I checked, and only a few of the cool people—by no means all—are using Instapaper. I’m here to change that. Cool people of the world, unite!
You’ve just got to try Instapaper, especially if you have a Kindle and/or an iPod Touch like me.
All you do is install a Firefox extension which gives you a nice little button. Run across an article you’d like to read but can’t read right now? Click the button. Right away, your Instapaper account downloads the article and puts it in your to-read list.
It also strips the article of all but the article: no ads, no fine print at the bottom, no header, no buttons (pictures are generally included if they’re clearly part of the body of the article).
After your list of articles populates with a few choice gems, you can access them easily through an iPod Touch or similar device. (To have more than 10 articles at a time, I believe, will cost you $5—I ponied up because I knew what a value this would be to me.)
And here’s the coolest thing: Instapaper can automatically send all your articles to your Kindle in an easy-to-read format.
Also worth checking out if you have a Kindle: Kindlefeeder.