May 29, 2014
Pocket, the popular read-later app formerly known as Read It Later, has just received a rather significant update. The update brings an improved tags screen, the ability to tag while reading in article and Web view, and some minor bug fixes and improvements. Of course, those are not notable enough to constitute a significant update. Rather, what makes the update noteworthy is the introduction of the service's premium tier, simply called Pocket Premium. For a monthly or yearly fee, Pocket Premium offers several "premium" features, including permanent saving of bookmarked content, search refinements, and personalized tag suggestions:
In its basic, non-premium form, Pocket is quite all right for my use. But if you'd like to go pro, so to speak, with Pocket, you can do so by subscribing to Pocket Premium via in-app purchase for $4.99 per month or $44.99 per year. The new version of Pocket is available now in the App Store for free. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 6.0 or later.
- Permanent Library: Pocket automatically keeps a permanent copy of what you save so it’s always accessible, even if it disappears from the web.
- Powerful Search: Find exactly what you’re looking for by searching full-text, topics, tags, authors, and more.
- Suggested Tags: Pocket delivers personalized tag suggestions anytime you edit tags. They can be applied with a single tap, so you no longer need to type, remember, or search for tags you’ve already used.
Pocket: Save Articles and Videos to View Later
Read It Later, Inc