Omnivore is a cross-platform application that allows you to save links and PDF files and manage your favorite newsletters without cluttering your email.
Over the last few years I have been trying different link management Android applications, since, the fact of using several browsers on different operating systems, forced me to install the two web browsers that I use the most, Firefox and Brave on all my mobile devices, something that was tedious and It didn’t allow me to have the links as well organized as I would like.
Thus, after several years using Pocket, the well-known platform for saving links from the Mozilla foundation, I decided to switch to Raindrop, an open source application that we already told you about some time ago that stands out because it allows you create custom folders and collections within them with different themes.
But, since the beginning of the year, I have been using a new application to organize links that has convinced me more than these other two. It’s called Omnivore, it’s free and cross-platform, and then I’m going to tell you why it captivated me..
Omnivore is much more than an app to organize links
Omnivore is a complete open source application to manage all your links and PDF files that stands out, first of all, for its ease of use, since it has a very simple and intuitive interface which allows you to organize all your bookmarks and documents from its main screen.
This is because when you open this app, what Omnivore shows you is a list with a preview of the last links you have saved and a toolbar located at the top made up of three drop-down tabs: Inbox, Newest and Labels.
By tapping on the first of them, Inbox, a drop-down menu opens from which you can access the inbox or inbox, to newsletters, to feeds, to archived links and the documents you have saved.
And here lies one of the great strengths of Omnivore, since this application, in addition to saving links and PDF files, also integrates a practical newsletter manager thanks to which you will be able to follow your favorite newsletters without cluttering your email and a useful RSS feed reader that will allow you read your favorite blogs and store their most interesting entries without leaving the application.
The other two tabs at the top of the Omnivore interface allow you to filter links by temporal criteria such as newest, oldest, or most recently read and by the filters that you have assigned to each of them, since when you add a link you can associate a filter whose color is automatically assigned. Obviously, to each link you save you can associate all the filters you want in order to locate it more quickly.
In addition, Omnivore is a multiplatform app that you can also access through its web version, from which you will be able to manage newsletters and create all the API Keys you want to configure extensions for different browsers such as Firefox and Google Chrome and its derivatives such as Brave or Microsoft Edge.
Apart from everything stated above, another detail that has made me opt for Omnivore is that it has a specific plugin for Obsidian, which is the platform I use to write texts and take notes with Markdown format. Thus, now thanks to this integration, I have all the links saved in Omnivore available in Obsidian, something that allows me to have everything much better organized and link Omnivore links with notes I’m creating in Obsidian.
Omnivore is a completely free open source application without ads or in-app purchases which you can download both through the project page on GitHub and through the link to the Play Store that we leave you below.
Google Play | Omnivore: read-it-later
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