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.
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!
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.
Does not work 1/5
Click a story and you get a blank page.
Happens to about 30% of the stories.
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.
Great App 5/5
I am using it more and more and the voice transcription is great.
iPad version 1/5
Can you make a iPad version plz
Can't live without pocket 5/5
Pocket has been a godsend for me. I read extensively and I like knowing I can find anything in a flash!!
This app has made my life better 5/5
Pocket easily lets me save stories for later. It lets me read them offline. It gives me the full text articles on my phone in night mode so I can read before bed. Maybe the app that has changed my habits the most since Google Maps.
Great app - but tends to be buggy 4/5
By Chesterfield zxxv
Really love this fantastic app but have found several bugs over the past few months. This week’s bug is the inability to delete an article within the article. Bulk edits work fine. It’s annoying more than anything, but please fix, thank you.
Love you pocket 5/5
By Ariful Islam Tareq
This apps makes my life easier. I’m very thankful to him who make this app. Lastly I recommend this app for every person who reading regularly and obviously everyone. Thanks pocket
Copy and pasting links problem 3/5
When I copy a link, Pocket is supposed to prompt me to add it to the list.
But sometimes there is no prompt. Fix that.
Frustratingly Unreliable. 2/5
By Traphousek soundcloud
What kind of bookmarking app doesn’t allow you to bookmark certain sites? Directv now “isn’t compatible” even thought it’s literally a website and it works for a few days and then is randomly taken out of my profile. And often when I try to use my actual bookmarks I’m instead directed to pocket and end up having to type in the URL of the site I want to go to manually.
no UI for add link 1/5
Where can I paste link ?
There is no button can do it....
Can you add a night mode please ? 4/5
The app is great everything is perfect but please please add a night mode, I read a lot on your app but my eyes hurts and you can help, the reading experience will be way more comforting to the eyes, like iBook night mode try the different modes and you will notice the impact of that on your eyes , I’ll give you 5 stars if you do it 👁 🌃 😄
So helpful 5/5
I am a chronic googler. As a result I come across TOO MANY articles to read without pulling my focus on what I’m doing. So I save them on pocket! The speech to text is very helpful. The robotic voice isn’t great but it’s expected. I would love to be able to read along with the audio though. #updaterequest! 😁
Was Awesome. Now Broken 3/5
Pocket was the best until recently. Now nothing I save on the desktop syncs and the app barely runs.
Go To App for useful articles on Work and Life 5/5
By Jojo MN
I am enjoying the app. It consolidates articles about various interesting topics, mainly about life, health and careers. Wished had more time to read all of them. You can create you own search for topics that interest you. Thumbs up!
I was enjoying this until I realized... 2/5
That the articles are from 2015 and 2016!! Even “trending in tech” top story is October 2016!? WT#
Yay, my favorite app, and you fixed my one gripe! 5/5
Pocket revolutionized my life. Thanks in large part to its text to speech features.
But, a recent update had required an internet connection. This massively impacted on many of my most common use cases. But, the team immediately reacted to my input. And have now even addressed the problem.
You are super stars!
Love playlist mode in recent updates, but... 4/5
Some of the features from earlier version that I wish were restored:
- Seeing the text highlighted word-by-word as the audio text-to-speech plays.
- Option for alternate voices, like Siri voice in older versions. Quite frankly, I thought the Siri voice on iOS version had better word enunciation than current human-like audio voice.
All in all, I enjoy the other added features over the past year.
A heavy Pocket user over the past 3 years, Top 1% Pocket reader, and premium subscriber.
Ok app. 1/5
Newest update only has a few recommendations. Harder to save articles from email recommendations.
My main gripe with this App is why they recommend articles that you either need to pay for or need a username and password.
Also have synching issues across different devices.
Could be better.
Latest update 3/5
By Barry in San Diego
Since I just updated to the most recent version, refresh does nothing at all. No new stories are downloading into my app. I had to reboot my iPad to get stories to load into Pocket app. following this most recent update
Pocket A Broken App Since Oct 2018 2/5
This once was a serious app that allowed for much flexibility in how it was used. If you were taking a long hike, you could load hours of reading material for both eyes-on reading (when you were taking a break) as well as audible read-to-you content (for paying attention to the trail). This functionality was stripped many months ago. Now, if you’re not on the grid, forget such access. You must be connected to the Internet simply to read your saved articles.
In audible mode, the text used to scroll with a highlight of what was being read. This is much how Kindle for iOS works when you have Audible content installed. It’s not particularly necessary for light reading. But for non-fiction, where there are names, and terms, and complex explanations, you may well want to stop the read-to-you mode and examine the text more carefully. This is now totally broken in Pocket.
