Pocket for iPhone is an application, where you wonder how you survived this long without it! Essentially, it is a bookmarking application, but it is more that that too. Bookmarks are too 90’s for this little application – Pocket for iPhone, allows you to tag your bookmarks and when you return to the application you can access articles (offline and online) that you previously bookmarked in a reader friendly interface. How many times have you see a wonderfully written article, and thought to yourself, too long i’ll read later? But, that never happens now that you have this little application.
It’s easy to use your iPhone’s share functionality to share any article with Pocket for iPhone, without actually exiting what you are doing – i.e You don’t have to open the Pocket for iPhone application every time just to save an article, which is what makes this app a winner!
So how do you save an article to Pocket for iPhone?
You will need an account to use pocket, there is a web-interface too, so this is handy for accessing your articles from a desktop too.
- From your news application of choice, or safari. Locate the article you would like to share.
- Select the share icon and choose Pocket, if it’s not there, you may need to select “more” and add it to the share list.
- Tap on the Pocket icon and you will see a short notification that says “shared”. That’s it essentially!
- The article is now available for you to read when read from the application.
Pocket was founded in 2007 by Nate Weiner to help people save interesting articles, videos and more from the web for later enjoyment. Once saved to Pocket, the list of content is visible on any device — phone, tablet or computer. It can be viewed while waiting in line, on the couch, during commutes or travel — even offline.