Pocket comes to Chrome and allows offline reading on the desktop

Pocket logoA favorite iOS and Android app has finally made its way to Chrome: Pocket is now available through the Chrome Web Store for anyone running the Chrome browser on the desktop or Chrome OS. It’s in the form of a true packaged app, which lends even more credence to the assertion that Chrome OS is indeed a real OS with offline functionality.

Features include the ability to save and read articles offline, save videos for later, tag and star items, list and tile views, font resizing and styling, and an “in-app” browser view. You can save directly from over 400 different apps like Twitter, Flipboard, Pulse, and Zite, and there’s even an additional Chrome browser extension that plays very nicely with the packaged app. Perhaps best of all, everything now stays in sync between your phone, tablet, and desktop.

Even if you are still using Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X, this little app will make a great addition to your Chrome browser. Of course, I’ve got it up and running on my Chromebook Pixel, and it looks beautiful there. Indeed, it’s truly interesting to see Chrome OS grow and blossom into a full OS, and apps like these are the icing on the cake.

Download: Chrome Web Store

[OMG! Chrome!]
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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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