I’ve used Pinboard as my “catch-all” on the Internet for some time now. It collects links I tweet, blog posts, and things I save to Instapaper. With a pro account, I know I can always see these pages, even if the originals go away.
(I view Pinboard as my personal weapon against link rot.)
Recently, I’ve been playing with Pocket, as research for a review pitting it against the king when it comes to reading later.
One big draw back to Pocket was that I couldn’t figure out how to get it to send things to Pinboard automatically. Turns out, the service can do it, as long as you do a couple of things.
- Visit the Privacy page under the Options section of the Pocket site and turn off RSS Feed password protection.
- In Piboard, add your account name under the “Read it Later” section on the Settings page.
- Wait for the services to do their thing.
I like Instapaper, and I like Marco. Plus, I know how Instapaper makes money. Pocket doesn’t seem to have a business plan. All in all, while I don’t think I’ll be switching to Pocket, it’s nice to know Pocket can sling stuff to Pinboard for me without any fancy scripting or ifttt magic.