People who use link saving apps probably always intend to read those articles later, but they have a backlog of links that they eventually plan to access. Pocket is one of the most popular apps like this and now the latest update will make it easier to find readable content from everything you’ve saved in the app. Even if you only have a few minutes to spare to catch up on those articles, the new search filters will be able to help you with that.
The update brings new sorting options so you can read articles faster. The search and sort options allow you to cycle through the last saved, oldest saved, shortest reading, and longest reading. Just tap the three-bar button on the List and you can choose how you want to sort the list of items. Meanwhile, the search button has been moved to the top of the list so that you can access it more easily.
If you want to take reading breaks during the day, you can also search for articles based on your time. Articles are classified into four categories. Quick reads are for those that last less than 5 minutes, while medium reads last 6 to 10 minutes. If you have a little more time, you have long reads for articles that are 11-20 minutes and for the long-form type, you have very long reads for those that are longer than 21 minutes.
Estimates for these ratings are based on an average reading speed of 220 words per minute. Pocket hopes that you can now sort articles based on reading time or when you saved it, it will make it easier to go through everything you’ve already saved in the app and cross it off your New Years Resolutions list. . They also say that they are currently experimenting with more features, so we can expect more this year.
These new features are available in the latest version of the Pocket app for Android. You can update to the latest version through the Google Play Store.