So it probably comes as no surprise that, at any given time, either of us has something like 30 tabs open in our browsers. It’s a sickness, I swear. What happens is this: we’ll scroll through Twitter and Facebook and Google+ and every other great bastion of social information each morning and we’ll see links that sound interesting. We click on them, they pop up in new tabs, and there they sit … all day. By the end of the day, there are scads of them and, honestly, there is simply never enough time to read through all of them.
We don’t want to close them and forget–because really, we’re interested–but at some point, we have to have some life in our lives.
So what is there to do?
We put them in our Pocket.
Pocket is a great app that you can use as an extension to Chrome, or just download as a part of whatever browser you like. You sign up for an account and, once that’s done, you’ll get a nifty little bookmarklet that you can click whenever you have a page you want to save for later.
If you’re mobile, you can send pages to your Pocket account via a special email address that will automatically store things in your queue.
Pretty cool, right?
This is powerful stuff. Not only does Pocket help keep me more organized, it gets rid of the clutter in my browser (or browsers, as the case may be). It keeps things in a neat little queue, and now, when I need to find that one open tab that has something really important in it, I don’t have to click through 37 things to find the right one.
In Pocket, there is peace.
We love to consume all of the information we can around here, I mean, we’re Geekys, after all, but even we recognize the need for order and time management. When it’s time to take a break from blogs, apps, social magnificence, and gadgets galore, it’s TIME. As much as we love this stuff, we all need to make time to enjoy our lives, too.
With Pocket, there’s no FOMO (fear of missing out). All the cool stuff we want to read will be there, ready and waiting, when we’re ready to plug in again (which, who are we kidding, will probably be just a couple of hours).
Give Pocket a try; we think it’s one of the coolest apps to come down the pike & that it’ll help keep your information in order and your sanity intact.
Have you tried Pocket? You could even save THIS post in there! Let us know what you think–we think you’re going to love it.
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