Probably the single most common situation every single person faces every single time they log onto the internet is that it has a lot more content than you have time for. So often we find ourselves either delaying something else to finish reading an article or watching a video, just because we’re scared we might not find it again.
The same goes for bookmarks – there’s only so many of them a mind can remember, and there’s a lot of content out there. The good news is that you don’t have to bother about this niggle any longer – if you take the time to look up this very useful little app called Pocket.
- Pocket is one of the moist useful applications out there. It basically enables you to save links and pages to view at your convenience later. To get the application, all you need to do is visit the website and download it. You’ll also need to sign up but don’t worry – it’s free and requires nothing more than an email address. Once that’s done, you’re ready to being using Pocket.
- Once you’re all set up, all you need to do is click on the big plus sign icon button on the top left of the screen to save the URL of the page, article or site you want to access later. Just key it or copy it in and Pocket will immediately save it for you to perusal later. In case you’re the sort of person who ends up saving a lot of content, there’s even a handy search function, or you can just sort your saved content out by type by using the icon on the top left. Or if you’re in a hurry, you can do both. To view content, just click on it and Pocket will bring u a saved version of it – although it also lets you go back to the webpage if you prefer.
- Another really cool thing about Pocket is that unlike a few of the other content saving apps out there, it lets you save videos and pictures as well, without any hiccups or headaches. So if you’re serial YouTube who has lists and lists of videos to watch but never quite manage, this is probably the app you’ve been waiting for all your life.
- Another rally useful function in Pocket is the tag function. Most people tend not to use this very well, but if done right it can actually make a big difference to your Pocket experience. To tag a URL you want to save, just click on the little icon on the right of the URL as it shows up. You’ll revive a prompt to tag it. You can then search for all tagged pages – it not only helps with organization, and saves you much time and scrolling, but can also be used as kind of de facto playlist!