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Read it Later Firefox Plugin

If you follow a lot of news and social bookmarking sites you are going to love this Firefox Extension.

Have you gone to a site or seen an interesting link and thought you would get back to it later? My usual technique is to open up a ton of tabs and come back to them when I have time. Inevitably I will find I don’t have time, the screen gets too cluttered or the browser crashes.

Read it Later allows you to create a reading list so you can come back to read links at your leisure.

  • Save pages to a reading list to read when you have time
  • Randomly surf through your list or select specific items
  • After reading, bookmark pages on your preferred bookmarking service
  • Right-click links to add to your list instead of following each link.

I just installed the extension and already it looks like it is going to come in very handy. Go download it here.

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  1. Chriiiiissss!!

    I was going to do a review on them in my Fireday column. Ya stole my thunder. πŸ™‚

    It looks like a good extension and most of the time, I’m zipping through all 480 feeds and starring the ones I want to read later, so I think this extension will definitely help out.

    JD

  2. Chriiiiissss!!

    I was going to do a review on them in my Fireday column. Ya stole my thunder. πŸ™‚

    It looks like a good extension and most of the time, I’m zipping through all 480 feeds and starring the ones I want to read later, so I think this extension will definitely help out.

    JD

  3. I needed this—THANK YOU! I do that all the time–open a ton of tabs in each window–and then end up closing out half of them without going to them b/c I run out of time. Cool tool. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  4. I needed this—THANK YOU! I do that all the time–open a ton of tabs in each window–and then end up closing out half of them without going to them b/c I run out of time. Cool tool. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  5. I have been using this plugin for a while and it is very useful.
    Its a shame I cannot use it at work as we use IE v6. I find Netvibes.com is also a good way to save pages to view for a later time.
    Regards.

  6. I have been using this plugin for a while and it is very useful.
    Its a shame I cannot use it at work as we use IE v6. I find Netvibes.com is also a good way to save pages to view for a later time.
    Regards.

  7. I have been using this plugin for a while and it is very useful.
    Its a shame I cannot use it at work as we use IE v6. I find Netvibes.com is also a good way to save pages to view for a later time.
    Regards.

  8. Thanks for the tip Chris. This will be perfect, and what really makes it worthwhile is that it can synchronize between computers. I used to do it your way, with multiple tabs that would only sometimes get read – or would eventually slow Firefox to a crawl as I left them there for a day or more.

  9. Thanks for the tip Chris. This will be perfect, and what really makes it worthwhile is that it can synchronize between computers. I used to do it your way, with multiple tabs that would only sometimes get read – or would eventually slow Firefox to a crawl as I left them there for a day or more.

  10. Thanks for the tip Chris. This will be perfect, and what really makes it worthwhile is that it can synchronize between computers. I used to do it your way, with multiple tabs that would only sometimes get read – or would eventually slow Firefox to a crawl as I left them there for a day or more.

  11. This is wonderful. I sometimes keep some tabs open in hopes to reading and maybe writing about other sites on my blog but in addition to that I also have a folder on my desktop worse yet keep the links on my desktop to remind me to go to them later but I often eventually bookmark them or delete them because I don’t have enough time. Hopefully this will help.

  12. This is wonderful. I sometimes keep some tabs open in hopes to reading and maybe writing about other sites on my blog but in addition to that I also have a folder on my desktop worse yet keep the links on my desktop to remind me to go to them later but I often eventually bookmark them or delete them because I don’t have enough time. Hopefully this will help.

  13. This is wonderful. I sometimes keep some tabs open in hopes to reading and maybe writing about other sites on my blog but in addition to that I also have a folder on my desktop worse yet keep the links on my desktop to remind me to go to them later but I often eventually bookmark them or delete them because I don’t have enough time. Hopefully this will help.

  14. A great extension to FireFox I should say but if it enables us to save the contents to be read offline, it would surely be better!

  15. A great extension to FireFox I should say but if it enables us to save the contents to be read offline, it would surely be better!

  16. A great extension to FireFox I should say but if it enables us to save the contents to be read offline, it would surely be better!

  17. Thanks for the tip, Chris. This is just what I need. I’ve been saving pages to my Bookmarks Toolbar Folder but that’s not very satisfactory and I don’t always want to add them to a social site till I’ve read them.

  18. Thanks for the tip, Chris. This is just what I need. I’ve been saving pages to my Bookmarks Toolbar Folder but that’s not very satisfactory and I don’t always want to add them to a social site till I’ve read them.

  19. Thanks for the tip, Chris. This is just what I need. I’ve been saving pages to my Bookmarks Toolbar Folder but that’s not very satisfactory and I don’t always want to add them to a social site till I’ve read them.

