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April 17, 2013

Pocket updates Send to Friend with sharing and push notifications

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Pocket is one year old today and, to celebrate its one-year anniversary, Pocket has updated its Android, iOS, and web apps with a new Send to Friend option.
Send to Friend feature allows you to pass content directly to friends along with a comment and highlighted quote from the article being shared. The app sends out an email to anyone receiving your reading recommendations, and sends an optional push notification to folks already on the Pocket bandwagon.

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In addition, the updated share menu creates shortcuts for recently used social networks and contacts, which makes it easier to keep your cohorts up to date with your daily web habits. If you’re ready to overrun your friends’ in-boxes with clips of Engadget editors forgetting to chew their food, head on over to your app store of choice to grab the update.

What’s in this version 4.5:
Celebrating our first year as Pocket with some exciting new features!

  • Send to Friend makes it even easier to share content with friends
  • Receive shared items directly in Pocket
  • Completely new share menu that highlights your recent apps and friends
  • Instant Sync now works with multiple devices
  • Auto fullscreen in Article and Web View
  • Bug fixes and improvements

The Read Contacts permission was added to this update to assist with sharing. More info:
When you find something on the web that you want to view later, put it in Pocket. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it any time, even without an internet connection.
Use Pocket when you discover an interesting article, video or web page, but don’t have time to view it. Once it’s in Pocket, it’s on your phone, tablet or computer. You can read an article during a flight, see a web page while you wait in line or watch a video while relaxing at home.

Pocket – Send to Friends FAQ

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini