Pocket's Top Feature Requests

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At Pocket, we love hearing from you about how you’re using Pocket and what could improve your experience. While we do have a clear vision for Pocket’s future, we are happy to say that many of our favorite features have been inspired by suggestions from you, our passionate fans.

Below is a list of some of the most popular feature requests we receive, sorted by functionality. We’re hoping that this working document will add some transparency to our feature request tracking, and shed light on some future plans. We are committed to making Pocket the best possible service it can be, and thanks to you, Pocket gets better with every release.

Top Feature Requests

Categories:

Implemented

Implemented in Pocket Premium

Core Improvements

Feature Enhancements

New Apps & Integrations

 


 

Implemented

Popular requests from Pocket users that have been implemented.

Undo Save from Browser Extension

Status: Implemented

Description: When you save to Pocket using Pocket’s browser extensions, there is now a “Remove Page” link for those cases when you have saved an item by accident.

Delete an item while it’s open on iOS

Status: Implemented

Description: While an item is open, just tap the ●●● menu in the bottom toolbar to find the Delete option.

Tag Management on Mobile

Status: Implemented

Description: In Pocket for iOS and Android, you can now edit tag names, delete tags, and merge tags together. Just select Tags from the Pocket menu, and tap the Pencil icon to start editing.

Tag while in Article View on iOS / Web

Status: Implemented

Description: You can now add tags to an item while reading it in all Pocket apps! When reading an article or viewing a webpage in Pocket, just click the Tag button to add tags. On iOS and Android, this can be found in the toolbar menu. On Web, just click the tag button in the top toolbar.

Tag while in Tile View on Web

Status: Implemented

Description: You can now tag items in Tile View on Web. Just hover your mouse over any tile to find the Tag button.

Limit Offline Storage on Android

Status: Implemented

Description: You can now set an upper limit on the amount of storage that can be used by Pocket on your Android device. To enable, go to Settings and select Set offline storage limits. Read more about syncing and using Pocket offline on Android.

Show option to Undo when Deleting or Archiving on Android

Status: Implemented

Description: When Deleting or Archiving an item, you will now have the option of undoing this action. Tap the undo message at the bottom of the screen to undo. As an added benefit, it is no longer necessary to display a delete confirmation prompt each time an item is deleted.

Listen (Text to Speech) on iOS

Status: Implemented

Description: With Listen, you can have your articles in Pocket read out loud. It uses your device’s built-in Text-to-Speech functionality which delivers a pleasant and human-like listening experience.


 

Implemented in Pocket Premium

Popular requests that have been implemented in Pocket Premium. Click here to learn more.

Suggested Tags

Status: Implemented

Description: With Pocket Premium, you can get a list of Suggested Tags for any item in your List. Suggestions are based both on your own tags and on the item’s content. You can see Suggested Tags in Pocket’s apps as well as the extensions for Chrome, Safari, and Opera.

Full-Text Search

Status: Implemented

Description: Full-Text Search provides fast and powerful search functionality that’s unlocked with Pocket Premium. When searching, Pocket will search through the entire content of every item you’ve saved, making it extremely easy to find what you’re looking for.

Permanent Library

Status: Implemented

Description: Pocket Premium’s Permanent Library makes copies of all web pages and articles in your account, so that if items are removed or changed on the Web, you still have access to what you’ve saved.

 


 

Core Improvements

Limit Offline Storage on iOS

Status: Planned, but not scheduled for release

Description: Set an upper limit on the amount of storage that can be used by Pocket on your mobile device.

Pocket’s Take: As you save more and more items to Pocket, the amount of storage Pocket uses will grow. We agree that adding an upper limit to how much storage Pocket is allowed to use would be very helpful for devices that are running low on space.

Edit Titles

Status: Under Consideration

Description: Add the ability to rename an item so it can be more easily found in the List.

Pocket’s Take: We understand that some pages do not have titles, or that their titles are generic. We're considering improvements in this area but nothing is currently planned.

We recommend that you use Tags as a way to help identify and organize these items in the same way you would have renamed them by editing their titles.

List Item Counts

Status: Under Consideration

Description: See how many items are in your List, Archive, Favorites, and in a particular Tag.

Pocket’s Take: It’s currently possible to see how many items are in your List in Pocket on iOS and Mac - just enable the App Badge Count option in Settings.

We are exploring ways to show additional item count information in more places and on more platforms while preserving Pocket’s simple visual design.

Additional List Metadata

Status: Under Consideration

Description: Show helpful information about items in your List, including article length, time required to read, date saved, and save attribution.

Pocket’s Take: We're always exploring ways to add additional context while preserving a functional, high quality design.

Folder Support

Status: Not Planned

Description: Organize items into folders.

Pocket’s Take: Pocket uses Tags, which are similar to folders but more flexible and powerful because a single item can have more than one Tag. In addition, using the Tag Filter for a particular tag simulates the experience of viewing a folder with items inside. It is also possible to view All Untagged Items by choosing that option within the Tag Filter.

 


 

Feature Enhancements

Local File Support - PDF, Email, Text, etc.

Status: Under Consideration

Description: Save local files from your computer or email account to Pocket.

Pocket’s Take: At present, Pocket is able to store items with public URLs, but does not have the ability to store files from your computer or access private email content. This is something that we are considering for the future, but is not currently planned.

Offline Video

Status: Not Planned

Description: Download and view videos without an internet connection.

Pocket’s Take: At this time, the downloading of online videos is prohibited in the Terms of Service for the most popular video sites. If this changes, we will happily reconsider adding this feature.

Reminders to Read/Watch

Status: Not Planned

Description: Set a reminder to return to a saved item in your List.

Pocket’s Take: We’re the first to admit that it’s difficult to remember to return to all the great content that you’ve saved! However, we don’t want Pocket to feel like another To-Do list to get through.

 


 

New Apps & Integrations

Tweet Attribution in Pocket for Web

Status: Planned, but not scheduled for release

Description: Show the original Tweet when viewing an item that was saved from Twitter

Pocket’s Take: Tweet Attribution is currently available on iOS, Android and Mac, and has been an extremely popular feature. We plan to bring Tweet Attribution to Pocket for Web in the future.

Pocket Apps for New Platforms (Windows Phone, Blackberry, ...)

Status: Under Consideration

Description: Develop native Pocket apps for additional platforms.

Pocket’s Take: Our goal is to make Pocket available on all major platforms. Official Pocket apps are available for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Mac, Chrome, and Web, and browser extensions for Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera and Yandex. We continue to explore the possibility of developing new Pocket apps for additional platforms.

Kindle Integration

Status: Under Consideration

Description: Send your saved items to Kindle.

Pocket’s Take: E-ink devices deliver one of the most comfortable reading experiences for digital content, and the Kindle is by far the most popular. However, since they only support one-way sync, we have not been thrilled by this experience for Pocket. We will continue to look for ways of bringing Pocket to Kindle while preserving the automatic syncing experience that we have built into our ecosystem.

For those who are considering purchasing an eReader, we encourage you to consider Kobo devices. We have partnered with them to bring deep Pocket integration into their great series of eReaders. Your list of articles is automatically synced and available on Kobo eReaders, and when you read, Favorite or delete on your Kobo, this action is automatically synced back to the rest of your devices.

For those who already have a Kindle, we recommend trying Crofflr, a third-party service that syncs items from Pocket to Kindle very easily.

Add Support for Sharing to More Services

Status: Under Consideration

Description: Add more services to Pocket’s share menu so users can send items more places

Pocket’s Take: It’s important that Pocket users are able to share their saved content to as many places as possible. We will continue to add additional share services when it make sense.

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