App of the week: Pocket

App of the week
Pocket App

What is Pocket?

If you’re someone who has fallen down the Wikipedia rabbit hole one too many times, then Pocket is the app you need to curb your habit of browsing when you really shouldn’t be. Pocket is an app that saves online articles for you to read later, a new interpretation of what was previously called Read It Later. Best of all, it still works with your old Read It Later account.

What makes Pocket different?

A clutter-free aesthetic makes this different from simply bookmarking articles – instead, your Pocket content is stored in a dedicated space until you have time to give it your full attention. With a clean, fuss-free interface, the app takes away superfluous formatting and makes the article much easier to read.

A truly interactive app, its PocketRocket feature can go through your saved articles and send you one unread piece per day, making sure you get the most out of what you’ve kept on file. You can also listen to articles with Text-to-Speech, as well as follow people and read the content they recommend. It’ll also suggest articles for you to read based on what you’ve previously saved. Pocket works with news and social media apps, as well as browser bookmarks and extensions, so you can use it on your computer as well.

The designers have worked hard to make this one of the only ‘save it for later’ apps you need, proven by Pocket’s 17 million registered users worldwide. What’s more, it’s totally free to download on Android and iOS.

App of the week