Save For Later | Mozilla UX
Christina Wodtke stashed this in Design
When will we stop trying to get people to use other services, and just adapt our email clients to be better at doing the things we already use them for?
"The save for later method that surprised me the most was email. Almost everyone I interviewed described instances where they needed to email a link or content to themselves for later use, which made this the most popular method across all user types. When participants needed to save content from one device and view it on a different device, email offered the most reliable way of saving. In retrospect, this makes a lot of sense since email is the one tool we consistently take care of and it is accompanied by powerful features like search and tagging."
That's Google's approach: throw everything into the email client.
Apple is leaning in that direction, too.
Hotmail and Yahoo Mail are surprisingly not really doing this.
As far as email-to-cloud services, most cloud services eventually develop this.