Actually read saved-for-later articles with a surprising Pocket, Calibre, and Kindle workflow
Got hundreds of articles saved-for-later and end up never reading them? Yeah. Same here.
However, I now read almost every saved-for-later article with the help of a Pocket and Calibre workflow.
I read most content on a Kindle. So, why not send the articles there too? With a plug-in script for e-book management software Calibre, I can pull the articles from bookmarking service Pocket, convert them, and sent the bundle to my e-reader.
Here's how you'd set it up:
- Download and install Calibre.
- Register for a Pocket account.
- Go to your Amazon account's Content and Devices. (Login to Amazon → 'Manage Your Content and Devices' → 'Your Devices' tab.)
- Find your Amazon @kindle.com address. Add it to Calibre. (Calibre's preferences → Sharing books by email → Add email)
- In the same screen, setup email sending in Calibre. (Custom SMTP server, GMX, or Hotmail)
- Add the email to your Kindle accepted addresses.
- Follow the installation instructions of the Pocket+ recipe.
What's left is to install the Pocket browser extension and start adding articles.
I've scheduled the Calibre Pocket+ plugin to send me a collection every Sunday. Calibre needs to be open to do this. Don't forget to enable the 'archive on send' functionality to avoid duplicates.
I can recommend you the following blogs:
- Marty Cagan's Silicon Valley Product Group
- Sachin Rekhi his blog
- Siddharth Arora's Justanotherpm.com
- Teresa Torres' Product Talk
- Gibson Biddle's Ask Gib Product Newsletter
- Lenny Rachitsky's Newsletter (💰 Paid, and by far the best content. Doesn't work with Pocket. )
I keep track of their articles with the free, open-source RSS reader NetNewsWire. Download this .opml to import the above blogs in your RSS reader.