Introducing the all-new Read It Later – now called Pocket

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The best way to save articles, videos and more—now available (and free) for iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire

Read It Later started back in 2007, just a month after the iPhone debuted, but before the arrival of the App Store, and long before the Kindle and the iPad. A handful of users signed up and supported the service, and together we learned what was possible with a “read later” button.

More than 4.5 million users later, it’s clear that people have embraced the idea of saving content for later. But they’re not just saving articles to read later—they’re also using our service to save videos, images, recipes, things to buy and more. We soon realized that Read It Later was outgrowing its own name.

When we set out to build the next version of Read It Later, we wanted to build a better ‘view later’ experience. We believe that you should be able to take your content with you. No matter what type of content it is, no matter where or when you discover it, the act of grabbing it and taking it with you should be as simple an action as putting it in your pocket.

Today I’m thrilled to announce the release of the all-new Read It Later—now called Pocket.

Pocket is everything you’ve always loved about Read It Later, now with a cleaner, lighter viewing experience and a ton of new features to help you see what you’ve saved—from articles to videos, images and more. We’ve also made Pocket free for everyone.

Get your updated version now for iPhone/iPad, Android and Kindle Fire.


Use Your Existing Read It Later Account with Pocket: If you’re a Read It Later Pro user, you’ll get Pocket with our latest app update. (Read It Later Free users, you will need to download the new Pocket app separately.) Once the app is installed, getting started is easy: If already have a Read It Later account, just sign in to Pocket with that. Your saved content will be right there waiting for you.

What’s New in Pocket:

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Stunning New Design: Our new visual list includes thumbnail images for your saved content, so it’s easier to see what you’ve saved.

Beautiful Viewing Experience: We’ve created a lighter, cleaner and (in our humble opinion) more beautiful interface and full-screen reader view. It’s the best way to read articles or watch videos from your phone, tablet or browser.

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Easy Access to Video and Images: Pocket isn’t just the best way to save something to read, but it’s also the best way to save videos and images. (As we mentioned in a recent blog post, YouTube is now our most-saved site.) The new Content Filter makes it easier to see all your saved videos and images in one place.

Favorites: Want to remember the best stuff you saved? Mark them as a Favorite to make them simple to find and share.

Search and Tagging: With the new bulk edit feature and powerful search, it’s never been easier organize and find your content. Filter by tag, and search for keywords, publications and titles.

Plus, Pocket has everything you’ve come to expect from Read It Later, now improved:

Support inside all major apps: You can integrate your Pocket account to save stories easily from apps like Twitter, Flipboard, Zite, and more than 300 others. Any app that currently integrates Read It Later will work with Pocket, the same as before.

Access your list from nearly any device: In addition to iPhone and iPad, Pocket is available on Android smartphones and tablets, as well as Amazon’s app store and on the Kindle Fire. Support for even more platforms is coming soon.

API for Developers and Publishers: We’re dedicated to helping developers and publishers use Pocket to make the most of time-shifting and drive engagement inside their own apps and sites. Learn more about what you can build.

What’s Next

Thanks for all your support over the years, first as Read It Later and now Pocket. There’s a lot more to come, and we hope you find the new version as exciting as we do.

– Nate and the entire Pocket team (Nikki, Max, Matt, Jon, Steve, Mark, and Justin)

Download Pocket now for iPhone/iPad, Android and Kindle Fire