When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.
It saves you time by instantly sharing that content on all of your devices.
What can I ‘Pocket’?
- articles – skim your feeds, and quickly save interesting articles for later. Handy when you’re queueing, or anticipating downtime.
- videos – save those 5+ videos for when you’re back on wifi
- web pages – researching buying a home? Find a great resource when you’re out? Someone tell you to check out a page when you’re at your local coffee shop? Save the page for later, where you can find it!
Why is Pocket so cool?
You might be looking at the list above and thinking “I can use Notes for all that…”.
Of course you can, but it’s a pain to try an sync multiple notes across two iPhones, an iPad and a PC.
And if you want to share an item or a saved folder with someone, it’s even more annoying.
Your Pocket account makes your content available on your phone, tablet and/or computer.
Pocket works with other Apps too
You can save to Pocket from over 300 Apps. Check them out here: http://getpocket.com/apps/
eg. If you use Zite or Flipboard, you can quickly save these items to your Pocket account.
Ok, so how do I do that?
From your Browser…
Email items to Pocket.
Simply email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org
and it arrives in your Pocket, ready to view on any device.
You can also add the Pocket extension or Bookmarlet to your Browser
This lets you add web pages from your browser. It’s as easy as clicking the “Add to Pocket” button in your Tool bar.
Just go to http://getpocket.com/apps/ and choose your browser from the “FOR YOUR COMPUTER” list on the left.
You will be walked through installation and can use the button within minutes.
Keep your Pocket organised
You can even organise your Pocket items by applying tags. If you use Evernote’s tags, it’s the same thing.
Tags are even more convenient than ‘folders’ because you can apply multiple tags to the same content piece. (whereas you would need to save multiple copies of the item to each folder you wanted it in)
>>How to add tags
On iPad, swipe over the item in your Home list.
This reveals the item edit menu.
Select ‘tag’ (first option) and you will see your current tag list.
If you don’t have any tags yet, you will be prompted to add one.
Choose ‘new’ to add a new tag at any time.
Saving from Feedly
You will need to configure your Feedly app to share with Pocket by adding your logins in ‘Advanced Settings’.
(You’ll also see fields to configure sharing here too.
Once you’ve added your details, select the Pocket icon from the sharing menu in Feedly, and your item will appear in your Pocket account.
You can get started here…
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