Open Source Pocket Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Pocket is wallabag, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Pocket and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Pocket are Raindrop.io (Freemium, Open Source), Memex (Freemium, Open Source), ArchiveBox (Free, Open Source) and BibSonomy (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 12, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
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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.
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      wallabag vs Pocket opinions
      Almost everyone thinks wallabag is a great alternative to Pocket.
      JohnFastman Wallabag is open-source (more trustworthy).
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

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

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      vaz__ar No way to display the tags on the main view, Android and iOS apps lacking in functionalities
      Top negative comment  9 months ago

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      weekendwarrior Open source, can be self hosted. Pocket sells your data to make profit.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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

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    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.
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      Raindrop.io vs Pocket opinions
      Most users think Raindrop.io is a great alternative to Pocket.
      Saving and organicing links and articles is the same function
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      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 about 4 years ago

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    2. 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.
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      Because modern websites are complicated and often rely on dynamic content, ArchiveBox archives the sites in several different formats beyond what public archiving services like Archive.org and Archive.is are capable of saving.
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    3. BibSonomy is a system for sharing bookmarks and lists of literature (BibTex format).


    4. Self-Hosted Bookmark and Archive Manager. Bookmark links and edit its metadata (like title, tags, summary) via web-interface. Archive links content in HTML, PDF or full-page PNG format.
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    5. Browse later is a Firefox add-on using WebExtensions that let you save the current tab to read it at a later stage.
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    6. LinkAce is meant to provide a long-term archive of links to websites, media files or anything else which has a valid URL. Store interesting articles, neat web tools or libraries you may use sometime in the future.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      SemanticScuttle is a self-hosted and web-based social bookmarking tool experimenting with new features like structured tags and collaborative descriptions of tags. Originally a fork of .

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.98.5, released in March 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Google Chrome
      Hosted bookmark management app.
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