The amount of information around on the internet is just too much to digest at once. In fact, more than 2 million articles are published daily! This happens 24/7 non-stop.
Since you get a lot of information every day at any moment, in order to be productive you need to accomplish two things:
1. Be able to focus on what you have at hand and not be distracted by all the content around.
2. Still read the things you are interested at a suitable time.
This sounds impossible, right? But the reality is, that is easily possible nowadays. The trick is to use a “read later” app.
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As the name implies, these are apps that give you the ability to save information such as articles, news, blog posts and more to then read them later when you have the time for it. What happens now is that there’s now multiple apps offering these service.
My job here then is to recommend you the one I think it’s the best, with reasons to support the choice. Being honest, this throne has been occupied for years by one app: Pocket. The best read later app 2017.
WHY I LOVE POCKET?
1. Minimal yet colorful
The app has a great design and maintains a colorful approach, giving a pleasant view of your saved articles. This is all done without being overwhelming to the eye because, in the end, you should focus on the information.
2. Can be used everywhere
You don’t have any excuse to not use this app. A web version, dedicated apps for Windows and Mac, Android and iOS. Extensions for major browsers. It’s integrated with more than 1500 apps (and counting). What stops you from using it?
3. Free version is more than enough for an average user
The free version offers all the things a normal user would like to get:
– Save without hassle
– Automatic sync
– Offline view
– Search capabilities
And for the record, this is done flawlessly. For Pro users, there’s a Premium version at $44.99 a year that adds backups and lifetime access to your articles, advanced search and more.
4. Option to change between article or web view
One of the best abilities of “read-later” apps is to convert a page and put it in an “article view”. This means that you’ll only see the text and pictures of the page, all structured as if it were a book. This way is much easier to just focus on the content.Sometimes, though, you could want to see the information as originally were, thus looking to view the web page. In Pocket, you don’t have to leave the app to do this because you can literally switch between one or another. Cool huh?
For this reasons, I am able to save articles everywhere and anytime: at home, at work, on the train. You name it. Now you can do it as well.
What are your thoughts about Pocket? Do you use another read-later app? Let me know what you think down in the comments section. In addition, share this with all your friends and family in social media!