How do you handle readling lists?

How do you handle readling lists?

(Justin DiRose) #21

You can actually bookmark via email to Pinboard:

Bookmark by Email

You can configure Pinboard to let you add bookmarks to your account by email. This can be useful if you are using a mobile device (like an iPhone) where it’s easier to email a bookmark than to submit it with JavaScript.

The email format is simple. The subject line is the bookmark title, the first line of the email is the URL, followed by an optional description and optional line of tags. Here’s a sample email:

To: Subject: This year's potato harvest Another fine Wisconsin festival I want to attend. wisconsin t fair potato ha

There are two special one-letter tag shortcuts. Including the single letter p in the tags line will make your bookmark private, while t will mark it as unread.

Posting by email is turned off by default. To enable it, go to the settings page and click the appropriate checkbox. Once you’ve turned the feature on, you’ll see the email address you can use to post bookmarks.

Be careful not to share this email address; anyone who has it will be able to post to your account.


But to be fair, you can’t email in, say, an email newsletter to read later like you can to Instapaper. With iOS apps that are decent (though only one has been updated in the last year…) this is probably completely ridiculous to do.

I think the big takeaway from this discussion so far is:

  • Have a collection point of things you’d like to read
  • Review it regularly
  • Then have a place where you can put items you’re committing to read

Anyone else have any other interesting reading workflows?