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What the Tech? App of the Day: Pocket

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Have you ever run across something on the internet that you want to read, but just don't have the time right then? We all have. There are a number of different apps and programs that will save those articles and videos for later, but my favorite is called Pocket.

Pocket is a free app for iPhones, Androids, iPads, Windows phones and is also a web page, and it couldn't be easier to use.

In the app you can save any website, video or article for later by tapping on the save or share icon. Once that's done, it's done. You can later open the app to see all of the saved articles in a clean indexed page. If there are images on the saved site, one will be on display so it's easier to find when you're ready to read it. You can also tag items with keywords for organization and searches.

For instance, I tag sports stories I want to read later as 'fantasy football'. When I open the app I see each article and can read them inside the Pocket app, or open the original website. From there I can email it to myself or someone else, save it to a Dropbox, post it to Facebook, send it to a friend as a message or e­mail, or add it to notes. Pocket says the app currently works with more than 1500 programs.

It's also handy when I am browsing the internet on my desktop computer. By logging into the website http://www.getpocket.com I can add a 'clip­it' button to the top of my browser. To save something to read later, I only have to tap the icon when I'm on a page.

Pocket is in a crowded space with Evernote, favorites, feed readers and other extensions, but it couldn't be easier to use and the interface is clean and will display the articles without ads. That's a plus.

Personally, Pocket is on the first page of my apps on my iPhone, iPad and Android devices and I use it as much as I do Facebook, Twitter and Evernote (another must­have app for organization).

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