In my last post, I wrote about how I was sad to see Circa go :(
Since then I've been doing a lot more reading on Pocket, which is an app that makes it really easy to save posts to be read offline at a later date.
With their latest announcement of suggested reading, I was annoyed because I have no issue finding stuff on the web to read.
Where I get content from:
1) Flipboard - this is how I access my New Yorker subscription, but I end up saving content from other sources such as blogs on architecture / photography / travel / technology.
2) Feedly - I built a list of photography blogs I like, and when I browse them I use the one click save to pocket.
3) NYTimes - I'm a subscriber, and save their great long form content for later.
Given all the content that's in my pocket list, my main issue is organizing, digesting it, and making it accessible elsewhere.
The features I'm waiting for:
As I've spent time using pocket, these are the main pain points that come up and the features that could help resolve them for me.
I use the tags to group my reading into a couple major buckets; work , photography, current events, technology, etc. These categories are not that hard to learn, I'm mostly bookmarking from the same sites. I'd like pocket to auto-bucket them for me.
Sometimes I just don't have time to tag them myself, or when I'm bookmarking on the iphone, I don't get the option to add a tag when I bookmark.
Remove Post with Tag
As I'm reading, I'd like to exclude certain tags from my main reading list. For example, on the weekend I don't want to read about work, I'd filter all of those posts out.
Almost everything I'm going to spend time reading gets sent to Pocket. What do I do with PDFs? I'd like the same easy experience to save PDFs I've downloaded or found on the web into an offline readable version in Pocket.
I love reading on the kindle. Outside of pocket, thats where I read the most, and its where I read all my books. The Kindle interface still has a ton of kinks to work out, but the highlighting has been working great for me. In particular, I love highlighting text from a book on my kindle and being able to access it from my desktop later. If I'm reading a book for work, this is how I send notes for talking points with other people at the office.
I'd love to see pocket have similar highlight features, which made those sections of text available on the web, with the ability to copy / paste/ and share it.