Known years ago as “Read it Later”, Pocket has become an essential application for millions of users , who every day store the best articles and web pages to be able to visit them later at the point where they left it. Now, almost six years after its last major update, Pocket for Android is completely redesigned , and adds new interesting features such as the ability to read news for you.
With this update, Pocket becomes, according to its creators, a podcast tool in which the user chooses what news he wants to hear at each moment. Beyond the new features, the new version of the app modifies its design , now with a cleaner appearance in all the platforms in which the app is available.
Pocket receives its first major update in years, and now reads news for you
The company, which by the way belongs to Mozilla for several years,
For this, the company uses text-to-speech technology developed by Amazon, Polly, integrating a tool that will allow users to listen to the news, articles and web pages stored in their Pocket tray. To improve the experience, in addition, controls have been added to handle the sound at the user’s will, with the possibility of going forward or backward in the audio, or adjust its speed. At the moment, yes, it is not possible to download the audio and listen to it later without connection.
As for the new design, Pocket notes that reading will be more comfortable than ever thanks to a new typeface , and that the interface has been optimized to facilitate long readings . Of course, the dark theme is still included for those who prefer nocturnal reading.
The new Pocket starts to be available from today for Android, iOS and desktop users. The new version will begin to be deployed in the next few hours through the corresponding application stores.
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