I love to read and I find myself tagging a lot of online articles to read later. My first method (a long time ago) involved copying links and creating bookmarks. After that I progressed to using the Reading List option in Safari. After that I tried sending everything to Evernote. That worked for a while but I found it created too many issues when I was searching for other reference items.
Enter the App called “Pocket” (which I blogged about back in 2012). It still does one thing and it does it very well. It allows you to aggregate online content, tag it for the corresponding categories, and save it for later.
If you sign up for Pocket Premium ($4.99 a month) it keeps articles forever in a digital archive even if the originating page gets removed. You also get access to some nice search and indexing features. I’ve found this useful as many of my old saved articles are no longer available online.
Here are some of my favorite articles from the past week:
- 10 Facts About the Internet’s Undersea Cables
- Millennials Cut the Cord on ESPN
- Why It Was Faster To Build Subways in 1900
- Financial Fridays: It’s Financial Suicide To Own A House
- Stop Being a Freak and Just Look at Your Phone
- 6 Inventors Killed by Their Own Inventions
- How to Fart in Public and Get Away with It
I’ll try to post some of my favorites on an ongoing basis. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!