We get it. You don’t have time to read every single interesting article being shared online. That’s why, since 2019, Later (previously called Abyss) has been the perfect companion to your digital life. With Later, you can save any link from any app or website and read it whenever you’re ready.
Later is available on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It syncs your data via iCloud, which means that everything you do on one device is seamlessly reflected on all of them. Furthermore, your data is only available to you; there are no servers involved, so your data stays 100% private.
Later lets you organize all your important articles between your inbox (things you’ve pending to read) and your archive (things you’ve already read). You can flag links that are important, tag them for better categorization, and even save them offline to read on the go when you don’t have a network connection.
Later lets you bring your previous digital life from services like Pocket, Instapaper, GoodLinks and more. Simply navigate to Later’s settings and tap on “Import/Export”. You’ll be guided on how to bring all your data! Also, Later lets you export all your data in case you’d like to move to another service or keep a backup. By default, Later also saves a daily backup of all your links on your iCloud Drive.
→ Alternative App Icons! Head to the settings to change the default app icon if you wish. The nostalgic ones will be happy, the Abyss icon is making a comeback!
→ Shown the number of links you’re modifying when triggering the context menu for more than one selected link.
→ Fixed an issue where, when saving a link that already exists on your library, the creation date wasn’t updated properly so it wouldn’t show up on the top of the list.
→ Fixed the Twitter contact link that wasn't working.
→ Fixed the alternative app icon not being persisted across launches.
Ratings and Reviews
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!
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!
Love the app!! There's just one thing...
I have been very satisfied with this app since I've started using it. However, with the recent update (Version 4.8) I'm finding it takes more time to save links. Previously, I was good with the way the links were saved and I didn't find it bad to go to the app whenever I had to so the saved links could load. This time, I find it tedious for it to take me to the app itself each time and the loading time takes quite a bit. If it's possible to revert this change or have the option for users to pick between one or the other, that'd be great! Thank you.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the awesome review! The change on how links are saved is because I'm working on a new feature to automatically remove trackers from links, and doing it on the extension (without launching the app) was becoming a problem. If I manage to find a way to do it there, I'll definitely revert the change, but I can't promise it! Hopefully you'll get used to the new flow if it's the one that ends up staying as the only way to save links 🙏
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- Xavi Moll
- 1.5 MB
- Requires iOS 17.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 17.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 14.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2019 - 2023 Xavi Moll
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