Pocket: Tips To Get The Most Out Of The Bookmarking App

Pocket Bookmarking App

I have been a longtime user of Pocket since late 2015. I’m always following multiple internet rabbit holes and keeping up with open tabs has become a hassle and the bookmarking app has become an important arsenal while I’m browsing the web.

I am always on the internet and as an endlessly curious person, I need to organize my stories and articles and Pocket comes through for that.

The bookmarking app recently launched in Kenya and in partnership with Aga Khan University unveiled a dedicated Kenyan collection where local content is highlighted.

But there’s more to the app for those familiar with it and people who are new to using Pocket.

With Pocket, you can now let go of all those open tabs which you say you’ll get back to but never do.

Here’s How to Get the Most Out of This Must-Have Bookmarking App

Pocket lets you organize your saved articles using tags to make it easier to find what you want to read after saving them. Right now I am obsessed with the upcoming House of The Dragon by HBO so the tags reduce the work of searching through articles I’ve saved and I bookmark multiple types of content.

When bookmarking a link, just add a tag relate to what you’re saving.

Pocket also neatly arranges your articles depending on the time it will take to read the article. They’re four categories: Very Long Reads, Long Reads, Medium Reads and Quick Reads. You can access these by tapping the search icon.

Pocket also lets you listen to the saved articles so you can catch up on your interesting reads. Just tap on the listen icon in your stories.

Pocket has a Discover Tab with curated recommendations that include new perspectives, intriguing deep dives, and timeless classics.

Pocket’s algorithm also lets you read similar stories to the one you’ve just saved.

Pocket has another Following Tab that lets you see what the people you’re following have saved for you to check out.

My favourite tip is this one. Pocket has partnered with various apps and one neat hack especially if you’re on Twitter is to use IFTTT and use this applet that lets you save liked tweets with links directly to Pocket.

Links saved using this applet will have the IFTTT and Twitter tag on Pocket in your My List Tab as seen below.

Here are my favourite Applets that work with Pocket.

Where to Get Pocket

Pocket is available for most platforms including Android, iOS, Firefox, Chrome Extension, Edge and Safari.

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