Many of us that are invested in the tech world simply can’t read everything the moment that it’s published. Services like Pocket exist to help us consume all of this content, saving links and articles for later reading. Many of these services offer offline reading support as well.
It looks like Google is working on its own read-it-later type of service, and it may be very similar to the bookmarking feature that’s built into Chrome right now. It’s called “Stars” and is currently being distributed to Google employees for testing. Starts allows a user to star links and will also automatically sort those links into smart lists and categories. It’s basically a “smarter” read-it-later service. Of course, this service will include its own Chrome extension to help users more easily save links.
Because it’s already being tested by Google employees, this service sounds like it’s already far along in development, and it could debut at Google I/O in two months. I’m pretty excited, as services like Pocket have always seemed disjointed to me. A more integrated service from Google could really get me back into saving articles. What do you think of this new service? Will you give it a shot? Leave a comment!