Unusable on an iPhone X 1/5
I’ve been using my new iPhone for the past 2 days and when I try to save links Pocket does not seem to be logged in yet it is. I can copy links and open Pocket and it does nothing. I am unable save any new links. I may just export all of my saved links and import them elsewhere.
iOS 11 2/5
20 Nov 2017 Update
App is not crashing. I receive a message, “Please open Pocket and sign in”
In Pocket, I am signed in to Facebook snd Twitter. What is up with that?
By Checo P
This app used to be great before. Unfortunately,not anymore.
What is going on ?!? 2/5
This used to be the best. Find myself using Instapaper more and more these days.
Add highlighter feature. 1/5
Nothing to say.
Cropping Articles 2/5
Used to love this app but now, when you save a page to Pocket, the article is cut off 1-2 paragraphs in. Unless you want to save a VERY short article, best to find a different app that will save the ENTIRE article that you want to save. Nothing more annoying than saving a recipe to Pocket, only to find that Pocket only saved part of the ingredient list and zero instructions on how to cook your food.
Time to dump Pocket and find an app that works well!!!
A failure to keep up or innovate 2/5
This app was an early innovator in the field, but it is showing its age. The built-in reader mode is more effective and works on more sites than the one used in this app. Competitor apps offer highlighting features not available in Pocket. And long requested features like the ability to see articles that one started to read but never finished have been ignored. I still use Pocket, but it feels more and more like a big box I shove things into rather than a genuinely useful tool for handling information overload.
Instapaper is way better 1/5
If I lock/sleep my iPad while reading, Pocket loses my place and starts back at the top of the article when I wake my iPad. Very annoying to lose my place in the middle of a 3000 word article. This worked fine prior to v6.6.0 so I don't know why they can't fix this after so many updates.
No Offline Backup 1/5
Offline content downloaded to a device is not included in iTunes or iCloud backups. Think about that for a second and you’ll realize that any claims to support offline reading are, in any practical sense, false. Pocket has known this for years and done nothing about it (in fact the issue seems not to have occurred to them).
Look elsewhere for a usable offline reader.
The developer’s absurd response (below) only highlights their failure to comprehend how their product is used. I’ve been reporting this issue patiently for years, but nothing has been done or even, it seems, even understood.
Amazing black hole of all my favorite Internet things 4/5
I absolutely love having a way to save valuable articles and other links. Sometimes it’s to keep forever but sometimes it’s to remind myself to read later when I don’t have the time.
I have used it for so long that I forget about what other things I’ve saved. It would be used more regularly to pass the time if I had the option to have a random generator so I can find old things I loved but forgot about since I save so many articles.
Would love to stumble through old saves.
My fave app on the iPhone 5/5
I really don’t get why it has only 3.5 average rating, but it’s my fave app. It’s able to save almost every article, from almost any source and without it I probably wouldn’t read half as much as I do.
Happy camper 4/5
I don’t always have access to the internet, but I don’t have issues reading the downloading articles I have selected. I enjoy the mix of articles that are offered.
Bad updates 1/5
They seemed to have dropped the ball with recent updates. See the other reviews. Switching over to Instapaper.
Crashes,just paid for a subscription. 1/5
Extremely disappointed a 5.00 waste.no bug fixes no updates.im running it on iPhone 7s 256gb.i deserve some answers
Doesn’t work now. 1/5
LOL $45 a year for a bookmarking service and they can’t keep the app compatible with new phone releases (doesn’t work on iPhone X).
You had one job developers.
iPhone X support / another bug? 3/5
By Squiggle line
Hi this is the first review I have ever done for an app ever since the iPhone 4. There is a bug I noticed with your app that might be only affecting IPhone X (also you don’t support the format of it yet) regarding logging in. I recently got an error that I’ve never had with pocket before that is not allowing me to save items to pocket. It’s telling me to log out and log back in. I logged out but could not log back in, it is saying its logging in, but then takes over 30 to 50 seconds of me waiting for anything to happen. it fails to login with my username and password that are saved on my device from the last time I logged in.
Please fix this. I want to keep using this app instead of having to delete it for more room on my device.
Doesn’t seem to work on iPhone X 1/5
Ever since getting new phone, app opens and can see articles on home screen but when clicking on articles they just seem to be in loading mode forever and never load. Needs to be fixed!
Bad Updates 2/5
I love this app and been promoting it to many of my friends. The last two updates are a disaster. I can’t open articles that I’ve saved, it doesn’t load properly, it crashes for no known reason. I’m running a 6s phone with the 11.1 system. This is very troubling.
