Pocket, the “save for later” app, has a new beta. I downloaded it on my iPhone to see the difference.
Pocket is available on the App Store for free. It requires iOS 7 or later and is compatible with iPhone 6 and iPad.
If you want to try the beta version, which should bring a new set of features, you need to download the app through Safari.
When developers use Safari as an “App Store” it means they probably want to “test the waters” before releasing the app through an official channel.
Head Pocket’s beta website on your iPhone or iPad and sign up to become a beta tester. You will get a confirmation email with a link to download the beta through Safari.
Safari mobile will ask you if you trust the developer. Tap on the “Accept” button and the download will start.
Pocket beta has all of Pocket’s features. You can add an article to read later from the sharing option inside Safari; add content for offline reading from apps like Feedly and Twitter; you can save articles, videos and images.
At the moment, Pocket Beta has a feature that Pocket doesn’t. I am talking about “Recommended”. Recommended displays article recommendations based on the articles and content you save for later.
Pocket Beta will let you know when there is a new version available. Open the app and tap “Install” to update Pocket Beta.
Pocket Beta opens users a window to features that haven’t been released officially. You can let the developers know about any problems you find through the contact option.
The beta program is also available for the web and Android, in case you want to try the new features on a different platform.
Have you tried Pocket Beta? Let me know in the comment section below.