56 – Pocket

A drop of 21 places this year

Pocket lets you save pages on your computer or smartphone. so that you can read later, at home or work –  even without an internet connection.

Website: getpocket.com
Cost: Free
Availability: Download

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 38
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 35    2017: 47    2016: 47    2015: 49    2014: 49    2013: 49
2012: 76    2011: 90    2010: –       2009: –      2008: –       2007: –


Comments from some of those who selected Pocket as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

” I use Pocket extensively to bookmark content to read later. It works as the sift from Feedly; content I want to read is stored there for as long as I need. It’s a great way to store links people send via Twitter etc to read later.” Andrew Jacobs, UK https://lostanddesperate.com/2019/09/04/top-10-tools-for-learning-2019/ 

“Really effective tool – device agnostic, synced and excellent in conjunction with browser integration to add items” Learning Content Developer, Spain

“Pocket is a great way of saving and curating content to read later. I can access it offline and it gives me great learning suggestions via email.” Senior Organisational Development Consultant, New Zealand

“Pocket does what it does and does it great. Makes sure I read the best out of ten articles, instead of a random one.”

Previous comments

“I use Pocket to save blogposts and online articles. I read them on my iPad an Macbook (often input for blog posts). I also have the opportunity to tweet, mail or save them to Diigo or Evernote.” Wilfred Rubens, Netherlands, 2018

“no time to read yet but maybe important” Frank Waldschmidt-Dietz, Germany

“capturing and tagging web content for further reference and organised for just in time access.” Arun Pradhan, Australia

“Previously known also Read It Later. I use it to save blogposts and online articles. I read them on my iPad an Macbook (often input for blog posts). I also have the opportunity to tweet, mail or save them to Diigo or Evernote.” Wilfred Rubens, Consultant, Netherlands

“save all articles and news that want to read later” Lokesh Mehra, L&D Manager, India

“with the “read later” button in your browser toolbar, you can save interesting articles for later, and read them afterwards. Love the fact that it is available on and syncing with my e-reader” Jan Van De Belle, Consultant, Belgium

“Instead of bookmarking in different browsers for private and professional use I took Pocket as a cloud solution in order to share also with other colleagues. Tagging is quite simple and helps me bringing content into new contexts.” L&D Manager, Germany

“I still use Pocket as i haven’t found a better aggregation tool. You know what happens, someone says look at this site, you do but don’t save it, note it, or record it. I go to a page and rather than bookmark it, I simply add it to Pocket to review at a time when I’m ready. The great thing about Pocket is that it’s not device specific and has both Chrome and Firefox add-ins making it simple to use on any system I’m working with.” Andrew Jacobs, L&D Manager, UK

Previous comments

“Previously known as Read It Later. I use it to save blog posts and online articles. I read them on my iPad an Macbook (or at input for blog posts). I also have the opportunity to tweet, email or save them to Diigo or Evernote.” Wilfred Rubens, 2015

“my online content curation and archive tool” JD Dillon 2014

“Quick and easy to save a site to read it later” 2013
“Little bookmarklet means you can easily “put it in your pocket” for later” 2013