‘Read it later’ apps work this way. You find an article you want to read, or want to save to read later, or simply save, perhaps for research purposes. How do you do that? That requires another app to manage, and that’s what took me awhile to love Pocket. It’s free.
Flipping Out For Pocket
Of all the news apps that I use to read the day’s news, I spend more time in Flipboard on iPad and iPhone than any other.
Because Flipboard allows fast and easy access to so many news and information articles, it’s impossible to keep up.
That’s where Pocket comes in. Pocket is a Mac, iPhone, and iPad app which works in concert with other apps, to store and synchronize the articles you want to save to read later.
Both Flipboard and Pocket take a few minutes to setup and use. Both work best when you setup an account.
Flipboard syncs your news sources between iPhone and iPad, while Pocket syncs up articles you save between Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
As you can see, Pocket looks and works a bit like an RSS reader, except instead of pulling articles from sites automatically, Pocket lets you do the article curation within other apps.
For example, with Pocket installed on your iPad, you can browse Flipboard (or many other apps which curate news and information articles), find an article you want to save, and a one-two tap gets it saved in Pocket.
Pocket itself can accept articles from over 300 different applications beyond Flipboard– Twitter, Zite, Pulse and many, many others.
What does Pocket save? Almost anything; from articles to videos. What you capture from, say, your iPhone, gets saved in Pocket and then synchronized to Pocket on your iPad or Mac for later reading.
Pocket is mature, stable, indispensable for news hounds and current events junkies, and it’s free. There is nothing not to like.