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This article was published on October 2, 2013


    Pocket for Web gets a new simplified layout and features that power users will love

    Pocket for Web gets a new simplified layout and features that power users will love
    Jon Russell
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    Jon Russell

    Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

    Popular social bookmarking service Pocket has given its Web-based service a makeover that brings it in-line with its mobile apps, and the revamped iOS 7 app, in particular.

    The service, which recently passed 10 million registered users, now sports a more simplified layout to provide “a seamless Pocket experience for our users on whatever device and browser they choose.” The bottom navigation bar has been removed — its functionality is now part of the top bar — while the layout for individual articles is subtly more condensed and, in our opinion, better suited to reading.

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    You can click on either image to enlarge them.

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    Layout tweaks aren’t the only changes, Pocket has introduced keyboard controls (you can press ‘?’ to view them all), bulk editing options (press shift to select multiple articles) and — at last — the ability to manually save individual URLs.

    All in all, these are good tweaks that improve the experience on the Web, particularly if you’re a power user.

    ➤ Redesigned Pocket for the Web [Pocket Blog]

    Thumbnail image via Africa Studios / Shutterstock