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If you have an aversion to web browsers for offline reading -- and who can blame you? -- you'll be happy to hear that the service formerly known as Read It Later is now available on the Mac App Store.
Pocket announced the availability of a Mac application on Thursday morning, available free in the Mac App Store.
"Today we’re thrilled to introduce a brand new app on our next supported platform: Pocket for Mac," the company's blog announced. "We brought everything you love about our iOS and Android apps -- offline access, distraction-free reading, streaming video, and more -- into a beautiful app that is optimized for Mac."
Pocket's Mac edition is essentially a stripped-down version of Michael Schneider's popular Read Later app, but without the Instapaper half of the equation. Schneider joined the Pocket team to create the new Mac app, and has no plans for future updates to Read Later, which will continue to work just fine.
Pocket for Mac is a 4.4MB download available free from the Mac App Store and requires OS X 10.7 or higher and a 64-bit processor.
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