Safari - bookmarks vs reading list

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by vexorg, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. vexorg macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2009
    I've searched and can't find much on it. What is the difference?

    How does it decide what a site is stored as when I hit the '+' in the address bar?
    How do I move them from reading list to bookmarks?
  2. jack1011 macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2014
    They are essentially the same thing, as they are both ways of saving webpages for later viewing. However, they serve different purposes (at least IMO).

    Bookmarks are for quickly accessing sites you frequently visit (for me, some examples are and

    Reading List is for saving a specific article or listing for later reading (where as is one of my Bookmarks, I would use Reading List to save a specific Gawker article that I wanted to read later).

    Really you can use them however you want, this is just what works for me. Hope that helps.
  3. vexorg thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2009
    Does that mean reading lists cache the pages on your mac for offline use?
  4. dZp macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2006
    Safari > Help > Search > reading list
    > Help Topics > Keep a reading list in Safari > answer to your question

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