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Pocket

by Read It Later, Inc
Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (622 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 5.7
  • New: You can now set a limit to how much storage space Pocket is allowed to use.
  • Fixed: Downloaded content is now properly removed when Archiving or Deleting items. After upgrading, Pocket will clean up unused files to help reclaim storage space.
  • Fixed: Crash when listening to some articles.
  • Improved: Deleting items no longer requires a confirmation prompt. Instead, an option to undo will be temporarily shown.
  • Improved: Sharing to Evernote now includes images and rich text.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0057PAY8G
  • Release Date: June 23, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (622 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,079 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Save articles, videos, and images from anywhere on the web.
  • View saved items in a clean and simplified full-screen UI.
  • Organize easily with the new bulk edit tool - archive, favorite, tag and delete.
  • Content Type Filter to automatically filter your articles, videos and images.
  • Listen to your saved articles with Text to Speech
  • Seamlessly sync to Pocket on all major platforms, including Android, iPhone and iPad, and a powerful new web app.

Product Description

Pocket has been named one of the best apps for Android by Google Play.

Over 10 million people use Pocket to easily save articles, videos and more for later. With Pocket, all of your content goes to one place, so you can view it anytime, on any device. You don’t even need an Internet connection.

Don’t lose track of the interesting things you find by emailing yourself links or letting tabs pile up in your browser. Just save them to Pocket.

WHAT CAN I SAVE?
Save articles, videos, recipes, and webpages you find online or from your favorite apps.

VIEW EVERYWHERE, EVEN OFFLINE
If it’s in Pocket, it’s on your phone, tablet or computer, even when you’re offline. Perfect for commutes, travel, and curling up on your couch.

BETTER VIEWING EXPERIENCE
See your saved items in a simple, easy-to-view layout that improves the viewing experience of any page.

WORKS OFFLINE
Access what you’ve saved offline. Set up Pocket to only download when connected to Wi-Fi to reduce data usage.

USE WITH YOUR FAVORITE APPS AND SITES
Whether you’re browsing online or on-the-go with your favorite apps, Pocket lets you save great content wherever you find it. After you’re done reading, send the articles and videos you love to another friend’s Pocket, or share to Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, or Email.

PERSONALIZED HIGHLIGHTS
Save as much as you want, Pocket will highlight the best and most relevant content in your list.

Pocket is available on any Android device.

You can also save to Pocket with our Browser Extensions for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

Learn more about us at http://www.getpocket.com/.

Questions about requested permissions? See http://getpocket.com/permissions

Technical Details

  • Size: 8.8MB
  • Version: 5.7
  • Developed By: Read It Later, Inc (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • Request authtokens from the AccountManager
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Open windows using the type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT, shown on top of all other applications
    • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Read the user's contacts data
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 90 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
210 of 225 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Essential app for Kindle Fire... if you're careful. December 22, 2011
Verified Purchase
I love this thing. The Kindle Fire has one serious downfall, that being that you cannot surf the web without a wifi connection (meaning no 3G). Many times, I want to read online articles while I'm waiting in non-hotspots. This is great for downloading web articles to read later, but ONLY if you're careful. More on that in a minute.

There seem to be a lot of complaints about not being able to create an account after downloading the app. I've not had that problem. It worked fine. However the Help section does not specifically address Kindle Fire (at the time of this writing). I finally figured it out though and for anyone who wishes to know:

In the Kindle Fire browser (aka Silk) tap the Menu button (on the Options Bar) > Share Page > then Read it Later > Done!

You should get a notification in the top left that a download is complete.

The one serious complaint I have, hence the 3-star review instead of 5, is that it cannot access my Read Archive if I'm not connected to the Internet.

The thing which troubles me is that this is not a glitch. At first glance, this seems okay. I can understand that we don't want to cache all previously read articles, but if I've accidentally hit the check mark as read, then I should be able to undo it. There is no way, that I can find, to do that at all. It should have an option to cache any archived articles before it's next sync. This way you still have access to all recently (or currently, or whatever) cached articles while still offline.

This one thing is a very grave error on their part and should definitely be fixed. I can't believe that they haven't thought of this.

