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Save It To Read Offline With Pocket

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 by | Filed Under: Android, Free Downloads, iOS
 
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Pocket is a great service that allows you to save articles you find online or in apps to your device.  You can read them later when you aren’t even online or when your phone doesn’t have a data connection.

It works on your computer with desktop browser extensions available for Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari. It also works with, your Android phone and tablet, iPhone and iPad, and even with Kobo readers. You can even save links by e-mailing them to yourself.  Plus, it’s free!

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You can save articles, videos and more.

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To get started, go to their website and sign up.

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If you’re already using an Android device or have a Gmail account, you can log in with that.

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If you sign up online, it will also ask if you want to install the app on your Android device.

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Of course, you can also just go to the app store for your device and create your account when you install the app on your phone or tablet.

Once the account is created, you’ll need to enter a password.

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When you have successfully completed the sign-in, you’ll see this notification.

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Pocket then asked if I wanted to connect the pocket button to the browser.

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The Pocket button now appears at the top of my browser.

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Chrome offers a browser extension as well, but for Internet explorer, you’ll need to drag a button to your bookmarks.

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Now that we’ve got pocket, we’ll need to take a look at how to use it. I’ll give you the tour tomorrow in part 2 of this article.

~ Cynthia

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2 Responses to “Save It To Read Offline With Pocket”

  1. Donna Thompson says:

    After reading your tips, I wish to hell that I had waited until I could afford a Mac!

    I have a car…I don’t need to know how all the mechanics work in order to make it go. I need a computer that is no more useless to me than this one with MS 8.1. I use yahoo and gmail and I don’t want now or ever to have one’s mail sent to the other. I don’t know (or care) what One Drive is. I have drives C, D, E, F etc and don’t need any additional “drives” and I don’t plan on EVER using the cloud. I don’t trust it any more than I trust our current federal government.

    Your tips aren’t the problem, it is MS and their need to control everything we do. Thank you for doing your best with something that is expletive deleted. I certainly don’t want to have to speak my commands to “cortana”. My computer commands are not the business of everyone within earshot. If things keep “improving” as they have since XP, I will likely go back to a land line, snail mail and banking in person. Everyone in the world knows or is able to know way too much of my business due to computers and OSs that are developed by people that aren’t smart enough to keep the crooks of the world from breaking their so called “security”. And don’t even get me started on cell phones and our wonderfully snoopy government.

    Your tips are probably the best you can do with the garbage with which you must work and they probably will do what you say they will IF I should happen to have the version of 10 that you use as an example.

    Perhaps World Start needs a separate edition to address the business versions so you, in your tips, could address the version most people will be using. (I haven’t been anti computer until recently…I started on computers with a Mac with no hard drive and graduated to a PC with DOS. Early windows weren’t terrible but if the security was addressed instead of adding cortana and other unnecessary things, windows ‘could’ still be good).

    I know, you are just doing your job and apparently do it well considering the material with which you must work. Sorry about the RANT but I have held this in way too long. BTW…I hate the tiles and just making them smaller won’t help. A menu and no other ms junk on startup would be nice…any tips for that.

    • cynthia says:

      Donna, a Mac may not float your boat either. The Mac system was the first to be integrated into the cloud with the iCloud being the foundation of the OS and iOS ecosystem.

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