If you stop the audio you will be dumped at the beginning of the article. You’re now expected to scroll around attempting to figure out where you stopped the audio. Pocket doesn’t even provide a simple text search. This is so high friction that attempting this once or twice will dissuade you from ever trying to find the part of the article you want to read closely.
It’s a fair app for consuming simple, short and unsophisticated material. But if you aim higher, Pocket will fail you.
Thank you... 5/5
....So much for flagging the "popular on the internet" and "based on your interests". Its maddening to only be offered things "platforms" think I will like. Wish could turn of personal preferences for web searches, netflix, etc... So thank you for mixing it with curated content, keeping it fresh, and above all, being transparent.
Big fan but I miss page-flipping 4/5
I love this app. Except for a few glitches with downloading longer or adult articles, it’s excellent and has been on my phone for years.
Last year I didn’t do much reading, but now I’m back and missing one of my favorite features. Page-flipping used to be excellent, but now I find it frequently cuts off a line or two at the transition spot at the bottom of the page. This is frustrating and I’d love to be able to use that function again without immediately turning it off because I missed a line.
However, besides that it’s a great app and I love it so much.
Great discovery- have the article read to you! 5/5
I love this app even more since I discovered the ability to have the article read to me. I constantly come across articles that I want to read but don’t have time to read it in the moment. This app allows you to save across all browsers and devices. The biggest problem I have always had with saving something to read later is the fact that I don’t return to actually read it because of time. But today I was up early and opened the app because I wanted to read an article that I saved yesterday and when I did this I noticed the headphone icon. I clicked the icon and it started reading the article. So today I was able to catch up on a dozen articles. Now I love this app even more.
What happened? 2/5
Discover feature never loads now. Just remains blank. Love saving stuff, but I miss the discover feature.
Pocket Power User...SOOOO frustrated with search functionality 1/5
I am a Premium Pocket User. I bought Premium not because I needed the features, but because I loved the app that much. For the last 4-5 years, I have been in the top 1-5% of readers on the platform. I would tell everyone I knew about Pocket.
Pocket developers, you have made the app unusable for me. I have saved about 400 of my favorite articles over the years, and there is no easy way to access them. Let me be straight with you—I will continue to be frustrated with Pocket until you fix the search feature. I should be able to type in 1-3 key words, like I do in Google, and filter the articles by my favorites. Unless I’ve missed something, this is impossible. I have saved about 10,000 articles over the last 5-8 years. That is a lot of stuff I will never read, and it has become super frustrating to find anything. I’m basically at the point where I need to manually go through and copy at all my favorites (by the way, your export feature was NO help with this) to a new Pocket account and start over. Want to really help me out the easy way? Please email me an export of all my favorite article URLs.
Please, please fix your filtering mechanism within the app, and make it faster. You could fix your recommended articles feature too, while you’re at it. Not the one where Pocket recommends articles, but where I share them. The whole app feels like it’s trapped in the early 2010s. Even your new Beta on desktop is frustrating, because while it is clean, it’s no help in managing and organizing the content I have already saved.
I get it, the original goal was to “read it later.” The problem is that when I want to read it again, or recommend it to someone to read, it’s impossible. So, so frustrating, because this could be such an invaluable resource that I would pay a lot more than $45 a year for. I’m using this as a quality content database, and it’s not functional. I’ve chosen not to renew my subscription because this is so frustrating. If I’m using the app in a way you don’t want to fix, fine, feel free to respond and let me know. You’re welcome to email me or contact me to talk further. My username is zacharymcochran.
Thanks for listening.
Pocket is saving me 5/5
By Makan Abazari
Long time ago mind control started making me unable to see when writing and make feel so sick when study by reading papers and books are banned to me as well due to use of laser. Only thing remains is some desktop app and pocket. This way I can listen but some of material still cannot be thought and I get distracted when important information is entailed by hostile mind control. One day I will need pen and papers and offline computers to read but that day has been delayed. I need to soon become similar to investigative Journalists so I can teach better. I still give directives and it is and thanks for the text to Audio software. But please don’t track the articles studied or I must start flooding them with bullshits so the good articles are hidden. Also remove Archives and add delete article. Delete Article must be easy access and history must be encrypted.
Cliff Notes on steroids! 5/5
Nearly all of the articles I’ve downloaded to POCKET provide a well-defined synopsis of a particular subject. Plus, usually include bibliography references with keywords so I can dig deeper. Truly, a wonderful time-saver.