Hey, Pocket users, good news: today sees the release of Pocket for Mac, a native OS X app which you can download for free from the Mac App Store.
Pocket, which started life as a service called Read It Later, is a useful tool for, well, saving the internet for later. You can throw pretty much anything into it, and then catch up on it when you have time, whichever device you’re on. It’s well named, because using it really is like chucking stuff into your pocket.
I use Pocket all the time to save stuff from Twitter while I’m out and about. Pocket saves copies of stuff locally, so you can view it even when your device is offline.
Until now, reaching Pocket on your Mac meant using your browser – which is fine, incidentally. I’m perfectly happy using a browser for things like this. But now you have the choice of a native app if you’d prefer one. The promised features include “instant syncing across all devices, keyboard shortcuts, viewing of streaming video, the ability to share found content, and great organizing and search features.”
Pocket says it has 6 million registered users, and is available for Kindle Fire, Google Chrome and all Android tablets and smartphones, as well as iOS and Mac.
We’ll have a detailed review of Pocket for Mac here on Cult of Mac later today.