How many times have you come across an article that you knew you absolutely had to read but didn’t have time for at the moment? So, what do you do? You could email the URL to yourself, but that means you’ll have to keep track of it in your email client. You could bookmark it, but your bookmarks are probably already a hot mess.
SEE: Feature comparison: Time tracking software and systems (TechRepublic Premium)
The developers behind Vivaldi believe they’ve found just the perfect solution for this, and I’m here to tell ya, they have.
Vivaldi 5.2 (or, in my case, 5.2.2623.39, running on Pop!_OS Linux), there’s a new feature called the Reading List that holds all of those sites you want to save for later perusal. This new panel can be opened and closed from the left side of the browser, so it’s not in your way but it’s always there, ready to hand you those sites and pages to explore.
Even better, Vivaldi makes it very easy to add and remove sites from the Reading List. For anyone who has yet to figure out an efficient way to keep tabs on sites for later reading, this is it.
Let me introduce you to the feature.
What you’ll need
To use the Vivaldi Reading List, you’ll need the latest version of the web browser. It’s important to note, however, that the Reading List is not a part of the mobile browser, so it only works on the desktop version of the application.
With that said, let’s get to reading.
How to use the Vivaldi Reading List
Using Vivaldi’s Reading List couldn’t be any easier. Open the web browser and point it to a site or page you want to save for later viewing. Once there, click on the Reading List icon on the left edge of the Vivaldi window (Figure A).
Once you click the icon, the Reading List will open, giving you access to the pages you’ve saved for later reading. To save a page, all you have to do is navigate to the page in Vivaldi, open the Reading List, and click the + button directly to the right of the search bar (Figure B).
Once you’ve added the site, it’ll be available in the Reading List, marked as unread. You can collect as many sites/pages as you need in the List. And although you can’t categorize, favorite or organize the entries in the reading list, you can search them and filter out sites you’ve already read.
Once you’ve read a site or page, make sure to click the Read checkmark, which will move the entry below any unread messages, and add an eye icon (to indicate it’s been read–Figure C).
To open an article or site in your Reading List, all you have to do is double-click on the entry and it’ll open in a new Vivaldi tab. To delete a site or page from the Reading List, right-click the entry and then click Remove (Figure D).
And that’s it for the Vivaldi Reading List. Anyone who’s struggled to find a happy medium between bookmarks and emailing URLs to themselves can rejoice that a web browser finally has just the feature you’ve been looking for. Give this new option a try and see if it doesn’t win you over to the Vivaldi browser.
Subscribe to TechRepublic’s How To Make Tech Work on YouTube for all the latest tech advice for business pros from Jack Wallen.
Subscribe to the Developer Insider Newsletter
From the hottest programming languages to commentary on the Linux OS, get the developer and open source news and tips you need to know. Delivered Tuesdays and Thursdays