Latest version not working with iPhone X 2/5
Hard to log in, articles won't sync. Most I get a spinning refresh screen. Running iOS 11.1. Works fine on my iPad Pro running the 11.2 public beta (although the auto dark mode seems buggy)
What happened 3/5
By hairy uggle
I'm not entirely sure if it's because I'm using an older ipad, but the recent updates have made reading frustrating. Saved articles no longer display properly, having weird bits of code instead of punctuation. Previously saved articles that have since been deleted from the web have also been lost (though they're still saved on my phone as long as I don't sync it with my ipad). There's also a loss in functionality - the scrollbar no longer works and I have to manually flick to a section, and there is no longer an option to dim the brightness settings. As the app has been reliable for years, I assume this recent downturn is due to some clueless staff who keep messing around with what doesn't need fixing.
Subway rider's dream app 5/5
Edit: new version is crashing so much! Please fix the app I love!
It's a pleasure to have all the articles that interest me all ready to go in reader mode when I'm in the subway. Wifi is spotty down there. And I can add to Pocket from my desktop, too. Perfect for me.
Update: Still Waiting on Fix 1/5
It’s been an official month since Pocket started these updates and still have not resolved the issues that persist. For the iPad, if you rotate the iPad while listening to an article or close the app (WTH?) then the listen feature closes. I am a long time user, I’ve used this app since its inception. How do you regress in development?
I am not only offended that a month later they have not resolved the issues (2) but I’m also offended that they refuse to respond to my emails. Makes me believe that they have taken to creating this error to force you to purchase premium features. What a sad day for Pocket and for its users.
Drag & Drop please 4/5
I’d like to be able to use Pocket in split screen mode on iPad, and to be able to drag and drop articles into Notes, Bear, etc
Upgrade killed it 4/5
Up until yesterday this is been my go to app for News. After yesterday‘s upgrade it always crashes when I try to start it up. Please fix.
I would like to amend this review. Pocket support only took a couple days to ask me for more detail and suggest I uninstall the app, restart my phone and then reinstall, which worked. I think I already tried that except for the restart step. Thank you.
Crashing for last few updates 1/5
Great app but the last few releases have been very buggy and now this latest release crashes when opened. Deleted and reinstalled worked for a day but no longer. Sadly it's unusable now.
I am using this app 3 years, it is my go to app for reading. It will be much better if the recommendation can be more accurate.
No longer opens 1/5
I've used pocket since I bought this iPhone 5 years ago. But with the latest update pocket no longer works. I've deleted it and reinstalled it all to no use. Was five stars now only one
Was once great... 2/5
By Jon Sig
I have been an addicted user for years and still am, but my loyalty has started to dwindle recently.
The app crashes often. What used to do a great joke of parsing just text now might just link to the web article, might get headlines of linked articles, might cut off articles. It isn’t as safe a bet for reading later as it used to be.
My iPad was terribly out of sync even after a reinstall.
Now Pocket just stalls waiting for the update to download. Same is happening in my son’s iPad.
Not sure what else there is like Pocket, but I need to start looking and seeing if there is a 12 step program for ex-Pocket users.
Crashes upon word look up 1/5
This version crashes whenever I try to look up a word in the article.
Login Issues 1/5
Says I'm logged in but screens freeze when try to view my profile. And web browser says I'm not signed in so I cannot save pages.
Freezes at Site Login 4/5
After the update, Pocket freezes when I press the "Done" button after logging into a website.
Used to love this app but... 2/5
Tagging is a must for me but it’s not at all worth 4.99 a month. I’ve gone elsewhere for now. The developer replied saying that tagging is available in the free version so I checked again and you can tag the articles but you can’t search by tag or content unless you pay 4.99/month. What’s the point of tagging if you can’t search by tag. Very misleading
Good, but needs bugs fixed 3/5
I’ve used this app since the beginning, but there are long outstanding issues. Downloading for off-line reading only works for article View, but article view is frequently wrong or missing pieces.
I have contacted the developers about it several times and they are responsive, but the issue never gets resolved.
Update: The biggest problem is web view tries to load the already “downloaded for offline viewing” version. With a bad connection it will take a minute or two to load. It should display what it already has and download a fresh copy in the background.
Almost as soon as I linked my email to the app I got several spam emails. Do not download this trash!
What the hell? 1/5
I've been using Pocket for the last 4 years, gathering hundreds and thousands of articles that I check back upon regularly. Never have I ever been disappointed in what they had to offer, but the newest update has me questioning whether this app is even worth keeping.
I was in the middle of reading an article one day, when the app crashes on me and I open the article back up to see the spacing in between the lines has shrunk significantly, making the articles unbearable to read. Now, their article display looks like a carbon copy of Safari's reader view, or Instapaper's article view. There's no distinction between these apps.
