Are you looking for the best pocket app alternatives? If yes, then you are in the right place. Pocket is the online bookmarking tool that allows users to organize or manage articles, videos, web pages, and links. It is the best bookmarking app but it has its restriction like no search by tags support or a high subscription fee in the free variant. We took a complete look at some alternatives to Pocket that the market has to offer. Let’s start.
Pocket App Alternatives
Article Reader Offline
The easiest app for bookmarking is the Pocket Reader Offline.
The application works by silently monitoring for a clipboard action. Whenever you want to save a guide for offline reading, just copy the clipboard link and it pops up automatically a floating button where you can install it to read later or preview it in the application.
Similar to the pocket TTS feature, Article Reader offline comes with a build-in dictation tool that reads your articles with varying speeds. Essential in those times when you would rather listen to a long article than reading it. Text can be limited or enhanced also it supports dark mode, which allows you to modify the background to black to ease your eyes whenever you read on the mobile too much.
- Offline: Yes, you can also save your guides offline but it is restricted to images or text. It doesn’t compatible videos in offline mode and filters out during the save.
- Cross-platform sync: This application is available on Android, so it’s a viable choice if you do some of your reading on the mobile.
- Search (tags): You can also use folders to sort the link but that’s pretty much it. Very refined tags that are based on search aren’t available yet.
Article Reader Offline (Free, no ads)
Pocket App Alternatives – Figgle
Figgle is NOT another Read it later app which displays your bookmarked articles. It’s an advanced app that allows you to save your posts quickly and discover appropriate content based on your preferences. You being with creating an account and every time you want to save something, just click the tap Share button on your iPhone and choose Figgle. It can automatically fetch the details through the URL and save your content in your profile.
You can manually upload pictures, notes, and URLs to save it using your Figgle profile. The best thing about Figgle is that it allows you to discover others’ articles with the trending tab. But if you want to keep things private, you can then hide posts from all over the globe and keep things to yourself. You can also follow friends or check some random articles by users and then save it to your profile and read it later.
Figgle also offers original new products across the genre which allows you to save everything that concerns.
- Offline: Sadly, Figgle stops working offline and won’t load your saved articles without Wifi.
- Cross-platform sync: Figgle provides an iOS app and can sync all your saved articles on every device using the app installed.
- Advanced Search: You can also save the articles for easier search posts using tags or discovery.
Figgle (totally free, no ads)
Some of our official communication is done over email and it can only make sense that there was a service that provides our guides through email.
Input EmailThis, a chrome extension where you can directly Ctrl+V the links and share it to you an ad-free, formatted guide in your Email inbox. In my opinion, it is very decent because you don’t need to fret about dedicating a part of your life to sort or organize everything in various apps.
It shares your bookmarks directly in your inbox where you don’t have to fret about managing or organizing. Some Email clients have folders to sort things out. Also, you can forward those emails directly to anyone that saves your time in the office.
- Offline: Yes. when your link is saved, you can get an email that stays in your inbox. You can also view it later. It shows the article reformatted and doesn’t contain any ads.
- Cross-platform sync: All the saved bookmarks and guides are in your inbox, if you can easily access your email using a smart device, your bookmarks will be there.
- Search (tags): It relys on which email client you use and then arrange them in a folder.
Pocket App Alternatives – WorldBrain
A world brain is an open-source tool that keeps a record of all the websites you currently visit and indexes them on your PC. It works as a chrome extension and sits clearly on the browser side to access easily. You can also add tags and comments by choosing a piece of text on the webpage and tapping the comment button.
- Additional Features: You can also share text directly rather than copy-pasting by generating shareable links with just one click. you can do this by choosing the piece of text and share the text after clicking the share button.
- Offline: It can save the tags or annotations offline but it only works when your site is loaded, if not then you want the internet to initially load the webpage to access that.
- Cross-Platform Sync: It is unavailable yet but you can also back the project and you’ll get this amazing feature when it is rolled out officially.
- Search(tags): yes, it is compatible with tag support or advanced filters.
- Price: Totally free, $5/month with extra features (, automatic backup, cross-platform sync, private storage)
WorldBrain (free, $5 per month)
An advanced bookmark manager for posts, links, pictures, audio, and video.
The user interface can be intimidating for overawing with lots of features but it is very easy to learn. It can also arrange the bookmarks in folders, filter duplicate links, and erase broken links which help in keeping your collection clean. You can also directly share the posts with one button.
