Pocket, formerly known as Read It Later, has gone international thanks to an update adding support for six additional languages. You can pick up the updated application free of charge on the App Store, and it’s optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
The new languages added in Pocket 5.2 include French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Russian – and support for additional languages is listed as “coming soon,” too. This is great news for international readers, since up until now Pocket has limited its support to the English language only.
Read It Later rebranded as Pocket back in 2012, and it has applications for iOS, Mac, Windows, the Kobo e-reader, Kindle Fire, and more. There are over 500 third-party applications which integrate with the service, and users can save content found online using either email, a Safari bookmarklet, or from inside of another application using a dedicated Pocket sharing option.
For one, it usefully supports tags, allowing users to tag and archive applications in order to use Pocket to save a wide ranging variety of different articles.
Pocket also offers users more advanced IFTTT integration, and features as both a fully featured “trigger” channel and an “action” channel. This means you can kick off IFTTT-powered “recipes” using a handful of Pocket triggers, including:
- Any new item
- New item tagged
- New favorite item
- New item archived
Though Readability also supports the “New favorite item” trigger, Instapaper, on the other hand, can only function as a recipient in IFTTT recipes.
It’s great that more iOS users from around the world can now enjoy Pocket, and we hope to see support for additional languages arrive soon.
As mentioned, you can download Pocket free of charge on the App Store, and it’s optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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