Useful Apps

A constant struggle I have (and many of my friends apparently share) is keeping track of all the crap I want to read on the Internet. It's somewhat of a losing battle, considering the number of people I follow on Twitter, the number of friends I have on Facebook, not to mention the usually bombardment of stuff that flies into my computer from all corners of the globe. Thankfully, there's an app for that!

I found a couple of Apps that I would strongly recommend you check out. They have significantly streamlined my Internet usage over the past several months.

Pocket Pocket is an App for iOS and Android (not Windows the last time I checked) that lets you save articles. Not super fancy. Doesn't sound that exciting. Seriously it will change how you browse the Internet.

I often have time to flip around on Social Media between things during the day, but I rarely have time to actually read full articles that sound interesting. Enter Pocket. I can save articles that sound interesting to Pocket and come back to them later on from any of my devices. Something I found on Twitter this morning on my phone is saved so I can easily find it on my tablet tonight.

You can also easily share from Pocket to social media, so if you find something that is worthy of a share, it's only a click away.

Feedly RSS readers are hardly anything new. I've struggled over the years to find good ones, and Feedly definitely fits the bill. I keep a fairly active, yet organized list of subscriptions. I follow a bunch of writers and writer news sources, and Feedly helps keep them organized for me (as well as up to date).

When an author posts an update, I instantly get that update thanks to the RSS subscription in Feedly. Like pocket, it's shared between all of my devices so I can tick off items as I go and my other devices are kept in sync.

Feedly also allows you to download articles  so you can read them offline, easily share items to Social media, and perhaps my favorite, easily save them to Pocket. So, as you find things you want to read, you can then add them to Pocket to read them later. Super cool.

Both of these Apps have really helped me keep up with thing I want to read. I always see stuff I want to read, and now I have a way to keep track of it. Oh, and did I mention they're both free Apps? Very worth checking out!

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