How It Works
Pretty simple: let’s say you’re plugging away on your work computer and stumble across a fascinating, but completely un-work-related article. You know you shouldn’t stop and read it right now… but what if … what if it’s important? What if you forget about it later? What if it contains the latest secret tip that all the movers and shakers already know and you are on the precipice of falling irretrievably behind? Maybe that’s just me.
Pre-pocket, I used to just leave articles as an open browser window for days, if not weeks, on end. Half the time, I would shut down my computer and lose the article forever. Now, I just click the Pocket button, conveniently located in my browser, and it automatically sends the article to the Pocket App on my phone.
Later when I’m free, I pull up the the app and read through all my saved content. The interface is clean and the articles are easy to read. Quite often, I find it amusing to see that what was “so important” while I was working isn’t even worth reading in my free time.
Thanks Ross from over at Hooray Armadillo for telling me about it.