Everyone needs to own this app 5/5
Free to use, but I loved it so much, I got paid version with the suggested readings
Hard to fix 3/5
I overall liked it as a bookmarking service, but when pages break, it is difficult to remedy. There is no visible way to view the original page at the top, and it requires several steps to open the page in Firefox to, for example, see pictures that were omitted in the rendering. It also does not render equations with mathjax.
I am sure the team works hard to make the app robust to the zillions of webpages out there, I just wish more effort were taken to make things easy to fix, rather than hard to break.
It works sometimes 1/5
Usually fails despite indicating that everything was downloaded. I only have WiFi at home with no cell service or any other data. I will patiently wait for Pocket to finish downloading while I'm connected to WiFi at home. Then when I'm away from wifi and have no other data, I open the app and usually get blanks. It worked a lot better (actually usually worked) on my Android phone. So maybe it's some iPhone problem. Whatever it is, I wish they could fix it.
Great app! 5/5
Pocket is a great app for articles that you can’t usually find without really looking. Also reasonably curated to the interests of the user and great for left-handed people.
Great. Feature request. 5/5
Can you implement a way to pin certain article at the top. The more you save the more you lose track of articles. Please give us a feature to pin articles at the top to read later.
Great idea but multiple glitches 3/5
By Keep on Laitening
I absolutely love the app and solution for being able to listen to blogs that are worth listening but don’t have to read.
-the status on how far you’re in on listening to the post isn’t working (it’s always frozen on the beginning) or partially works if you press stop/resume inside the app.
-the listening stage doesn’t get updated on the lock screen of the phone so you can t quickly glimpse how much you have left tot go.
-if you hide the in-pp listening mode playvirw it won’t continue listening in the background and what’s even worse is when you go back to the listening view it won’t remember where you were but instead starts from the beginning.
-the listening speed adjustment button doesn’t work seamlessly- sometimes you have to stop and adjust and then resume but it doesn’t adjust on the fly while you’re listening.
-LinkedIn blog posts are not a supported format for listening.
-some rare posts get clipped prematurely / the reader doesn’t accurately read what’s the end of the post.
-there should be an option to automatically mark the posts as listened / move to archive as you move to the next.
I hope these glitches get fixed as have been looking for such a solution and already a power user.
Continuous Pocket User 5/5
By Public Reader
I really enjoy the Pocket app which works well on my phone and on FireFox. I use this app very often, especially for quick reading.
Pocket makes life worth living 5/5
By John Johanna
This incredible app helps me focus on great stories and spend my device-time in a more positive, constructive, productive and fulfilling ways. Scrolling through Apple News today left me feeling empty. So I hopped over to Pocket and read 3 stories that I had saved. One article I read, I’d saved from the Pocket content feed in the Firefox New Tab — THE reason to switch to Firefox is to get Pocket article recommendations BTW (and ALSO better privacy). On the bus today, rather than reading crap, or scrolling through attention-grabbing headlines on Apple and Google news, I read an article about the gut microbiome, the state of glaciers in Alaska, and an article for work. And I learned something. Pocket is my favorite first-screen app that keeps me from wasting time on Insta/other places...and helps me stay sane, get smarter, focus on the things I care about. 6-stars for Pocket. 😀
An Empty Mailbox is a Beautiful Thing 5/5
Through the years I’ve emailed 100s—maybe 1,000s—of articles and whatnot to myself to “save” them for later reading if reference. This wonderful app has saved me much time and effort and has made it easier to archive resources and locations and retrieve them as needed.
Pocket is a baller app 5/5
By Movie goer 007
Love that it curated interesting (mostly non-political) and actually informative content that I can choose from to save for reading later. Love it.
Used this app nearly everyday. I love it so much :) keep up the good work
New features poorly implemented 1/5
Came back to check out highlights and “continue reading” - both features I’ve been waiting for. But neither is done right. One can’t batch export all the highlights from an article. Nor can you see all the article that you started but didn’t finish. Both of these are done better by Pocket’s main competition. Tagging alone isn’t enough to bring me back. I need these features, and I need them done right. Deleted.
