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.
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.