PaperBack is a Minimalist Read Later Service Based on Pinboard

Screen-Shot-2013-08-20-at-12.12.59-640x597[1]If Readability, Instapaper, and Pocket aren’t your thing then check out the newly launched PaperBack.

This service, which is closely integrated with the Pinboard bookmarking service, offer uses the option of a clean and simple reading mode sans ads and other accoutrement. It uses the content bookmarked via your Pinboard account to create a reading list of blog posts and articles from around the web.

I haven’t tried PaperBack myself because it requires Pinboard, and that service costs $10 to sign up. But I have frequently heard good things about Pinboard, with many calling it a great replacement for Delicious.

Screen-Shot-2013-08-20-at-12.12.59-640x597[1]As you can see from the screenshot above, PaperBack is as clean as Instapaper. And thanks to the fact it’s based on Pinboard you’ll also be able to use that service’s search functions when you need to go find a long lost article.

Paperback is free, but there is also a paid option which adds font choice, keyboard shortcuts, tags, and the option to have Paperback track your reading position in each article. This will let you continue an article right where you left off, which could be really useful for longer articles. The paid option is $5 a month, which is a little steep for such a basic service.



Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

1 Comment

  1. KarlB20 August, 2013

    Jeeze, I totally got distracted reading about that woman being dead for 42 years in front of her TV.


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