Pocket Alternatives

    Pocket is undoubtedly one of the best read-it-later services available. No matter if you like using an app for iOS or Android or a solid web solution, Pocket has you covered. With more and more information being consumed digitally, the need for saving articles, blog posts, videos, and other content from the web to read them later is constantly increasing. Pocket began as an extension for Google Chrome but has evolved into a feature-packed service with support for most modern operating services and with extensions for the most popular browsers. It lets you save content offline so you can read, watch, or listen to it when and where you like.

    The free version has all the basic features you need for bookmarking, organizing, tagging, and consuming content, but the $4.99 per month Premium Membership lets you save your content permanently, customize the reading experience, and more. If the Pocket free plan is not enough and you don’t want to pay for a plan, then there are many free alternatives available below. If you’re looking for specific features or clients for your favorite OS, then just use the filters and check out the best picks crowdsourced by our community!

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 24, 2021

    Platforms

    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPad
    • Firefox
    • Self-Hosted
    • Android Tablet
    • Chrome OS
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Opera
    • Safari
    • Internet Explorer
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Brave
    • Chromium
    • Windows Phone

    Features

    • Bookmarks
    • Bookmarking
    • Google Chrome Extensions
    • Save web page for offline use
    • Social Bookmarking
    • Offline Reading
    • Firefox Extensions
    • Notetaking
    • Full text search
    • Pocket integration
    • Visual bookmarks
    • Web-Based
    • Reading
    • Knowledge Management
    • Bookmark organization
    • Tagging
    • Team Collaboration
    • Tag based
    • Browser extension
    • IFTTT integration

    License

    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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    • wallabag has many of the features that Pocket has and is a great and totally free alternative. The reading experience is clean and free from distractions. What makes it even more attractive is the fact that it’s open source and can be self-hosted, which makes it a good solution if you value privacy. If you need hosting, wallabag offers a competitive price for only €9 per year. With migration tools for Pocket, Instapaper, and more, existing users of those services can switch quickly to wallabag. There are apps and plugins for many operating systems, RSS readers, and browsers, but their quality is not always equal. There’s an API so developers can build their own apps or get involved in the open source project. View 37 alternatives to wallabag
      Almost everyone thinks wallabag is a great alternative to Pocket.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      • Google Chrome
      • Cloudron
      • Opera
      • Firefox
      wallabag vs Pocket
      pros, cons and recent comments
      JohnFastman Wallabag is open-source (more trustworthy).
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      21
      sondrak Does everything Pocket does, and is self-hosted
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

      15
      vaz__ar No way to display the tags on the main view, Android and iOS apps lacking in functionalities
      Top negative comment  5 months ago

      0
      weekendwarrior Open source, can be self hosted. Pocket sells your data to make profit.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      -4
      androtuna Wallabag is more useful than pocket and open source.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      1
    • Raindrop.io is a solution that is very similar to Pocket when it comes to features, ease of use, and organization. The user interface is modern, clean, and customizable with themes. Unlike Pocket, you can collaborate with your friends or coworkers to edit and read the same content saved from the web. There is a free version that has all the basic features most people need, but the Pro plan offers a lot of additional pro features like full-text search, Dropbox backup, permanent library, priority support, and a duplicate links finder tool. It has clients for most browsers, iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, and a web version. Unfortunately, like Pocket and most alternatives to it, there is no Linux version. View 130 alternatives to Raindrop.io
      Most users think Raindrop.io is a great alternative to Pocket.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Vivaldi Browser
      • Google Chrome
      • Safari
      • Yandex.Browser
      • Opera
      • Firefox
      Raindrop.io vs Pocket
      pros, cons and recent comments
      You can edit the titles and description. This is a feature that Pocket seems reluctant/unwilling to add, and their suggested workaround is in a word, DUMB..
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      3
      Saving and organicing links and articles is the same function
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

      2


    • Instapaper has been around longer than most read-it-later services and bookmarking apps, and it is still a relevant and powerful Pocket alternative. In fact, the two apps share most features and both offer a free and premium plan. Instapaper's free plan offers saving unlimited blog posts, articles, videos, etc. and syncing them across the iOS app, Android app, and the web service. The Premium version costs $2.99 per month and lets you use full-text search, save unlimited notes, get an ad free experience, and more. If you use a Mac, then the lack of an Instapaper Mac app is a con compared to Pocket, which offers one via the Mac App Store. View 65 alternatives to Instapaper
      Most users think Instapaper is a great alternative to Pocket.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      • Google Chrome
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Firefox
    • Tagpacker is more of a bookmarking platform than a fully-featured solution to save and consume content on the web. If you prefer to save links and read them in their original format on the website it was first published, then Tagpacker could be a good and free alternative to Pocket. The lack of apps for Android and other systems is a con for some, but the features for collecting, organizing, and searching for your content is considered extensive. View 79 alternatives to Tagpacker
      Most users think Tagpacker is a great alternative to Pocket.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      Tagpacker vs Pocket
      pros, cons and recent comments
      entrepreneur The best social bookmarking tool I've been using for a long time!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      0
      justAguy Highly recommend Tagpacker! It's simple and has a clean design!
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

      0
    • If privacy and open source are your priorities, then Memex is a powerful bookmarking service that could replace Pocket for you if you don’t need all its features. The free plan has powerful features that lets you save links, find them later, organize them with tags and collections and share them with the world. The paid version is €3 per month and offers syncing between mobile and desktop and backups to cloud services. Existing users of Pocket, Raindrop.io, etc. can easily import existing bookmarks and links. View 35 alternatives to Memex
      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Vivaldi Browser
      • Google Chrome
      • Brave
      • Firefox


    • Polar only has apps for Windows, Mac, and Linux, but if you prefer to do your reading on a computer, then this is a powerful reading platform. It acts as a knowledge base and lets you save web pages, articles, PDFs, EPUB books, and more. Polar keeps track of your reading progress and motivates you to read consistently with detailed statistics. Polar has support for flashcards to help you learn by spaced repetition, and it even syncs with other flashcard tools like Anki. View 64 alternatives to Polar
    • If you’re an Evernote user already, then you might want to use the Evernote Web Clipper feature as a replacement for Pocket. The free plan of Evernote allows users to save web content to their Evernote account, but in order to read them offline you need to pay for a Premium or Business plan. You can save the entire web page (or just a selection of it) and read it in a clean format later. Evernote also offers great tagging and organization into different categories or notebooks. View 186 alternatives to Evernote Web Clipper
      Most users think Evernote Web Clipper is a great alternative to Pocket.
    • Pinboard is a personal archive for things you find online and don't want to forget. View 98 alternatives to Pinboard
      Almost everyone thinks Pinboard is a great alternative to Pocket.
    • Google Bookmarks is a free online bookmark storage service, available to Google Account holders. View 121 alternatives to Google Bookmarks
      Most users think Google Bookmarks is a great alternative to Pocket.
    • MORE SIGNAL, LESS NOISE Every day we analyze thousands of new links and create a magazine of the most relevant ones for you. View 76 alternatives to Refind
      Almost everyone thinks Refind is a great alternative to Pocket.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Google Chrome
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