Created: is a nifty service for reading pages that might be limited in the number of pages you can read per month. I often use it to read articles on Bloomberg or the NY Times for example.

Here’s a handy bookmarklet that can allow you to read paywalled pages using (also known as Note that I have code that removes all url parameters after the “?”. This is handy to remove all analytics parameters and other things that prevent the url from being found in the archive. It allows me to read articles from a mailing list seamlessly.

Drag this link to your bookmarks toolbar: cache

That will take you to the archive of the most recent snapshot of the page, if it exists.

Note that some sites, such as Hacker News and Web 3 is going great for example use the query string, here’s a bookmarklet that keeps those: w/query str

Here’s the 1st bookmarklet’s code formatted gracefully:

javascript:(function() {
  var currentUrl = window.location.href;
  var cleanUrl = currentUrl.split('?')[0];
  var archiveUrl = '' + cleanUrl;
  window.location.href = archiveUrl;

To manually “install” the bookmarklet:

  • Create a new bookmark in your web browser.
  • Edit the bookmark and give it a name, such as “Archive This Page.”
  • In the URL or Location field, paste the JavaScript code provided above.
  • Save the bookmark.