We know Pocket has had a strong presence on iOS, Android and other platforms for quite some time now, but today the service formerly known as Read it Later announced it is now making its way to a bigger Cupertino screen. Naturally, Pocket's new application isn't much different than its mobile versions, meaning it'll offer the same offline access, save-for-later features as it currently does on the mobile front but with a more "native Mac experience" -- of course, this includes the ability to sync across multiple devices, stream videos and share tidbits via those cherished social networks. What's more, Pocket won't be charging a dime for its novel and handy OS X app, though this shouldn't come as a surprise given the outfit's somewhat recently adopted no-cost model -- still, it's a gesture most people will certainly appreciate, and one you Mac folk can start enjoying now by downloading from to the desktop-based App Store.
Pocket Launches Official Mac App
Leading "Save for Later" Service Comes to Mac, Adding More
Supported Platforms for Users to Enjoy Content No Matter Where They Are
San Francisco, CA, October 25, 2012 – Pocket, the industry's leading save-for-later service with more than 6 million users on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and the web, is excited to announce the launch of Pocket for Mac. The new app brings the best of Pocket to the Mac, making it the only save-for-later service with an official native Mac experience.
Pocket for Mac can be downloaded for free from the Mac App Store at getpocket.com/mac.
Pocket lets users quickly save articles, videos, recipes and more, wherever they discover it-on the web or from over 300 top apps including Flipboard, Twitter, Pulse and Zite. Once saved to Pocket, the content is accessible on any device-phone, tablet or computer.
Pocket for Mac brings the full feature set of the popular Pocket iOS and Android apps to the Mac -including offline access to saved content from anywhere. Pocket for the Mac also includes instant syncing across all devices, keyboard shortcuts, viewing of streaming video, the ability to share found content, and great organizing and search features.
"The new Pocket for Mac brings the best in class save-for-later experience directly to the Mac, making it easier than ever to view content on any device or platform," said Nate Weiner, Founder and CEO of Pocket.
About Read It Later, Inc
Based in San Francisco, Read It Later was founded in 2007 by Nate Weiner to help users save what they find online and view it on any device at any time. The service currently has over 6 million registered users and is integrated into over 300 apps including Flipboard, Twitter and Zite. In April 2012 the Read It Later app became known as Pocket and focused on the most important parts of the content-shifting experience, making it easier and simpler than ever. Pocket is available for major devices and platforms including iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, all Android-based tablets and smartphones, Google Chrome, Firefox and Mac.