It's always exciting when a great program gets a major update and Firefox add-on Pocket is no exception. Picture the situation. You're happily browsing and find something you want to read but don't have time. Ideally, you'd like to...read it later!
Pocket performs much the same function as a bookmark, but it's easier, more user-friendly and has double the features. When you add the extension, you'll notice the appearance of two new icons in the address bar. These allow you to mark a page for reading later. Pages you've marked to read later are accessible from a third icon on the Navigation toolbar.
When you click this icon, you'll see a drop-down list containing your links. They can be sorted by newest, oldest, title and site, and there is also a search box. Each individual Pocket link can be renamed, or you can add tags for easy searching. Clicking a link will open it up in a new tab, but you can also chose to open a text version or delete. For even more control, you can chose to view links you are Currently Reading, Recently Read or browse your Tags.
Frankly, I'd be impressed by Pocket if that was the end of its talents, but it just gets better. The add-on's configuration options are varied, with the ability to view your lists of read and unread options as an RSS feed, read your pages offline, download them, have the Read It Later button appear in Google Reader and, of course, customize the layout and behavior of your lists. The developer of Read It Later warns users that as it is still in beta, it could be a little buggy, but even so, it still looks like the perfect add-on.
Pocket: wow, I'm impressed!
- Fixed: Missing icon from location bar after session restore
- Fixed: Share to Firefox bookmarks
- Fixed: Issue with RIL offline file system on some computers
- Fixed: Plaintext debug messages appearing in console log
- Fixed: Clearing tags for an item did not sync
- Improvement: Syncing update