If you follow a lot of blogs and websites, you’re familiar with this phenomenon: seeing something you want to read, not having time to read it, and then completely forgetting about it. My Google Reader is filled with unread posts, but truth be told, I only think about them when I log in.
Have you ever wished you could be better about staying on top of your reading, find things you might want to read with a quick search, and be able to hold on to articles and posts that might come in handy in the future? There’s a new way to remember stuff from your RSS feeds and it’s called Reeder: a super slick app for your Mac, iPhone, and iPad that lets you manage your subscriptions and save posts you may want to read later directly to your Evernote account.
Remembering things you read with Evernote and Reeder
Reeder is a Google Reader client that offers a slew of awesome features and integrations, not to mention a beautiful design that makes your Google Reader (overflooded as it may be) look organized and approachable. We think it’s a very user-friendly way to ‘clean up’ your Google Reader and make it look less like your inbox and more like a place to enjoy stuff you might want to read now or later.
When you download Reeder, you’ll notice that there’s a familiar elephant icon in the app which lets you immediately send posts you might want to remember to your Evernote account. When you send a post to your Evernote account, it’ll automatically be saved to your default notebook, nicely formatted and, of course, searchable. Here are some ways to use Reeder and Evernote together:
- Compile reading for a trip or your commute: Send longer articles to your Evernote account and put them into an Offline Notebook called ‘Reading.’ [Learn more about Offline Notebooks]
- Take your feeds with you: Whenever you have some time to read, pull up your reading list from any device where you have Evernote installed. While Reeder is a Mac / iOS app, when you send articles to Evernote, you can read them from any device you have on hand.
- Remember tutorials, recipes, and job postings: Send articles relevant to your life now, or in the future. Later, when you’re looking for a steak recipe, or trying to figure out how to clean up a wine stain, simply do a search in Evernote and find articles you saved from Reeder.
- Add notes to your reading: Have an opinion about what you’ve read, or want to add a to-do list to your note? Once you send an article from Reeder to Evernote, you can easily edit your notes however you like.
Getting started is super fast and easy. Simply log into your Google Reader account and immediately pull up all of your feeds in Reeder’s easy-to-digest interface. Manage your subscriptions by organizing feeds into folders, adding and removing feeds with the click of a button. Reeder lets you customize your preferences to make it look like and work to your liking by customizing the appearance, gestures and shortcuts.
Download Reeder from the App Store and start saving posts and articles you might want to remember to your Evernote account today.