50 – Pocket

UP 6 places in 2020

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

Ranking on the 2020 sub-lists

Top 100 Tools for
Personal Learning: 27
Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning:
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Overall rankings in the 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: 50 2019: 56 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 tools 

“I use Pocket to save blogposts and online articles. I read them on my iPhone, 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, 2020

“this is another Firefox product. It allows me to store links for future retrieval. I use it as a staging area; I use IFTTT to auto-forward links I ‘save for later’ to Pocket, as well as a browser plug-in to store links I might find using email or Twitter or LinkedIn. For those who are curious to see what’s at the wide end of my funnel, I’ve used IFTTT to auto-post Pocket posts to a Tumblr blog, which can be found here. Not everything goes into Pocket – sometimes I’ll jump to writing a post directly – but most of it does.” Stephen Downes, Canada, 2020

“Based on the amount of content I get from [my] tools, I need something to help me organize my content and my learning process. Pocket is amazing for this. What I like: tagging, having the articles in reading mode and offline. Cons: not good for PDF files and Medium.” Conrado Schlochauer, Consultant/Speaker/Researcher, Brazil, 2020

“Really effective tool – device agnostic, synced and excellent in conjunction with browser integration to add items” Learning Content Developer, Spain, 2019

Quick Guide to Pocket 

Here you will find some links to external resources on how to use Pocket for teaching, training, learning and development.

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