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Everyone’s Favorite Read-It-Later App Pocket is Even Better than Ever
If you’re big on short-form online articles, you’ve probably already heard of Pocket. Check out the new features that up Pocket’s game even more.
If you’re big on short-form online articles, you’ve probably already heard of Pocket. Pocket has been around for about a decade, first popping up as a Mozilla Firefox extension aptly called Read It Later. In a nutshell, Pocket is a home for pretty much any type of digital content.
Pocket was named as one of TIME magazine’s Android apps of the year in 2013, and with 17 million users as of 2015, Pocket has already achieved its moment in the spotlight. However, for the few souls out there who have yet to put Pocket in their pocket (sorry, couldn’t resist), here’s the lowdown.
Pocket is essentially a bookmark app that lets users aggregate articles, videos, websites, and anything else that you would be able to bookmark with your web browser. The app is available as a web browser extension or desktop application, and also works on tablets and mobile devices to make the media you save available on whatever device you’re using.
The app has been around for a while, but there are some new features that up Pocket’s game even more. In addition to the existing tagging, highlighting, and filtering features, users can now listen to the articles dictated by a new, less robotic-sounding voice by tapping the headphones icon in the mobile version, and can set the entire app in dark or sepia mode for a more comfortable reading experience. Pocket also received a gentle redesign including new layouts, fonts, and colors.
Pocket is an oldie but a goodie that continues to dominate the content app arena by keeping the user experience in mind. The app reinforces the idea that more often than not, a few key features plus a clean and relatively minimal interface is all you need.
But enough about other people's apps.