go-to reading app 5/5
By cmc was here
Simply the best. I adore the timing info by the side of each saved piece, and night mode, and the browser, and the read-aloud feature!!!!! Super gorgeous and easy to use. If I had any money, I'd sure go premium, but it's totally excellent even on free mode. Even the ads are unobtrusive and occasionally relevant. One thing I'd hope for is to be able to delete links older than a specified time from and/or from a specified tag.
Needs more work 4/5
First, I am a huge Pocket fan. My only criticism is that additional media contained in an article, like a video, does not follow through into Pocket.
Can you please fix this?
Best site to save “ stuff”. 5/5
By Blowout Bill
I use this app almost every day to save everything from interesting articles that I don’t have time to read at the time to researching topics, saving recipes, planning vacations etc.The layout of the saved articles is excellent
My best friend-app 5/5
Best tool for self-learning, instead of any other smartphone distractions
Great app 5/5
Great for ‘ reading it later’. Easy to use. And it’s FREE.
My fav app for 5 years plus 5/5
The best app for saving articles offline so that you can read them when you want
Since four years I have complemented just about all my readings both work and leisure through using this incredible app.
Although, I must say nowadays my overall usage of the app has taken a serious downturn like never seen before... I figured out go check similar apps and observe how they compare to Pocket in terms of interface and ease of use. I finally concluded this journey with my full unapologetic abandonment of the reviewed app and opted to use Feedly and Inoreader (RSS readers). If you wish, both of these app are free to download on the Apple store.
My chief complaint directly has to with rigidity of interface, I think a more flexible interface should do the app wonders.
I suggest adding a categorize feature to store arrays of articles based on a shared category without compensating the ease of use like the case is with the tag feature.
North East West South 5/5
By (>^.^)> HUGMEH
This app has calmed the voices in my head and fixed my blood pressure what more can I say.
Amazing integration on the web and phone 5/5
Love this app. I use it for all reading.
I like pocket’s basic functionality, but.... 3/5
It needs much better organization capabilities and much better notetaking integration. Instapaper readily has it beat here.
By Edge of America
Extremely useful and indispensable aid to saving articles you want to read later.
Healthy Procrastination Tool 5/5
Love that Pocket is a productivity tool that allows me to procrastinate on the in-urgent articles that I find interesting, read: healthy procrastination tool.
Fix the email address problem 4/5
I use Pocket regularly, but can’t believe they’ve still been unable to fix something that’s been now broken for years. Before, if you wanted to share an article w a small grp of folks, let’s call them regulars, you’d just highlight a box/circle, click send and they’d get it. This functionality was removed more than 3 years ago. Why? I don’t know. When I contacted you guys you said you were working on it. From the evidence, you weren’t and you aren’t. Pocket is by your omission, much less useful and I share far fewer links than I did. I don’t like retyping addresses of regulars, so I rarely do. If this is your intention, you’ve succeeded. It’s still pretty good for saving most articles/links of interest, but clearly some sites seem to be designed/built to not be viewed enjoyed by Pocket users later. That’s their and our loss.
Keeps getting better 5/5
Pocket is great and keeps getting better. I use both the iPad app and Mac versions to save articles for reading. I don't know how much ink and paper I have saved in using Pocket rather than printing articles out to read later. It works really well and it's Free!
Please fix the scrolling performance in the app. I use the app across platforms and the android app scrolling performance is much better than the IOS version. This makes the unbearable to use. If not fixed I might uninstall the app.
I’m so glad I found this app! I used to have 25+ tabs open to be read later and now I can just load them into Pocket. I can also read at work where there is no WiFi. Thanks Pocket!
Love this app 4/5
Been a fan for a while now. So convenient for reading anywhere, anytime. Some stability issues have cropped up recently otherwise I’d give it 5 stars
Keeps Freezing and Crashing 2/5
The app keeps freezing and crashing lately.
I also wish it was just as easy to delete as to archive items. 99% of items I do not want to keep, but they make deletion hard and archive easy for some reason. As a second best option I wish it were possible to delete all archived items that are not tagged, which would achieve the same outcome I want, but that is not offered either.
Problemas con escuchar TTS 1/5
Hasta cuando la app seguirá presentando problemas con esta opción??? Una ves termina de leer la noticia la vuelve a leer de forma infinita. Esta falla se presenta constantemente, por favor resolverlo
Pocket App 5/5
By In Madison WI
In my news feeds, there are articles that I want to read more carefully. These go into Pocket. There are also times when I see something interesting, but don't want to take time to read it Now. These go into Pocket. This is the perfect App for taking control of When I read something. I break free of the tyranny of the news cycle and the chaos that comes with it.
simple, great app 5/5
I love this app. I love that it takes out all the “visual noise” of reading articles online, ads and everything. It also helps me not get as lost in the “bottomless newspaper” that IS the Internet. I haven’t used the networking capabilities - I just really enjoy the look, the simplicity, and also the convenience of reading articles this way.
Suggested improvements 4/5
Love the APP. Two suggestions: 1) better search function. A lot of false positives. 2) allow categorization. Cumbersome to do so now.
It’s a great app! 5/5
I use it daily. I’m able now to collect up a the best articles of the day. It has a text to speech function that allows me to listen during my daily commute.
does what it does 5/5
Limited highlighting?? 3/5
Love the app and have used for a couple years now. The new highlight feature is great but it’s kind of petty to limit non-premium users to 3 highlights an article. Might as well not make it available to non-premium users at all.
