Tired of mailing interesting links to yourself? Favouring tweets to remind yourself to copy/paste URL’s or add to bookmarks and stuff? Instapaper does just that. For years. Find out how to integrate it into Twitter.
When I saw that my – very very digital savvy – collegue-sort-of-in-the-same-building Anneli still battled this issue I knew I had to help ya’ll out :) *
You want this?
Wandering through your timeline.. you suddenly Stumble Upon an interesting tweet with a nice article. But as we all experience (busy little billable people that we are) we have no time at the moment, but sure do want to read it later!
Wouldn’t we just want to hit the export button and select ‘Read it Later’ (‘Lees later’ in Dutch)?
And Boom! It’s in my Instapaper? Look, it worked! (my Instapaper is typically on my iPad, set to load articles for offline access and since I’m doing this reading stuff more frequently at nightly hours I have set the color scheme of Instapaper to match this setting with light characters against a dark backdrop). Look how nifty:
And hell yeah, I can read it at my time, anytime.
Than you need this!
In order for this to work, you just need to make sure you tell your Twitter App to use Instapaper as your ‘Read Later’ platform. That’s all! To do that you have to find your settings, which are a bit hidden in the evolutionizedish UI of the (iPhone) app, I have to admit. Just go to you profile and hit the little wheel below your total tweet count and select Settings (‘Instellingen’ in Dutch):
and within the ‘Read Later’ section, select ‘Instapaper’. You probably have to give in your Instapaper account login/pass there. But I did this such a long time ago I really couldn’t tell.
Bamm. Bazoom. It’s that easy!
You’re instantly in Instapaper-Twitter business!
Have a nice read!
*) Why I wrote this post in English is a total mystery to me too. Sorry.