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Similar to the official Pocket app, Poki comes with many features that are available in the official Pocket app such as offline viewing, text-to-speech, search by title, URL or tags, find articles by tag and customizable reading view. This makes for no reason to use Pocket over Poki as Poki has all of Pockets features, plus a bunch of their own. See More
Poki is capable of storing articles offline so that the user can view the article anytime even if they don't have an internet connection. Users can also set a maximum number of articles to be downloaded to the device which is useful for devices with a limited storage capacity. This way users are not limited to how much online storage Poki allots the user. See More
Text-to-speech is a features that allows the app to automatically generate speech from an articles text in order to assist people who wish to listen to the article rather to read an article. This is convenient for when the user is doing other work or just can't look at the screen. See More
Achievements is a features only available in Poki (and not the first party Pocket app) that gives users a way to unlock special achievements whenever they read an article or are active in any activities in usage of the Poki app. This allows the user to be drawn into the app and creates a reason to keep coming back, by making a game out of reading. See More
This means that Pocket is (currently) a total lock-in. This is very sad, unfortunate and creates a no go decision for any seasoned user. Too many bookmarking and tagging companies have stopped or have gone bankrupt these last years (e.g. Kippt, Spingpad, Delicious (to some extent), etc...). So, if you are going to invest a lot of your personal time and energy in curating your Internet findings (i.e. your bookmarks and tags), it is essential that a total, fair and open export (including all tags) functionality is provided. Personally tested the export "feature" and the resulting .html file that Pocket generates currently included only the URLs themselves, i.e. no save dates nor any of your personally curated tags, nor any other useful meta-data. This is deplorable, because otherwise, Pocket is a very polished and well-functioning piece of multi-platform and multi-device software/app/web service, with a very easy and well-designed and implemented user interface... Please fix this, Pocket ! These days of open and inter-operable web services, users are only attracted by valuable functionality, clean UX design and no lockins. See More
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