24 April 2008

Readbag

I’m pretty sure there are other services like this, but this one is pretty well-designed: when you’re on a page you’d like to read later, click a bookmarklet and it’s added to your link list.

So it’s simple, but it’s all in the details: there’s a nice, clean iPhone version, you can get a daily email listing your links, and I like that the bookmarklet’s popup stays open for five seconds, giving you an option to start typing a note before the link is filed.

And, because it’s on App Engine, it uses your Google login (I’m tempted to call it “Google Passport” for now on, because Google has just managed to realize Microsoft’s wettest dreams). Which you might find either convenient or scary.