Tag Archive: “readinglist”

Send Reading List to Instapaper

I made a tool called Send Reading List to Instapaper. It does just what it says: it sends the unread articles from your Safari Reading List to Instapaper, a multi-platform service that provides a superset of Reading List’s features. Download and more details at GitHub.


The script is based on readinglistlib, an offspring of my previous experiments with Reading List. It also uses instapaperlib by Daniel Schauenberg.

Articles are not automatically removed from your Reading List when sent to Instapaper, which may limit its utility as a way to “sync” the two. However, it may be useful if you’ve accumulated a large number of Reading List bookmarks which you’d rather read with Instapaper.

Posted on Thursday, March 8th, 2012.

Reading List integration for Vienna

Vienna is a desktop newsreader for OS X. Here is an AppleScript to add the article currently selected in Vienna to Safari’s Reading List:

Paste it in Applescript Editor, save it in ~/Library/Scripts/Applications/Vienna, and run it with your script runner to read some articles.

Note: As of the Vienna 3 beta, something like this is now built in to the app: see the “Add to Safari reading list” item in the Article menu.

Posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2012.

Reading List Reader

I’ve written a standalone script called readinglistreader.py derived from my ebook recipe for Safari Reading List. This script simply lists the contents of your Safari Reading List. It has many options to allow detailed control of the output list. By default, output is formatted as a CSV table, but it can also be formatted as a bookmarks file suitable for importing into other programs or services. In fact, since there seems to be no other easy way to grab the contents of ┬áReading List (besides Safari’s interface), this script is intended is to help export your Reading List bookmarks to other services, presumably as part of some other script you write.

Get it at Github.

Posted on Monday, February 13th, 2012.

Ebook Recipe for Safari Reading List

Reading List is a Safari browser feature that helps you bookmark articles you want to read later. Calibre is an ebook utility program. I wrote a script for Calibre that generates an ebook of the articles in your Reading List, so you can read them at your leisure on the device of your choice.

Click here for a more detailed introduction and instructions…

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2012.