You know, it’s the information age and we have to keep up. All that stuff.
Then, Apple decides to ditch RSS in Safari and replace it with the clever Reader button. So, it was back to the drawing board. Reader on Safari is handy, but not all that good at matching an RSS reader with a few hundred subscriptions.
Enter the Pocket; yet another choice for viewing websites.
Pocket more or less thinks different and falls somewhere between Reader, RSS subscriptions, and the Readability, Instapaper crowd. Website articles, pages, videos, and pretty much anything web can be stored in Pocket and read later.
The interface on the Mac app is straightforward, attractive, easy to browse through, and very social (and you can save to Pocket from other social apps).
That means that collecting articles, videos, images, or whatever is easier than ever (except maybe for RSS apps which download pages), and easy to share, but even easier to read elsewhere.
For me, Pocket’s claim to fame is that there’s an app everywhere I want to be. Mac. iPhone. iPad. Once I collect something to view later and save it to Pocket, it shows up on the other devices.
Think of Pocket as something akin to a DVR for webpages. And, it’s free. That seems like a crazy business model but I’m not complaining.