It's possible it'll get better as the name gains popularity, but telling someone "Search for 'Pocket'" isn't going to work right now.
pushover.net is number 10 when I search in an incognito window.
Link to the article: http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2012/04/how...
Edit: It also didn't do well with Bruce Schneier's Crypto-Gram Newsletter at http://www.schneier.com/crypto-gram-1204.html
In both of these instances the simply needed to get the content of the <title> tag in the HTML. I would think (careful, here be dragons!) more often than not that the <title> tag should be a reliable way of getting the title of the story.
http://www.instapaper.com/bodytext (Login required)
So if something is not working properly you can improve Instapaper on a site by site basis.
I'll have to give the extensions a try when I get a chance.
Readability still has a more readable text-only view but I assume Pocket could just tweak the CSS (slightly larger font, larger line height).
I am worried that everything is free now. I preferred to live under the impression/illusion that my money had gone to fund the infinite existence of the service. Now it's totally at the mercy of investors / potential buyers.
If you're not the one spending the money, you're the one being sold.
It crashes randomly but most often when syncing or reading a article. I have send bug reports and contacted the author but that hasn't really helped.
Also, regarding the name, I think it's great. Otherwise we'd be living in a world of searchtheinternet.com or SharePhotosWithFilters for iPhone!
From a usability standpoint I would have expected the redesigned logged-in site to be primarily designed for desktop reading (e.g. smaller buttons, less chrome), and perhaps use responsive design to accomodate more mobile-friendly layouts when using other devices.
Overall I like the rebranding, new aesthetic and am excited to explore the new android app.
Most importantly though I'm SO happy my credentials/history just worked on the new site.
Spool (http://getspool.com/) did this as well, with the twist that they actually scrape content (videos and all) to save to your devices to view offline. For some reason it doesn't seem like Spool ever took off.
"If it's in Pocket, it's on your phone, tablet or computer. You don't even need an Internet connection."
The ReadItLater app has just magically renamed itself and re-iconed itself on my iPad, so well done developers - so far - for making the transfer smooth.
Especially when one of the implied objectives of the service is to get rid of ads in the first place. Place a limit on space? Bandwidth? Then Instapaper's one time fee seems cheaper than a recurring cost. Even if it's a pay-only-once for X more articles per time you'll have to buy more when that limit is hit.
However, I immediately noticed it seems anyone can add any content to anyone’s queue if they know or guess their username — since everyone sends mail to the same address (firstname.lastname@example.org), you only have to forge the From: email header (which is, of course, trivially easy).
I have to create an account name, not just use an email adderess. Why? Does this get displayed to other people? Not that I can see.
Similarly, why no distributed authentication options? I'd have been happy to log in via Facebook or Google for this app. There's no reason they'd be told what I was looking at, just that I was reading stuff on pocket. That's hardly a privacy issue at all.
So I pick my password on the web site (random, of course) and type it in. And then download the app on my phone, and authenticate again. And then install the chrome extension, and authenticate again. This isn't necessarily easy, but you guys have to streamline this, it's a huge barrier to getting started. Email/SMS a "click on this to get started" link to the phone. Have the chrome extension pick up the existing cookie without asking for a password.
But now I'm saving stuff, and it seems pretty clean. Once annoyance is the lack of pinch zoom on the Android app. I have to click on a text settings button and then hit up/down to play with the text size.
Edit: Actually I just noticed I can "Pocket" something from feedreader on my current (but aging) WebOS phone.
Edit2: OK so I also see that Calibre can create an ePub from Pocket as well.
On a completely unrelated note, Nate Weiner forked my code https://github.com/ideashower/Export-Wordpress-posts-to-Tumb...
I hope these guys get a better uptake, but I've been with Instapaper Pro for so long I'm entrenched.
Edit: Especially since the bookmarklet doesn't appear to work in Chrome.
The Pocket extension in the Chrome web store works perfectly and looks prettier. I don't know why they didn't just link to it in the first place.
If the bookmarklet works as well as the Instapaper one in Google Reader, and if it works well on WebOS, consider myself a convert.
Not diss'ing your app btw. The screenshot looks nice. I'm just not sure what the comparison is supposed to be showing
now: everytime, i try to save a thing to pocket, using their new bookmarklet (or using the old read it later one), I get a promt, to login. and I am already logged in.
Thanks a lot for breaking one of the things that really added value to my phone.
So I`m on my way, have to go. Have to delete an account and an app.
Goodbye, you won't come to my "pocket"