Get Pocket: A Great App for Book Lovers and Twitter Addicts

Do you guys know about Pocket (formerly known as Read Later)? It’s a favorite app on my iPhone. With Pocket, I can save links to articles, video, and photos from all across the web in one place. With Pocket, I can line up a queue of interesting articles to browse while I’m out and about or winding down at the end of a long day. It’s like having my own personalized magazine.

To use, first, you download the free Pocket app on your phone. Then, you go browse the internet or check your Twitter feed. I’ll walk you through how it works:

Let’s say I check my Twitter feed and see an interesting book list.

Using Pocket, I can simply swipe my finger to the left on a tweet,

click on the ellipses, and then click Read Later.

Then, when I have more time to read, I can open my Pocket app (or go to getpocket.com on my laptop) and read everything I saved. The interface is clean and super easy to read both on the phone and on the laptop, even more so than going directly to the sites themselves. See?

I also use the Pocket button on my internet browser to click and save things I want to read.

I previously used my Evernote account or Pinterest to save articles; however, I like using Pocket because it is simply a consumptive tool for reading. I use Evernote as my second brain (my children stole my first one), so I don’t like clouding up my brain with articles, videos, blog posts, etc. Pinterest is mostly something I use for ideas.

So far, I have only seen one drawback. I cannot use the swipe feature on my Facebook feed when I am on my phone. Other than that, it’s a great tool to use for people who are on the internet all the time!

Disclaimer: Pocket doesn’t know who I am. They are not paying me to say nice things about them. I simply love this little app and wanted to tell my friends!

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  1. #1 by Jessica Howard (@quirkybookworm) on December 5, 2012 - 8:19 pm

    I like the sound of this app!! I’m always just clicking “open in Safari” and then leaving pages open there… so sometimes I have 8 or 9 Safari pages open. This seems tidier!

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