4 Handy Android Apps To Save Information For Later Reading

Everyday we are bombarded with a bunch of information. While a lot of the information will not hold your interest, there are things you may see on your web you really want to read but don’t have the time at that moment.

On your Android devices, one of the most popular services to get your daily fix for information is Google Reader. While there are some good options to share an interesting article, there isn’t much in the way of organizing what’s saved.

Instapaper is another super popular application for saving a URL for later reading, but alas there is no official Android application yet.

So what should you do?

Here are some Android applications that you can use to save articles for later reading. Most of the applications will work with Google Reader or Instapaper.

1. Read Later for Instapaper

Read Later is an Instapaper app that is really basic and to the point. When you are browsing the web or Google Reader on your Android device, and you see an article you’d like to save for later, Read Later for Instapaper is one of your options to share. There is not an option to see the articles you’ve saved. Think of this application as a bookmarklet for your Android.


2. InstFetch

If you need something where you can save and access the URLs you save to Instapaper, InstaFetch will be more of what you are looking for. With addition of saving the URL, you can read the article and like it, archive it. If you use the pro version, you can even send it to Evernote.


3. PaperSpan

PaperSpan is it’s own service and not an application used to save information on another web-app. What sets PaperSpan apart from most of the other applications is the option to create an offline version of the URL. For people on a limited data plan or WiFi only devices, you can see the benefit of this feature.


4. Power Note

Power Note is the official Diigo application for Android. While Diigo is primarily a bookmarking site, part of what Diigo offers is a read later option when you are saving a URL. In the Android app, you have a whole dedicated column for these URLs.

Another cool feature Power Note gives you is the option to upload other notes. You can store images, snapshots, text notes and use your voice to compose text notes. Diigo seems like they are trying to steal some of Evernote’s thunder with these additions in their mobile app if you ask me.



No matter if you already use a web-based service to save your URLs for later reading or you are just starting out, there is something here to fit your needs. Personally I use Diigo for bookmarking and saving URLs to read later. You may prefer another service based on what your needs are.

How do you remember that cool website or article you spotted on your Android that you want to read later?

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Trevor Dobrygoski
Trevor Dobrygoski

Trevor is a freelance writer covering topics ranging from the Android OS to free web and desktop applications. When he is not writing about mobile productivity, He is coaching and playing the world's greatest game... Soccer.

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