The internet offers a wealth of great information, storytelling and longform articles. The problem is that you don’t always have the time to read such lengthy pieces. Plenty of apps exist to give you a way to save such things for further consultation.
We’ve rounded up 10 of the best ways to “read later” on your iPhone or iPad.
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1. Pocket (Free) - Pocket is one of the biggest names in the article saving field, and it's for good reason. The app makes it quick to save links and articles to read later, allowing you to sync them across multiple devices. You'll be able to read new stories easily, whether you have a data connection or not. Pocket also offers up personalized recommendations, so you'll never be short of something new to read.
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2. Instapaper (Free) - Another big name in the field, Instapaper is a great choice because of its clutter free interface. It strips away all the stuff you don't need, focusing on iOS optimized formatting. Much like with a Kindle, you can adjust the font used, spacing and color theme, for the most effective reading experience out there. It'll even narrate it to you via text-to-speech.
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3. Readability (Free) - Offering a smooth interface, Readability can turn any web page into a much cleaner layout, making it easy to catch up on long articles you've saved. Alongside that is a recommendations feature, allowing you to follow other users, and explore a list of their recommended favorites. With a focus on speed, as well as accessibility, Readability is convenient for those short on time.
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4. Outread ($2.99) - Being able to speed read means you tackle new articles faster. Outread is an app that'll improve your reading effectiveness by helping you focus on reading small chunks of text at a time. You can follow a highlighter along the page or opt to keep it centered. Syncing with Instapaper, Pocket and Readability, means it ties in well with your article reading, making it simple to read offline quickly and efficiently.
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5. Reeder 3 ($4.99) - A form of RSS reader, Reeder 3 helps you collate your favorite links, as well as read through them at your own convenience. The app offers support for many reading services, before allowing you to share results easily. With a varied color scheme also available, it's an effective way to collect up your most interesting articles for later consultation.
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6. Delicious (Free) - Delicious is a form of social network focused on link sharing. It gives you the opportunity to search through other people's collections of links in order to discover cool stuff, and find some interesting views. While its interface isn't as clear as other apps, it makes up for it with a wealth of content, meaning you'll never run out of something to read.
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7. Longform (Free) - Living up to its name, Longform provides you with a wealth of longform content. You can follow individual writers as well as magazines, with recommendations via friends also available. A curated sample of highlights is offered each day, with a catalog of over 1,000 of the best publishers available to browse at any time. Over 200,000 articles are available through the app.
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8. Pinner for Pinboard - Pinboard is a convenient way to "pin" your most interesting links somewhere for later consultation. Pinner adds to that by making it simple to browse your bookmarks while on the move. With support for Share Extensions and Spotlight Search, it's a quick way to search through your bookmarks, with a clean interface making it easy to look through favorite topics.
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9. Raindrop.io (Free) - Quick and easy to use, Raindrop.io enables you to clip articles and photos from both the web and apps. You can then organize such bookmarks in collections, tagging them and giving them a unique theme. Finishing up, it's just as simple to share your collections with others, as well as collaborate to discover new and interesting articles. It's particularly ideal for those conducting research.
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10. EverClip 2 ($3.99) - Because there's an Evernote based app for everything, EverClip 2 makes it easy for you to copy any text, URL or images to EverClip. You can easily slot it in to your Today Widget, as well as annotate and edit clips before sending them to Evernote. The interface is clear and simple to use, plus there's the added benefit of knowing everything is safely stored within Evernote. It's another one that's great for those conducting research, and needing somewhere to collate things.