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Saving webpages to read later

I’m going to admit that I can get terribly side-tracked by shiny little articles that peak my interest while I’m researching something else / meandering about online / reading daily emails. Worrying about how many hours a week I lose to aimlessly reading while I’m supposed to be doing something else, I decided to get organised and productive. I thought, ‘There must be a service that allows me to save articles to read later, synced to any device I choose?’ And there is.

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Last week I started using Pocket. Recommended to me by this great little article http://www.howtogeek.com/212647/the-best-ways-to-save-webpages-to-read-later/

It allows you to save all of your content to one place to read later. You don’t even need wifi as, once synced, you can review articles offline – perfect for my needs while trapped on the Piccadilly Line each morning.

I downloaded the app to my phone and followed simple instructions to ensure I could save articles from Safari and Twitter (where I often view content). I then also added the Chrome extension to my PC at home. As my work PC is locked down and I can’t add the chrome extension there, I’ve been using the simple email tool – you just past the URL into an email to add@getpocket.com and it saves it to your reading list.

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So after my first week my list is looking well-stocked and I realised that it would also really help with compiling bibliographies for presentations at work and referencing stats and trends from studies I’ve read. It’s been a really useful tool.

There is a simple export function in ‘Options’ which allows you to export all of the original URLs to an HTML file, which you can then share with co-workers or reference where required. (You can also share within  Pocket, but that wouldn’t cut at my work).  So here’s what I’ve been reading this week.

My week of reading in my Pocket

Asia trends

HR Trends

Workforce Case Studies

Talent Analytics

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