It has some additional features with this app and it enables you to get a preview of an article without opening it first. You can also get to sort bookmarks by name, date, tags, etc. The premium variant has a choice of filtering links such as duplicates or broken. You can also integrate dropbox or google drive with raindrop.io pro variant and store all your bookmarks on the cloud. Integration with many other services such as Instapaper is also added in the pro variant.
- Offline: Raindrop.io can’t save bookmarks offline, you can also view them when you’re plugged into the internet. It provides an option to sync with the cloud where you can store and download the posts.
- Cross-platform sync: It provides apps for all platforms. You can also use the Google Chrome extension or the web application for PCs and apps. For mobiles (apps are available for both Android or iOS).
- Search (tags): Looking for saved posts is a blessing with this app. The tag search option is also available with some other options to make it simpler or easier when looking for bookmarks.
Pocket App Alternatives – Instapaper
Instapaper is the most famous or popular application in the bookmarks category. Also, it is very easiest or simplest. Instapaper is a paid service that is free to all users over all the platforms.
The web app provides the easiest UI and the mobile application follows the same style keeping uniformity across all over the platforms. Now, some basic app features are also available to other users across all over the platforms. Some of the paid ‘premium’ features have ad-free browsing, voice dictation, and full-text search that can also make free. you can also send posts to e-readers such as Kindle, it is very essential while reading guides on kindle.
- Offline: All bookmarks are synced on all platforms and you can then view the links from every device after storing it to Instapaper. However, you can’t view them without a Wifi connection.
- Cross-platform sync: The application is also available on all platforms as a web app and the app can be installed for both iOS or Android from the required app stores.
- Searching articles(tags): Tags are incompatible in Instapaper but you can also search for you saved guides using the built-in search option.
Similar to any other app in this list, Pinboard takes the spot due to clear objectives. It can also charge a fixed amount a year, allows you to bookmark links, guides on its applications, and helps you to manage and clear damage links.
The user interface is quite simple or easy. Also, it doesn’t contain any ads, web page-like interface. You can also get an easy tag option to manage your posts. It is efficient or fast in archiving links. Also, it connects with many other services like Pocket, Instapaper, etc. You can also store favorites or tweets up to 3 accounts.
- Offline: The archive feature enables you to archive data but it is unavailable offline.
- Cross-platform sync: It is a web application with lots of third-party apps are available that you can use on various devices.
- Searching articles(tags): You can also search for articles with advanced search.
Pocket App Alternatives – Wallabag
Wallabag is an open-source bookmark manager that helps you while keeping links or pictures by installing them and erasing all the clutter (cookies, ads). The user interface is close to the web page and it allows you to save the webpage and you can also read it later. It can also be used as a self-hosting server that can host your stored bookmarks locally to let offline reading
- Offline: Yes. it compatible self-hosting server or offline reading.
- Cross-Platform sync: Wallabag is available for various platforms and you can also use it to host a server on your local machine and can use it on the android applications.
- Advanced Search Option: Yes it is compatible with advanced search.
- Cost: Open source or free.
Evernote is an android app built for organizing, note-taking, task lists, and archiving. Also though primarily marketed as a note-taking the app, it is used for its managing features as a bookmarking tool.
Rather than folders, Evernote provides a notebook where you keep notes. However, it is a smart tool, it enables you to post links, drop pictures, and videos on a page which is embedded automatically in the notebook page. You can also manage or organize using tags and separate links into various notebooks.
- Additional Features: With the free variant of the app you can also share your data using two devices. With paid services you can look in docs or PDFs, you can also save web pages and links for later reading.
- Offline: Yes, you can.
- Cross-platform sync: Evernote works on all platforms and the applications are synced with a common account. you can also save links on any platform and all the devices can sync and get the links.
- Searching articles(tags): Tags are compatible with Evernote.
Evernote (free, $3.99 for additional features)
Here’s all about ‘Pocket App Alternatives’. Some people have different needs while searching for managing apps. Evernote is an amazing app if you want to add notes to the store links while open-source lovers can use Wallabag and host their own service application. Pinboard is very basic or minimal if you wish to keep your bookmarks to yourself. Instapaper or Booky.io are best for sharing and organizing, links, then view it later on their mobiles. If you spend your weeks while writing emails and sharing posts is a hassle, you can also use Email to share beautifully crafted emails without ads. Article Reader Offline is good if you ever use your mobile to read posts. These apps are quite essential.
Which one is your favorite app? Let us know below!