It’s official. We’re not in a recession. That ended last year. Still, it looks like a recession. It feels like a recession.
Let me do my part to help you get the most from your Mac for the least amount of money. As in free. In this case, a remarkably honest and free Mac app that bookmarks web pages for later viewing. You know, in case you can’t afford your internet connection. If greed is good, then what is free? Better?
Save Web Pages For Later
Let’s face it. We live in perilous, tumultuous times, fraught with rapid change. The free air you put in your car’s tires today might have a price tag tomorrow.
Those web pages you read everyday? Save ‘em.
Tomorrow, the price might go up.
How can you save web pages for later reading? Your Mac loves you, baby. Let me count the ways. Uh, clarification—it’s the ways to save web pages, not the number of ways your Mac loves you.
myBookmarks is, as the publisher says, “a shameless copy of a good idea.” The idea is to store web pages so you can read them later. Think of myBookmarks as a hard copy of a URL. The whole web page, not just the bookmarked link.
How many ways can you do that? Many, apparently. Safari on the Mac has an Archive feature which does the same thing, but stores individual files, doesn’t come with a neat browser and management user interface.
See what you get for free?
The advantage should be obvious if you’re a mobile Mac user.
When you’re on the road and not connected online you can still read all those web pages you saved in myBookmarks.
Free? Yes, but there’s a caveat of sorts.
In general, both apps save web pages for later reading when you’re not online (and, sometimes, the content on web pages changes). Quiet Read Pro is commercial and comes with even more features.
The developer of myBookmarks did a shameless copy of Quiet Read, but for a good purpose—it runs on older PowerPC Macs, while Quiet Read only runs on Intel-based Macs.