I am in the EU and Instapaper is now closed off for our access due to GDPR issues. Can anyone recommend a “Read it later” service that is not pocket? Ideally, I want to be able to email articles to it too or the body of an email. Any suggestions ?
I found Pocket to be way to easy to be a single stream of articles and content I’ll never actually end up looking at. I’ve found raindrop.io to be an awesome alternative that makes it really easy to keep everything organized.
I use Pocket primarily because my RSS reader app (Reeder on macOS and iOS) has a save to Pocket action built-in plus there is a Share Sheet extension everywhere else. On the downside, this makes it way too easy to add a lot of links that I may never get back to. The workaround is to have an OmniFocus task to review Pocket and archive/delete anything older than a certain age.
I may look into using DTTG if I find Pocket gets too far out of control.
I’ve started to get a bit backlogged in my Instapaper, but if I were in the EU, I’d save to pocket until Instapaper comes back and then just export. There’s always Reading List, but I’ve never seriously tried that.
After using both instapaper and pocket I switched to pinboard, which has the ability to receive bookmarks by email, afaik (don’t use the feature).
It’s not a proper read-it later service, but I don’t need all the bells and whistles of pocket and similar services.
Is there any downside to using DTTG as a read-it-later service? I’m thinking of giving it a try.
I’m increasingly frustrated by services like Pocket and Instapaper that attempt to format articles into readable form. They almost never actually improve the article. Sometimes they delete text. Other times they simply swap out one set of readability problems for another set.