I believe that there is a missing button on most social share toolbars to send stuff to yourself, later. I made this and want to know what you think!
When clicked, the button accepts an email address. After input, the button defaults to sending the user a reminder email in 4 hours. The users can also manually set the delay period.
The email itself is meant to be designed by the site owner. The email can be used to promote other content, call-to-action functionality, etc. By default, the email also contains "snooze" buttons, to trigger another delayed email.
Edit: Fixed the loop
No sales weasel. Just me : ).
The model I was thinking was that it is free under a cap. I dont think most people would actually hit the cap.
Should not be hard to implement for small website.
Email me and I can give better directions: firstname.lastname@example.org
I don't want to negotiate, enter into a relationship, sign up to a newsletter, or - if I'm honest - talk to you.
Sorry for being a bit blunt - it looks like a decent service, but I can't really be bothered waiting to see what your caps are. Just put it on the site. Please :-)
I added a pricing page http://remindtoread.com/pricing
Free up to 50 reminders/month. First paid plan starts at 2$/month.
The button should be very visible at the top. Because it does not make sense to read the article first and then find this button at the end...
If possible add a number like '243 read me laters' just like the sharing options normally do. Maybe that is more encouraging.
And final thought: this should actually be part of the normal sharing options. Next to the Facebook, Twitter and email ;-) buttons. Partner up with services like 'AddThis'.
Im bullish on making it a part of the the social buttons.
The data I've seen from working at a publication company for the past two years is the following: Desktop users will start an article, then scroll to the bottom before leaving; The average bounce point for users is after the "first page; Most users dont click share buttons.
I normally leave 'read later' opened in new tabs. If I still like it after a while, I add to Pocket. Seems to me most 'structured' readers use a service like Pocket for this.
The pocket/new tab method is good, except when you have too much stuff. There is a breaking point for both of those systems, in that you have too many "saved" pieces. When you get to that point, adding new pieces is meaningless.
The defined future reminder prevents this accumulation of delayed content to happen.
So your alternative is leaving your email everywhere and every time ? Hmmm. Not my idea. Sorry. I prefer one external (general) service / solution. Like emailing to myself, saving in a new tab or saving to pocket (if I think its really worth to make time to read).
But still, that is just me. Curious how the general public will react. For example, I am not much of sharing stuff that I read with everybody. If (sometimes) I share its with argumentation to specific friends. Not very common nowadays it seems ;-)
This is definitely meant to serve users who have a loyal association to a brand/blog.
I imagine it as a middle ground between email newsletter.
This might work well with "Remind to Read" if it could create an xml feed for each user.
Hoping to receive HN community feedback on it since it is one of the few end-to-end systems I have built completely :)
I was considering to temporarily make this a browser extension.
Do you think you would use it if it was?
I can't wait to use it -- especially if you add a "digest" function that sends me one email at a particular time of the week, with links to everything I saved...
The pricing scale is meant to help the service pay for itself. You can see it here: http://remindtoread.com/pricing
You can now sign up for your own account and set up.
There's a typo.
> RemindToRead enables seamless user expereinces from visit to return and beyond.
Should be: RemindToRead enables seamless user experiences from visit to return and beyond.