Readmeo helps users save links that they do not have time to read through now. The application offers a simple but effective service to its users. Each time the user comes across a link they would like to read later, they can save it to Readmeo. The application holds on to the link until the user is ready to come back and check out the content. Users can arrange their Readmeo links into folders so they can access them by category. The user can also archive past links and mark important links with a star. Readmeo also maintains a Twitter page so users can follow the application’s development and updates.
Readmeo was created in 2011 by Andy Luu. Although the application is still relatively young, a few significant update have been made. As of October 2010, Readmeo improved its Chrome extension and improved its interface. A safari extension was added the following month with a FireFox version released in March of 2011. Readmeo continues to improve, although its service remains user friendly and simple. No further information has been provided on planned future updates, however the site continues to encourage users to provide suggestions through its built in UserVoice feedback tab.
Readmeo provides users with a simple service that works. It is difficult to describe Readmeo as truly original. The function is reminiscent of a basic bookmarking tool, which is built into all current browsers. What might make Readmeo more appealing to some users is the easy filing system. Users can create folders to organize their links, making them easier to access later.
Readmeo welcomes users with a very open, clean design. The homepage is sparsely populated with content. What is there includes a short three step list of instructions on how to use Readmeo, the orange sign up button, a screen shot and log in links. The simple design works well considering the basic nature of the application’s purpose. The site does not contain any advertisements at this time, which is also a nice touch.
A new user can create a Readmeo account by clicking on the orange “Sign Up Now” button found along the left hand side of the homepage. Doing so takes the user to the short registration form. The form asks the user for a username, password and email address. After clicking the grey button at the bottom to submit the information, the user is taken directly to their dashboard. From there, they can begin adding and sorting links.
Readmeo offers a very simple service. Although some users might appreciate the handful of extra features and clean interface, it does not offer enough to warrant a fee. There is currently no cost associated with utilizing Readmeo. Users can access their accounts and save links as often as they like without paying a subscription fee or other cost.
Readmeo is a rather simple tool that some users might enjoy. It is primarily intended for users who frequently find things they do not have time to read online, especially those who have cluttered bookmarks.