Read later is an indication on (or relating to) a website that one wants to save the URL to come back and read the content at a future time.
Chris Aldrich has been experimenting with general reading posts/workflows, some of which are discussed here: A New Reading Post-type for Bookmarking and Reading Workflow. In December 2016, I began using PressForward to internally save private bookmarks for things I want to read later, as well as a way to easily publish them as read posts when done.
gRegor Morrill has been experimenting by posting book titles prefixed with "Want to read:" since 2016-04-06
u-identifierfor the book title. The identifier's href is in the format
- Manually POSSE to Goodreads.
- Goodreads allows one to mark books as "Want to Read"
- Pocket - acquired by Mozilla on 2/17/17
- Instapaper - announced 8/23/16 that Pinterest is buying the service and shutting down a portion of their development
- Safari Reading List, built natively into the browser
- Facebook Save
- Send to Kindle
- Reading.am Though this service is philosophically meant to indicate what you're actively reading right now (rather than saving for later), its functionality is roughly similar to others in this category.
- ReadingPack (defunct - see site-deaths)
- Readability (bookmarking service shut down 9/30/16 - see site-deaths)
Archiving Apps with similar functionality
These allow one to bookmark URLs which could potentially be tagged as read/unread, thereby providing this type of read it later functionality.