If you come across an interesting article online that you don’t have time to read right away, you may have a habit of opening it up in a new tab to read later – only so that it gets lost in the mess of your browser’s bar Instead, you should use the special “Read Later” function of your browser. It’s a setup I recommend to everyone – fewer resources are consumed by these tabs, your browser looks nicer, and you could actually go back and read these articles one day.

This functionality is already integrated in many browsers – from Edge Chromium Collectionsto Chrome Read later Tool, to Firefox bagto Safari Reading listetc. there are a lot of from Browser Extensions The can help, also.

But be careful: while these third-party extensions and services can add even more fun ways to organize, archive, and share content, make sure this extension keeps your list private by default for later reading.

Does everyone have to see your saved links?

While a new extension was recently tested, Q.Hoping it would provide an easy and hassle-free way for me to save and read articles in the future, I was incredibly impressed with the fact that my account – which I had to create in order to use the extension and sync it My saved articles across different browsers and platforms – by default, a public list of the articles I’ve flagged is shown for later reading. In other words, anyone with my account name can see what I’ve saved.

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Even if you switch your account to private, everything you save in Q can be viewed by all other users of the service. Everything is fine in the “new” ticker feed. The title of the article will be attached to your account.

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I can’t think of many websites or services that would work like this other than the obvious ones that are designed for community-driven sharing of interesting content (Reddit, Digg, etc.). In other words, it should come as no surprise that a “social bookmarking” service shares links that you save publicly, as opposed to a true “read-it-later” service.

Look for the best of both worlds: private and public sharing

For my browser, I prefer a read-it-later service approach like bagBy default, all of the content you save is kept private. However, you can also choose to share anything you want on your public profile. However, you can ignore this functionality entirely.

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Regardless of which tool you read later, you don’t need a publicly available option. It’s helpful when you want to allow others to read the interesting articles you’ve found, but there are a million other ways to share your best of the best with your friends, including the good old “copy and paste” of the Hyperlinks “Technik. Create a shared spreadsheet, start a group chat, or start a private subreddit – whatever.

Regardless of whether you want to make a private list of interesting or public articles, I definitely recommend using an extension, feature, or service for reading later, rather than leaving everything open as a tab or bookmarked. The more you do to reduce the clutter in your content, the better. Just make sure to check the settings of the service you are using before you start sending any content you want to read.