Saturday, June 29, 2019

The Best Way to Save An Article to Read Later

Today, I want to share a little tip I recently discovered: using iPhone reminder to save articles you came across on your phone but didn't have time to read it right then.

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).


  1. On the page you want to save, click on the little anchor icon next to the link. 
  2. It will pull up a menu at the bottom of the screen. You have options to: message, reminder, add to notes, etc. 
  3. Click on the Reminders icon. This will add this article to your reminder.
  4. 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! 
  5. 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!


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