Surely many of you know (and also have used) the application “Read it later“. As its name implies, this app allows you to save content while browsing the web to read it later when you have free time.
Recently “Read It Later” has decided to completely change their design, add new functions and start from scratch with a new name: Pocket.
Read it later
Every day we see some interesting links on Twitter, Facebook or blogs you really want to read but you don’t have enough time. Bookmarks used to be a way to solve it, but they were created with the intention to make our sites “favorites” and not to store new content every day. Thus, we have hundreds of bookmarks and yet we continue to ignore the article I kept it to “read later”.
Pocket, in addition to its cross-platform system (Android, iPhone OS, web app) it’s Social Network friendly, as all web apps must be today. Besides sharing posts, articles and news on different social networks you can also flag as interesting (and save them for your later reading) several posts on Facebook, Twitter, RSS, Youtube, etc.
Pocket makes life much easier: it collects all these content you want to read later by place them together in one page (like a personal blog) so you can access that in few clicks those articles that you have flagged as interesting.
Pocket has a very nice visual user interface, it’s clear it wants to be part of your daily life as a place to store “all sorts of things” and not just blog entries.
Actions you can do with Pocket
When reading an article with Pocket you can: Tweet it, share it on Facebook, mark your favorites or delete them from the list.
Pocket supports the following options:
- E-mail View Article
- Open in browser
- View Report Article
- Google Reader
We could talk in detail about each of the features and benefits that Pocket has over other similar applications, but it’s better for you to check it yourselfand download it to your Android, iPhone, iPad or even for Mozilla’s web browser, Firefox
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