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Pocket Alternatives for Linux

Pocket is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative 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 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Pocket are Polar, ArchiveBox, Diigo Web Collector and Shiori Bookmark Manager.

Pocket alternatives are mainly Read It Later Tools but may also be Bookmark Managers or Social Bookmarking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Pocket.
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    wallabag

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Cloudron
    • Opera
    • Firefox

    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).

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    sondrak

    Does everything Pocket does, and is self-hosted

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    intp

    Wallabag might be a nice alternative for those looking to self-host their own data, but for most this will not be a realistic option, and thus, the cloud component will not be free.

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    vaz__ar

    No way to display the tags on the main view, Android and iOS apps lacking in functionalities

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    weekendwarrior

    Open source, can be self hosted. Pocket sells your data to make profit.

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    androtuna

    Wallabag is more useful than pocket and open source.

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  2. 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.

    Captured HTML content available for offline viewing at any time.


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    ArchiveBox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Docker

    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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    Diigo Web Collector

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    Bookmark, Archive, Screenshot & Markup - All-In-One Web Collector, must-have research tool

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  5. Shiori Bookmark Manager icon

    Shiori Bookmark Manager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Go (Programming Language)

    Shiori is a simple bookmarks manager written in Go language. Intended as a simple clone of Pocket. You can use it as command line application or as web application. This application is distributed as a single binary, which means it can be installed and used easily.

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  6. Send web pages and articles to your email inbox.

    EmailThis removes ads & distractions from web pages and sends you a beautifully formatted email with just the text and images.

    Add our bookmarklet to your browser's Bookmarks Bar.
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    intp

    No needless apps to install, no Big Tech surveillance concerns--simply saves pages for later viewing as emails. Simplicity at its finest.

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    Works on all devices. Very easy to use.

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    flashbackr

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Google Chrome

    flashbackr is the simplest way to capture and organise content from the websites, apps and devices you use.

    Drag and drop any file to save it.
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    Browse Later

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox

    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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    memosnag

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    memosnag is a social bookmarking application for desktop and mobile that lets you seamlessly capture, organize and share everything online, so that you never miss a thing.

    Discontinued

    last iOS update was 5 years ago, also does not look right on iPhone 12 Pro with iOS 16

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    LARDER

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Opera
    • Firefox

    Larder is for bookmarking things on the web you'll need again. It's perfect for curating lists of libraries, tools, and reference material.

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