I find myself constantly in a situation where I opened a tab of an news/article, but didn't have time to finish it. If I don't take some measures to remind myself, I will end up not remembering reading it at all. The result is 10 open tabs in Google Chrome on my phone, all of them only half-read.
There are apps like "Pocket" that solves problems like this. While it does a good job saving unread articles for later, it doesn't have a reminder for you to return to saved items. Pocket also doesn't plan to add that feature: "We’re the first to admit that it’s difficult to remember to return to all the great content that you’ve saved! However, we don’t want Pocket to feel like another To-Do list to get through."
I found an easy way to solve it, without even downloading a new App! (for IOS only).
- On the page you want to save, click on the little anchor icon next to the link.
- It will pull up a menu at the bottom of the screen. You have options to: message, reminder, add to notes, etc.
- Click on the Reminders icon. This will add this article to your reminder.
- In the popup window, you could click on "options", click on "remind me on a day", and set reminder for yourself to return to that article!
- Then you're done!
Normally, I will set the reminder for around 8PM weekday nights, when I will be winding down for the day and have some free time to read.
Hope you could try it out some time!