How to curate your own reading list with the Instapaper and Pocket apps


This has happened to you. While you’re very busy at work or on a project, you somehow come across an interesting article on the web and you just cannot read it yet. Certainly that’s at least partly because you’re conscientious and you know you’re busy, but there’s more. If you read it now, you would hurry and this is something you want to actually enjoy.

So read it later instead. Find this piece on your Mac at work and then read it later on your iPad. You could bookmark things but get Pocket or Instapaper instead.

I’m a big fan of both of these apps (according to the Pocket email I get at the end of each year, I’ve been in the top 1% of their readers for the past 3 years!) and love squirrelling away articles for later reading.