As a frequent patron of BART, Muni, and other fine San Franciscan transportation services that often cut through signal-destroying underground tunnels, Read It Later and Instapaper (I claim no allegiance to either) are two of my best friends. I tap a button in my PC’s browser, pop open the app on my iPhone, and whatever I was reading is saved to my handset for perusal later — including when I’ve got no data connection. Faaaantastic.
As of today, Android users can get in on the DVR-like fun. While there’s still no official Instapaper client for Android, Read It Later has just launched into the Android Market at 99 cents a pop. Just like the iPhone client, it’ll sync your reading lists, optimize and format the text for the mobile screen, and automatically archive everything you’ve read.