Apps on mobile platforms like iOS and Android that allow users to save content for viewing offline have proven to be extremely popular over the last few years, none more so than the fantastic Pocket app that started out life known as Read It Later. Pocket is an extremely well used and loved app for mobile devices, but things have been taken a step further with the introduction of the official Pocket app on the Mac App Store.
The company’s mission of making it extremely easy for users to save and enjoy the content that matters most to them is reiterated with the creation of a native OS X app and extends the list of supported platforms. All of the simple features from within the iOS and Android variants of the software have been recreated for the big-screen with this release, meaning that offline access, video streaming and hassle-free content saving are all available by default.
A Pocket application wouldn’t be a true experience if it didn’t come with easy to use syncing across all of the supported devices that the application is installed and used on. Content that is saved on the new Mac application will immediately be available via the same account on iOS and Android devices as well as the web portal. Social sharing also forms a large part of the OS X Pocket experience, with sharing to Twitter, Facebook, Buffer, Evernote and email all available options.
The Mac OS X variant of the app also comes with a few of its own little gems that aren’t available through the mobile offerings. Dragging and dropping content into the app saves it directly to the account. There are also a large number of keyboard shortcuts available to users. When you take into consideration the extensive number of features that are already available in the app as well as the newly added options that will be unique to the OS X version, the Pocket service becomes a stronger and a lot more versatile.
The fact that the development team have also made this new application free of charge to download and use is just an additional benefit to those who love 24/7 access to their content no matter where they are.
(Source: Pocket for Mac OS X on the Mac App Store)