Forever Evernote, iPad Edition Part 3: Pocket


Chances are, you stumble upon a lot of articles during the day that look interesting, but you don’t have time to read them right away. Pocket, previously known as Read It Later, is an application for managing a reading list of articles from the Internet and it fully integrates with Evernote and it has an impressive spread of supported devices and apps.


Supported Devices: Pocket has official apps for iOS, Android, Chrome, and the web. There are also third party clients for Windows Phone, BlackBerry, WebOS, and others available. It won’t work on a Nook.

Supported Apps: Pocket has, by a good margin, the most support among third party apps. If you want to save articles from Found, Pulse, Flipboard, the Onion, TweetBot, the Alien Blue Reddit Client, and other apps, Pocket is the service to use. It also has browser extensions for Firefox,Chrome, and Safari, and a bookmarklet that works in any browser. For everything else, it has an easy save-by-email function. You can view the full list of supported apps here.


Why not just use the Evernote web clipper? The Evernote Web Clipper is great, but it’s not for the same purpose. Evernote and the Web Clipper are great for clipping pages you want to hold onto for later, make notes on, or otherwise use. Pocket is for things you just want to read during your leisure time, though if you wanted you could obviously just use Evernote for the same purpose. Or if while you were reading an article during your leisure time that would be great to store in Evernote, you can always send it that way.


Interface & Features: Pocket is probably the most feature-packed of the “read later” apps. Apart from the features mentioned above, Pocket can also save embedded video in any article so you can watch them inline. No other read-it-later app does this (though you must unfortunately be online for this feature to work in Pocket).

Let’s get started with Pocket for iPad!

First you are going to download the pocket for iPad app in the app store. Then, chose how to log in:


Then grant access:


Now you are at the welcome screen:


Then, you are going to add pocket as a contact so that you can email things to pocket later.



You even get to practice:



Find your apps here (I only have twitter and tumbler, so it was pretty easy).



And of course, they don’t want you to forget that you can buy things in the giftshop.



You will get the option to sync all the time (rather than by push). I use it:


And with that, you’re ready to start!


Now you can read at your own leisure.

Some of the things Pocket can do–

  • Send articles to other people via email, or—even better—straight to other Pocket users.
  • Choose from two different fonts, multiple font sizes, and three different color palettes (black on white, white on black, and sepia).
  • Choose from two views on the home screen: a tiled “card” view and a traditional list view.
  • Tag articles for easier browsing




Roses, Chocolates, and Service of Process

Scan of a Valentine greeting card dated 1909.
Scan of a Valentine greeting card dated 1909. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In honor of the Feast of St. Valentine, I’ve rounded up some Arkansas cases and news stories involving Valentine’s.

To-morrow is Saint Valentine’s day,
All in the morning betime,
And I a maid at your window,
To be your Valentine.
Then up he rose, and donn’d his clothes,
And dupp’d the chamber-door;
Let in the maid, that out a maid
Never departed more.
—William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act IV, Scene 5

Considering that Valentine’s Day is named after at least two and possibly three people who were slain, it perhaps shouldn’t come as a surprise that Valentine’s Day isn’t all wine and roses.

I’ve always thought that cards are a waste of money. I think these will people agree.

The Smoking Card

Bob Devor was married to 70-year old Polly. Polly had a daughter, Dee, from a prior marriage. Dee and a friend killed Polly at the Devor family ranch and burned her body. Dee eventually pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. The prosecution contended that Bob, far from outraged, provided Dee with a vehicle and cash to flee the state days after Polly’s murder. Additionally, they alleged that he altered the crime scene and lied to law enforcement in an effort to protect Polly. Additionally, the 911 tape revealed that Bob calmly called in a burglary and “laughed when he said that he could not find his wife.” Throughout the investigation, Bob provided the police with one false lead after another, but no one could come up with a motive for why Bob would cover for Dee. After Dee was finally arrested, her jail cell was searched. Police found a valentine from Bob to Dee, “Valentine, if loving you is a crime, then throw my happy ass in jail.” And they did.

Devor v. State, 2012 Ark. App. 82, — S.W.3d —-, 2012 WL 206434.

The Card Shows His Hand

A 1944 case involved Allie and Joe Goodlet. Allie wanted a divorce from Joe. Allie alleged, inter alia, that Joe conducted himself in ways not consistent with conjugal relations. The court stated the rule that “a decree of divorce will not be granted on testimony of plaintiff alone, even though the alleged ground therefor is admitted by defendant, but the testimony must be corroborated by other evidence to establish truth of the charge.” Allie’s corroborating evidence? A Valentine’s day card found in Joe’s suitcase that said, “To my Joe” and signed “All my love, your wife, Nell.” Woops!

Goodlett v. Goodlett, 206 Ark. 1048, 178 S.W.2d 666

In the news…

Want to Find Your Soulmate? You May Need a Free Divorce First

The LA Times reported on February 13, 2013 that a Michigan lawyer has decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving away a free divorce.

Walter H. Bentley III says he got the idea after a student at a night-school class he teaches invited him to a party to celebrate her divorce. He told ABC News that this led to a revelation: “Why not do something special for Valentine’s Day? You can’t find a new love before you close the chapter on the old.”

According to Bentley’s website, the winner of the free divorce has to come up with “the most compelling and convincing story” attesting to why he or she deserves a free ride to relationship freedom.

There are a few catches: The split has to be uncontested and have minimal child custody issues. You also need to be a Michigan resident. Bentley says nearly 500 people have already applied.,0,7275753.story

Errmmm…..Job Security? 

Most marriages end in the office of a divorce lawyer, but this Valentine’s Day, Rob Hagy is ready to celebrate the union of marriage. He is planning and paying for your wedding.

Rob Hagy, a Charlottesville Divorce Lawyer, said, “We do see the heartache. We’d like to do something constructive instead of destructive, with regards to a marriage.”

Most girls dream of walking down an aisle in a big church on their wedding day. Come Thursday, Hagy will show us his different idea of what a wedding could look like.

The ceremonies will be held at Hagy’s Charlottesville office. There will be an officiant ready to tie the knot from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm.

“We will have the office decorated, as I call it appropriately, in a Valentine’s slash wedding theme,” said Hagy. “We will be giving out roses to the ladies who come and also sharing some chocolates with them as well.”

From the ABA in 2011: 

New York City divorce lawyer Nancy Chemtob tells the New York Times City Room blog that November and December are slow months because no one wants to get divorced during the holidays. January is busy. And then there is the day after Valentine’s Day.

“The phone’s ringing off the hook,” Chemtob told the publication.

“The girlfriends, the mistresses, the wives—they all get found out on Valentine’s Day,” Chemtob said. “The girlfriend gets ticked off that he’s out with the spouse, or the spouse goes out with a girlfriend/boyfriend, leaving the spouse at home, so it’s like game over.”

Chemtob was among the lawyers who passed along tales of Valentine’s Day woe to City Room. Vikki Ziegler, an adjunct law professor at Fordham and a New Jersey divorce lawyer, had several stories about the darker side of Valentine’s Day. She has heard of dead roses and bad language written on a car in strawberries and chocolate.

She also passed along several examples of spouses who were eager to let the other know that life had gone on. One gave her spouse a bill for Victoria’s Secret purchases he would never see. Another texted pictures with a new lover, and yet another sent along a sex tape.

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