When comparing Pocket vs WAVE calendar, the Slant community recommends Pocket for most people. In the question“What are the best Material Design apps?” Pocket is ranked 6th while WAVE calendar is ranked 35th. The most important reason people chose Pocket is:
Bookmarks can be tagged for search accuracy later on.
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Pro Allows tagging bookmarks
Bookmarks can be tagged for search accuracy later on.
Pro Available on the web and mobile devices
Pocket is available on iOS, Android, Kobo eReader and on the web.
Pro Allows reading saved content in offline mode
Instead of only saving the link, the content is saved for offline use.
Pro Included in Firefox
Pocket is now integrated into the Firefox web browser, and you can login using your firefox/mozilla login, instead of having to create a separate account. This login method can even be used natively on their website, regardless what browser is being used.
Pro Integrates with over 500 apps
A key advantage of Pocket is that it is integrated in over 500 apps as a way to save the link, including Twitter, Flipboard, Pulse and Zite.
Pro Well-finished GUI and UX
Pro The Pocket plugin for Google Chrome is very stable
Pro Works well across Google Chrome on macOS and iOS
Pro Highlighting available on iOS
Pro Ability to filter by content type
Pro Integrates with Google Maps for directions
If a location to an event is added, the app will show a map and allow pulling up Google Maps for directions.
Pro Built-in task manager that can integrates with Google Tasks
Wave allows creating local and Google Tasks to-do items that can be synced across devices and color-coded.
Pro Has day and week, month, list and 2 agenda views
The app has day, week, week-agenda, month, month-agenda and list views.
Day, 3-day and week views split up the days horizontally and hours vertically.
Week agenda splits the screen in 6 equal parts - 5 parts for work days, sixth for weekend. Double-tapping a day will open a list of events for that day. From here swiping left and right allows moving between days.
Month view splits the screen in half with one half displaying a typical month view with color-coded dots next to dates to show which days have events and the other a list of events for the selected day.
Month agenda view lays out all days in a grid and displays all event for the day.
The list view is actually the closest to a typical agenda view despite the name. The difference here is that there are two modes of showing that information - default and detailed. The default mode displays date, time, event name and location (if available) and the detailed mode displays extra information such as what calendar is the event part of, who's attending, notes, etc.
Pro Integrates with Wave Scheduler for event planning
Another app on offer from the publisher is WAVE Scheduler, which integrates into WAVE Calendar for easy event planning.
Pro Available in 10 languages
Available in English, Dutch, Spanish, Swedish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Chinese, and Russian.
Pro Color-coding for events and calendars
The app will color-code different calendars in different colors as well as allow selecting a different color for each event.
Pro Includes a store for purchasing various public calendars
The app has a store for sports, stock exchange, holiday, religion and other calendars.
Con Only the paid version allows to search by tag
Con Can't rename the title of links
If the page title isn't correct/good for a link, there is no way for you to fix it.
Con Correct and open export of bookmarks and tags are not possible
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.
Con Can't import Firefox bookmark tags
When importing bookmarks from Firefox, Pocket doesn't include the tags.
Con Chrome addon doesn't allow you to add tags with keyboard only (have to use mouse) while saving page
Con Chrome addon doesn't let you open your library without saving current page first
Con Some basic features require signing up
Paid features include the ability to add attachments and travel time to events and see local weather in calendar.
Con Inconsistent design
There's different branding in different places (Still has e-cal branding in some places). Sometimes looking at an event requires tapping twice while most of the time it's once, a horizontal list of items looks differently based on the views it's accessed through, etc.