Alphonso Labs, the team behind the popular Pulse News app, is making it easier for users to save articles for later reading. Beginning today, a Pulse bookmarklet and Chrome add-on are available, according to news first revealed by Mashable.

First launched soon after the iPad debuted in 2010, the Pulse News Reader (and newer Pulse News for iPhone), is a popular way to gather news from multiple sources on iDevices.

Today’s news puts Pulse into direct competition with services such as Instapaper and Read It Later.

To use Pulse’s later reading feature, simply download and install the bookmarklet (on any browser) or the Chrome add-on.

Articles saved may be viewed via any of the Pulse News apps or at from any browser.

To use the service, you’ll have to sign up for a free account or validate your credentials using your Facebook login.

When we tested the new service, it worked as expected. However, you will actually need to be out of the Pulse app to find the saved articles, a limitation that should be fine for most users. After all, assuming you are saving articles from your Mac or PC for future reading, you most likely don’t have your iPhone or iPad opened to the Pulse app at the same time.