What Is It?
If news were a currency, Pocket would be your bank. Save anything you find online to Pocket, whether it’s a yummy recipe, city guide, drone video, travel blog or even a juicy bit of fake news. Simply click the embedded Pocket button and save it for later. Pocket helps you stay informed on your own time, anywhere—regardless of whether or not you have wi-fi coverage.
How Does It Work?
Pocket integrates across desktop and mobile, including apps like Flipboard, Twitter and hundreds more. Once the app is installed, a logo will appear at the bottom of whatever you’re reading. Just click the Pocket button to save the article to your library. This app is particularly great for commuters or travelers since it enables you to save articles from a laptop, tablet or work computer to your account and access them later offline on your phone.
Pocket lets you enter relevant tags either while saving a piece or after the fact. Tags are wonderful for organizing a library of content and separating work from play. Make up any tags, broad or specific. My most recent tags are: “Work, Recipes, Travel and Cuba.” Travel encompasses all wanderlust info/inspo, whereas I make destination-specific tags for upcoming trips.
The app also automatically organizes content by type—separating articles, images, videos and “favorites.” When Pocket is open, it feels a bit like your personal news publication. Its layout is easy to navigate, and the app will recommend other articles based on your reading history. There’s also an “explore” tab, which helps you discover articles that are trending or are industry-specific.
Our Favorite Part!
Once articles are saved in Pocket, you don’t need the Internet to access them. Let’s say you’ve just arrived in Cuba with a craving for something sweet. And let’s say you conveniently pressed Pocket on a guide to the best churros in Havana.
Even without wi-fi or data, Pocket makes accessing these recommendations a breeze—show your screen to a friendly local who can point you in the direction of Churros Plaza Vieja. This app makes it possible to leave the heavy guidebooks at home, providing you with a plethora of knowledge in your pocket.
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Annie’s based in Los Angeles but hails from Portland, Oregon. Sort of. She moved to six states by the time she reached middle school, and continues to move around the US and abroad – call her a nomad, but she prefers “Location ADHD.” After studying abroad in New Zealand, Annie circled the globe, graduated from USC, and circled the world once again. For one year she lived out of a backpack everywhere from The Philippines to Nepal to Slovenia to Norway. She’s a curry connoisseur and passionate explorer, taking the road less traveled, the “trail” covered in vines and swarmed in exotic bugs. Foreign lands feel like home, and Annie loves encouraging more and more people to utilize their passports and experience a new culture.