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Posted: Nov 10 2012 4 Replies
Put It In My Pocket
How the Pocket App saves me time.
I have the Pocket App extension for Chrome installed on my toolbar. When someone posts an interesting article on Twitter and I don’t have time to read, I simply put it in my Pocket for later. When I am on Facebook and friends are sharing awesome links, I can slip it into my Pocket for later when I have a few minutes to read. When I am working with clients and they send me to a very cool site, I simply, “Put It In My Pocket” for later. When I am reading the news in my various news apps on my tablet at night, I can save articles to read and share later (often I Buffer them at the same time).
I was hesitant to try one more thing, but this app seriously saves me time. I was pinning and buffering everything I found, but that did not give me ONE place to go back and read things. Pocket does that. It is consistent and easy to use.
My husband and I share our Pocket account and pocket things for each other. I can often be heard saying, “I put something in my pocket for you to read.” My husband and I joke about that all the time.
The best thing is, now I can read blog posts and news articles at my leisure. When I have a few minutes (usually right before bed), I pull up the Pocket App on my Nexus 7 tablet and read what I have put in my pocket.
It has seriously saved me time (I don’t go down as many crazy bunny trails anymore when I am supposed to be “working”) and it also saves me from having way too many tabs (like 30 plus) open all the time.
Check it out.
Here are the things that I can do:
- save articles to read later.
- save reference materials for projects I am working on.
- read things in my pocket on my computer or tablet.
- save things from my tablet or my computer.
- read on my tablet, at night, all the articles I found during the day.
- have less tabs open in my browser.
- not lose things I really want to read.
- tag articles and read by topic.
Here is my process (you can figure out what works for you).
- I have the Pocket App installed on my browser (Chrome) so I can pocket posts and pages as I come to them.
- I have the Pocket App for Mac installed on my iMac so I can read on my computer.
- I have the Pocket App installed on my Nexus 7 so I can read the things in my Pocket when I am away from the computer.
Pocket Apps To Install (as needed)
- Website (to read online)
- Chrome Extension
- iPad App
- Google Play Store (Android)
- Mac App
Questions for you
- What time savers do you use?
- What apps have helped you to be more productive?
This blog post was inspired by a comment that Amy made on her Facebook page.
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4 thoughts on “Put It In My Pocket”
Jessi @ Practically FunctionalNovember 11, 2012 at 12:51 am
Oh my gosh, this is perfect! I have just been right-clicking and opening things in new tabs that I want to come back and read or share later. But eventually I have too many tabs open, and then I can’t ever shut down my browser until I’ve done something with all those pages! I’m definitely trying this out, thanks for the tip!
HoneyPost authorNovember 19, 2012 at 12:28 am
You will love Pocket! This has solved my “so many tabs open it crashes my browser” issue. I hope it works for you.
Amy @ Raising ArrowsNovember 18, 2012 at 6:56 am
HA! I am just now getting to reading this! (cuz I don’t have a pocket – lol) So, it looks like it will transfer from my computer to my iPad (which is really what appeals to me!) I’m pretty sure I used to have Read It Later which is what this apparently used to be. Very cool…going to try it out now! THANK YOU!
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HoneyPost authorNovember 19, 2012 at 12:26 am
I really hope it helps you. It has been an incredible time saver for me. Having Pocket in your browser’s toolbar makes it really easy to put it in your pocket and read from the app on your iPad.
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