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Show HN: Turn your “read later” folder into a physical book
204 points by yorgos_kats 53 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 118 comments
Hi HN!

Being locked down with plenty of time in my hands, I clearly noticed a problem that I faced and also felt passionate about tackling.

- Excessive screen time in our day-to-day - Diminishing attention spans

It was consistently tough to properly read quality longform content online. From screen related tiredness to having ads and notifications pop up and demand a share of my attention, my focus was compromised.

Long story short, I wanted to read longform content that lives online (and there is a ton of high quality out there), in an inherent offline medium, paper :p

Fast forward 5 months, we just published the beta of (https://myscreenbreak.com) We are redesigning webpages from scratch and making them print optimised.

While we aim to be able to deliver physical books by q1 2021, our current print-at-home version for single articles and collections can give you an indicative idea of how v1 product will look like.

If there are any other paper/book loving weirdos out there, happy to hear and learn from them :)




A few years ago I founded a company that did something very similar. The idea of Memeoirs[1] was that, back in the 2000s, some of your most thoughtful and interesting conversations happened via email. You could trace the story of your life collecting some of your most important emails with our webapp, which worked with Gmail, Yahoo and Outlook, and then have a printed version mailed to you.

It all started in a similar way, around 2010, with a lot of free time in my hands and with the help of some fantastic friends who became co-founders. At the beginning it was more of an artsy thing (look at our manifesto [2]), definitely fueled by a love for books and a desire to slow down the merciless wheel of tech. The commercial vein only attracted us later. Fast forward to 2014 and we had a working product, we passed through the Startup zoo (2 incubators and various shows) and managed to raise about $500k.

But sales never took off. As we tried to expand the scope of the product by integrating WhatsApp and other messaging systems, it finally dawned to us just how small the market was. By the time we decided to pivot to a more visual product (ie: Photo-books), money were running out. When we finally closed the company in 2016, I think we had produced a few thousand books, but <10k.

It was a fun ride. Wish you the best of luck!

[1] https://web.archive.org/web/20160131132208/https://memeoirs.... [2] https://www.jamez.it/project/memeoirs/


That’s great experience raising $500k and going through the incubator experience. The (I’m guessing late) 2000s was willing to gamble on consumer plays like this, you don’t see that often at all today. HN used to have more stuff like this.

I think the closest real world (as in wide scale commercialization or deployment) of your original idea was Facebook’s automated video they made for each account (assuming they had enough content) playing back your history via photos, friends, events etc. Cant remember the name of that video feature just now.

There’s always a core idea in each product that has some practical value somewhere.


Yes, it was a great experience. I too have the impression that investors these days are looking for a more proven track record before buying in, especially for B2C products, but I think some markets are still open to "gambles".

As for real world products: Shutterfly/Snapfish are still looking healthy, and Google Photos is pushing hard their print store, which is where we were eventually heading to. And in the category "real world products that never were" - WhatsApp reached us shortly after the acquisition by FB. They were interested in partnering up with us, until all of a sudden they weren't anymore.

The core idea, as you say, is always there. For us it was the importance of Memory, which will keep on cropping up on many products to come. You just got to be riding the right one. :-)


This is a great story thanks for sharing, and I think it can be useful for the poster of screenbreak above. My knee jerk reaction when I saw the product was, wow I can create a book of all the articles I read in 2020 and make it a coffee table book. It is a good gift to give close friends as the articles that shaped your year, or one to reminisce on, but above all this book needs to be picture heavy, it needs to feel like a magazine or coffee table book to have mainstream appeal. I hope OP tests this out, there is def a market here


Hey, OP is taking notes! Coffee table value is definitely a thing


Wow, thanks for sharing! Really interested to know more about memeoirs story, will get in touch!


Awesome story! Reminds me a bit of Groovebook.


