Bilal Elmoussaoui

"Every great developer you know got there by solving problems they were unqualified to solve until they actually did it." – Patrick McKenzie

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Read It Later, yet an other GTK & Rust application

Late last year, I wanted to find an application that I can try the Rust async features with it. I started looking for a service that had a nice Rust API wrapper already and I started prototyping Read It Later on top of wallabag-rs.

Read It Later, is a well designed Wallabag client.  It’s built with Rust, GTK & libhandy on the UI side. It’s fully adaptive which makes it Linux on pocket ready and also comes with a beautiful icon designed by Tobias Bernard.

Screenshot taken using App Icon Preview

It allows you to do the basic things:

  • Login/Logout/Sync
  • Add/Favorite/Archive/Delete an article
  • Dark Mode Reader
  • Adaptive UI

You can grab it already from Flathub at If you would like to contribute, the source code is available at

So far, writing apps with GTK & Rust have been a fun experience. GNOME Builder & Flatpak made the developer experience smooth 🙂

Written by Bilal ELmoussaoui - 02/04/2020 - 4918 Views

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Would you mind sharing how you’ve managed to get that specific look for your StackSwitcher (I assume?) on your HeaderBar? It looks really neat.


[…] Read It Later is a Wallabag client, which is a link saving service that you can host yourself. It includes all the basic features you would expect like managing and viewing articles. It also comes with easy-reader and dark modes in a beautiful and convergent design which adapts perfectly to desktop and mobile screens. […]