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Alexa Skills: Pocket Reading and Management

Pocket is a popular service where you can store stuff to read later. Store things like web articles, Twitter posts, and even videos.

A new Alexa skill called My Pocket, though unofficial, links your Pocket account to Alexa, allowing you to use voice commands to read, review, and archive articles. As you find things on the web you want to read later and store to your Pocket account, they will be available for Alexa to read to you.

Examples of things you can say…

“Alexa, ask My Pocket what articles do I have”
“Alexa, ask My Pocket to read me an article”
“Alexa, ask My Pocket to link account”

The My Pocket skill will supply you with the titles of the articles you have stored and you can then tell Alexa which article to read fully. Additionally, you can use voice commands to archive those articles you’ve had read to you so they don’t show up in Alexa’s list of available articles next time.

Where to get it: You can locate the My Pocket Skill in the Amazon Alexa app, enable it using your voice, or use the following web link: My Pocket

Alexa is available for Amazon devices Echo, Dot, Tap, Echo Show, Echo Look, Dash Wand, Fire tablets, and Fire TV, but also on iOS, Android, and the web with Reverb.ai.


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