Put it in your Pocket!

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I left Instapaper.

Someone showed me Pocket and I left faster than you can say, I’ve got a Wocket in my pocket. Why did I leave Instapaper so readily? Three reasons:

  • I can search for content (web-based) that I’ve saved
  • I can add tags to the the pages I save, when I save them
  • The Pocket interface is easy to use and much more visual

Instapaper doesn’t do/have either of these things. I can also tie my Flipboard account and Safari browser on my iPhone to my Pocket account. By now you may be asking yourself how hard it is to move your links over from Instapaper to Pocket and I’m happy to tell you that it’s dead simple.

  1. Export your Instapaper links: EXPORT CSV (bottom right hand corner), Download HTML file
  2. Create a Pocket account
  3. Import your Instapaper links
  4. Review all the other mediums Pocket is on

That’s it. I’m sure longterm Pocket will become more social like the Instapaper app and they’ll potentially make recommendations like StumbleUpon. For now; it’s exactly what I need.

By Michael Myers

I'm currently the Academic Director of the Denver MBA at the Daniels College of Business. I manage the student experience and enjoy helping our students acquire the leadership skills they need for the next phase of their professional journey.

I'm also an Associate Teaching Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. Since 2010, I've developed the 2nd most collegiate-level, digital marketing courses in the United States. I teach across a wide array of programs including Executive MBA, MBA@Denver, MS Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

I'm professionally passionate about digital culture, artificial intelligence and cognitive neuroscience. I'm married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, cycling, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive + surf.

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