IFTTT plus Pocket = love for avid readers
IFTTT has proven itself to be an autonomous technology lover’s dream come true. Pocket, on the other hand, is the easily distracted procrastinator’s proverbial life preserver. What could possibly happen if the two of them were to mingle? The more you read, the more well informed and well rounded you are, so every business leader should take advantage of these tools to get the most out of the web that they can.
For those of you who missed the memo, here’s a recap: IFTTT—short for “If This, Then That”—is a service that allows you to link app processes together, respond to conditions, and so much more (for example, one might “if” a rainy forecast and “then that” an early alarm).
Pocket is a personalized online library for all those articles you’d like to read, but can’t right now because you found them on Twitter at work and your boss is walking your way. Simply save your preferred page to pocket via your browser, an email link, or one of over 1500 apps (i.e., Twitter), and read it later in the comfort of your favorite armchair.
Now, how to automate your Pocket
Pocket coupled with IFTTT is a concept that holds boundless potential.
Consider the following things you can do:
- Save your archived lists from Pocket to Evernote
- Digitally copy all articles in Pocket to Google Drive in PDF format
- Link Reddit subcategories to Pocket (potentially turning your morning hour set aside for your cup of coffee into an effortlessly informative review)
- Have a random Wikipedia article delivered to Pocket at the beginning of every lunch hour
…and these are just the first few recipes that come to mind. There are hundreds of options; see them all on IFTTT.
IFTTT is an absolutely stellar platform because of its virtual endlessness, and the inspiration for creativity it provides. Combining it with Pocket is just a simple step towards turning your smartphone, computer, or tablet into world news database, how-to archive, or any number of thousands of outcomes. Reading makes you well-rounded, and exploring items pertinent to your job will only speed up your movement through the ranks; what’s stopping you?