Pocket is a multi-platform bookmarking system. Users can save things they want to view later to their account. The application is available as a Google Chrome extension, desktop Mac version as well as mobile apps for iPhones, iPads, Kindle Fire and Android devices. Users can also email links to their account using the firstname.lastname@example.org address. The item is added to the user’s queue where they can access it later. Pocket integrates with over 300 third party applications, including Twitter, iTunes, Pulse.me and many more. Any kind of web content can be saved, including standard links, articles, videos and images. Users can avoid losing items of interest they come across each day by tucking them neatly inside their Pocket.Show more screenshots »
Pocket was originally introduced in August of 2007 as Read It Later. The original version focused on lengthier pieces of content while the rebranded Pocket version boasts its focus on various types of media. The application has earned significant popularity through reviews and articles all over the web. Its service is simple but helps many streamline the bookmarking process even when they cannot get to their home PC.
Pocket serves the same purpose as other bookmarking tools. Some may find the interface to be more attractive than most alternatives, which give Pocket a leg up. The application is also available on a huge variety of devices, including Apple products, Android, Kindle Fire and Mac computers. This flexibility makes Pocket an appealing way to regularly save and access bookmarks.
Pocket welcomes users with a clean interface that never feels overwhelming. This is important considering the many types of content that could be stored within one queue. Users can easily locate items they want to read or instantly add new links using email, mobile apps or the Google Chrome add on. The background stays low key so the user can focus on the content rather than the viewer.
A new user can try Pocket by clicking the “Signup” link in the upper, right corner of the homepage. The form on the following page asks for an email address, username and password. After submitting the forum, the user is instantly taken to their new account dashboard. No email confirmation is required to begin saving bookmarks and accessing the queue.
Pocket is available to all users at no cost. There are no subscription fees and the user isn’t required to make any purchases to keep their account active. This is a good thing considering the many free bookmarking tools that are readily available all over the web. Charging a fee would likely cause most users to shy away from Pocket. The price is perfect for the level of service the user receives.
Pocket is an appealing application for anyone who frequents the web on a daily basis. The service gives users many ways to save items they come across while browsing the internet, even if they are exploring away from home. Those with a mobile device will get even more use out of the application which can be downloaded for Kindle Fire, iPhones, iPads and Android devices.