I like this idea, I've been debating the mental clutter digital experiences can add to the mix. There's something about tangible things anchoring the mind. Like the most recent example we forayed into is looking to purchase a physical kitchen timer just to find and crank the thing and get a reminder going. The barrier there is so low that I think we'd actually get in the habit of timing things more readily. Compared to setting a timer in the phone there's just too many small obstacles and interference that can get in the way that in aggregate the activation energy just becomes too much and the timing operation never gets done.

There's something to say about a physical thing demanding less mental mobilization in some scenarios where going tangible makes better sense from an experience the world and get things done perspective.


Anchoring the mind ... small thoughts.

Deciding what to focus on yourself instead of the app showing you random screens which the developer thinks are currently important. The tool being out of the way and only the important things in-front of you. Where only you yourself decide what is important.


Yah, I've been trying to articulate this weird like "leveraging of muscle memory" to increase productivity. App and OS UIs can often put too many small hoops in the way that you use some other part of your brain to jump through them. Muscle memory has a way of like bypassing and cutting to the chase and doesn't have this mental cost associated with a context switch if you will. Somehow doing something physical has some tie in with like a "mental background task" that doesn't disturb the "main thread" high level cognitive processes that I want reserved for matters that deserve deep attention.

I wonder if it has to do with the fact that there's a precision of attention in digital UIs just to click the right button and just all the aiming involved though simple actually has a pretty tight tolerance with fine motor skills and large room for error compared to a quick and dirty gross motion you can get away with for things in the real world. Hopefully that makes sense.


Not to say that I don't think this is cool, but it seems impossible. How are you going to deal with the copyright issues of commercially printing work by arbitrary authors? (Not the part where you reformat stuff for a user to print at home -- the other part where you print it for them.)


I haven't looked too closely at how this works, but regarding your concern, don't other printing services run this risk too if that's illegal? like Kinkos, FedEx, library printers?


Any time you print something at FedEx they make you accept an agreement stating that you are not printing or copying copyrighted material. I'm guessing those other places have the same type of thing. Even if it's a piece of paper posted next to the printer at a public library stating "By using this printer you acknowledge that you are not printing or copying any material for which you do not have the right to copy."

To be sure, it's a pretty loose contract and you could probably get away with printing a small amount of copyrighted material. But it at least shifts the liability onto the customer so the retailer can always point to the agreement and say "hey, they said they weren't printing anything illegally; that's on them for lying."


thats not quite correct, you just need the right to copy it, not to be the copy owner, and as mentioned elsewhere there are all sorts of scenarios where you indeed have such rights


Yep, you're right. What you said is what I intended. I've updated my comment.


I don't know where the line is (and I think it's pretty fuzzy and dependent on someone actually noticing and caring), but copy shops will certainly refuse to reprint an entire book for you.


Time and location shifting are protected, at least in the US. And with the exception of software that aggressively tries to prevent doing so, backups are also considered fair use.

If you share the material with someone else, you're into infringement territory in most of the 1st World and substantially beyond, as far as I'm aware. If I tried to do this as a service, I'd probably get sued to the stone age, and I'd deserve it. But running it at home? Who's gonna know, and who's going to have a legal leg to stand on if they care?

Also we all used to joke about various parents doing this exact thing, and I don't think I've ever heard anyone get into trouble for it.


> Time and location shifting are protected, at least in the US.

Can you share a citation for this? I'm a (former) lawyer and have never heard of a blanket protection for time and location shifting. It might be allowed for certain types of copyrighted content, or if done by the end-user. But I don't think there's a blanket allowance for all copyrighted materials, especially when a third party is involved.


> If I tried to do this as a service

Isn't that what this post is about? They are planning to print a physical book made up of arbitrary text chosen by the user and then ship that book to the user.


Somehow I missed the lede. You are correct, he is doing exactly that.

So my conclusion is bunk, although the decision tree I loosely mapped out might still be useful for others so I'll leave it as is.


