Saturday, 20 October 2012

Pocket: Online Reading List Manager

Found this handy tool to manage my online reading:
This is a rather neat app that allows the user to manage your online reading lists across your multiple devices: computer, phone, iPod / tablet – they have a reasonably good app for iPod, I’m yet to check out the Android version.

I’m still trying to figure out how to incorporate this into my GTD workflow, but here's what I'm thinking:
  • Link to page received (from Google Reader, Google News, or links shared by email, IM, etc.)
  • If can’t read within 2 mins, add to pocket
  • Look through Pocket list of “reading material” – read top priority
  • For items to be saved/shared: bookmark them | save with notes to Evernote | share with contacts.  Else mark as read, and be done with.
By the way, I had used the previous avatar of this tool (ReadItLater), but I'm realizing the benefit of this tool now since I started using iOS and Android.

[Update - 22 Oct 2012]
Found this nice read on Pocket: