If you spend any time at all in your mobile browser, you know what a pain trying to read an article on a site not designed with mobile in mind can be. Thankfully, there’s an app called Read It Later for the Android that solves this problem and solves it so well, you’ll wonder just how you ever got along without it.
Read It Later is a mobile app that works in conjunction with your main browser. The web interface allows you to add links that will be synced to your android device. Once synced, you can then view the page stripped of any extraneous information, aside from the body of the article and any pictures included. This is great for reducing bandwidth on capped data plans, but also makes mobile reading even sites that do not have a mobile theme much, much easier.
The web interface is designed to work on any browser, but works best with Firefox and Chrome due to extensions that are designed to make adding pages to your queue extremely easy. These extensions let you tag articles so you can remember why you added them to your queue, and you can select to save tagged articles so that even after you’ve read it, it isn’t removed from your queue. This makes remembering special articles a snap.
All articles that are saved to your Read It Later account are downloaded for offline use as soon as you add them, making reading them while you’re away from a connection a breeze. Multiple devices can sync to the same account, so no matter whether you’re on your laptop, desktop, tablet, or phone, you’ll have all of the articles you’ve synced at your fingertips.
The app is extremely easy to use and comes in two varieties. The free version offers all the same features as the Pro version, but is supported by ads. If you’d like to go ad-free, then you can purchase the full version for $4.99.