78 – Pocket


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

Rankings in the previous surveys: 

2021: 58 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 on Pocket

“all the links in my pocket!” David Hayden, Learning Content Manager, UK, 2022

“This is a Mozilla tool I use as part of my newsletter workflow. Any like I find that I want to return to later I save in Pocket – I have it set up using IFTTT that Feedly ‘read later’ links are saved to Pocket, as well as whatever I indicate on my phone or computer web browser. Then, when I go to write my newsletter I review my list of links in Pocket and select the ones I want for today (that’s how I’ll often put several related links in a single post, or group them together to create a themed issue of the newsletter).” Stephen Downes, Canada, 2022

“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. In short, I use Inoreader for curating content, Pocket for storing it and -mostly- WordPress for processing the content.” Wilfred Rubens, Netherlands, 2021

“still the best bookmarking tool” Andrew Jacobs, L&D, UK, 2021

“The best tool to archive tagged information” Eva Añón, Social Media Manager, Spain, 2021

“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.

Pocket is a key personal tool as it lets you save resources to read later

  • There are many different ways to save a page to Pocket: a browser extension, a desktop app, a mobile app for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle, email items to your queue, or use it within other apps.
  • Connecting the Pocket button on your web browser is probably the best way to save pages to Pocket in just one click.
  • Once you save a page, it goes into your queue. You can see all the items that you have in your queue on your computer or device, where you can delete them or favourite them

Here is a video that provides a short tutorial on how to use Pocket

Further resources

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