Pocket - News Reader

Review by: Claire J Rottenberg

Pocket, news reader for iPad Pocket is one of the most useful apps on my iPad. With Pocket I can have website articles stored and organized in one place for offline reading. 

Articles can be added to Pocket from many news readers, such as Blogshelf, Flipboard, or Zite, or from a web browser with a toolbar extension provided by the developers of Pocket. Once an article is loaded into Pocket, you can tag the article. To simplify the viewing of articles, Pocket can let you see just items with the tag you specify.

Any article stored in Pocket can be read offline or while online, emailed, tweeted, or sent to Facebook. You can mark an article as a favorite and add as many tags as you want to it. After you've read an article, it can be archived so that it will no longer be visible in the active articles list, but it can still be reread at any time by accessing the archive files. 

Pocket has a nice, clean interface with two views - a simple list view or the more graphic view seen in the photo at the top of this post. It's a very easy app to use and it makes reading website content a pleasure. To use Pocket, you sign up for a free account at the Pocket website. Pocket is available for all iOS devices, Android devices, and Mac computers so you can sync your articles across devices and computers and always have them available for reading offline. 

If you're looking for a great way to read web pages, especially if you prefer offline reading, check out the free Pocket app in the App store. You can learn more about this great app on the Pocket website.