Workflow for saving links?

Hi everyone,

I recently started writing a newsletter (check it out here if you are at all interested in neuroscience). I now have a need to save links throughout the week to share with my subscribers. I can come across these links on my iPhone, Mac, or my work PC – so ideally my solution works on all platforms. Currently, I save links as tasks in Things 3 (ugh, i know) and email links to myself when I’m on the work PC.

I’m not happy with this workflow. Any ideas on how I could improve it?

Congrats on the launch! Tangent, but I have been thinking about doing a newsletter off and on. Did you start with an audience, or are you building up from there?

There’s many solutions for this. Raindrop.io (app store link) is the one to beat these days, far as I can tell, but you might also consider having a tag in a given RSS reader (e.g., Feedly), using a free license of Evernote (do those still exist?)… there are many options. I think all of those options are cross-platform!

More detail about your ideal workflow might help facilitate advice.

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If you are a Gmail user take a look at Google Keep.

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I highly recommend GoodLinks!

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+1 for Raindrop.io. Have been using for 2 years now and never had a problem with saving and organizing bookmarks and links. It offers good mobile apps so you can easily save links on your iPhone or Android smartphone.

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Hi Ryan,

I started with basically no built-in audience. However, I posted about it on FB to friends and family and now have almost 100 subscribers. To get new subscribers, I post my issues on reddit and repost on Medium. If easy-of-use is your #1 concern, I highly recommend Substack.

I think I’m gonna check out GoodLinks and just give up on saving links from a Windows PC

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I’ve heard good things about https://pinboard.in/ however I don’t have experience myself

I thought this was useful to see some of the differences
https://zapier.com/blog/best-bookmaking-read-it-later-app/

I was going to suggest pinboard, which I have been using for years, but I wasn’t sure of a simple way to retrieve a set of bookmarks to insert elsewhere, like a newsletter. You can tag the bookmarks, and even get an RSS feed for a given tag, but I don’t know a way to simply copy/paste or otherwise export selected bookmarks.

On the Mac there are lots of free Chrome/Chromium browser extensions that will copy tab URLs to the clipboard or export them.

With something like the Rich URL or TabCopy extension you can select a text fragment Select a text fragment, press the extension button or keyboard shortcut, then auto-paste a text fragment together with the page address