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Manage Your Reading with Evernote

Manage Your Reading with Evernote

Posted by Mie Yaginuma on 18 Dec 2013

Posted by Mie Yaginuma on 18 Dec 2013

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There are not enough hours in the day to satisfy our desire for good reading.

We are bombarded with a daily barrage of news articles to read and peppered by suggestions of the next good book from our friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter. The problem is, most of us don’t have enough time to read them all.

Never let another great reading recommendation pass you by. Clip and save articles in Evernote on your desktop using the Web Clipper. Tag and catalog them based on what type of reading it is, whether it’s a long-form article or suspense novel.

An even better solution is to use Pocket with Evernote. Pocket is perfect for discovering and saving the stuff you can’t immediately read. Just as the name suggests, when you find something interesting to read later, put it in Pocket. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it any time, even without an internet connection.

Browse for things to save while waiting in line, or as you check friends’ social updates in the morning. Save content from a browser or directly from apps like Twitter and Flipboard, including videos. Pocket strips out advertising, and includes the original URL. When you have a moment to read, Pocket makes it easy to find what you want. Simply sync, and read.

Once you’ve completed reading an article, archive it with a single tap. For content that you want to reference later, whether a recipe, a how-to guide or a report on a topic you are researching, pull up the Share menu, and choose Evernote. Specify the destination notebook and add tags or comments. Once in Evernote, every article will be searchable and always available. Your Evernote account will contain only the content you’ve curated.

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In addition, Pocket provides new features like Preferences and Highlights designed to help you quickly find new content. Preferences creates a profile of your interests based on the type of content you save. That way, you can easily discover relevant content from 700 apps that Pocket links to.

Highlights makes it easy to sift through content you’ve saved by automatically categorizing articles by:

  • Best of: Pocket calculates articles that are most interesting to you
  • Trending: Pocket’s most popular content
  • Long Reads: Lengthy articles for when you have a lot of time
  • Quick Reads: Short articles perfect for when you only have a few minutes to read

You’re just a few taps away from discovering, saving and reading great content.

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  • Jeff Blaine

    QUOTE: “Pocket is perfect for discovering and saving the stuff you can’t
    immediately read. Just as the name suggests, when you find something
    interesting to read later, put it in Pocket. It automatically syncs to
    your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it any time, even without
    an internet connection.”

    Pocket Schmocket. Let’s disect this, okay?

    STATEMENT: “Pocket is perfect for discovering…”
    ANSWER: No, that’s what we all do on the open web.

    STATEMENT: “when you find something interesting to read later, put it in Pocket”
    ANSWER: No. I obviously want to put it into Evernote where my life already exists.

    STATEMENT: “it automatically syncs to your phone, tablet, or computer”
    ANSWER: You mean like Evernote does already?

    Please invest more time in the functionality (scraping accuracy + rendering cleanup) of both of the tools the Evernote community already uses for this: Evernote Web Clipper and Evernote Clearly.

    I don’t want Pocket. I don’t want another application. We all want browser tools that get data into Evernote directly, cleanly, and beautifully. *EVERNOTE* should be our “reader” application.

    • Tor Ivan Boine

      “I don’t want Pocket.” well, dont use it?

      I like pocket, and evernote. and use them both

    • doopy

      Ok. let’s dissect your comment.

      STATEMENT: No, that’s what we all do on the open web. (Re discovering content)
      ANSWER: With Pocket Preferences, you can configure Pocket to automatically store articles and pages based on authors, sites, and topics that you frequently save, therefore helping you discover new articles

      STATEMENT: No. I obviously want to put it into Evernote where my life already exists.
      ANSWER: You shouldn’t keep your entire life in one basket. Evernote can do a lot of things, being a reader is not its strongest selling point. Don’t be such a homebody, explore the world a bit. Besides, what if your account goes away one day? Is your entire life gone?

      STATEMENT: You mean like Evernote does already? (Re Syncing)

      ANSWER: I’m not even sure the point of this answer. Many applications sync across mobile/desktop/web.

      STATEMENT: We all want browser tools that get data into Evernote directly, cleanly, and beautifully. *EVERNOTE* should be our “reader” application.

      ANSWER: Wrong. You can’t speak for everyone, especially me. I get my data added to Evernote just fine. Pocket saves the articles directly, cleanly and beautifully. Why reinvent the wheel?

  • Jeff Blaine

    I’m not slagging Pocket. No need to defend it. I happen to be a paid user of Instapaper. The point is, why should I need 2 apps to do what one could very easily do? A simple “nice reading” toggle on a note in Evernote would do away with Instapaper and/or Pocket for a lot of people.

