to recommend a free program called “Pocket.” Because it’s one of my favorites, ever.
Why I love it:
You see something on-line you want to read later, and Pocket grabs it for you so you can read it anywhere: on your phone, tablet, PC, laptop. I tried to capture their icon, but couldn’t find a way to do it. It’s a white arrow on a red shield. All you have to do is click on that shield on your brower’s toolbar and the article you want to read later is saved.
- It does NOT include all the sidebars, ads, and other extraneous stuff, just the article.
- If you want to see the whole article, it puts the link up in the right-hand corner when you open the article. That way you can go and share it on places like Facebook. And read comments, because it strips them, too.
- You can change some settings. My favorite is one that has a black background with a white font. This cuts way down on screen glare!
- You can change the font size.
- It has a long list of “recommended” articles—probably those that get the most clicks.
- You can sit in a more comfortable chair to read longer pieces.
- You can delete them, make them a favorite. or archive them.
My only problem with it is that I save way too many article to read later, and that cuts into my novel reading. But I am able to keep up with the news, save how-to-write-better posts, and find quirky things to share on Facebook and Twitter.
I would have a huge file of unread documents, too. But it’s a great tool!
Hi, Carol. I just added about a dozen this morning. I have learned to skim more and to stop reading any article when I realize I’ve become bored. In that case, I quickly delete it.