Popular reading app Pocket (formerly Read It Later) has been updated with various new features focused on delivering more relevant curated content and a streamlined user interface. The app now includes a feature known as “Highlights“, which splits content into four dynamic categories known as “Best of“, “Trending“, “Long Reads“, and “Quick Reads“, which are based on quality, popularity, and length, respectively. Highlights also regularly updates itself to match a user's favorite authors, subjects and topics, labeling content automatically.
Highlights is split into different categories to make it easy to find the perfect item in your list: Best of (the most impactful articles and videos in your list), Trending (the most popular items being saved and shared throughout Pocket), Long Reads (for when you have a lot of time, like your commute), and Quick Reads (when you have only a few minutes to spare).
The update also includes a number of changes to Pocket's user interface, including a unified search box, refined sidebar navigation, a new bulk edit option, and highlightable lists. Pocket saw its last major update in September with automatic background syncing and a new reading view, which followed an update in April that enabled users to share annotated content with anyone.