Announcing the official Pocketables Chrome extension and web app!
For most of the weekend, I’ve been hard at work on my very first Google Chrome extension and web app – and now you, dear readers, get to see the fruit of my labor. Introducing the Pocketables Chrome extension and web app, both available right now in the Chrome Web Store for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS.
The Pocketables Fetcher extension is the most powerful of the two, and perfect for Pocketables enthusiasts who want to make sure they don’t miss any new articles. It sits next to the Chrome menu button and can optionally alert you with a desktop notification whenever a new article is published. You can quickly see how many articles you still have unread, mark individual articles or all as read, search for your favorite articles from long ago, and even access the Pocketables Forum and our social media accounts with a single click – and all without even leaving your current window.
Like a fine wine, our Pocketables Fetcher extension pairs nicely with the Pocketables web app. This, of course, is much simpler, and acts just as a shortcut to Pocketables in your Chrome app launcher. Still, it offers some nice functionality over a standard bookmark, including the ability to open as a pinned tab, open in its own window, or open in a maximized window (without the Chrome omnibar).
Check them out below, and let us know what you think! (And if you like them, we’d appreciate some feedback in the Web Store, too!)
Download: Pocketables Fetcher (extension)
Download: Pocketables (web app)
Special thanks to Sam Tran, without whose help and previous hard work this would not have been possible, and to Amit Agarwal, whose helpful tutorial got me started.