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Read It Later undergoes massive overhaul, ‘Pocket’ is born

Read It Later is a popular bookmarking service that allows you to save articles, web pages, videos and more for later, and today it just got a huge update. Now called “Pocket,” the service moved the focus from just reading later to doing later. Where Read It Later focused mostly on how to view long articles you did not have time to read before, Pocket will focus on a variety of media types, such as images and videos. The Pocket blog noted that YouTube is its most saved site, and it has dedicated many blog posts in the past to showcasing the top saved videos for that week, so the improved support for saving videos will certainly be appreciated.

The new “Pocket” app (a free update for owners the previous paid version of Read It Later, and available free on the App Store to new users) is also much prettier and easier to use. The new app features thumbnails to your pages for faster identification, a filter for separating different media types, the ability to bulk-edit posts, and more. However, the biggest change in the “Pocket” app is the new, much-improved design, which is cleaner and easier to use than the previous version. Of course, all the previous features of Read It Later are still there, such as link tagging and third-party app support, and your lists will remain untouched when you upgrade.

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