pocket

Content save-for-later app, formerly Read It Later

4,4 /5 (41 reviews) Write a Review!

pocket Overview

What is pocket?

Pocket was founded in 2007 by Nate Weiner to help people save interesting articles, videos and more from the web for later enjoyment. Once saved to Pocket, the list of content is visible on any device—phone, tablet or computer. It can be viewed while waiting in line, on the couch, during commutes or travel—even offline.

The world's leading save-for-later service currently has more than 10 million registered users and is integrated into more than 500 apps including Flipboard, Twitter and Zite. It is available for major devices and platforms including iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac, Kindle Fire, Kobo, Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera and Windows.

pocket Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$4,99/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Free

Premium: $4.99 p/month


pocket Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia
Supported Languages
Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, French, German and 7 others, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Media

SAVE FOR LATER
VIEW WHEN READY
pocket screenshot: SAVE FOR LATER pocket screenshot: VIEW WHEN READY

pocket Reviews

pocket Reviews

Overall rating
4,4
/
5
Excellent
23

Very good
14

Average
3

Poor
0

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,3
Features
4,3
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
4,1
90% recommended this app
Victor I.

My favorite app ever!


Nathan S.

Useful Read it Later app... but not without its flaws


Meghan E.

Embarrassing That You Even Call Yourselves News


Gilles D.

One of the most powerful productivity boosters out there... if used well


Victor I.

The first app I always install


Victor I.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 11-50 Employees

My favorite app ever!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/06/30
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

You can never read all of the stuff you come across online. And you can not come across any online stuff while commuting without the internet connection. Here's where Pocket comes in -- a match made in haven. Pocket lets you save any web-pages you come across for reading them later in a single click via the browser extension or you phone Share option. Syncing is fast and simple. Pocket strips away everything unrelated to the article so it also work as a distraction-free reading tool. Over time, pocket team has started adding some QoL improvement, but they take a lot of time in beta testing, so I recommending joining the app beta (its very stable).

Cons

There are some Free version limitation (like how many highlight you can make), but if you don't care for such features, the free version will be more than enough. Overall, I have and had zero issues with Pocket - it's that good.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Nathan S.

Useful Read it Later app... but not without its flaws

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/05/30
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

I have been using Pocket for about a year plus as my go to read it later app. It works pretty good for the basic stuff, here are some of the things I particularly like

1) The ability to save an article from almost any web browser and find them in one centralized place. The Save it for later button is a godsend
2) Recommended articles are amazing, in most cases they are just what I need to look at, not sure if its AI or just based on what I have read in the past but its great. Even saved articles come with other recommended reads, great for days when I want to go down a rabbit hole and really study a subject.
3) The app syncing is great, rendering of articles is usually on point which is good. I can have all the articles I have saved at my disposal with a few taps.

Cons

Pocket is not without its flaws, the features are

1) No Save articles to list feature, when saving articles, they all just save to a big list. This is ok but for someone who has a habit of saving a lot of articles, it would be great if they could be saved into lists, say a weekend reading list. There is some functionality in tags for this but its just not good enough, being able to save to a list is way better.
2) Reminders for saved articles would be good. As mentioned, I save a lot of articles, if I could have reminders to read some of them when I have free time it would be the perfect app (sometimes a reminder is helpful)
3) More content discovery sources - With the addition of Apple News and Google News, there is a lot of competition for Pocket. Content discovery is fairly ok within Pocket but if there could be better ways to find content rather than just stumbling upon it, say following certain authors and the like, it would be great.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Meghan E.

Embarrassing That You Even Call Yourselves News

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/02/18
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

NONE

Cons

Your article uneducated, misinformed and almost as embarrassing as your attempt to joke about your readers’ votes lacking significance in 2016. Until you attempt to report true news, I am uninterested in reading your content and truthfully, I don’t know who else would be. Pocket is a disgrace to news reporting. Unsubscribe.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Gilles D.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: Self Employed

One of the most powerful productivity boosters out there... if used well

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/03/10
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

I used to struggle with productivity because I would let apps and websites hijack my attention, jumping between Facebook feeds, Quora answers, Medium articles and news sites. Pocket has enabled me to save articles and web pages that interest me with one click so I can dive into them later. I maintain my flow while not missing out. On Saturdays, I often go sit in a cosy coffeeplace reading my saved stuff from the week in an environment free of distractions, with internet often turned off.

Cons

I have absolutely zero complaints. This thing does one thing and it does it well: safeguard your time and be intentional about it, without missing out on inspiration floating around on the web. It does all of that for free. Given how often I use this and how much added value I've been able to extract from it, that's quite amazing.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Victor I.
Industry: Computer Software

The first app I always install

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/03/17
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

Basically, everthing about Pocket is a wonder. You're getting a ton of features for free. It has always been great for reading articles later. Even without Premium account, you won't hit any limitations.
Over time, Pocket got only better.
They've added Highlights which is just a must have if you're not simply reading articles but researching a topic.
Another great thing I've been waiting for (and they delivered it) is the estimated read time. There are a lot more things how Pocket can develop further but each new feature brings only more possibilities.
Great job, Pocket Team!

P.S. The support team is great, always relying on Twitter.

Cons

The only thing I want is for the features to develop even further.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,7/10
Based on 41 user ratings
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pocket Pricing

pocket Pricing

Starting from
US$4,99/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Free

Premium: $4.99 p/month

Free

Premium: $4.99 p/month

Value for Money
4,3/5
Based on 41 user ratings
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pocket Features

pocket Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4,3/5
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Additional information for pocket

Additional information for pocket

Key features of pocket

  • Cross-platform syncing
  • Easily share via social media
  • Easy-to-view layout
  • Free download
  • Minimalist interface
  • View everywhere

pocket FAQs

pocket FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for pocket.

Q. What type of pricing plans does pocket offer?

pocket offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$4,99/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Free Premium: $4.99 p/month

Q. What are the main features of pocket?

pocket offers the following features:

  • Cross-platform syncing
  • Easily share via social media
  • Easy-to-view layout
  • Free download
  • Minimalist interface
  • View everywhere

Q. Who are the typical users of pocket?

pocket has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does pocket support?

pocket supports the following languages:

Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does pocket offer?

pocket has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does pocket support mobile devices?

pocket supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does pocket integrate with?

pocket integrates with the following applications:

APIANT, Airtable, BeeCanvas, Bitium, Degreed, Hootsuite, HubSpot Marketing Hub, IFTTT, SocialChorus, e-clincher

Q. What level of support does pocket offer?

pocket offers the following support options:

FAQs, Online Support