I use Pocket and I love it as a way of saving articles to read them later, and how it allows me to browse, search, and read them easily.

However, when I read articles, I like to create highlights (in yellow) and add annotations. Pocket doesn't offer highlighting.

There's a great OSX app for PDFs, Skim, that highlights and annotates perfectly when I'm reading a PDF. But it would be so much better to not have to convert a web page to PDF in order to highlight and annotate it.

I would like to be able to create my own library of archived web articles (like Pocket allows me to do) that I can tag, search, and mark up.

Is there a "read it later" type app that will allow me to create my own library of archived web articles that I can then highlight and annotate?

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A recent update of Instapaper (May 8, 2014) allows highlighting. Any highlights you create are saved into your saved version of the article and are visible online as well.

  • Instapaper doesn't even have an OSX client does it? May 29, 2014 at 19:05
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    That's true - there are no clients for OSX, Windows or Linux. However, I use the online version of Instapaper.com to save and read articles too, and the online version supports highlighting as well (see blog.instapaper.com/post/85125160146). May 29, 2014 at 19:31
  • Yes, there is a 3rd party macOS client: ReadKit
    – halloleo
    Mar 1, 2017 at 3:15

Yes there is. It's called dotdotdot and it's not as polished as Instapaper, Pocket or Readability but shows promise. Visit their site at dotdotdot.me

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