Friday, January 10, 2014

App Recommendation: Pocket

I recently discovered an app that I find particularly useful for prospect research.  It’s called Pocket and it does one thing very well: saves web pages so you can read them later.  It’s available for free on Apple and Android devices. When you install it as an add-on (or bookmarklet) to Google Chrome, a little button (it looks like a pocket!) appears on your favorites bar.  When you find a web page that you want to keep, click the button.  Go to the Pocket website, and your pages appear as a running list.  You can also email pages to your account and they appear on your list.  Now, when I see an article like “The 10 Most Underrated Movies of 2013” on, I click the Pocket button and have it to read later.

One great feature is the ability to tag pages so you can sort them. I made a tag to keep work pages separate from personal pages. You can even get more creative and have tags for specific research projects.  Once you’ve read a page and don’t need it anymore, you simply mark it as read or delete it.  You can also share link to pages.  Like I said, Pocket does one thing very well. I hope you find it as useful as I do.

Mitch Roberson, President, APRA MidSouth

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