Pocket – MacOS App Review

Pocket – MacOS App Review

Genre: News

Developer: Read It Later, Inc

Size: 7.2 MB

Version: macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor

In-App Purchase: No

Last Updated: Oct 03, 2017

Version Of App: 1.6.6




There is so much going around on the world of Internet. Infact, at times, it is quite too much then you can imagine. It really becomes difficult to keep track of things around you and in order to do so, the best you can do is bookmark interesting feeds for later read.

Pocket is one such application that has been around since the early 2007. It was initially called the Read It Later and was the first of its kind. Originally, it was just a Firefox extension for saving links for offline reads. However, with the introduction of smart technology, Pocket observed an incredible turn of events.

Today, more than 14 million people are actively using Pocket. The application stands tall for saving just about anything for the user. It has now become a widely accepted application and you can easily find people using it on train commutes, restaurants or simply skimming through it while having a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

How Does Pocket Work?

Well, the working principle of Pocket is quite simple. You are going about the Internet and come to a rather interesting article, but this once quite lengthy. Maybe, you saw a video that captivates attention, but it’s an hour long… What to do, what to do? Well, you can make use of Pocket.

Pockets most basic functionality is to save articles, videos, links and just about anything. As you go along with your daily routine and come across an interesting feed on the Internet, this application becomes your pocket to stuff things into it so you can view them later.

Whenever you get some free time on your clock, all you have to do is open Pocket and skim through the content to check on it online/offline and jump into things you wanted to read on.

Is Pocket Compatible with other Applications?

Pocket has apps for almost any device. It offers integration for more than 500 different applications. You can save links in Pocket from any browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera). To have a later read, you can make use of the reader integration it offers for Kobo eReader.

Read articles with Pocket across Android, Mac, iOS or Windows platform. All you have to do is save links and sync them with the e-Reader on your specified device. And if you really enjoyed the piece, archive it for later as your favorite content.

How Does Referencing Work in Pocket?

When you save stuff like articles, images, videos or anything else, it lands in your Pocket app integration from the source you were reading it from. For example, if you are using Google Chrome and you find an interesting read, your chrome extension for Pocket will come in handy to save the link for later read.

Items are organized in Pocket using tags which you have to assign yourself. However, a premium subscription provide you the audacity to search through the article text to find what you are looking for. To read the saved items, simply click on an article and Pocket will show a clean version of it in a simple reading view.

No comments, no ads, no sidebars, no bookmarks to distract you. And that’s why Pocket is considered the high rollers among “Read It Later” applications.

What New Feature Has Pocket Added Lately?

Pocket now includes a Recommended tab. It helps user to understand which articles are best for them based on their previous searches. It shows popular and trendy articles on any specific niche. You can save articles on sports, media, entertainment, medicine, law, finance or any other category of your choice. With Pocket, you can get personally acquainted with your niche.

What is Pocket’s Premium Subscription?

The Premium subscription gives you a full control on all the features of the application. Once saved, it guarantees that your article will not go anywhere and will be secured in the database forever. Searching becomes quite interesting as you can just about search every article ever saved. Now, with the Premium, you can gold mine any article that you have saved without the fear of getting it deleted.

As discussed earlier, another lucrative feature for Premium subscription users is the advanced search tool, the application offers. Using both tools in cohesion can help them to spotlight and pull up any information they saved earlier and enlighten respective minds with ease.

Why Should I Get Pocket?

It’s because Pocket is not just any other archiving application with complex databases or jargons of unwanted knowledge. It offers an organized structure of information and is intelligent enough to find out just the articles of your interests.

If you are looking for a sophisticated platform to secure images, videos, articles and infographics for later read, then Pocket should be your first choice on the list.