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I'm really finding LaterLoop useful, thanks.

Here are some things I'd like to see in the future:

Rename the titles. Sometimes the site's title doesn't really show why you added it to LaterLoop to read later. Would be good if you could rename it.

Add categories or tags to the links (e.g. work, personal, design, reference etc.)

Search! :)
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I'm glad you like LaterLoop despite its lack of advanced features; I wanted to keep it much simpler and stay away from a general bookmarking offering. Search has been a much-requested feature though, and although it's not as easy to implement due to some kinks in LaterLoop's underlying platform, it'll get there in the future.
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I agree it should stay away from being a general bookmarking app. But I'm finding it so useful it would just be handy to at least be able to rename bookmarks :)
And I'll look forward to search in the future, thanks.
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I understand (and agree with) the urge to keep LaterLoop simple and purpose-driven. Indeed, it's very successful in this: I tried to use a similar system for years just via @toread tags in delicious, but the combination of LaterLoop's streamlined process of entry and consumption with the killer iPhone interface and the fact that it's a *separate* silo from Google Reader stars/tags and delicious tags, entirely meant for "to-read" items has made it the first time I've actually been [very] successful in using such a process.

That said, I still think both tags and renaming are very useful to the reading process.

Tags are useful for the same reason they're useful in Google Reader: not to organize archived links, but to categorize things for filtering when choosing what to read in a given context (news/timely information vs. long-form essays, career vs. personal interest subjects, ...).

And title renaming is critical simply because the HTML 's of many pages are borderline useless in helping remember what the item was actually about, when seeing it in the LaterLoop list.

So, in other words, I strongly agree that LaterLoop is and should remain a reading system, not a bookmarking system, but while they are related to features of bookmarking systems, I think both tags and renaming are the remaining keys to making it a better pure reading system.