How To Save Links To Pocket, Instapaper, Readability Anywhere In iOS [Jailbreak]

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Apple’s Reading List lets you save and sync links in iOS and OS X to read later on any iCloud-enabled device, but the feature is restricted to Safari. Due to the limited nature of Reading List and the fact that it hasn’t existed for that long, third-party services like Pocket and Instapaper are widely used for saving links to read later.

Apps like Tweetbot let you send links to Pocket or Instapaper quite easily, but what if you could send a webpage to your favorite read later service anywhere in iOS natively, including Safari? With a new jailbreak tweak called Readr, now you can.

Readr lets you seamlessly integrate either Pocket, Instapaper, or Readability in the iOS share menu. That means you can save a link anywhere there’s the option to share it via the usual methods, like Twitter and Mail. The center button at the bottom of Safari on iOS is where you have the ability to share the currently viewed link, for example.

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A banner notification tells you when Readr has saved a link for you.

But that’s not where the integration ends. Any time you tap and hold on a link, two new options will be available to “Read Now” and “Read Later.”

The Read Now aspect of Readr is an option that turns nearly any webpage into a clean, simple reading experience free of ads. It’s powered by the Readability mobilizer that’s built into many other App Store apps. Instapaper and Pocket both offer their own versions of this experience.

Your login credentials for whichever read later service you want to use can be entered in the Settings app under Readr. After that, you’re ready to start saving links. This is a must-have jailbreak tweak for anyone who relies heavily on a service like Pocket or Instapaper. Readr costs $2 in Cydia.

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