It's human nature to want to be first, especially when the stakes are high, such as winning a big race or walking on the Moon. But milestones are also important for software developers, especially when competitors continue to claim otherwise.
Spool, a popular DVR-like service for online video content, disappeared off the web without much notice earlier this week. Fortunately, registered users were emailed their bookmarks for safekeeping before the service shutdown, but users were left scrambling to figure out another way to get their videos in a system to watch later.
There is another alternative. Pocket, also formerly known as Read It Later, allows users to import their bookmarks into the service. While Pocket isn’t an identical replacement for Spool, it will allow you to sync your saved content to your iOS device for later viewing. Oh, and did we mention it’s free?
Read on and we'll show you how to get thost beloved Spool features with Pocket.
After quietly lurking in the App Store, “read later” services have recently exploded in popularity. Apple even has a horse in the race with Safari’s Reading List, but one of the pioneers of the genre is Pocket (Formerly Read it Later), which recently bulked up its content-saving superpowers alongside the rebranding. Pocket saves web-based content and makes it available for later use from any web browser or via free apps for iOS and Android. No longer just for saving web articles for later reading, Pocket is also savvy enough to grab images or video as well.
There’s a lot of pocket-themed news today as “read later” service Read It Later rebrands itself as simply Pocket, and Pedia software developer Bruji finally makes a long-awaited return to the App Store with Pocketpedia 3. No, these two “pockets” don’t have anything to do with each other, but they’re cool apps that we love, so suck it up and read on for the details in our Tuesday, April 17, 2012 edition.
The heavens parted for Android users today, and Instagram was delivered unto them. The news seems to have stirred up hateful emotions for some of the Google faithful who shun fraternizing with the more than 30 million iOS users already sharing photos with the service, but you can’t please everyone, right? Meanwhile, there are plenty of other tech-related stories for this fine day, so let’s launch right into all the news for Tuesday, April 3, 2012.
You’ve got to hand it to the folks at Tapbots LLC -- they know how to make a splash, even with something as mundane as a new Twitter client for the iPhone. Tweetbot has arrived, and if you haven’t found the perfect Twitter client yet, it might be worth a look.
I followed Mac|Life’s advice and got myself hooked on Read It Later. Now whenever I want to save a webpage on my Mac for later reading, I just click the Read It Later button in Safari’s toolbar, and that article shows up in the Read It Later app on my iPhone. But when I tried to add Read It Later’s bookmarklet to Mobile Safari, I repeatedly got a MobileMe error message on my Mac that ended up deleting the bookmarklet from my iPhone. How can I avoid this?
It’s been relatively quiet of late in the world of App Store rejections, but an interesting one popped up over the weekend from the developer of Read It Later, the popular iPhone app which allows you to save text for reading at a later date.
Idea Shower's Read it Later first appeared in 2007 as a one-click
Firefox plug-in that automated the process of saving articles for
offline viewing, and has since spread to other browsers and mobile
platforms, including an iPhone app that users have no doubt found useful
in areas where wireless service is scarce. Just weeks after launching
the beta version of Digest, the new premium expansion of the core Read
it Later functionality, Idea Shower founder and developer Nate Weiner
spoke to us over the phone to tell us about his plans for an iPad
version, and how the device has helped shape the future path of Read it
Later on all platforms.