EmailThis removes crufty sidebars from a website and sends the main text and images to you via email. You can then open up your email client and read your saved articles whenever you have some time to spare.
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
EmailThis is meant to be a simpler alternative to tools like Pocket, Instapaper, Evernote Web Clipper and Readability.
These tools are all excellent, but they try to do a bit too much. In order to use these tools, you need to install their apps on all your devices or you need to login to their web app to access your saved links/bookmarks. If you use multiple devices (a phone + a tablet + a PC/Laptop), then you need to install the app in each and every one of them.
EmailThis will simply send you an email with your bookmarked pages and then get out of the way. Since an email client is something that comes built-in with most devices, there is no need to install any additional applications.
Emails are automatically synced to your email clients, so you can read your articles even when you are offline.
Outlook, Gmail and almost all other email services have spent a lot of time and money perfecting their searching and filtering capabilities. With EmailThis, you can leverage this functionality to search through your bookmarks and saved web pages. You can also set "filters" in your email service to automatically move emails from EmailThis to a separate "folder" or "label". That way, you know exactly where to look when you have to quickly find a bookmark.
One of the first "read-it-later" tools to come out was Readablility. Recently they announced that they will be shutting down their service. In such a case, you might have to look at ways to backup or download your bookmarks. This is not the case with EmailThis. We will simply forward all your saved web pages and bookmarks to your email address so you don't need to worry about backing up your bookmarks or worry about losing them.