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1. • Archive :: The full rich text of each article gets saved in GoodLinks, and your reading history provides a natural archive if you need it.
2. GoodLinks extracts the article text and removes web advertisements and other distractions to provide a wonderful reading experience.
3. • No account :: Sync links, tags, and reading position without needing another web service account.
Latest Version: 1.2
Rated 4.7/5 By 95 People
What does GoodLinks do? Save links effortlessly. View them later, from anywhere, on all your devices. Sync, organize, and share your links—privately, without ever creating an account.
GoodLinks is a powerful bookmarking app with a sleek reading experience. Save the content of the link while eliminating the ads and other clutter.
Adding and viewing links is super simple and lightning fast. If you want to dig deeper, GoodLinks can be fully customized. Create custom sharing actions, adjust the appearance and preferences—and more.
No account. No ads. No creepy spying. GoodLinks just works.
## Features ##
• Simple :: Save articles from anywhere with a powerful Share Sheet extension. GoodLinks is so easy it feels like part of the operating system.
• No account :: Sync links, tags, and reading position without needing another web service account. iCloud Sync means all you have to do is install the app.
• Readability :: Put the emphasis where it belongs—on the article you want to read. GoodLinks extracts the article text and removes web advertisements and other distractions to provide a wonderful reading experience. Pick the perfect font, spacing, and size.
• Themes :: Switch between beautiful alternate themes: Sepia for light mode and Night for dark mode.
• Dark Mode :: Separate light and dark themes. Swap manually or automatically (based on screen brightness or the system setting).
• Custom actions :: Build your own actions to export and share your saved links. You can even run a Shortcut or trigger a URL scheme.
• Siri Shortcuts :: Deep support of iOS Shortcuts, including the ability to run shortcuts with Siri. Save a new link, query links, open a specific view, and more.
• Customize :: Adjust how your links and lists look, change swipe behavior, and more. Tailor GoodLinks to fit your style.
• Organize :: Tame a large list with tags and starred articles, so you can always find what you need. You can also search based on title, author, and description.
• Personalize :: Change the app color scheme and pick a different app icon.
• Archive :: The full rich text of each article gets saved in GoodLinks, and your reading history provides a natural archive if you need it. Save as many links as you want.
• Private :: Your reading history and favorite articles should only be private by default. GoodLinks doesn’t track you or your information, and nothing is shared online unless you choose to share it.
• Universal App :: GoodLinks is a single app that works on all of your iOS and macOS devices, so you can access your articles anywhere.
Download and Install GoodLinks
Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.
If you want to download the software on your pc or mac, you could either first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for the app OR you can easily use any of the download links we provided above under the "Download and Install" header section to download the application
Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you
I had high hopes, especially after the reviews on MacStories. The main issue I (stilla fter the update today) I still run into is syncing between devices. I will have an article that downlaods on my Mac but will be empty on my iOS devices and only open "in browser". I also have to force quit the iOS app for it to pick up on changes made on my Mac. Those are the big issues and there are still smaller issues like tags do not auto suggest on Mac like they do when adding an article on iOS. I have yet to test using Shortcuts to migrate articles from Instapaper to GoodReads but migrating more than one article at a time would not work. I understand this is a single developer charging a very reasonable price but it just isn't robust enough for me to use as a replacement for Instapaper, yet.
Love where this is going
GoodLinks is fast, private and solid. I like where this is going. They've added nearly every missing feature that has been highly requested since the 1.0 and I'm excited for that to continue.
Biggest missing feature so far is a good way to manage, edit, and organize tags & links in bulk. You can only select one link at a time and it's hard to tell what is downloaded and manage what link is downloaded. Similar with bulk editing of tags if they were drag & droppable, allowing for a hierarchy of tags and sub-tags, I think it would really help users with hundreds of links.
Like where this app is going
There is a lot to like about the app. In particular, I like that the links are stored in iCloud rather than on yet another web service that I need to subscribe to. The biggest missing features is the ability to import links from other services. Even just the ability to import the HTML file of your bookmarks that your browser generates. Do that and this would absolutely become my go-to-bookmarking app.
The iOS app is great, the Mac app needs some work
I'm hoping that with future updates the Mac version will be on par with the iPhone and iPad version. Some missing features include: tag suggestion, custom actions, customzing the accent color and icon, more theme options, and customizing the order of links. Also, the margins could be bigger in the tag list, the link list, and in the main section when the side bar is displayed.