    Note that Evernote(Inc) obviously sees the value in this: They made Evernote Clearly.

    Now we just need that prettified styling available inside Evernote.

    Nobody is suggesting you stop using ANY APP YOU LIKE with or without Evernote. The concept that Evernote cannot or shouldn’t be improved, or considered to be improved, to allow for reading notes in a more enjoyable way is silly.

  • Jeff Blaine

    I’m not slagging Pocket. No need to defend it. I happen to be a paid user of Instapaper. The point is, why should I need 2 apps to do what one could very easily do? A simple “nice reading” toggle on a note in Evernote would do away with Instapaper and/or Pocket for a lot of people.

    Note that Evernote(Inc) obviously sees the value in this: They made Evernote Clearly.

    Now we just need that prettified styling available inside Evernote.

    Nobody is suggesting you stop using ANY APP YOU LIKE with or without Evernote. The concept that Evernote cannot or shouldn’t be improved, or considered to be improved, to allow for reading notes in a more enjoyable way is silly.

  • Jeff Blaine

    I’m not slagging Pocket. No need to defend it. I happen to be a paid user of Instapaper. The point is, why should I need 2 apps to do what one could very easily do? A simple “nice reading” toggle on a note in Evernote would do away with Instapaper and/or Pocket for a lot of people.

    Note that Evernote(Inc) obviously sees the value in this: They made Evernote Clearly.

    Now we just need that prettified styling available inside Evernote.

    Nobody is suggesting you stop using ANY APP YOU LIKE with or without Evernote. The concept that Evernote cannot or shouldn’t be improved, or considered to be improved, to allow for reading notes in a more enjoyable way is silly.

  • Jeff Blaine

    Animated GIF of all I mean:

    https://plus.google.com/113099583375086424437/posts/RUCEWsMQwX8

  • Jeff Blaine

    Animated GIF of all I mean:

    https://plus.google.com/113099583375086424437/posts/RUCEWsMQwX8

  • Leandro Cardoso

    IMO, Pocket does better online article capture then Evernote and Web Clipper integration. By otherside, when I’m sharing to Evernote from Pocket, it does as “copy and paste” from the text losing images in this process in an Android mobile device. Using IFTTT I could automate this process, but no better than handmadr: IFTT only share note links losing the full text and images inside the article. My better approache is fav my Pocket’s article, open fav articles on web browser version of Pocket and use Evernote Web Clipper to archive in my notebooks. I prefer use only my Android devices (smartphone, tablet), but I don’t known how.

  • Mark van Paay

    I stopped using Instapaper/Pocket and replaced it with evernote. I setup a notebook in evernote labelled (ironically) Pocket. In the Chrome extension setup for Clearly I changed the default notebook to my Pocket. When I find an article I want to read later i save it via Clearly. This puts it into my Pocket notebook. I then read these articles and move the ones I want to save permanently to other notebooks.

    From what I can tell this does pretty much what Instapaper/Pocket does. Why use two apps when one will do.

  • Mark van Paay

    I stopped using Instapaper/Pocket and replaced it with evernote. I setup a notebook in evernote labelled (ironically) Pocket. In the Chrome extension setup for Clearly I changed the default notebook to my Pocket. When I find an article I want to read later i save it via Clearly. This puts it into my Pocket notebook. I then read these articles and move the ones I want to save permanently to other notebooks.

    From what I can tell this does pretty much what Instapaper/Pocket does. Why use two apps when one will do.

  • Tim Kowal

    Pocket is best used for “stuff I want to check out, not necessarily read, and certainly not necessarily keep.” I don’t want Evernote clogged up with casual links. Pocket is also a much quicker, down-and-dirty no-frills reader than Evernote.

    But Jeff Blaine is right that Evernote does need to greatly improve/create its functionality as a reader. I always use a highlighter to mark important passages in long reads. Clearly is great for my PC browser, but who wants to read long articles at their computer anymore? Evernote needs a simple reader interface that allows highlighting.

    Currently, the only way to do this is to open the note for full-blown editing. While reading a long article this morning, I selected a paragraph to “highlight” (there’s actually no highlight function on the tablet app, so I have to make do with boldface and underscoring), and accidentally hit the “u” key instead of the underline function. This deleted the selected paragraph. Worse, no undo function on tablet.

    This seems a simple development that would vastly improve Evernote’s ability to perform its core purpose of recording “What do you want to remember?”