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No Internet? No Problem - Access Online Content WITHOUT Internet By Using Pocket

Here I am, sitting on a plane without wi-fi, and I need some research materials for some articles I'm working on - including this one. I need to access Internet content, without an Internet connection. No problem!

Why not? Its all thanks to Geek's favorite save-for-later tool, that has been integrated into over 400 apps and is currently used by over 9.5 million people.

It's called Pocket. You may have heard of this tool under its former title, "Read it Later." Its the best way to save articles, videos, and more web content for later enjoyment - no internet needed. It syncs with your computer, smartphone, and tablet so you can access your content anywhere.

Oh yeah. And it's free.

Pocket was originally developed buy a guy who wanted a better way to manage the things that he wanted to read.

Maybe his story sounds familiar to you: He would come across an article or tutorial he wanted to read at work, but couldn't, so he would e-mail it to himself to read later. However, it would inevitebly always get lost in his hectic, ever-filling inbox, and never get read (maybe if he used Unroll.me this would be a different story). Eventually he became fed up, and developed his own save-for-later device as a Firefox browser extension. Now look how it has evolved!

Editor's Note: Chief Geek Jason Finn tags his save articles for later, and then when he's on his tablet without Internet connectivity (generally on a flight), he treats his Pocket queue like a digital magazine, with each and every article individually cultivated.

Pocket - Read it Later - Tile View - Better than Instapaper!

Pocket is the go-to tool for workers on the go. Access your saved materials on the commute to work, waiting in line, or - like me - on the airplane.

Check it out here. Its free, and it just might help you eliminate your e-clutter. What have you got to lose?

Jason Finn

Founder & Chief Geek

Jason has nearly 20 years of consulting experience, predominantly in the technology space. Most recently he was the COO and Director of Technology for Rich Casto & Company, a national training and consulting organization in the real estate industry.
As a consultant for IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Envision Consulting Group (now IMS Health), Jason has served clients of all sizes, including Big Pharma, Fortune 500, and Global 1000 companies:

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • AOL (America Online)
  • Astellas Pharmaceuticals
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ford Motor Credit
  • Wockhardt USA (formerly Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals)
  • Norwich Union
  • PNC Bank
  • Reynolds and Reynolds

Sarunas Budrikas

Creative Director

Sarunas is a web design and development expert with hundreds of successful projects in his portfolio. He is passionate about delivering extraordinary user experiences for every client and consistently goes above and beyond everyone’s expectations. As an SEO expert and strategist, he can optimize your website, or app, to get the most out of it, day in and day out. Sarunas holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Kaunas Technology University, in Lithuania. Sarunas now lives in Chicago, and calls it home.

Alexandra Olsavsky

Client Experience Specialist

Alex specializes in content generation and social media promotion for Geek | Chicago clients, helping to solidify their presence in the online community. This includes blog writing, graphic design, co-ordination and design of weekly newsletters, and active engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. Outside of Geek, Alex is a classically-trained soprano who professionally performs around the city of Chicago (most recently with the Chicago Baroque Band, and with the Rolling Stones for their "50 and Counting" tour).