Pocket has been around iOS users for quite a while (previously as ‘Read it Later’), and it provides excellent offline reading capabilities that integrate with several other apps to let you read what you want, when you want. For iOS 7, Pocket has gotten better in several important ways including speed and responsiveness, updated design, and background capabilities.
Here are the main things included in the newly released Pocket 4.6:
Fresh New Design – Changes to every screen in Pocket, as well as a new app icon to complement the look and feel of the new version of iOS.
Instant Background Sync – Pocket will now instantly sync in the background, even while the app is closed. (Requires iOS 7, and must be enabled in Options.)
Faster List, Faster Overall – Tons of improvements to Pocket make the app feel speedier and more fluid, including faster list scrolling, searching and tagging.
One of the highlights of Pocket that has made it stand out against the competition is the experience of reading articles. In the new update that gets even better! Here are some specifics:
- Refined layout and typography, which ensures that headers, images and paragraphs all flow together seamlessly.
- Auto-fullscreen when you start scrolling in Article View, which delivers an immersive reading experience.
- Automatic adjustments to layout and formatting when adjusting text size, delivering the most readable view without having to adjust a lot of options.
- Justified text with real hyphenation, transforming the article into a layout that’s aligned with what you’d find in books and newspapers.