Abyss: Save For Later 17+

Save links to read later‪.‬

Xavi Moll

    • 4.7 • 90 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Since 2019, Abyss has been the easiest and safest way to save links so you can read them later. Think of it as a supercharged bookmark manager!

Every link that you save will be available to you on your iPhone, iPad and Mac, via iCloud sync. Abyss doesn't track you in any way nor display annoying ads. It's just you and your links, forever.

You can import all your existing data from Pocket and Instapaper (the latter is coming soon).

What makes Abyss unique compared to other services like Pocket, Instapaper or Pinboard is the privacy. On all those services, you have to create an account and all your links are stored in somebody else's server. With Abyss, your data is stored on your iCloud account, therefore only you have access to it. Your data is never sent to any external servers, which means that nobody can use your saved links to track you in any way.

- Terms of Use: https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/dev/stdeula/
- Privacy Policy: https://xmollv.io/legal/privacy-policy

What’s New

Version 3.2.4

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Zoe Rayne ,

Responsive developer, great app

Back to five stars. After the dev responded to my review, I emailed them, as I still couldn’t figure out the updated delete feature. Their quick reply walked me through it (a long press on an individual item or after selecting multiple items) and it’s smoother and easier than ever.

Previous review: Yesterday I would’ve given Abyss 5 stars, even with the UI glitchiness when selecting and deleting links, but today’s update removed (or hid?) the ability to delete. I often toss articles into Abyss throughout the day, to read distraction-free later, but many of them aren’t things I want to keep cluttering up my archive once I’ve read them.

Developer Response ,

Hey! The option to delete links has not been removed (and never will), could it be that the menu doesn't fit on your screen and you need to scroll it once it appears? It's always the last option, that could be why you're not seeing it!

stricken7 ,

Great app, great developer

This is a no-nonsense read-later app! Does what I want it to do without unnecessary fluff, tracking, or invasions of privacy. Developer was very responsive about future updates and enhancements. Looking forward to seeing more from them!

Update: still 5 stars! The developer continues to add requested features! Most recently, the ability to save offline. This elevates this app to the premier ‘read later’ app.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the kind words!

PaladinTom ,

Needs Better Filtering/Sorting

Ok, but confusing UI. I’m having trouble tracking what’s been read.

If I save something to the Inbox and tag it with a category (such as 'Science'), it shows up in the global Inbox with its tag. However, if I tap the ‘Science’ tag itself there’s no way to know if articles are read or even if they are in the Inbox or Archive folder. It would nice to be able to either mark as read, or filter by location.

Right now, my Inbox is one long reverse chronological list of tagged articles that I can neither sort or filter. There used to be a filter but it seems it was removed? As it is, this app isn’t working for me anymore.

App Privacy

The developer, Xavi Moll, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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