  20. Perfect: off to download now. Thanks so much for enabling my ADD! πŸ˜‰

  21. Perfect: off to download now. Thanks so much for enabling my ADD! πŸ˜‰

  22. Great extension. Thanks for the tip, Chris! This will surely be much more convenient than my “Linkdump” tool bar folder.

  23. Great extension. Thanks for the tip, Chris! This will surely be much more convenient than my “Linkdump” tool bar folder.

  24. That is SO cool. Thanks for that. Much better than my current method of searching through my browser history…

  25. That is SO cool. Thanks for that. Much better than my current method of searching through my browser history…

  26. Thanks for the heads up! I’ve used the multiple tab approach for years, then I moved to a a delicious tag to_be_read, but that wasn’t very handy…so most of the articles remain unread.

    This plugin sounds like the perfect solution.

    Btw, Mohsin posted about a few plugins useful to web designers.

  27. Thanks for the heads up! I’ve used the multiple tab approach for years, then I moved to a a delicious tag to_be_read, but that wasn’t very handy…so most of the articles remain unread.

    This plugin sounds like the perfect solution.

    Btw, Mohsin posted about a few plugins useful to web designers.

  28. I like this. I use Safari way more though! I just create a bookmark folder in my bookmarks bar that says read it and I find my way to those whenever I get a chance!

  29. I like this. I use Safari way more though! I just create a bookmark folder in my bookmarks bar that says read it and I find my way to those whenever I get a chance!

  30. Thanks a lot Chris.

    I really needed this too.

    Mark

  31. Thanks a lot Chris.

    I really needed this too.

    Mark

  32. Great plugin, I downloaded it and will use it on the next restart. I might start adding Firefox plugins to my blog adds more interactivity.

  33. Great plugin, I downloaded it and will use it on the next restart. I might start adding Firefox plugins to my blog adds more interactivity.

  34. Thank you! I’ve needed something like this!

  35. Thank you! I’ve needed something like this!

  36. Awesome! Thanks for mentioning this plugin. Just what I need many times. Hopefully I actually do the “reading later”!

  37. Awesome! Thanks for mentioning this plugin. Just what I need many times. Hopefully I actually do the “reading later”!

  38. Wow, thanks! I always bookmark sites and intend to get back to them but never do. This is going to be a huge help.

  39. Wow, thanks! I always bookmark sites and intend to get back to them but never do. This is going to be a huge help.

  40. @Jonathan – Oops, sorry πŸ™‚

    @Hope – Looks like it will be good doesn’t it?

    @jsanderz – I use FF all the time now, I only go into IE to test a design

    @Billfer – I have never tried syncing bookmarks, I guess I should try it

    @linkerjpatrick – One thing I have noticed is when I go back at least half the links I just close because I have lost interest. Isn’t that strange?

    @Wayne – That would be cool if there was a mobile edition especially

    @Sharon – Same here, I tend to bookmark with SU but only if I would recommend it to others

    @Jen – Glad to be of service πŸ˜‰

    @Adam – Yeah similar idea but a little easier to manange

    @George – I’m sure it will improve too

    @Aaron – Great link πŸ™‚

    @greg – I hardly ever use safari, I just got so comfortable with FF. I really should see what safari would be like as my main browser

    @Mark – Glad to help πŸ™‚

    @Derek – If you find any more good ones let me know πŸ™‚

    @Nathania – Glad you like πŸ™‚

    @Simon – That’s the real trick isn’t it? Actually reading the stuff we save for later …

    @Kristi – Hope so! πŸ™‚

  41. @Jonathan – Oops, sorry πŸ™‚

    @Hope – Looks like it will be good doesn’t it?

    @jsanderz – I use FF all the time now, I only go into IE to test a design

    @Billfer – I have never tried syncing bookmarks, I guess I should try it

    @linkerjpatrick – One thing I have noticed is when I go back at least half the links I just close because I have lost interest. Isn’t that strange?

    @Wayne – That would be cool if there was a mobile edition especially

    @Sharon – Same here, I tend to bookmark with SU but only if I would recommend it to others

    @Jen – Glad to be of service πŸ˜‰

    @Adam – Yeah similar idea but a little easier to manange

    @George – I’m sure it will improve too

    @Aaron – Great link πŸ™‚

    @greg – I hardly ever use safari, I just got so comfortable with FF. I really should see what safari would be like as my main browser

    @Mark – Glad to help πŸ™‚

    @Derek – If you find any more good ones let me know πŸ™‚

    @Nathania – Glad you like πŸ™‚

    @Simon – That’s the real trick isn’t it? Actually reading the stuff we save for later …

    @Kristi – Hope so! πŸ™‚