Do photo printing services (or existing self-publishing services) assess content for copyright infringements? Or do they pass it off with "you assert that you have the rights to print this content"? I suspect something along those lines could work for this too. If the service can be 'blind' to what is being collected (eg, all happens on the user's device and the central printer just takes the collected file). Automated version of a local printshop that just prints whatever you give them.


Anecdotal but I published a book through what was at least then Createspace at Amazon. Many of the chapters were adapted from previous blog posts of mine and the book was flagged. I sent Amazon some links and they quickly cleared it.


I bring this up occasionally:

If you use Pocket (built into Firefox and low-friction plugin for other browsers incl mobile) the Kobo e-reader is awesome. You can import Pocket articles to read offline and they are essentially displayed as epub e-books. They're also displayed in print-optimized format (no ads). E-ink ends up being a great way to read these long-form articles.


For kindle i use a plugin called "push to kindle". https://www.fivefilters.org/push-to-kindle/


I tried that, pretty great. My one gripe: it only syncs “articles” and there’s a lot of content pocket doesn’t recognize as articles.

Find any way around that? Mailchimp newsletter html versions are a big one.


Definitely Pocket is a great service and provides a cool experience for online reading with its reader mode and integrations. But this is for the users that prefer online reading (definitely a lot). However we believe that lots of people would actually prefer paper. And I think paper should be an option up top with online reading and audio, when it comes to internet longform content. It's just really tough to get things right, fast and cost-effective but we will give it a shot


> But this is for the users that prefer online reading (definitely a lot).

What do you mean? Is 'this' referring to Pocket or your service?

Also:

.scribble-4 { right: -2%; }

causes horizontal scroll on chrome/chromium/firefox.


Pocket and generally people that prefer reading online. I meant that it is a great solution for this usecase


Thanks for that, will fix asap


Another option is to use e-ink Android tablet such as Boyue Likebook, where you can install the native Pocket app.


Huh, an e-ink tablet with Android >6 (or 4.2 which was ubiquitous for a while). I almost lost the hope to see this.

Pity that it's already three versions behind, of course.


I'd be keen for a service that made a nice pdf for reading on an e-reader, but a physical book just feels wasteful.

Exploring a pocket to pdf to kindle pipeline is on my todolist using either https://www.printfriendly.com or https://www.api2pdf.com

If anyone has done something similar would love to some feedback.


Fair game. While not there yet and focused at the challenges that print production presents, we should be able to offer epub/mobi/mobile friendly/ereader friendly versions soon (since we create pdfs from html)


I did something similar some years ago as a personal project to keep an usable and searchable local copy of the interesting stuff found online: a web app that fetch Pocket read later list, convert the articles to pdf stripping not useful parts (and ads), archive them in a Dropbox folder and finally delete the Pocket elements themselves to keep the list clear (and obtain a little more privacy).

Soon I will get a new e-reader, perhaps I could refresh and publish it on GitHub :)


Not directly related, but I'm working on building a tool to automatically send newsletters right to your Kindle: https://newsletterstokindle.com

I've been beta testing it for a while and love reading longer articles/newsletters right on my e-reader


I love this idea. I always stash articles into Pocket, Evernote and by the time I get around to them it feels more like a chore to get around reading them in order... I feel like making this into a book adds a little serendipity to the experience since I can just open to a random article.

A suggestion: maybe some auto tagging and ordering the articles by topic or source? It might not be that technically expensive to do + adds to the organization value? I hate when I browse my to-read list and I just find a sea of productivity or tech articles when I really just don't want to see those that day.


Thanks for sharing that and agreed, shouldn't be that hard to add to the app.

Interested about the serendipity idea, we have thought about it more from the point of view that user builds the book chapters. Would randomly selecting articles for a subscription type service (say deliver a book every month) make sense to you?


Great idea; I'll add it to my "read later" folder.

Joking aside, this does sound like something I'd actually use and the formatting on the resulting document is very pretty. And just to let you know, your "Buy us a coffee" link gets jumbled at lower screen widths.


