Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I love Pocket

I'm really surprising myself by linking up with Techie Turtle Teacher's Tech Tip Tuesday! *UPDATE* I'm also linking with Teaching Trio for Technology Thursday.

 

Managing all the social media technology we use can be a real challenge. As I branch out and get involved in more social media, I get more overwhelmed. One thing helping me out with all this is my discovery of the Pocket App.

Pocket is a free app I recently downloaded to my phone. I can also use it on my computer. When you come across an article on the web, and you want to save it to read later or to refer back to, you put it in your pocket.  One of my favorite thing about pocket is that you can link it with Twitter. If you go into the settings for Twitter look for read later services. Once it;s set up, all you have to do is press and hold on the link in the tweet to save to pocket. You don't have to open the article, which I love because you can just keep scrolling through your feed.




You can save posts from blogger as well. I had been just clicking to favorite  every post I wanted to be able to find again for any reason, but then I had so many I couldn't find them anyway.







Once you've sent things to pocket, you can open the app and the feed is so neat and clean looking.



When you open an article it shows you where you sent it from. The articles are so much easier to read in Pocket.



From your feed you can swipe left to get these quick options: tag, archive, favorite, trash, or share.





You can easily share it with friends or followers in any way you want.


After I've read the article I either trash it or send it to my archive. If I'm archiving it, I tag it.
Tagging the article helps you find it later.



I am in no way affiliated with pocket or an expert, I just wanted to share a bit of information that I find helps me quite a bit. Also, I do this on an iPhone, I have no experience with it on an Android.

If you found this post interesting or helpful, I'd love to connect with you!


Find other tech tips at the Tech Tip Tuesday linkup.



2 comments:

  1. Thank you for linking up with me again! I love the idea of this app! I'm off to download it as soon as I'm finished here.

    Cheryl
    Techie Turtle Teacher

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  2. Thanks for sharing about this app. It seems like a great idea. I just downloaded it!

    Beth
    Adventures of a Schoolmarm

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