Pocket – the great way to curate content and read on the go

Posted on: January 27th, 2014

If you’re like me, you find a really interesting article or video online but don’t have the time to look at it there and then. You keep the web page open in your browser but then your browser crashes a couple of days later and your article has gone for ever.

Thanks to Alicia Cowan, I have discovered a brilliant Internet curating tool called Pocket.  You can add articles, videos, images and just about anything you want into Pocket and it is saved neatly for later – when you DO have time to read stuff.

One click to save to Pocket

There’s a little red pocket bookmarklet you add to your browser. Just click on that when you are on a web page that interests you and it will be saved to Pocket. You can also save it your your Pocket list by emailing the link to add@pocket.com.

View from any device

The neat thing is that, if you save the content on your computer, it’s also there for you to read on your laptop, smart phone, iPad, Kindle Fire and Koko e-reader. That’s really cool.

And what’s more, Pocket is free. You can get it here.

Tag and organise

You can organise your saved content by adding tags to them, so you can sort them into categories to find things easily. You can also sort them by type of content: eg: articles, videos, images.

But it doesn’t work on the earliest iPad model

The one gripe I do have is that Pocket only works with the later iPad operating systems. I have the earliest iPad and Apple won’t let me upgrade to a new newer operating system, so I can’t view my  articles saved to Pocket on my iPad – unless I buy a newer iPad…. :(

I guess that gives me a good excuse to upgrade to the iPad Air.

Here’s that link again to download Pocket.

 

Image courtesy of Gualberto107 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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