It mostly does what it’s supposed to do 4/5
There have been a few times when a website won’t save or sync. Not a huge problem for me as I could take screenshots if necessary.
Cant download 1/5
I used to be able to download articles and listen while I’m flight and no internet connection. But they’ve removed this great feature. What’s its purpose now?
It’s great 5/5
Very convenient for my reading in places without connectivity. I use it very often.
Can’t live without it 5/5
My favorite read-later app. Frees up time I would have spent browsing at work and ensures there’s always something interesting to read on the way home.
Great app. I like the new read aloud feature using text to speech but wish you could change the parameters, such as voice.
One annoyance: even though I have "show scrollbar" turned on in preferences, it still does not show the scroll bar in the main list screen. Makes it very hard to see where you are when you have a long list.
I also wish there were a way to delete articles within the article view screen rather than having to go back to the list view (didn't we used to be able to do this?). Makes it easier to accidentally delete the wrong article!
UPDATE: you can tap the gear icon in reading view set the voice to, say “Aaron,“ but it uses that voice only for the headline, then switches to a more robotic female voice for the article text. This does not happen, however, if you choose “Always use off-line voices“. Then it uses a compressed but still pleasant version of a male voice.
Excellent app 5/5
I really enjoy the articles suggested to me as well as the ability to save something I find for reading at a later time. Really great app, now complaints!
Just put it in your Pocket! 5/5
By Ibukun Jones
Pocket is the best! It’s amazingly convenient to save programs and articles to refer to later, especially with the awesome Chrome extension. I also love that you can organize your saved items using categories and tags - super helpful! I recommend Pocket to all my readers and clients.
Not what I expected... 5/5
This is a wonderful app for someone looking to inspire or source information. Often times Facebook and Snapchat lead us into articles that spark curiosity, but then are encountered by countless adds and videos. This app is for anyone who loves to learn, loves to read, or wants to start doing so. I absolutely LOVE this app.
Not sure why recipes are never intact. 1/5
I see a recipe on a website and copy it to Pockets. Then I come back to look at it. Half the time there is narrative and no recipe. That’s not how I found the page either. What is going on? How useless.
Love it 5/5
By Best Hits it's Music
I love the text to speech capability
Great App, Business Model Could be improved 4/5
My biggest complaints about this app are the pricing and the effect on news sites. I would love to pay for premium, but it’s just so expensive for so little features. I also hate taking away ad money for the sites that are giving me so much content. I think pocket should have a monthly tip value you can set, and they take a portion of it and then redistribute the rest to the sites you read articles from. This would encourage more users to use premium, and benefit the internet as a whole.
Just use it in Firefox 3/5
Pocket is a cool idea, but not worth creating another account with another binding arbitration agreement.
It works. 4/5
And it gets better at reading you as you read on it. Basic, if you're into basic.
Simply, the Best! 5/5
Best app I ever had. All my articles are always there. Thanks.
Love the app BUT... 4/5
I wish while listening to the articles you could follow allowing with the text as well.
I love pocket 5/5
By narwhal 21
For years I was looking for a place to save articles and when I found pocket It was great for research and later reading.
One question: how much does it hold?
Great App 5/5
Best notepad ever
By Siren Sea Witch
I had really high hopes for this app. The reviews on it were great and I often find articles that I want to read, but need to save for later. So the idea that I could save all of those things onto one app was a godsend. Come to find out, I have to pay just to search for something that I haven’t already found on the app. Which made the whole app completely useless for me. If I’m not browsing on this specific app and saving articles I find on here, I can’t use it at all unless I want to pay more. I’ll just stick to saving the links in my notes, that’s free.
Great app 5/5
I use this app all the time and especially when I’m flying , it all downloads to my phone and I simply erase the story after reading and regain the space on my phone, great idea, thank you very much.
Still no true black theme for iPhone X 1/5
No true black theme for iPhone X. Pocket should be ashamed they’ve taken this long to implement such an obvious feature.
