Stuck on a packed subway with no room to wrangle an actual book, I’ll often pull out my smartphone to catch up on articles I’ve saved in my Pocket reading app. Unfortunately, being unsure whether it’s a 400 or 14,000-word article means that fate dictates whether or not I finish what I’m reading before I’m off the train and walking to work.
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If you’re in the same boat, consider using Minute Pocket, a service that both sorts your Pocket articles and provides estimated reading times for each one.
It’s simple enough to use: visit Minute Pocket, grant it permission to connect to your Pocket account, and enter your email address to receive a notification when your reading time calculations are complete.
While the estimated reading times are the hallmark feature of Minute Pocket, the method by which the estimates are applied is also interesting. Every time estimate is actually a tag, meaning you can display articles by how long they will take to read.
Knock out every five-minute article you’ve got on the ride to work, get through a 30-minute thinkpiece during lunch and enjoy the longest ones while you wind down at the end of the day.