Haha! Thanks for the nice words! Snap, it seems we are not getting coffee anytime soon :p


I watched the video demo and I like the idea that I might easily get a PDF with nicer formatting than the default print styles. I would use that sometimes.

However, I question whether this will work consistently, since in my experience it takes a lot of developer attention to cover all the design anti-patterns out there.

It's a classic problem of course but I don't see why this is better than using something like Pocket, which has enough traction to get parsing right most of the time even if its print style might be less nice. It also has good integration with my e-reader.

For the intended physical-book version, I think you're setting yourself up for serious copyright problems. You're going to republish the Wall Street Journal because one of its readers asked you to?

Anyway it looks like a fun project and I wish you luck with it!

Regarding the video I'd like to point out:

1. It makes the service look really slow! Probably not what you want!

2. The video ends with an ad for the video hosting company, which I found confusing at first.

[edit: less speculation]


Thanks for this comment and taking the time, lot to unpack.

From a technical standpoint, you are correct that this is a massive challenge. However for us to eventually get something print production ready, we needed to build our own extraction software that preserves stylesheet, images, sequence etc. We will definitely face a lot of failures initially, but hopefully will be able to build interesting machine learning models that will make the service much better over time. We have already built tools that will enable us to fix most of the possible issues pre-production.

About the legal concerns, we will be printing content, we know 100% user already has access to, for its personal use. Won't be any different than creating a pdf file (eg from file print) and going to a print shop with a usb to print it out (or stitch).

Regarding the video, it is slow, but this is the best we have made it to snapshot html, send it to our servers and extract the relevant info. We aim to make it faster, but that's the reality and didn't want to show anything fake. Rendering could take even longer depending on size etc, obv tons of room for optimisation.


Re the video, I get being honest, but no one wants to watch a video that's just endless loading animations. Instead how about:

Shot 1: an article Shot 2: "30 seconds later..." Shot 3: the finished product

That way I can see the product in action, know how long it actually takes to work, and not waste 30s of my life unnecessarily


Fair point and thanks for the feedback and suggestion!


Coincidentally I just saw someone (Avery Trufelman of 99% Invisible fame) ask for something just like this on Twitter a few days ago:

https://twitter.com/trufelman/status/1312827037472763907


Awesome, thanks for bringing that to my attention and sharing that on twitter :)


Is this going to be able to take in a combination of PDFs saved on my android phones and tablets (from web page surfing) and also pull in the html files I've saved pages via firefox on pcs and then perhaps spider my bookmarks and offer categories to scrape and save locally - and have a local app that can suggest publishing a few books of things sorted by category and checking that there is not too much white space on a page?

not cloud based? privacy? sorting, perhaps searching?

(Now looking for that shutup take my money gif)

Funny how saving pages on the pc with firefox saves html files and firefox on android makes pdfs I've always thought.

Been considering making some printed binders with some of this info to pass along for a while now.


Hello, tons to unpack here! - We do not support existing .pdf files, but defo in our radar - We didn't think too many people will have archives of html files, we could very well be wrong. Not supporting this currently but something we could do based on our architecture - We support searching for title/publications/authors etc, will definitely add searching within content too at some point

Current focus is to be able to streamline our processes and tech so we can indeed deliver some books facilitating a proper reading experience.

Jotting down all feedback, hope we had more resources to build more (hope we will eventually get this chance). any other ideas or thoughts, feel free to contact me directly at yorgos@myscreenbreak.com


I would pay money to have my Pocket backlog printed as a softcover book.

I actually do that with scientific papers: if I have a long trip planned, I'll go to my university's reproduction office, and have them make a book with them. Well worth the price!


Interesting, thanks for sharing your pre trip workflow! We can definitely help with this, just need to figure out an efficient way to do so, ie some form of integration vs you manually re-uploading them with Screenbreak


This is supported by https://waldenpond.press and only costs $10.



