Pocket-the Perfect Tool to Save Ideas

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I just had an “Aha” moment while reading financial news and reviewing my portfolio of funds and stocks. One of my favorite websites for this is the website of a fellow Norwegian guy named Eivind Berg. He is blogging about finance and how to invest in stocks, funds, and more in an easy to understand way.

While surfing his website I suddenly found the perfect tool to save ideas from the Internet and apps a lot of us normally use.

Discovery

I just had a look at his website for a moment and started to investigate his social media plugins, i.e. which social media

platforms he is using. And there was this icon I didn’t recognize (ta screen shot). I clicked it and was taken to a website called “getpocket“.

I started reading and then realized I had found a tool, similar to some I have tried earlier. The tools I used earlier have been a disappointment and not worked well. This one, however, looks very promising.

What it does is to enable you to save content from everywhere. With the tool you can save articles, videos and stories from any publication, page or app you are visiting or using. Use the webrowser extension or save directly form email or the app you use on your mobile.

Afterwards, you can read the information you have saved whenever you want, even offline. A perfect solution, if you have found an article on a website, you find interesting. You save it to “Pocket” and have it stored for future reference. And the best part, you will still have it, even if the website is taken offline.

Is it a Free Tool or Not – Price Plans

Getpocket has three price plans, of which two of them is premium accounts. They are reasonably priced and is differentiated only by monthly and yearly payment. The price is $44.99 annual or $4.99 monthly.

The free account has Ads, and you will have to accept that Ads will pop up while using the tool. I think it is worth it if it does the job it promises. That is the only con I can think of. But, the pro’s of the tool by going premium is that it is searchable for all your saved content. Further, the following features are in the premium alternative:

  • Suggested tags
  • Full-text search
  • Unlimited highlights
  • Premium fonts

The font feature is not essential, but all the other added features you get by going premium is necessary, in my opinion, to be productive to the maximum.

The gem here, is that if you are an affiliate marketer and a publisher, Pocket also has tools for you to boost your niche. The tools are similar to Instagrams Insights and the Analytics feature of Pinterest. You need to request access to the Pocket Publisher tools.

Recommendation and some final thoughts

I do not usually download or register for every app, software or service that promises everything. Some though, catches the eye, and I start to explore them a bit more. And some of these again, seems well worth the time and investment put in. Pocket is one of them. .From what I have read on their website, learning about its features, I have no arguments against trying it out. For the sum of $5 for one month, it is well worth it. But of course, I will start with the free account and try it out for some days, before deciding.

I am a Publisher and are doing a lot of research on the Internet. This tool will increase my productivity tremendously. I will, in addition to my bookmarks, also have a library readily in my hands both offline and online

My final verdict is Pocket is highly recommended. 10/10!

It comes with extensions for your web browser, Safari, Chrome, Firefox and also has an app available for use on your mobile phone.

12 thoughts on “Pocket-the Perfect Tool to Save Ideas”

  1. Hello there, Thank you for sharing this awesome article. I think it would be of great help to a lot of people as it would to me. I have heard a lot about Pocket, and from what I have heard, it seems to be a good product. Although I am yet to start up with Pocket, I would definitely recommend trying it out.

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    • Hi. Thank you dor your comment to the article. I have used Pocket for 3 weeks today and can recommend it without any doubts. It works flawlessly. I have been using the free price plan, but I think I will upgrade, as it is a very good app.

      -Roy-

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  2. Hello Roy, thank you for your tips and post. After reading your article, getpocket looks like a good gadget to turn your articles to social media easier and saving your ideas, like you written above.
    I will try to use it and saving my time, becoz I tried few of social media’s gadgets, and some of them are blocking my website and take some time to load, and I could loss my audience.

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    • Hi,Ling. Thank you for your comment. I have found the getpocket tool to be a very useful tool, and I am using it a lot. So far I haven´t discovered any con´s in relation to the tool. But I will do some more research, and explore all the properties of the tool.

      -Roy-

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  3. This is a beautifully written article and this getpocket tool seems very cool and Interesting and is also a time saving gadget.

    The way you explained all useful facts is indeed great. And the best thing for us is that its very cheap and everyone can use this and can save any content or article from anywhere.

    I think you would have a lot of people visiting your website and gaining from your experience and knowledge about the topic.

    Thanks,

    Aparna

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    • Hi, Aparna. Thank you for reading my post and for your kind comment. I am glad that you find this short review helpful. I have been using Pocket for three weeks today, and I am getting happier and happier whenever I use it. I love the way it presents my saved content from the internet in a very readable format.

      -Roy-

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  4. This is a really awesome discovery! I haven’t heard of it before, but I was longing to find something similar. From how you presented it, it seems to be just exactly the aid I needed, for the same purposes as you do!
    So far, I’ve been using all sorts of bookmarks, notes, “organised” document folders-you name it. Of course, i often got lost in my “good” organisation.
    I’ll check the “getpocket” and I hope it will put an end to having notes of research everywhere. Thank you for not keeping this to yourself!

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    • KerryAnne, you are most welcome. I can say that I love this little piece of software. I know what you are saying regarding saving information with bookmarks, notes and folders. It can get “messy” quite fast. Finding good software tools on the Internet has been and still is a “hobby” of mine, and I love to share them. I am so happy taht I have provided you with some tips on how to make your day more productive with Pocket.

      -Roy-

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  5. Hello Roy, I have wondered how a friend of mine always remembers ideas he gets from the INternet or the social media he uses. In fact, he never forgets anything he finds on the Internet. Then I discovered that he was using Pocket. I was surprised how easy it was to use, and the best part is that it is free to use.

    He has shown me how to use it, and it works great. Now I have the information I find on the Internet readily at hand, always, on my phone. 

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    • Thank you for your comment. It pleases me that Pocket has helped you organize the information you find and have it available at all times.

      -Roy-

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  6. I love learning about investing but it can get complicated sometimes, I have to check Eivind Berg out. You are very perceptive, I would probably just ignore the new icon lol. Pocket is amazing and can help to boost my niche. Thank you for sharing. I am going to start with the free account and take it from there. 

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    • Thank you for your comment. I am happy that you see Pocket as a tool that can help you in your work. I wish you good luck developing your business.

      -Roy-

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