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    When I read or save on pocket, it mean I’m saving or reading about stuff wich are part of my goals in life. Sure it must have an influence on my mood, my activities, the quality of my sleep, etc. Sure it would be interesting.

    21 August 2017
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    Interested in combining and correlating the tag feature of pocket on articles along with timestamp metadata of when tagged.

    17 January
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    You can similar to this with Instapaper, IFTTT and ToDoIst. I set IFTTT to create new entry in a ToDoIst project everytime I archive an article on Instapaper. Each evening I look at this Todoist project and it shows exactly how many articles I archived that day (my target is 10 per day). Bulk swiping all the entries not only clears the list, but also adds 10 new completed ToDoIst tasks for the day (which I track in Exist).

    03 April
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    So I’m in the middle of writing this integration, and I noticed that Pocket automatically categorises bookmarks into “articles”, “videos”, and “images”. Folks, what is your expectation on this providing the “articles read” count? Should I filter out archived videos and images when calculating that number, or should I count everything? Please let me know which you think makes more sense. I am leaning towards just including everything you archive, for simplicity.

    22 August
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    My personal use has primarily been with articles, but I’d agree that adding/archiving non-article items probably should be tracked as well. Even if it’s not the primary use case, the data would probably still be nice to have!

    22 August
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    I primarily use Pocket for articles, but other bookmarks do end up in there on occasion. I don’t typically archive non-article items, so if you’re only counting “archived” items and not deleted ones, it’ll make little difference to me if you count just articles or not.

    22 August
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    Most people use it for articles, don’t think it’s necessary to do videos or images

    22 August
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    Also mostly use for articles, but if I archived a video it would be having watched it, so simple solution sounds good to me. Would also be interested in sum of word count of items archived, if they make that easy for you?

    22 August
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    I think there is a word count, so yeah I could store that initially and think about adding a companion attribute I guess, article_words_read.

    23 August
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    Thanks everyone! I’ll go with the count of all archived items then as most agreed with that.

    23 August
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    Just did a quick check and “videos” seems to include all articles with any videos embedded in them, so I’d definitely want them counted as articles too.

    The images tab seems to be “articles with no text”, but it does include infographics, and some web comics like xkcd pages.

    I agree that having both “articles read” and “words read” would be good!

    23 August
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    Same here, everything is articles to me (actually, everything is items of wolrd knowledge covered :P ). I have never used videos, only to filter out articles from YouTube for quick watch.

    23 August
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    Just as an aside, I just implemented a product with Pocket integration so if you run into a quirk I may be able to help!

    28 August
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    Thanks! I found the auth process pretty weird but now that’s sorted I think I’m in the home stretch :)

    29 August
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    I use Pocket as an article repository, so my vote would be only for articles read. I can’t be the only person who uses as unread articles in their pocket.

    I’m also a little concerned because this reminds me of the decision not to include recurring tasks in # of daily events. It seems like a misunderstanding of those who use Exist to measure their productivity.

    Thanks, for hearing my piece.

    30 August
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    I use Pocket to track the articles I read. I usually have the number of articles read and the number of articles unread, so I know the ration of how much I’m adding and how much I’m reading.

    I think a read count of articles only for Pocket would be a good implementation. :)

    30 August
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    In terms of recurring events, as the task says, we haven’t ignored it, it’s just very hard to write your own implementation and get it correct.

    I’m doing my best to work from the feedback I’ve been given by the community — I asked for it here, and mentioned it on twitter, so I could get plenty of feedback and try to reach a consensus. I can’t take your opinion into account when you add it after I’ve already tried to reach consensus, so I think it’s a bit unfair to judge me for that 🙂 I’ve already happily added a new attribute for words read based on what people have said here.

    I’m happy to change this to only include things marked “articles” if that’s something enough people feel strongly about. I’m trying to consider the future bug reports for things like “why didn’t this Pocket article get read?” “Well, it was marked as a video because it had one embedded, so it doesn’t get counted. Sorry.” If it was cut and dry it’d be an easier decision, but if articles with videos get categorised as video, and mostly people don’t even use these other categories, then it makes more sense to me to include everything.

    I’d like to hear more about your use (and others’) of Pocket’s video and image categories so I can understand why they shouldn’t be included. Thanks!

    31 August
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    In my case, I just use articles. Some of the articles I have there are also present on videos because they have embedded media but they are part of both categories, articles and videos. Hope it helps.

    31 August
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    Oh, they show up in both? That’s confusing. Good to know, thanks!

    01 September
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    David, I would still love to hear more detail from you so I can make a decision and get this integration launched.

    03 September
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    Okay, as I haven’t heard from David, I’m going to go ahead with counting everything as I still think that’s less confusing. Most of the arguments for tracking articles also say “I don’t use videos” so it shouldn’t affect that use-case, if there’s nothing for you in the other categories, you get the same end result 🙂

    Sorry for the hold up. Pocket support will launch soon!

    06 September
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    +1 for everything :)

    06 September
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    Sounds very reasonable, thanks for working on this!

    07 September
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    Works like a dream. Good job! :)

    18 September
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    Working perfect - the saved content can be watched in the offline mode

    10 October