Quiet Read

Version: 1.7.2 || Release Date: 2011-02-25 || License: Shareware ($9.95) Developer: bambooapps | App Owner: ctarda

Quiet Read lets you save any link for later

Sometimes, when I am browsing the web, I want to store a link for later. There are note taking applications and everything-buckets to do that, but I wanted something light and simple. Simple as dragging a link onto a menu bar item to store it.

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8 Opinions

Decent enough, although actual RIL/Instapapar syncing would be nice. I bought it pretty quickly after discovering it, but wouldn't have if I'd known it doesn't stay synchronized automatically with RIL.

The UI is also a bit wonky, it's the only menu item I've seen that keeps the menu open even when you click somewhere else. In addition, the menu doesn't stay on top, so any windows you may have clicked on will cover the menu and you have to click the menu item again in order to get it back into its normal un-clicked state.

Overall, I'm sticking with the much more fully featured RIL/Instapapar browser extensions available for Firefox and Chrome and have turned off QuietRead start-on-login. Hopefully it evolves over time into a polished app that can match the featuresets of the freely available browser add-ons.

There is also a new Safari Extension for this excellent software. Free version is fine for most of us.


looks very nice but not freeware. There is a free version but you have to pay for the full version

Problem solved for me too with version 1.4.2.
And I must thank the developer for his fantastic support from the moment I reported this problem to him. Great work!

@ el_cravito:
I also had that same problem, but it is now solved with version 1.4.2, which has just been released.

With version 1.4, I'm unable to edit item names. I tried from the key combination, from the pop-down menu and from the contextual menu, but nothing works.
Anybody has the same problem?

@link : You should probably regard it as complementary to services such as Instapaper and Read It Later. It's one of those gimmick apps you either need or, well… don't need as much as you'd expect at a first glance. (Not sure myself.)

There's been a surging trend in status bar-enabled apps lately. Consequently, peoples' status bar real estate is getting shorter and shorter.

Only reason I'd consider Quiet Read, is for its Read It Later and Instapaper support. Seeing how great Read It Later is (myself using its iPhone companion), this app might just come in handy on the rare occasion when I'm researching or studying stuff for a project or something on the web. But most of the time, I ain't... All boils down to need and comfort. The major hurdles for me buying this (the Pro, Instapaper/Read It Later version) is that there's a monetary cost that has to be weighed against the slightly less (yet fairly) convenient bookmarklet features that both Instapaper and Read It Later provides.

This looks like a really great piece of software, but how is it different or better than Instapaper.com?