Organizing and Tagging in Pocket for Android

Archive

After you’re finished with a saved item, tap the check mark to send it to the Archive. Archived items will still be available in Pocket, but only with a network connection. The checkmark can be found in the bottom toolbar after opening an item, or by performing a long-press on an item in your list.

To access your archived items, tap the Main Menu, and select Archive.

Favorites

Items that you particularly like can be marked as a favorite. Tap the Favorite button to add small yellow star badge at the corner to help them stand out. The Favorite button can be found in the bottom toolbar after opening an item, or by performing a long-press on an item in your list.

To see the entire list of Favorites, choose Favorites from the Main Menu.

Tags

Tags are keywords that help describe your saved items. They are similar to folders but more flexible, since multiple tags can be added to a single item.

For example, if you save an article about a band’s new album that you would like to purchase, you can tag it ‘music’ and ‘shopping’ to help find it and remember to buy it later.

Once added, tags appear beneath an item’s title and source URL.

To assign tags, tap the Tag button, which can be found by performing a long-press on an item; in Bulk Edit Mode; and by tapping the overflow menu at the top right corner when viewing an item in Article View.

To assign tags, tap the Tag button, which can be found by performing a long-press on an item saved in your List; in Bulk Edit Mode; and by tapping the overflow menu button at the top right corner in Article View.

Pocket Premium includes additional tagging features. Please click here to learn more about Suggested Tags in Pocket Premium.

To maintain a tidy Tags list, you can rename, merge, and delete tags in Pocket for Android. To start, open the Pocket Menu, select Tags, then tap the pencil icon at the top right corner. To edit a tag, tap the pencil icon next to the tag you want to edit. If the new name is the same as an existing tag name, they will be merged together. Tap the trash can icon to delete a tag and remove it from all items. 

To find any items that contain a particular tag, scroll to the top and tap the Tag Filter. Then, choose a tag to see all associated items. To filter by a different tag, tap on the Tag Filter again. To clear the filter and return to your list, tap the x button.

Bulk Edit

Bulk Edit allows you to make changes to a group of items at once. To get started, tap the Bulk Edit button.

Next, select the items you’d like to change, and tap the action to perform: Archive, Favorite, Delete and Add Tags.

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