Creating a reading list with IFTTT, Instapaper and ToDoist

I’m a big fan of both Instapaper – a great tool for saving interesting reading materials for offline reading later – and IFTTT, the system that allows you to connect your various online accounts and create magical automated workflows. And, as any reader of this blog knows, I love me some ToDoist action.

Lately, I realised I was saving tons of interesting content to Instapaper with the intention of reading it – but never getting round to it.

Sad face

So, I set up a really simple recipe in IFTTT which means that every time I save something to Instapaper, it adds a task to my in-box in ToDoist with the title of the article and the tag ‘@Reading’. I also have a recurring task every couple of days to check out my Instapaper reading ‘queue’. Hopefully this will mean more reading and less forgetting.

These simple tools are so powerful. If you’d like to do the same, you can use my recipe on IFTTT.

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