by Zack Zarrillo
The Sweet Setup has a good rundown on the best read-it-later services (applicable for both iOS and Android). Instapaper, Pocket, and Pinboard are all examined on the chopping block. I’ve personally used Instapaper for years now, and started using Pocket for separate PropertyOfZack-related items back in January. If you’ve never considered a reading service before, here’s why you might want to:
Read-it-later services can solve all of these problems, helping you save articles to read on your preferred device in a much friendlier, more beautiful format. You could think of these services like Tivo for the Internet. As you browse the web during the day, you can pick and choose the things you want to read, and at night, instead of continuing to browse, you have a hand-picked selection of great material ready for you to read.
Instapaper and Pocket have been neck and neck for the past few years, but recently Instapaper is leaps and bounds ahead in development and features. Recent additions for highlights, note taking, and text shots have pulled me into the app even more than usual. I’m going to begin phasing pocket out for POZ items and likely use Pinboard (and Pinner.app) for links to post on the site.