A few weeks ago I had the good fortune to talk ‘geek’ over dinner with Justin Blanton, whose judgment I trust implicitly — to the point of immediately buying something if he says “get it” (budget allowing of course). As we were talking Justin mentioned ReadKit — something I had completely missed him posting about back in March:
I’ve been using ReadKit for the past few days and have to say that it’s probably the best experience of its kind on the Mac.
That statement seems less bold when considering the poor state of offline-reading apps for the Mac. Still, Justin’s endorsement was enough for me to check it out and after using ReadKit for a couple weeks, I have to agree; it is a great app.
The design and overall experience of using ReadKit is great: I especially like the ability to automatically sync with multiple sources like Instapaper and Pinboard.in.
I’ve always used Instapaper’s official apps on iOS, but resort to the website on my Mac. Now, after adjusting my reading habits, I’m convinced that ReadKit is the best way to get through my Instapaper backlog on the Mac.
ReadKit has its quirks, but it’s far better than having to look at the web of shitty design.