Pocket – A Helpful App for Blog Reading, Listening and More

Hey folks,

I wanted to share a very practical post with you today about an app I’ve been using that I thought might be of interest to you as well.

Do you ever come across blog posts that you want to read, but don’t have the time to do so right then? How about if the time you do have to read them, there isn’t any internet connection?

Or do you have more time to listen to a post rather than read it, but there isn’t a listening option?

Well, for both of these reasons, I’ve been using a little app called, “Pocket” which you can add posts, articles, webpages, images and even videos to, so that you can view them later, even if there isn’t an internet connection. It also syncs with your other devices that are connected to Pocket, so you can save something from your desktop and view it later on your tablet or phone, for instance.

This app also has a nifty little Text-To-Speech (TTS) feature which allows you to listen to text-based posts added to Pocket. I’ve been using this feature quite a bit lately and it does a surprisingly nice job reading the text. You can even adjust the speed that it reads the selection to you.

To find out more about this app, you can access their website here: getpocket.com

They have free applications for iphone/ipad, Windows, Android and Kobo.

I thought I’d pass this along in case it may be something you’d find helpful. Please know that I’m endorsing it only as a casual user and not in any technical, expert, or professional way. Neither do I have a connection with the developers or marketers of this app. I just think its pretty cool 🙂 , so I encourage you to give it a try.

Also, if you are one who does prefer to listen to posts, I’ve recently added some more of my own selections to the Audio section on the blog, and also put a “sampler player” on the sidebar for easy access to a few of them. I hope you enjoy!

Well, that’s all for now. I’ll be back to publishing a regular post later on this week. Until then…



About David Bolton

Following Him who is the Way; learning of Him who is the Truth; living by Him who is the Life. - John 14:6
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1 Response to Pocket – A Helpful App for Blog Reading, Listening and More

  1. David Bolton says:

    Just an addendum to this post…in looking into the TTS feature further, I found out that, as of now, only the Android app has this particular feature available. (That is why it is working on my Kindle Fire). I imagine that may change in the future, but I wanted to follow up this post with that piece of information. My apologies for not realizing that when I posted this.



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