I took my mother to the doctor and was reading a very long article that I downloaded off of Wikipedia.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars changed permissions April 23, 2013
Verified Purchase
l used to really like this app on my Kindle Fire. It was a great app until they changed the permissions in a recent update. The app now has access to contacts data. I know of no legitimate reason why I should allow access to my contacts data. I have uninstalled the app.
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57 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best multi-platform news reading service July 8, 2011
Verified Purchase
I switched to Read It Later (RIL) from Instapaper when RIL released a dedicated Android app. There are unofficial Instapaper apps for Android, but all of them have limited functionality. Both services are great for downloading and organizing web pages that you want to read some time, but cant' right now (much nicer than keeping dozens tabs open in my PC web browser). The dedicated Android app automatically syncs my list between my PC, phone, and tablet, both for reading articles and for saving links from Facebook or Google Reader or any other app that supports link sharing. The app also caches your articles to your phone's SD card so you do not need a data connection when you are reading (e.g. on a plane or subway). RIL Pro is slick, fast, robust, and has all the features that I want for only $1.

My only complaint is that the PC desktop website is not as powerful as the Android app, especially if you are not using Firefox.
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42 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Useful App - Recommended July 4, 2011
By Kim T
Verified Purchase
This is a very useful app for those that often multi-task. I may see an interesting article while searching for something else & this app allows me to save the article to read at my leisure. No need to have to remember how I "got there" to find it again later - it is stored on my SD and in my reading list. I purchased this while "on sale" but feel this app is definitely worth the full asking price. Great Job!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely recommended July 7, 2011
By dmlasp
Downloaded this a few months ago on the Android Market and I highly recommend it. Well worth .99 or the full price. It integrates well with browsers on my laptop (now Chrome, previously IE); on Readitlater's website you can add buttons to your computer browser to add a page, check your reading list, or "Mark as Read." It also integrates well with my phone browser(Dolphin has an add-on; it worked fine when I used Opera Mobile too). And it integrates with various news apps, which allow you to "share" directly with Readitlater. Being able to organize into categories is great. The app doesn't give 100% off-line reading but it's still fine. Also per the developer's website, the iPhone version has more options (e.g., topics; delete but not archive; more sharing options) & will eventually get a "Digest" purchase option. The Dev responded immediately to my suggestion/comment on a forum-they are adding many of those in updates and for all I know may have added some. Note there are also various third-party apps for integration with Instapaper, but I tried Readitlater first (because it clearly looked like the best) and never had problems, so never got around to trying the others.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Happy Now November 24, 2011
Verified Purchase
Originally I gave this a one star and was very disappointed as I did not see a way to change the font size or zoom in. At the base of the App is "T" which I thought was the only app control.

After my post a Read It Later staff member responded with how to increase the size by using the Kindle Fire option button (is that the right name?).

Now that I can change the font size, I am mega happy and love this app!

I have been using Instapaper as it works so nicely on the iPad, but there is no Instapaper native app for the Android. There are third party options, but to use those you have to pay a monthly subscription to Instapaper (a small amount, but a hassle in my opinion).

So I am switching over to Read It Later as it works cross platform and gives me more options to read on multiple devices. CrankyScott gives this app a thumbs up!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great App!
Great app. Love the convenience of bookmarking web pages, photos, news articles, and more all in one place. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Sandra@readsandreviews
5.0 out of 5 stars very convienent
great way to collected some reading for the plane trip or other down time - already to go when I need it.
Published 10 days ago by mark rudberg
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite useful, if only I could change my user behaviour ...
Quite useful, if only I could change my user behaviour to not avoid the share buttons. I'm used to avoiding the share button like the plague. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Eugen
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
Although I don't use it very much if at all, this was a decent app and I like it but I probably won't use it much. Got it for free and you can't go wrong with free.
Published 12 days ago by T. King
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it and it's easy to use.
Published 13 days ago by Billie Langley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great app. I put all my favorite youtube videos and recipes in it.
Published 15 days ago by AM
5.0 out of 5 stars Use it every day
Great way to save sites, print from it. More meaningful to see page than Bookmark. Best price, too.
Published 16 days ago by Mamalolly
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Cool!
Published 17 days ago by Jay True
5.0 out of 5 stars Ah-May-Zing!
I can't live without this app!!
Published 17 days ago by Lisa
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, so convenient! Like a little pocket!
So convenient! I don't have to keep a million tabs open on my phone for fear of missing something I want to read later. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Tanya Davis
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