It’s always while you’re extremely busy that you find all the great content online, isn’t it? It never seems to be quite so interesting at 3am when you can’t sleep or when you have a long train journey to get through. This is why apps that let you save things to read later are so popular. So, would an app that lets you save articles, images and video for later all at once sound good to you? You bet!
Pocket is that application. You may have known it in its previous life as Read It Later, but since it’s been given a huge overhaul since then, it’s completely unrecognisable aside from its main task – to give you things to read later. The overhaul did more than add new media types though as it’s also quite stunning to look at now. And this, Android lovers, is the app we all need.
Pocket is an app which encourages you to store a list of media for you to read, look at or watch later. It lets you line up articles, images and video ready to be taken in when you’ve actually got a moment spare. There are myriad ways to add content to Pocket, so it’s easy to throw things into your list while you’re busy working. The application will then let you check out your list of media either online or offline, which is perfect if you’ve got a long commute home at the end of the day or some travel coming up.
Check out this YouTube video explaining how Pocket works:
Adding Content To Pocket
The easiest way to add content to Pocket is while you’re browsing content on your desktop or laptop, but it’s by no means the only way. Head to the Pocket website and you can choose to download the app for Mac or Windows. You could also install your preferred browser extension, email content to yourself or add content to Pocket using one of 300+ applications that support sending content to Pocket. They really make it easy!
Also, if you were a user of Pocket Read It Later, simply log in with those credentials and all your old data will be waiting for you. Pocket has replaced Read It Later completely and brought a lot of new features.
The Android Pocket Application
Get the Android Pocket application here. It used to be the number 1 paid application, but now it’s free for everyone. Awesome!
The application is designed to be great to look at and easy to navigate. Once your content is in the app it’s basically like browsing a gorgeous media-rich digital magazine. Although, you have the benefit of having chosen all the content for yourself.
Once you have the Pocket Read It Later Android app installed, you’ll be able to share content to Pocket from your other Android apps. So, if you’ve been browsing Reddit and don’t have time to read those awesome articles, you can share them directly from your browser to Pocket. Later when you have a minute, everything is ready for you.
If you’re an organised sort, you’ll also be pleased to note that the Android app will let you add tags and keep track of things you’ve read as you go along. You won’t lose anything!
Other Pocket Applications
This neat app is also available for iOS, Kindle Fire, Windows Mobile, WebOS, S60 or Blackberry. So, whatever your collection of devices involves, you can always keep them all in sync. Handy!
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Now that you’ve tried Pocket for Android, will you ever be able to live without it?