Available On: Android, iOS
Pocket is a great app that all smartphone owners should use. A lot of us like to read news articles, stories and other things on our smartphone, but when we are out and about there really isn’t time to read interesting articles that are published. When you get home and search for that article, it’s like it’s almost impossible to find it again. Often, you won’t even find that article unless you bookmark it for later. Doing that will fill up your bookmarks extremely fast though. Pocket allows you to read articles whenever you want, even if your phone has no internet connectivity.
It’s really simple to use Pocket. Lets say your in your preferred browser and found a article on Yahoo News that looks especially interesting. Going to that article you find out that it’s a bit longer than you expected and you just don’t have the time to read it, but you do want to read it later when you do have time. What you do is click on “Share” for that specific page, and then select the Pocket app. Pocket will save the article in the Pocket app for you to read at a later time. It essentially downloads the full news post with images and everything (although, I have not tested to see if it downloads videos or not. I would assume that it wouldn’t).
Pocket also makes it extremely easy to delete articles off of Pocket as well. That way the application won’t get cluttered with old articles you have already read. Granted, Pocket already does a great job when it comes to organizing downloaded articles. Most of the time there will barely be any clutter. I guess deleting articles would remove the amount of scrolling you have to do though. Users also have the ability to favorite articles, which will make it a bit easier to sift through all of the articles you push to Pocket.
Overall Pocket is a great way to simply save articles you want to read for later. They’ve even provided a dark theme as opposed to their regular white theme for night reading. It’s a very user friendly application, simple to use and designed really well. Now you will never have to miss reading an interesting article ever again thanks to Pocket. One of the best things about this is that when you save the article to Pocket you can view it on any device that has the Pocket app installed. Including your desktop computer. Although, this will require you to have a internet connection as the only device it downloads the article on is the one that you used to save the article to pocket.
Pocket is a free application, so you won’t be shelling out any cash on this. It is available on both Android and iOS. This isn’t confirmed, but I would assume that the developers would also make it available for the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS as well. We’ll just have to see about that though.
In the mean time, make sure to give this app a download!