It was 2011 when I held my first Apple device (a used 8GB iPod). The design, feel, interface, and intuitive features were amazing.
And then there were the apps. So . . . many . . . apps. I spent untold hours (months, really) scouring the App Store for all the resourceful, innovative, and cool apps available. I was an app junkie.
Fast forward to today. A couple iPhones, an iPad, and an iMac later, apps have lost much of their luster because I’ve seen so many of them.
There’s an app for just about everything but rarely does a new one come along that wows me. Because of this, whenever I stumble upon one that stands out, I’m taken back to that wonderful and wide-eyed time in 2011 when I first cradled that iPod. A time when every app was new and alluring.
And now, I’ve found not one, but two such apps. They’re called Instapaper and Pocket, and what they do is simple but brilliant.
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