Tag Archives: Pocket

Roundup: Some of the best iOS 8 app extensions

Roundup: Some of the best iOS 8 app extensions for iPhone & iPad

Text by Stephen Robles

iOS 8 offers powerful new tools to developers such as extensions, which allow third-party iPhone and iPad apps to be more flexible and interconnected than ever before. AppleInsider offers a look at some of the best iOS 8 extensions available to download on the App Store right now.

  • Clips
  • View Source
  • Fantastical 2
  • Pocket
  • 1Password
  • Afterlight
  • Transmit

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iOS 8 App Extensions: Pocket

iOS 8 App Extensions: Pocket | iPad Insight

Text and screenshot by Patrick Jordan

One of the best new features in iOS 8 is Extensions – which allow 3rd party apps to interact and hook into each other to a degree never seen before in iOS. This has been available in Android for years, and it’s a huge time-saver and productivity boost to now have it on iOS.

Plenty of apps have been updated to use iOS 8 extensions, but one of those that I find most useful is Pocket – the excellent ‘read it later’ app – because there are numerous things I want to save to Pocket on a daily basis. Before iOS 8 extensions you could only save things to Pocket in apps that connected to your Pocket account for authorization, and there was a very limited number of such apps.

Now sharing to Pocket is widely available in iOS 8. You can share to it directly from Safari, one of the ideal places for read it later type content.

You can even share to Pocket from the App Store now – which might be quite handy for times when you’re looking over an app but haven’t been able to decide whether to pull the trigger on buying it.

Read the whole article on iPad Insight