Apple should remove this from the store until this is fixed.
Pocket is a reader’s delight 5/5
Often you see an article online that interests you, but you lack the time to read it now, then can’t find it again later when you do. Pocket allows you to clip and save articles in one place so you always have something interesting to read.
By Ben Kenon
This is a useful app, but when I go to the recommended stories tab, many of the articles don’t open unless I click the “open in safari” tab. Annoying.
Now This Is Luxury 5/5
Saves paper, diversifies reading, engages gray matter, makes the issues of being offline and needing more light moot, provides more substantial use of time besides playing electronic games, makes reading more bite-size, and all that without things getting heavier nor bulkier than your cellphone -- what's there not to rave about!
Indispensable Asset! 5/5
By I love my freaking iPhone
I don't know what I'd do without this glorious app. In a world of essential tools to organize, entertain and complete your life, I highly recommend the Pocket app in the top five of your infinite list of never-ending useful applications. I use it everyday. It's quite addictive! I organize countless articles, videos, bits of information from all over the internet in one easy to navigate and highly efficient place and the most important detail of all. The freaking app never let's me down. I can't say the same for a lot of the other apps. This one does its job and allows you to enjoy its purpose without bugs, crashes, or anything else that'll get in the way of your happiness. Great job guys!
Suggestion to the creators of this wonderful app. If you ever decide to make any significant changes... Don't you dare. Create a second app and call it Pocket II. Don't mess with perfection. It's the demise of most great products. Ain't broke, don't fix it!
Footnote: Any chance we can get a search and scroll feature on the widget, so we can locate links without going directly to the app?
Great and Appropriate Content 5/5
By VT Energy
I feel that there are many articles that are interesting to me. The app and emails show me good choices for my interests. The articles are well written and instructive and interesting. I’m a big fan of Pocket. Easy to save articles for reading.
Lovely aid to get my reading in 5/5
I love this app because when using it (in addition to the browser add on), you can easily store and read stuff that piques your interest. Especially if you’re on the train or unable to access data service. Also the layout options really appeal to me because it can automatically switch from a day friendly to a night friendly/low light display. Pair that with the recommendations of other readers, makes this a bibliophile’s best friend!
Do not pay for premium -- also missing basic apps 3/5
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.
* 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
- UI has the button bar in awkward spot for iPad user
Great app 5/5
By Ah Bl
Love being able to read cleanly.
Read to me feature is wonderful! 5/5
Love Pocket. The clean interface is beautiful and the ability to have pages read out loud is a game-changer!
Mandatory app 5/5
This is one of those apps that should come pre-installed on the phone. I read way more now thanks to Pocket.
Extremely organized and easy to use! Love it!! 5/5
I’ve always wanted to read more but never could get into big and bulky books/novels but now with the Pocket app, I’m able to read 2-3 different articles a day that interest me and I have the all very organized in my library if I ever want to go back. The discover feature is amazing and allows you to find articles that interest you without falling into the social media universe. Love this app!
Great organizer of news articles.
Great app! 5/5
By Quiberon Bay
Recent issue where you couldn’t delete an article from inside the article has been resolved.
Pocket does a great job at what it’s known for, but also at recommending new stories. Check out the features you might not have used before.
iPad 不能正確朗讀 1/5
Listening feature needs tweaks 2/5
In earlier versions of Pocket, the app could both read a single article to you or several in a row. More recent versions of Pocket have removed the first option, which can be annoying when you only want to listen to one particular article. It seems strange to take away playback options.
I just want to view my highlights by tag! 4/5
This app would be a lot more useful if you could view your highlights by tag. That way you could see all of your notes/highlights on particular topics together in one place, instead of getting a random list of all of the articles you have highlights in.
When you listen to articles it automatically plays them in the order you’ve saved them—it would be a lot more useful if you could at least play all the articles within a particular tag.
Save your time 1/5
The only way to use this is if you go premium. I thought if I found something interesting but didn’t have the time to read it all the way I could just type the link in the app and save it. Nope. You have to get premium to type the link and save it for later. Waste of download.