I have always wanted a read-it-later mechanism that works. Now I have found one. It works extraordinary well too. Instapaper gives you a little bookmarklet that you can put in your browser toolbar, so that whenever you have an article you don’t have time to finish, you can just click on that button and bookmark it. Instapaper stores all your bookmarked articles online and strips them down to a highly readable format. It can also automatically sync them to your iPhone, giving you offline reading capabilities.
As I have always said, good software is worth paying for. The free version works very well and is good for 10 articles, but if you are willing to shell out $4.95, the pro version bumps it up to 250 articles and gives you an in-app dictionary, functioning very much like Kindle’s.
Try it out. It has helped me to clear out a bunch of articles I have wanted to read but never had time to read at my desk (e.g. qideas.org.)