Unwrapped: How to Use Read It Later with Your New Android Smartphone or Tablet

Did you get a gadget gift this year? If so, Read It Later is the best way to make the most of it: You can save stories, videos, recipes and images onto your new Android tablet or smartphone, and then come back to it anytime you want: on the couch, at your computer, or waiting in line at the mall while you return that unfortunate sweater.

With Read It Later, you get a beautiful reading and viewing experience, and you’ll have access to your content wherever you go, online and offline.

Here are five tips for getting started with Read It Later:

1. Download the Read It Later app for Android

You can download it from the Android Market here. Once Read It Later is on your phone or tablet, you’ll be able to access your queue from anywhere.

2. Start saving content: Put the Read It Later bookmarklet in your browser

Add our bookmarklet to your browser (or these extensions for Firefox and Chrome), and you’ll be able save stories, videos and images from your computer. With one click of the button, you can save your content and send it straight to your phone or tablet.

Just go to our bookmarklet page, grab a button, and drag it into your browser’s bookmarks bar…

Then use it to click “read later” on whatever interests you:
• Stories
• Videos
• Recipes
• Images
• Travel content
• Products

3. Save content from your favorite apps

Read It Later works seamlessly with your Android smartphone or tablet, which means you can click “read it later” from the share menu in any app.

4. You’re all set ! Now what kind of content should you save?

Read It Later isn’t just a “bookmarking” service. It takes the content you’ve saved and presents it in a clean, light, readable view. Digging into your favorite magazines, newspapers and blogs has never been easier.

Other content looks great, too: recipes, travel content—and video! When you save links from video services like YouTube & Vimeo, you can stream  them right inside the app. You’ll have entertainment queued up whenever you want it.

5. Other goodies that work great with Read It Later

Read It Later also makes it easy to do more with your Queue. Try some of these services:

• IFTTT (“If This, Then That”): This service makes it easy to sync your Google Reader, Twitter favorites, or YouTube and Vimeo favorites with Read It Later. Take a look at their recipes for more great Read It Later ideas.

• Crofflr: Use an e-ink Kindle along with your Android smartphone or tablet? Crofflr is an independent services that helps you sync your Read It Later queue with your Kindle.

• Read Now: Want to access your Queue from a desktop app on your Mac? Give this a try.


Coming soon! Get a sneak peek at the new Read It Later 3.0 >


Want to set up Read It Later with other devices? Check out our Getting Started guides for:

Kindle Fire
E-Ink Kindle
Your desktop computer and web browser
Other devices and apps