What are the benefits of Pocket Premium?


Pocket is a free service that makes it easy to discover great content and save this content so you can return to it later – on any device, at any time.  

While Pocket can be used for free, Pocket Premium is a worthwhile upgrade that adds powerful features and functionality to help you do more with the content you save. 

Pocket Premium is a subscription, and you can subscribe to Monthly and Yearly plans. You can cancel anytime, and save money by choosing a yearly plan! 

Curious about the difference between Pocket Premium and what’s included for free? Continue reading for a comparison of what’s included with both types of accounts, and continue reading for descriptions of each Premium feature for an in-depth look.

Free Premium
Save unlimited articles, videos, and other web pages
Sync your articles automatically across iOS, Android, your computer, and more
Add Tags to organize and keep track of your saved items
Save from hundreds of apps including Twitter, Flipboard, and more
Save from your favorite browsers including Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and more
Listen to your saved articles with high-quality text to speech voices
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See no sponsored content in Pocket's products
Find any article in your list through our powerful search
Organize & filter your list with intelligent tag suggestions and advanced search operators
Create an unlimited number of highlights to engage more deeply with the text (iOS, Android, and Web)
Create forever copies of your saved articles with Permanent Library so you can always return to them
Make Pocket your own with custom reading layouts and 8 additional font options

In-Depth Feature Descriptions

Ad-Free Experience

Displaying sponsored content is one way that Pocket can earn revenue and sustain ourselves while offering Pocket for free. By upgrading to Pocket Premium, you are helping Pocket’s efforts more directly, and therefore you won’t see any sponsored posts or ads in Pocket or Pocket Hits newsletters.

Learn more about Sponsored Content in Pocket

Full-Text Search

Pocket Premium subscribers gain access to Pocket’s powerful and extensive search that helps you find your saved content any way you like across your entire Pocket account. You can search by article text, topics, tags, authors, and more, making it easy to quickly find anything in your list.

Additional features include:

  • Recent Searches, so you can quickly return to a previous search 
  • Search for a single Tag, or multiple Tags at once
  • Advanced search operators to help you craft and refine your search
  • Search All Items (both My List and Archive) simultaneously

Learn more with our complete guide to Full-Text Search

Unlimited Highlighting 

Highlighting while reading has enormous benefits. It helps you engage more deeply the text, comprehend dense subjects, and easily revisit to key passages in the future. While the free version limits users to 3 highlights per article, Premium removes this limit. 

You can create highlights in Pocket for Android, iOS and Web. Highlighting is available in Article View.

Learn more about Highlighting 

Permanent Library

While you’re subscribed to Pocket Premium, the articles and webpages you save will be automatically copied into your Permanent Library. Therefore, even if content you’ve saved  changes or is deleted from the Web, you’ll still be able to access it in Pocket.

Learn how to utilize your Permanent Library

Suggested Tags

With Suggested Tags, you no longer need to type, remember, or search for tags you’ve already used. When tagging an item, a list of suggested tags from your account are shown and can be added with a single tap or click.

The more you use tags, the smarter and more personalized the suggestions will become.

Learn more about Suggested Tags

Customize Your Reading Experience

Users on iOS, Android, and Web can fully customize their reading experience with adjustable text layout options, and 8 additional premium font options. 

Learn more about customizing your reading experience

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