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Pocket: Save Articles and Videos to View Later for iOS

By Read It Later Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Jul 22, 2015

Use Pocket to save articles, webpages, photos, and video for later viewing, online or off. If your eyes need a break, the app's new text-to-speech Listen feature will read your content aloud to you.

Pros

Cross-platform: You can save content to (or access content from) Pocket using your iPhone, iPad, or desktop. Directly save from over 800 apps, including Twitter, Flipboard, Prismatic, and Feedly using the Pocket button. If an app doesn't have the Pocket button, email yourself the content link at add@getpocket.com, and it will show up in your list. If you're accessing your content on the Web, you can also save from Pocket extensions for Chrome , Firefox , Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera. No matter how you save, your post is instantly synced across all platforms.

Improved readability: Pocket increases font size and does away with the ads that otherwise crowd webpages. Your article or video is now front and center.

Different views: There are so many ways to view your content in Pocket. You can use a dark or light background theme, sort your links by newest or oldest first, use Best View so that Pocket can automatically decide whether Article or Web view is preferable, enable page flipping by swiping left and right, justify text, and/or justify and hyphenate text in Article View. All these options are available under Settings.

Highlights: As you use Pocket more frequently, the app starts organizing your content by relevancy.

Offline downloading: You can download content for viewing online and off.

Sharing: Share content with your friends via the Share menu. These messages will appear in your inbox or theirs. You may also share over Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, or email.

Listen (text-to-speech): Open any article and tap the More button to start listening to your content. Adjust the speed of the reading by sliding the scroll bar from Slow to Fast.

Informative intro: Pocket's intro teaches you the many ways to save items for later viewing.

Cons

Enabling Push Notifications: We never understood why we were forced to permit Push Notifications to enjoy cross-platform syncing.

Searching and suggested tagging: If you want to search your articles by text, tags, and more, or get tagging recommendations when you save content, you'll have to pay for Pocket Premium. We think these features should be available for free. Regardless, you can still swipe across an item and tap the Tag icon to tag it manually.

Videos: In our tests, videos would often save to the Articles page instead of the Videos page. Additionally, there is no direct way to share from YouTube to Pocket. However, there is an IFTTT recipe you can use to do this.

Bottom Line

Pocket is a useful app for saving text, photos, videos, and more to check out later. But the app really should offer better search options with the free version.

More Resources

Pocket for Android

Pocket for Mac

Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.5.18

â?¢ Minor bug fixes and improvements

General

Release September 30, 2017
Date Added September 30, 2017
Version 6.5.18

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74

Popularity

Total Downloads 961
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Pocket is your place to quickly save, discover, and recommend the stories that interest you. SAVE FOR LATER: The next time you find an article, video or link you want to read or watch later, just save it to Pocket. It'll sync across your phone, tablet, and computer so you can come back to it whenever and wherever you'd like, even when you're offline. You can save to Pocket from pretty much anywhere, including your computer, Safari, email, and your favorite apps like Facebook, Twitter, Flipboard, and Feedly. BEAUTIFUL READING EXPERIENCE: Read and watch everything in Pocket in a clean, easy-to-view layout that's free of distractions. You can customize Pocket to match your reading style. DISCOVER STORIES YOU'LL LOVE: Quickly discover new stories you'll love with personalized recommendations hand-picked by Pocket and the people you follow. RECOMMEND THE BEST OF YOUR POCKET: Recommend the most interesting stories you're reading and watching in Pocket to your friends and followers. PLUS: Unlimited storage. Tags to quickly get organized. Listen to your articles with Text-to-Speech. Save with one click using Pocket's desktop browser extensions for Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. "Stop emailing yourself links and just install Pocket." - The Verge. "Pocket makes subway reading possible. No longer do your lingering Safari pages refresh mid-commute, leaving you staring at a blank, hopeless screen that cannot connect to the Internet." - Slate. Upgrade to Pocket Premium for a more powerful Pocket experience ($4.99 monthly, $44.99 annually) : Permanent Library to keep a personal backup of what you save. Full-Text searching to find anything in your list. Suggested Tags to get organized fast. Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. To end a subscription, disable auto-renewal and allow the current period to end. It will not be possible to immediately cancel a subscription. Refunds are not available for unused portions of a subscription. Pocket Privacy Policy: http://getpocket.com/privacy. Pocket Terms of Service: http://getpocket.com/tos.