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Do you Read your Reading List?

jmfayard profile image Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄ ・1 min read

Today I went through my reading list and noticed this:

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Does it look like HTTP 404 to you? It certainly does to me, but it's the actual number of articles that are there.

It's a nice metaphor though.

https://dev.to/readinglist should be the most important part of DEV, along with https://dev.to/new
but I often forget about it.

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Sylvie Fiquet

What is the reading list for? My guess is that it's meant as a place to collect articles you want to read but don't have time for right now?

That's not how I use it. I know from experience that if I don't read something immediately, there's very little chance I'll read it later.

I use the reading list as a kind of bookmark list, to keep track of articles I might want to refer to again. I used to use Evernote's web clipper for that but it stopped working on Safari.

Actually a feature that could be nice is a reading history or a 'liked' history. Sometimes I only like a post. Then, days or weeks later, I want to go back to it and it's rather hard to find. @ben is that a possibility? Or does that already exist and I'm unaware of it?

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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄ Author

For me the reading list is a mix of "I way to read this later" and "I want to bookmark it"

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Ben Halpern

I'd like to make some massive improvements to the searchability and intuitive usefulness of the reading list.

Both explicit searches, and perhaps smart reminders of content within your reading list you might find useful to re-read. (Hopefully with out annoying false positives)

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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄ Author

That would be great!

One thing I would like is being able in the mobile app to see the reading list by default!
Desktop is good for browsing, mobile not so much IMHO, and it would be a better use of my smartphone time to focus on reading what I already selected

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Thorsten Hirsch

Same happened to me the other day. I saw a huge number next to my reading list and thought "oh boy, you never gonna read them". πŸ˜ƒ

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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄ Author

Actually reading my reading-list was pleasant.
It's starting to read it that kills me :)

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Ben Sinclair

I forget about it too :)

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Andrei Gatej

Still confident that one day I will read(and understand) them all. I need to find a balance between adding and β€œremoving”(reading) them. At the moment there are 5567.