This is incredibly irritating for avid, existing users like myself and a turn off for new users who are choosing between this app and Instapaper, which the line spacing options are free for all users. By doing this, Pocket is forcing its readers to buy the premium option to revert back to what they're used to.
Nothing Pocket has to offer stands out to me anymore. Their tagging system is absolutely pointless if what I've organized is unpleasant to read anyway. I'm genuinely considering downloading Instapaper now since the app I've known and used for all these years has changed its foundation so drastically that all I feel when opening this app is pure disappointment. Change the defaults back, Pocket. At least Instapaper's line spacing is free.
Great app 5/5
Great app for bookmarking and reading later on the computer
Problem with returning to read 3/5
By Troll killerz
I like Pocket, but I hate how it doesn’t save my place either across devices or even on the same device I was originally reading.
Jesus Christ, why can’t the developers get it right?!? 1/5
They’ve messed it up again! The latest “update” fixed the TTS speed issue but it broke the app’s most important feature: THE ABILITY TO CHOOSE IT FROM THE SHARE MENU!!!! If I can’t send links from any app on iOS to Pocket then what’s the point of even having this app anymore?!!
Come on folks, do you test anything before releasing it? Please fix this immediately! I pay for the premium use of this app and it’s now officially a complete waste of money if I can’t even use it.
FIX THIS NOW!!!!
Please fix the Widget to Match iOS 10 and now 11 4/5
By The Guy Behind The Guy
I’ve been a user since “Save for Later”.
It’s would be nice to see the last thing I pocket’ed but don’t like the dark background and text style that doesn’t fit with the other standard widgets.
Please fix the Widget to Match iOS 10 and now 11.
New Articles Not Loading 4/5
Love the app, but have recently bought an iPhone 8, and new articles no longer load into my phone. The loading wheel gets stuck at the top, and nothing happens. This has been happening for about a week and I’m assuming/hoping it’s just a bug.
This app is otherwise perfect for the train ride to work, or any other idle time where I can finally read my backlog of articles.
Share not working well on trello 2/5
By Sagnik Datta
Earlier I used to be able to directly highlight a content from article and 'share' on trello from native iPhone share option and all the content used to get copied. Now it doesn't allow me do that.
This is same problem with Twitter. I have to everytime run a two step process (copy content, and then share) for a share. Not cool
A must have! 5/5
Save anything and read it anywhere, all devices and all platforms. Can't be beat.
Highlighting missing 3/5
I really wish Pocket had highlighting. It’s the one feature that is missing which keeps me from switching over from Instapaper. Being able to highlight a few sentences or a paragraph in a particular article and then tag and archive would be great. Any chance this gets added in future updates?
ios 11.01 woes 4/5
Love the app, but I just updated to 11.01 beta and Pocket crashes immediately. I have faith it'll get fixed!
Was great, now...not so much 3/5
By Most Giant Vanilla Bear
I don’t know what happened, but now the reader always changes accents. Even when I’m reading in English, the voice reads and pronounced it like it’s German. It’s almost impossible to understand. Please fix this....
Reader setting is to fast 4/5
Love the app, but I noticed from the update that the reader setting always reverts back on every single article. Where as before it would stay at the previous setting from the previous article. Please change this back as it is very annoying to have to change this for every single article instead of just hitting play.
Needs work. 3/5
Still haven't updated recommendations. Pretty good app but starting to look for similar apps that have more up to date stories. They take so long to update them. I've seen stories on there that are weeks old. Sometimes they will take stories down and put them back up later on.
Another issue I didn't write about last time is the app will randomly crash and close. Doesn't happen everyday but it does happen.
Overall the rest of the app is good.
Made dramatically worse by update 1/5
The release notes for the most recent update don't even mention the main thing it does: remove a basic feature and force you to buy a subscription to get it back.
Basically, you can no longer adjust the line height of the text in articles now unless you pay a monthly or yearly fee. This basic, necessary feature had previously been built-in and free.
In a really scummy move, the developers also significantly reduce the default line height in this update, making the text squished and very unpleasant to read. They've clearly done this intentionally to push people towards buying a subscription so they can undo it and get the app back to where it used to be.
Deliberately making your app worse isn't going to make people want to pay for it. It's going to make them want to delete it.
5 Stars For Sure!! 5/5
I love having Pocket available to store so many things I see and what to keep for future reference. I use to so many printed copies and tons of paper use. I tried to remember where I'd put it and in what notebook, if it made it that far! No more lost copies! Don't mess with my Pocket App, just keep making it user friendly and running smoothly!