Also check: https://waldenpond.press/

Similar goal.


You know that technology took a wrong turn a ways back when a website called "Walden Pond" displays this banner: "Looks like you've got JS turned off. Quite a lot of things won't work properly."

The site does look interesting though.


Perfect, thanks for sharing!


I'm interested in the physical book printing coming soon -- have you found a good vendor for printing and binding on demand?

I've been looking for vendors for a related service (printing formatted world bibles for writers from notebook.ai) but everyone I've found has either been way too expensive (unless you reach bulk quantities), low quality (often only low-grade paperback), slow shipping, and/or had other red flags that made me think twice about using them.

Would love to hear if you found any interesting prospects!


Print on demand is a challenge by itself. Depending on where your offer the service, you can source local small printing facilities that focus on PoD. I have done that in UK where I am based. However for global reach you would need to partner with companies like blurb or lulu. We are exploring a combination of both but it is early to pick a clear winner. Logistics are hard, especially today, what can I say.


I love this idea, but I can't help but think that this is a very 2020 problem. Wouldn't you just print out your articles and bind them with a simple binder in a former life?


Haha, in a former life sure :p Maybe in this as well. You can try the file-print version and Screenbreak, hopefully there is a difference to the better. Our service will be free for you to do so (up to a certain usage degree), will be glad to know how this worked for you


That's effectively what ReMarkable is trying to achieve with its Read-On-Remarkable[1] extension to send web content to your e-reader.

Now their reading software is currently much maligned (unlike the writing part which is apparently best-in-class), but if they improve things a little then it could also be a good solution.

Of course print as PDF and send to any e-reader is also an option that doesn't involve printing paper.

Cool idea though, I do find myself not bothering to save longer form content for reading later. I was hoping ReMarkable might help me in that.

[1] https://blog.remarkable.com/introducing-read-on-remarkable-6...


Thanks for sharing. Save as pdf is quite crappy, at least from a reading experience point of you. Screenbreak would definitely offer the option to send your pdf to ereaders and support formats like epub/mobi, since our .pfds are derived from html


I use instapaper and sent it all to my kindle. Read in the evenings or on flights (pre covid)


The lack of a "Pricing" link on the homepage put me off from exploring further. Please at least add a link and a page for it even if it's free for now with the terms and conditions.


Thanks for the reply, haven't thought about this that way. Honest answer, we haven't decided on a pricing plan just yet (thoughts are always welcome). Will defo consider making more prominent that it is currently free + T&Cs


Cool idea but won't be a customer, I use my read later folder to drop context of things I probably don't need to read but feel the urge to.

Its like the minimalism idea of taking a picture of something so you feel better about biffing the thing.

I do the same thing with my to-do list and backlog. I keep a page in the back of my notebook I put things that don't seem to get done over multiple days. If they're important they'll come up again. If they're important but not urgent I make sure to reschedule a week or two away instead of backlogging.


Quite an interesting approach, thanks for sharing!


I worked at a place about 10 years ago where one of the projects was with penguin books. They spent 12 months with a team of several developers building this as amazing product for students where you could pick chapters from several books to print your own single book. All done in ajax which at the time was rare. It was really good. Random house media decided to not go ahead with, it I think because of copywrite rules etc and binned it. Felt for the devs. They were so proud and put many late hours in.


Thanks for sharing, that's cool and I can only assume the technical challenge back then. Hope we have a better ending but if you are still in touch with anyone from that dev team, plz intro me (yorgos@myscreenbreak.com). Maybe we can get this second chance! #roadtoredemption


My alternative to catching up on longform articles when I don't want to read them on a screen is to just use Pocket's text-to-speech functionality and go for a walk.


And I'll add that my main feature request for Pocket is its inability to grab data behind some paywalls / PDFs. I want my data in this one place because I want a uniform way to read and highlight. I've developed a workaround where I manually copy the plain text of the site / PDF, do a little processing, upload an HTML version to my personal web server, then save in Pocket. But this is pretty cumbersome.