Great for a go to app to save anything interesting — or distracting! — to one place. I read much much more than I ever did before.
Transformed my online reading 5/5
I adore this app and benefit from its clear, uncluttered presentation of online material every day.
Loved this app until the update 4/5
Update: new version fixed my deleted content. Still having trouble saving articles but will see if that changes. Increased my rating as this is a useful app that gets daily use for me when working properly.
The recent update deleted all of my list. Over a hundred articles I haven't read yet are gone! I use pocket daily and am very disappointed. Guess I will be deleting it now.
I love this. To be able to preview a vast amount of text, then clip and save for later perusal is fabulous.
Update Problem 3/5
Love this app but last two updates has caused videos not to work.
Love pocket 5/5
I save articles and editorials to listen to as I drive.
An invaluable tool for reading addicts!
Grows on you. 5/5
Best place to put it. Quick and easy to use on and offline.
A great tool! 5/5
It’s a great free app. A wonderful way to save those articles that you come across all the time when you’re surfing the web. And then you can go back and read them later when you have more time.
How do I save video? 5/5
It just saves the text around the video.
I know people mostly use this app for reading, but there’s also an option to save videos.
More highlights please! 3/5
The highlight feature is great, but why we need to pay to get more than a couple of times’ highlights? This is not reasonable. I’ve been using Pocket for many years and I think it is a great app and I really appreciate it. But this new update is disappointing.
Beat read it later app 5/5
It’s the best read it later app
Saving things 5/5
I am new t the phone
Didn’t know how to save things
This makes it so easy
Buzz Saver 5/5
This app has proven to be indispensable for a person like myself. Almost daily around 4:20 pm, I check out stories on Apple News. A headline catches my eye, and as I begin reading the article, my mind begins to wander and I must reread. Many times. Now, with Pocket, I can save until later when my temporary affliction has abated.
The most useful app hardly anyone knows about. 5/5
I use this app more than any other. It’s just awesome. The only things missing are playlists, new voices and CarPlay support!
Premium should be cheaper 5/5
And a family plan will be great. See how Lastpass does it.
My Favorite App 5/5
This is so helpful for me when I see an article I desperately want to read, but can’t take the time. Saving it to Pocket means not only that I don’t lose access to the article, but also that Pocket will read it aloud to me while I am doing other tasks. I love this app!
Very Helpful 5/5
By Dj Vance Fader
Comes in handy when you want stay current on information but you don’t have time to read because you’re multitasking.
Do not pay for premium -- also missing basic apps 2/5
By Austin Aggie
Adding to previous review: the app continues to add features that do not add value to me while losing or missing others.
* web view no longer works only shows first image
* document parsing is not as good as it used to be. That is a core function
* premium search makes search unusable if you have large archives. Too many results that are simply noise.
I would gladly pay if doing so didn’t degrade the experience.
Below is my previous review and is still accurate.
The app is losing key functionality year over year. There are now several other better options. My issues include:
- cannot share a full article without first opening with safari. All other options save a snipet only. Most do not include the category tags.
- the premium service addon includes tag suggestions, but the user must manually apply. Very significant workflow issue!
- cannot limit number of items downloaded
The most recent update seems to have moved everything into archived and I’m not sure adding new items is working at all
Great App - Use It All The Time 5/5
I use this app all the time and absolutely love it. It’s great for my metro ride where I regularly lose internet access, and it’s a great repository for all of the articles that I want to save.
Download this app 5/5
This is my favorite app and it’s the best app out there for people who like to read a lot of online articles. Every day I add about 10 stories (sports, politics, entertainment, etc) from a variety of websites, then read them offline during the day when I have time.
Perfection—Now w/ highlighting 🙌 5/5
By Skeptic on Wheels
Beautifully designed. Seamless integration with my all my reading apps, browsers, Twitter clients, RSS readers, and desktop browsers, both Mac and PC. How did I live without this for so long?
My favorite way to read things 5/5
Many websites interrupt my reading with pop-ups. Pocket eliminates this annoyance.
It lets me do my reading off-line.
I can adjust font size, and invert colors for bedtime reading.
I have it on my Android phone and my iPad. I have the same reading list on both.
It’s nice, but could be so much better! 3/5
I’ve used Pocket for years now and subscribe to Premium. Overall, the app does what it’s supposed to; making for an excellent way of storing nearly anything for later viewing.
However, I don’t understand the logic of having to click multiple things to share or recommend articles, adding to one’s favorites, or adding to a custom folder. It’s tedious!
Instapaper has a button one can click to add to one’s “Likes” (favorites) list, as well as sharing the item to a social network, all with a single tap! Pocket could really use such a customizable feature to speed up the process of not only reading but also sharing things with others. As well as sorting content as desired.
Some of the buttons in the article list are not properly labeled for VoiceOver accessibility. The Search and other menu options are labeled with a random set of characters, and have not been fixed after I’ve made reports to support about that issue.
Lastly, the app tends to crash when browsing the Recommended list of articles. It’s one of the best features offered by Pocket, but again, reports of crashes have gone unanswered.
That’s why I give this the lower rating. If Instapaper didn’t have its own crashing issues, I’d simply use that. But I believe Pocket is superior, but has these minor annoyances which actually add up to using additional time to complete simple tasks (IMO).
Again, it’s nice, but could be so much better!