All-New “Pocket” App Tops iOS, Google Play and Amazon Charts with 2 Million Downloads Since Launch
Just weeks after the release of Pocket (formerly Read It Later), the free, redesigned app continues to top the charts for iOS, Google Play and Kindle Fire with rave reviews. Pocket has had over 2 million downloads in the three weeks since launch, with users saving up to 1 million articles, pages and videos every day — double the level of engagement from just a few weeks ago.
The momentum has pushed Pocket’s user base to well over 5 million. Today the company announced a host of new features that will provide users with an enhanced reading experience, making the best app for saving content to view later even better.
Pocket lets users save the content they discover on the web or inside any of over 300 leading apps–including Flipboard, Twitter, Pulse, and Zite–with a single tap. Once saved to Pocket, the list of content is visible on any device — phone, tablet or computer. It can be viewed while waiting in line, on the couch or during commutes or travel—even offline.
Shortly after its launch, Pocket became the #1 free news app across iPhone, iPad, Android, and Amazon and reached the #3 overall iPad app within hours of its release.
“We’ve been blown away by the response to Pocket. Making the move from Read It Later to Pocket was a huge step, and to have the reaction be so overwhelmingly positive is great affirmation of the direction we are headed,” said Nate Weiner, founder and creator of Pocket. “We put a lot of heart into Pocket and we remain hard at work to make this the best experience for saving content for later.”
Pocket today announced further enhancements to the app to continue to create the best reading experience possible:
Article View updates:
- Page Flipping mode: In addition to Pocket’s default scrolling option, users can now swipe left or right inside an article to enable Page Flipping and read one page at a time.
- Improved Dark theme and an all-new Sepia theme: With refined contrast and readability, these options make reading even more comfortable.
- Increased maximum font size: For those preferring larger print, Pocket’s font-size options have been expanded so users can find the perfect font size for reading.
- Dark theme throughout the app: Use Pocket comfortably at night, whether in Article View or browsing through saved content.
- Add URLs from clipboard: Pocket now automatically detects URLs that are copied to the clipboard so they can be added directly to Pocket for easier saving.
- Support for additional video sites: Pocket’s in-app video streaming now supports popular sites including TED, Devour and Khan Academy.
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