Pocket App – Product Review

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Have you ever wanted to read articles at a later time? Have you ever forgot about an article? How many of you have been traveling and found yourself without reading material?

Look no further than a great new app that I just came across – Pocket, the most convenient way to save media and review later. A cool feature is there is no need for internet connection when viewing articles through Pocket. It seems that I am always wanting to do research or read articles when I have no access to internet. The best part is this app is FREE!!

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I downloaded Pocket a few days ago and already I am a firm believer that this could be a life-saver on your travels. I have downloaded Pocket on my web browser to be able to save directly from the internet (a real simple process to add the icon to your Safari browser for Mac users). They also have an option to e-mail articles, I have a couple of contacts that send me articles and I can forward that article to Pocket and it will download directly to my reading list.

I have been really bad about buying a magazine and forgetting to bring it with me on trips, however with Pocket you can access the app across all mobile devices and not just iOS. This makes life so much easier and with magazines now having digital copies I can now start saving trees which of course is what we are all trying to achieve right?

These are some additional images from Pocket:

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I would strongly suggest downloading Pocket, within 4 days this has helped me get more organized and catch-up on our fellow travel bloggers!! If you are interested in downloading this app, you can find this on the iTunes site here.

19 COMMENTS

  1. This is great, it looks like Evernote only better as you can download the full article on pocket? I’m going to investigate – good for planes or in 3G black spots!! I often favourite things on twitter but forget them, so this gets round that!!

    • Absolutely!! That is what I loved about this app, Plus it takes all the nonsense that usually comes on articles and only gives you what you want to read. 🙂 Thanks for following

  2. Sounds a great idea if you’re travelling outside the UK where you haven’t got 3G. My only concern would be whether it takes up a lot of the space on the iPhone to store these articles – I’m already getting error messages saying I’ve used too much space to back up.

    • I keep like 10 articles at a time stored, once I have read it, I delete it. It really would depend on how many you want to keep. It’s amazing to finally find a app that is so easy to store articles.

  3. Great find Heather. I am forever emailing myself articles that I find and want to read but don’t have the time then and there. My inbox is full of them. Just downloaded this app and can’t wait to give it a go.

  4. I’m addicted to this app. I put everything in pocket, even articles that I want to read right now, I usually prefer to read on my phone. It’s also good for keeping favorite posts to reference later.

  5. I can see how this would be really useful on your travels – just for downloading local guides, maps, restaurant recommendations, etc. So handy to have the information at your fingertips without having to wait or pay for exorbitant roaming charges.

    • You make a really great point here Paul. Whenever Heather first spotted this app I immediately thought of those very situations where you need a tube map, local area map etc. and you have your phone but either you don’t have wi-fi or don’t want to pay the roaming charges. Kudos to the designer of this app because they really have captured a part of the market that was missing I think.

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