I use that function on walks and while washing dishes.


Hi, I made something very similar a few months back https://getpulp.io

I'm no longer working on it (the service is shut down), and have since transitioned to a new project, but I would be happy to chat. Do you have an email I can reach out to? If not comfortable sharing, feel free to reach out to me on twitter.com/outofthebot


Hey, thanks for reaching out. Happy to chat, feel free to reach out at yorgos@myscreenbreak.com. Will get in touch on twitter in any case


Oh, but it would be way too much if I bound my entire Pocket list into a single volume. It would be massive!

Perhaps it could be broken up into smaller chunks, not to exceed XX number of pages, so that I could tackle my reading list as a series of volumes. Maybe you could even add a feature to have those volumes automatically generated and disseminated at some kind of regular, periodic interval.


There are min&max pages for books, below or above which books cannot be bound. For a5/a4 max will be 800pages.

The way we have thought about it is that you can add all the “to print” content in the 'my articles' page, then create collections (i.e books to be printed) and add the articles into them accordingly.

We have thought about integrating with bookmark managers, but a core issue with that, is that we do not have access to paid content users have/do not what to provide access to content to users that shouldn’t have.

Our implementation is by snapshot-ing via our extension a user’s tab, hence providing content that we know for a fact a user has access.


I had this idea in 2006/2007. My thought was to make it a personalized, on-demand magazine (ha, remember those). An interesting take on this might be to roll up all of the saved articles for teams at a company. Whenever an article gets enough saves in Pocket, or enough response on slack, it goes into the publication.


Or have it curated, along the lines of "something every Go programmer should know". The issue with ever-changing content is how you make sure you know everything you should.


Interesting, noted!


> “By navigating this website, you agree to our privacy policy”

Where is the consent button? And what in the actual ef? What should one do if they click before your pop-up appears? Or click directly on a link from outside of your website? Please change it and don’t put your audience in a lose-lose.


This is illegal under GDPR. It is unclear what this even means. I mean yeah sure: If I surf your site you're gonna apply your sites privacy rules, no surprise there — but they still should allow me to go away if I don't want this or don't trust them. The surprise however is that the privacy rules is a damned PDF that you are expected to download and open? No thanks. If that is how privacy conscious people are treated I will pass.

1) Not giving me the choice to know what I should agree to beforehand and making agreement implicit is not cool.

2) Making it hard to read the rules is a no go (the rules should be on the site itself)

3) Is the tracking/data collection important enough to deface a site? I don't collect anything on my own sites and don't use cookies beyond what is technically needed, which is why I don't have to ask for consent.

The rough serverside access stats are totally enough for me and AFAIK they don't fall under GDPR as long as it is just aggregate numbers.

If you really want to do cookie based tracking and stuff, why not just make it a yes/no choice? Stuff like this is about branding as well. If the first thing you tell your potential visitors is that they have no choice you are hurting your own communications.


Hi both, thanks for the comments, duly noted. We will make things right asap


This looks really great! Will be keeping an eye on it. I work on something somewhat similar at https://pdf.fivefilters.org/simple-print/ - just focused on single articles though.


Thanks, likewise :)


Your service looks really neat! Is there a way I can use it without the extension? For example, can I paste a url into the website?

I use Safari as my primary browser and am not interested at switching browsers at this time. However I am interested in trying My Screen Break!


Thanks! You can try with a url here (https://demo.myscreenbreak.com/) but we are going to sunset this soon. We may add this within the app, but will create a safari extension as well.

Generally the main reason going through via extension is that we can then provide the service to paid content users have access to and we don't. There are other technical considerations too.


Wow! This is incredible! Having extensions so that users can save content that's behind a paywall makes a ton of sense. As a (hopefully long-term) user of your service, I'd appreciate the ability to do something like this with the non-demo app so I could add articles when using my phone or other devices.

