I recently made a post regarding Pinterest, a social bookmarking site which has really taken over the DIY, Food creation, Fashion lovers network, among many other fascinating topics. Pinterest is a great tool if you like social interaction along with getting absolutely consumed for at least an hour of your time. On the flip side, when I need to quickly access something on the web with no frills, just a quick and easy list of sites, videos and photos to revisit, I use the program Pocket.
Pocket has a website as well as an App and a Chrome add on making it easy to find and save websites, photos, and videos for later use. Pocket is very simple to use and syncs over all your devices so no matter where you log in, all of your saved items are accessible. With just the click of a button, you can add the URL to an item and its automatically saved to your list. You can view your saves in tile view to make it more visually appealing or keep it at an organized list view. A key feature of Pocket is that once an item is saved, it becomes a condensed view, removing most of the ads focusing on the content itself. Should you need to view additional information, you can always click on the save and view the original source.
Here is a photo of the add button, as well as the search tool to find your own pins. There is even an option to “send to friend” symbolized by the email icon, where you can share saved url’s with your friends.
Pocket gives you some simple tools to easily organize and find your saves. On the left side of the screen, or by clicking the icon in the top left of the app, you can view your list, archives, favorites, and items shared with you. You can also sort via Articles, Videos and Images. Furthermore, each pin can be tagged with topics of your choosing, which can then be selected as a filter when viewing your saved URL’s.
Saved URL’s can always be edited, re-tagged, favorited, archived or not, and deleted at any time.
Some additional features of saved URL’s included the ability to share directly from Pocket to Twitter, Facebook, and Buffer, as well as making a recommendation to your profile or to a friend.