Several years ago I bought a lifetime subscription to a bookmarking service named Pinboard that has since moved to an annual subscription. Whether lifetime or annual, it doesn’t offer a service of being able to read the bookmarks in a comfortable, readable way – like for example, a service like Feedly does.

On a different but related tack, and as you may know, Instapaper has become a free service. And with a ‘Save to Instapaper’ bookmarklet in my browser, I can save with one click.

As a side note, one neat thing you can do with bookmarks saved to Instapaper is to have them copied automatically to Pinboard. As to why one should want to do it – well with a paid service like Pinboard, the chances of it disappearing on me are less likely. Not so with Instapaper. As a free service it could just end, on the principle that what is free can be taken away. Hopefully not, though.

Along came ReadKit for Mac. I bought it from the AppStore ($9.99) and now I can read the content of my Pinboard and Instapaper bookmarks in a beautifully set out desktop app that has made bookmarking worth doing in the first place.

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