And if you took it a step further I would _love_ some form of API access (even with reasonable usage limits and legal restrictions to personal use only).


For those (like me) who like paginated format and offline reading, but don't particularly need paper, Instapaper has a feature to send a collection of stories from your reading list to your kindle.


1) You can put on "Dont Disturb" mode and that way you won't be distracted by notifications.

2) I don't think you can just print out other people's content, especially if there are ads.


I would love to pay money for this. It is exactly the case that there's lots of long-form online content I want to read, and would love to read on paper.

I imagine copyright is a problem?


Happy to see that there are more people out there sharing the same desire for online content on paper. We only share content for personal use after being 100% sure that user originally has access to said content (hence using extension vs urls)


Maybe make that myscreenbreak.com a http link in your post because I had to read twice to find it. Usually Show HNs are meant to be direct links.


Thanks for noting, fixed. If not mistaken I was allowed either a direct link or text, so couldn't convey all the info in the title alone


Can you send an order to my local printing shop for them to print those on nice small booklets with nice paper?

And for them to ship the booklet


Hi, interesting question! What is your concern vs us delivering straight to your door? We should be able to offer a variety of sizes/qualities. If though there is a reason for which we wouldn't be of help, we may consider instead of sending books, to offer production ready .pdf files, which you can share with your printing shop. Noted


It could be cheaper or faster to get it printed and shipped locally? I would be happy to pay the same total price even though it's printed/shipped by someone else


I print most everything I want to act read well and thoroughly, even HN comments. I learned this habit from my grandfather.


Same here, paper is powerful! Hope we can be of help with your workflows.

#grandfatherwisdom


I want a service that takes my "read later" folder and reads it to me in my sleep

(I wouldn't have time to read it otherwise.)


Please someone just automagically categorize my read later folder (or getpocket links), so that I browse them thematically.


Yes I really want this, can you take my pocket list and push into into burb/lulu or similar? I will pay for this


We will figure this out, rest assured!


Neat idea. Any way to batch import sources from pocket or apple’s read later in safari or similar sources?


Not yet, because we do not save articles via url but via our extension which snapshots html. That way, we can offer our service to user's paid content as well.

Having said that, and based on the feedback we read tonight in this thread, integrating with pocket and similar sources in some way, shape or form seems like a top priority!


Thanks! Do you have an email list for updates?

I have a big pocket backlog I’d love to turn into a book somehow. Which I could then skim.



I'd suggest speeding up the animations in your video. The first one in particular seems too long.


Thanks for the feedback, we wanted to portray the real life scenario (it takes some time unfortunately), but understand that we can do a much better job passing on key info faster. Noted!


I am planning on doing something similar with my notes in Obsidian.md for physical backups


I'd paid good money to get this done for my reddit saves, catalogued somehow.


Noted and added to canny, we will consolidate all the feedback shared there. Feel free to add any other ideas :) https://feedback.myscreenbreak.com/feature-requests


Thank you! I added your website to my "read later" folder.


Does it reset the typography to something for print? That would be cool.


Odd, when I click the play icon on the video, it just disappears.


File under something a 90 year old who has avoided learning to use a computer/tablet would ask their grandchild to invent. Truly creative way to waste a lot of paper and infringe on copyright!


Based on the other, more constructive, comments I guess you're not just rude but also mistaken. This seems to be a feature a lot of people could make use of.

Just because it's not something you'd like to use, there's no reason to be this dismissive.


The effort/reward ratio here is terrible, unless you're reading extremely long content or an extremely high volume of longish articles. The problem with the latter is that collecting links to articles you want to read is easy, but half the time you get a short way through the article and realize you don't want to read it.


I imagine this will make a good paywall workaround too for a month or two.


Can this service work for articles behind paywalls?


Hi, yes, we snapshot the html page you are looking at (instead of just using the url) for that reason alone




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