Pocket, the application and service formerly known as Read It Later, has released version 5.0 of its mobile app. At the company’s first press conference, Pocket announced that version 5.0 will be more to help the user focus on their content. A new feature of the big update includes something that has been dubbed “Highlights.” What this does is curate your saved readings based on things such as interests, visited sites, tags, and more. Here is the change log from iTunes for the 5.0 update:
What’s New in Version 5.0
*****All New Pocket 5.0 is Here.*****
Pocket 5.0 is smarter, more dynamic, and offers streamlined navigation and search.
We’ve designed it to help you spend more time reading, watching and consuming the best content in your list, and less time looking for it.
Pocket 5.0 introduces Highlights, a feature that uses Pocket’s insights to surface the best and most relevant content in your list.
A new streamlined navigation makes it easier than ever to jump to your List, Highlights, Favorites, and Archive, and quickly filter your content no matter where you are in your list.
We’ve also unified search to make it easy to find anything in Pocket. It’s no longer necessary to re-enter your search when switching between My List and Archive to find what you’re looking for.
Learn about everything new in Pocket 5.0 at http://www.getpocket.com/blog/
Thank you for your wonderful support and we hope you love the new additions!
As you can tell from the change log, a lot of this update was at letting users more quickly access the content they want to be reading, as well as helping them find content to read as well. If you are not using Pocket yet, but wish to, then you can go get the application for free over here on the App Store: Pocket (formerly Read It Later). I’ve never been a big Pocket user, however I am well aware that it is an extremely popular service. Seeing as it is at version 5.0 already, maybe I could try getting into it again.
What do you think? Are you a Pocket user? Or has it just not caught on with you? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.