2.9 out of 5 with 8 ratings

Pocket Reviews

Lot of disappointing features

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I tested the software in many websites and the result was bad. Let me start by saying that Pocket app will contain ads covering your browser, you are better off using normal browser bookmark than this junk. Now let me tell you what happen:

  1. you need to sign-up, they will not let you use it without agreeing to their TOS. I believe they collect data and sell it to 3th parties but who knows, I haven't read the TOS.

  2. Youtube videos are links, yep like a real bookmark it just saves the link.

  3. webpages are links too, it was never designed to capture everything it seems. Plus you are better off using a screenshot than this horrible app.

  4. no offline use, everything is in a link so don't expect offline use.

  5. ads are awful, my "new tab" was covered with ads and leaving me with 4 browser bookmark pages. The google chrome extension and their page are fill with ads.

  6. news articles are only text like Instapaper.

  7. Does not save pictures, should have already known that by now.

  8. Games are links, no you cant play flash games offline.

  9. Instapaper is better than this.

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Great bookmark app

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Use it extensively on the phone to read articles later, but the Firefox extension has really made this application complete. Use it as a bookmarking function on the browser.

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PDFs

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With PDFs added via the web interface, there is no preview or title, just the URL, and opening the PDF in the Android app is very clunky. Not recommended if you want to read PDFs.

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Going away

about Pocket · · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful

Simple and neat RIL has turn into pocket which is bloated, fancy and slow. I am going away to Instapaper, bye.

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I think it has its flaws but is useful most of the time.

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I use it daily to get my feed updated with lots of resources.

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Instapaper vs Pocket

Instapaper Pros:

  • Completely free and Ad free with no IAP.
  • Speed Reading
  • Notes
  • Highlights
  • More Fonts & Customization
  • Management via Folders (Personal Choice)
  • Shows Estimated Reading Time
  • Tlit Scroll
  • Sort by Article
  • Pinterest !!

Pocket Pros :

  • AMOLED mode in Android app
  • Tags (Personal Choice)

Both apps have IFTTT integration.

Instapaper is wayy ahead of Pocket in terms of features! And it's Free!

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Not recommended

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cant archive everything, archive sometimes didn’t work/ archived 50% only

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