No time to read that article now? How about saving it for later?
One of my favorite writing apps is Evernote, which allows you to use either your finger to hand write (yes, that’s right!) notes on your tablet rather than typing. Evernote’s recent security breach made headline news, but the company quickly changed the passwords of all of its customers along with emphasizing that it will be adding two-factor authentication in the very near future. The hackers were able to access a list of Evernote users’ usernames, email addresses and passwords that were protected by one-way encryption. This news item focused attention again on the vulnerability of password protection. The move to two-factor authentication is certainly wise on Evernote’s part.
A great app from Evernote is called “Pocket” and is an app that enables you to read an article or access an interesting website or video later if you are quickly scanning it in the moment. Pocket works by syncing to your phone, tablet or computer, and you can read what you saved later, even without Internet access.
It is easy to download the app, and once you have, it connects to sites like twitter, so you can mark a link on twitter as “read later,” and you will find it later in your Evernote Pocket account. Pocket seems to be one of the easiest “read later” apps available now. It enables you to change margins, fonts, and switch from light to dark. It works well with photos and videos, and you can bulk edit from the main screen.
Another similar app is Instapaper, which is pretty straightforward. It allows you to create folders to categorize and archive articles. Also, Readability offers a seamless reading experience with menu options that disappear by tapping for more content. Its main home screen aggregates a list of your saved content.
Our advice is to play around with the free versions of these apps. They are especially helpful when scanning news articles through websites or social media sites like twitter.
Let us know what your think!