Ever wanted to know how to save a website so that you can read it later on your tablet or mobile device? Of course, you could try to do it with bookmarks, but for whatever reason, synchronising bookmarks across multiple devices still seems to be “hard” to do!
Also, my important bookmarks for sites I frequently access – Email, Calendar, Trello, CapsuleCRM, JIRA – start getting diluted by bookmarks for pages I really only want to read once.
With Pocket, it’s easy to save something in order to “Read it Later”. In my case, I mostly follow links from my Macbook but often am not able to read longer articles while at work.
With Pocket, I simply install an icon for Chrome that looks like this:
When I click on it, Pocket immediately saves it “for later” and displays a confirmation message:
I installed the Pocket app on my Galaxy Note, and when I open it, I can now see the article above synchronized to my phone!
(Caveat: Pocket cannot open PDFs, but will open the file in a browser instead)
Another great feature of Pocket is that it integrates with Android’s “Share” function. I love using stats in presentations I give, so if I see a stat I’d like to keep, I can add it to Pocket and even tag it!
From the menu, I choose “Share This”
And then simply “Add to Pocket”