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Pocket Releases Desktop App For Windows And ChromeOS

Because it's established, free and works on all platforms, Pocket is among the most popular read-it-later bookmarking service today. They’ve got native apps on Android, iOS, OS X, internet browsers, and starting today: Windows and ChromeOS! Check out our hands-on impressions of it after the jump.


The very first thing you will notice once you launch Pocket for Windows is simply how similar it looks to the net app on From the way submissions are listed, to where did they are displayed - everything is exactly the same as the world wide web app. Since submissions are downloaded on the hard drive to read by offline, loading them is a noticeably faster experience. Other than that, though, it's a bit of the disappointment in that it feels a lot more like a wrapper around the web app, instead of a desktop experience constructed from the ground up for Windows, that's what we all would’ve liked.

My disappointment stems from comparing it on the much more mature Mac app, which seems like a real native app on OS X.

Quite like the net app, it's impossible to go directly on the original link from the saved article. Even if you have a very fast Internet connection at the moment whenever you’re while using the Pocket app, you will still get taken for the ‘distraction’ free Article View that, from time to time, can remove enjoyable distractions like, for example, the specific article you would like to read. It is somewhat rare, nevertheless it does happen and when it does, it causes undue frustration. Open ‘Article View’ when I am offline, and ‘Web View’ when I am online.


Of course, this is actually the first version in the app for Windows, so Pocket may be aware of how weak it can be compared for the OS X app. Hopefully, they are going to dedicate lots more people to get it to function and look as being a first-class desktop app.

It is undoubtedly better than having no native app in any respect. Pocket for Windows is still excellent, simply because this way you can read articles offline! Previously you had to go to the web app and read there, which, obviously, required online.

Pocket for Windows is founded on Google Chrome Apps Platform, so that you need to install the most up-to-date version of Google Chrome to be able to use it.  We only tested it on Windows due towards the unavailability of the Chromebook, but it really is safe to say that the ChromeOS version is exactly the same as the Windows one considering they are both built on top of Google Chrome.


It is available for free, needless to say. You can download it in the link below.

Download Pocket for Windows

Be likely to let us know what you think of Pocket for Windows leave a comment inside the comments section below.

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