NEW YORK (MainStreet)Jim Cramer is busy and can't always read everything he wants to on the spot, so for this episode of Old Dog, New Blog, my sister, Nicole, and I introduced him to Instapaper and Pocket.
These two apps function as the TiVo of the Internet--allowing you to squirrel away for later those longer articles or blog posts you don't have time to read now.
"But why can't I just go back and hit the webpage and search for it?" Cramer asked us.
Of course he could, but for someone on the go--especially in transit with spotty Internet--these apps allow him to bundle the content he needs to digest right onto his phone or tablet. That way, on the subway, for example, he can pull up a piece or a few on his iPhone without the need for a 3G connection.
Check out the episode below:
Instapaper, started by Tumblr co-founder Marco Arment in 2008, and Pocket, started by Nathan Weiner in 2007, are available on your computer browser, Droid devices, iOS interfaces, and e-readers. Instapaper currently has 2 million registered web accounts, and Pocket has 9 million.
Old Dog, New Blog archives
- Charity Apps
- Google Chrome Incognito and DuckDuckGo
- Cramer & Dating
- Path and Quora
- Grubhub and Seamless
- P2P Payments
- Social Media Aggregators
- Innovative Eating
- Cramer Branches Out
- No Drunk Facebooking
- Cramer's Carma
- Pound-wise Apps
- Airbnb Anxiety
- Cramer Gets Hip With Uber
- The 'Urkel' and Measuring Twitter Impact
- Learning the Hip Language of Emoji
--Written by Ross Kenneth Urken for MainStreet