The internet is a big place, and much of the material it contains is written content. Articles, news stories, blog posts, listicles — you name it! If you’ve got time to kill, you’re bound to find something interesting to peer at.
But sometimes, you’ll stumble across an article you want to read and not have time to look it over. Sure, you can save the URL, but you might not always be in a place where internet service is strong. Saving the article is the strongest method to make sure you’re not missing out on a single beat of the story.
Here are a few of the best ways to make sure that the stories you’re reading aren’t lost to the abyss of the internet forever.
Originally released as Read It Later, Pocket is a free app that lets you save the content you’re reading for a later time — regardless of whether you have internet service or not. Pocket even lets you extract and save content from some of the most popular apps on the web like Twitter, Medium and Flipboard.
Pocket automatically syncs across all of your devices, and is free to download for both iOS and Android. The free app contains ads, and a premium subscription is offered for $4.99 monthly, or $44.99 yearly which removes the ads and enables cloud backup for any content you’ve saved.
Evernote is the original third-party note-taking app, and since its inception, it’s grown into one of the best platforms for storing almost any type of media you can think of. You don’t need to draw the line at articles and stories either. You can import images, documents and more with access to annotation, scanning and sharing.
Evernote is free to download for both iOS and Android. It starts users off with a basic plan that provides 60MB for uploads, and is available offline on desktop only. Users can upgrade to Evernote Premium for $7.99 monthly or Business for $14.99 monthly, which grants increased storage and offline access.
Don’t just seek out stories, let them come to you with the Feedly app. This handy RSS reader lets you subscribe to and download from your favorite news sources around the web, and is cross-compatible with a range of apps — including Evernote above. You can even share your favorite feeds so your friends and family can be up-to-date.