It often happens that you come across an interesting webpage on the internet, but you do not have the time to read it. You can always bookmark that page using Ctrl+D in your web browser, but this way the page gets bookmarked only in that browser. You cannot access that bookmark from your work or any other place. If you use the Pocket extension for your web browser, then you can save any webpage to be viewed later. The pages are saved in your Pocket account, so you can access them from any device or browser.
Pocket is available as an extension for all the major web browsers (Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome). It is also available as an app for the Mac, Windows, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, WebOS and many other platforms. Pocket also has made their API available to everyone, so many developers have designed third party apps that can be used to access your Pocket account. In this article, we are going to use the Pocket extension for the Firefox browser.
After the Pocket extension has been installed in the Firefox browser, you are shown a small window to either create a new Pocket account or login to already existing Pocket account. After you have logged in to your Pocket account, it would be ready to save your pages.
Once the Pocket extension is ready for use, you can easily save any page in your Pocket account. There are two ways to save a webpage to Pocket. One way is to just visit a webpage, and then click on the Pocket icon in the Firefox address bar. The second way is to just right-click on a link and select Save Link to Pocket as displayed in the following picture:
If you want to access your saved pages, then you can click on the Pocket icon near the top-right corner of the Firefox window. The drop-down popup list would show all your saved pages. You can click on a page to open it in a new tab in your web browser for viewing it. You can also search through the saved pages list by using the tiny Filter box which can filter saved pages by URL, title or tag.
Pocket, formerly known as Read it Later, is a wonderful app/extension that solves the ages old problem of accessing your bookmarks from anywhere you want. You can save your pages in one browser or device and access them later from any other device or web browser. All your saved pages and links are automatically synchronized to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view them at any time, even without an internet connection.
You can download Pocket extension or app from http://getpocket.com/.