Life these days is pretty busy. The internet, which was supposed to make our lives simpler and more connected, has actually linked us up to virtually limitless amounts of content. Sometimes it feels a little overwhelming. There are blog posts and news articles and how-tos and top tens (and top 50s, and top 100s, and so on). There’s just too much to consume.
To help with that, there is a veritable plethora of utilities designed to help you save content to read later. Services like Instapaper and Pocket (formerly known as Read It Later), promise to let you save what you want to read with just the touch of a button. That way you can come back to it later, when you’ve got time.
But suppose you’re busy later. Suppose you don’t have time to read it later. Then your lists get full and when you finally get around to clearing it out you find yourself staring dumfoundedly at half the stuff you’ve saved and wondering why you cared in the first place. Sometimes you just have to read it now.
Fortunately, for those situations there’s a new bookmarklet available. Developed by Lex Friedman and Dan Moren, Read It Now is a simple bookmarklet that you install in your browser when you want to read something now, rather than saving it for later. All you do is drag the bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar and you’re ready to go. When you want to read something now, all you do is click the bookmarklet and you’re ready to go. You can find out more about Read It Now by checking out the Read It Now website. Check out a screenshot below:
So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and read it now!