For now, it seems that what’s out there are good initial options for the most basic prompt: I want to read offline. But when the prompt is adapted to: I want to read news that is relevant to me while offline, it’s clear that the available options fall short, and that without significant upfront investment of time (in the form of finding content yourself and saving it) there is no solid guarantee of having relevant content available for offline reading.
…ature intended with the goal of making offline reading easier, some nonetheless have this function. You get the full sense of what the news organization considers important that day, akin to what they put on their home screen, even if you only read a fraction of what you’ve downloaded.
…s the web as they see those that interest them, and then pulling them up for offline reading later. Creating the link collection is incumbent on the user, and doesn’t enable further discovery, of the “Hey, you saw this, we think you might also be interested in this” variety. With apps like Pocket, what you saved is what you get.