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What I'm looking for is a a bookmarklet, extension or web app that allows you to save your location when reading long articles, tutorials, e-books and other long web content.

For example, reading something like the Rails tutorial, I keep forgetting where I left off, and I would like to have some sort of solution that behaves like Kindle and remembers my last location in it. It can be a bookmarklet (that saves in a cookie), an extension or a web app (e.g. I wish Pocket had this feature).

However, I've searched for a few hours, and all I could find is this:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/remember-my-comics/pcahmjijfdogbhpeengjbpgaomcbfekd

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for firefox there is advanced bookmarks this stores scroll position and the position of selected texts. For chrome there is "neater bookmarks" this stores the scroll position.

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Try Readability - not only will it save the location, it also synchronizes across several devices, and, my favorite, predicts how long will it tale you to finish reading the article (in minutes).

Update 2016: As of September 30, 2016 Readability is discontinued. They recommend switching to Mercury Reader - although I've never tried it, and therefore cannot recommend it.

  • Great, I've heard of them but never got the time to give it a test, will do now, thanks! – Eran Medan Mar 13 '13 at 18:05
  • Tested it, and it works great, I wonder though if there is anything that keeps the code highlighting and formatting as is, well, you can get it all :) – Eran Medan Mar 13 '13 at 19:28
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    Unfortunately, Readability is now discontinued. – Steed Jan 31 '17 at 8:06

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