Does Anyone Use "Pocket"?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Hadron, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. Hadron

    Hadron Registered Member

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    Mozilla recently introduced Pocket into Firefox, but I have never used it, and don't think I ever will.

    I don't think I will ever find a use for it. Will you? *puppy*
     
  2. blinking_spirit

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    I use it on a daily basis. I love the "read later" notion that syncs across all devices.
     
  3. Hadron

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    Thanks for your reply, blinking_spirit.
    Maybe I don't use enough devices.
     
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    By "all devices" I'm primarily referring to my work laptop, home laptop and smartphone. So a general modus operandi would be to see an article you like at work - save it to Pocket, and pick it up later at home. Pocket also saves the progress of reading an article, so you can start reading it on your home laptop and finish things later on your smartphone.

    I use it quite a bit with Hacker News - so you trawl through the 10's of articles and Pocket all the useful looking ones to take it up in the day. It saves you the hassle of having to read everything now.
     
  5. Mrkvonic

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    Disabled it seven seconds after it showed up.
    Mrk
     
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    You go into about:config and change:

    browser.pocket.enabled
    reader.parse-on-load.enabled

    Mrk
     
  9. Hadron

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    Thanks Mrk.

    I guess it is one of those things that you either use it or you don't.
     
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    I have never used it...
     
  11. xxJackxx

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    Haven't used it and don't expect to.
    -Actually after looking into it, I disabled it and Hello also. I think whoever is in charge of Firefox development has lost their way.
     
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    If you have the extension Classic Theme Restorer installed you can fine tune the Australis monster your liking and undo any changes introduced on the fly.

    Works with Mozilla and its community offshoots.
     
  13. SweX

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    Yep same here...that goes for "Hello" too :thumb:
     
  14. Techwiz

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    Ditto, I don't see any added value from these new features at least for my browsing needs.
     
  15. Joxx

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    yep, including restoring the old options and search bar.
    Checking Firefox from time to time reminds me why I'm with PaleMoon.
     
  16. Hadron

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    Yeah. And also Reader Mode. Who would use that?
     
  17. bjm_

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    Me....hope your eyes last as long as you do.
     
  18. Hadron

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    Thanks. And you, too.
     
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    I sometimes see articles on my phone that I'd like to read on a larger screen, eg my desktop. Are you using Pocket with Firefox for Android? I have it working fine on the desktop, but can't seem to figure out how to get it working on the phone.

    Edit: OK, turns out Pocket is not a plugin for Firefox on Android. I needed to install the standalone Pocket for Android app. Works fine now.
     
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    thanks Mrk
     
  21. mantra

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    Hi
    but it doesn't work for every language , for example i can not see it , i haven't it
    the only new icon i have is this
    http://i.imgur.com/eb2yRWm.jpg
     
  22. niki

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    "Pocket for Firefox is a part of Firefox for American, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish users." That's what I read on mozillaZine forum.

    I removed it immediately from Fx.
     
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    FYI. Bug 1168752 - Pocket button does not remember signing in permanent private browsing.
     
  24. Hadron

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    Really?

    gHacks talks about Pocket and Reader Mode too.

    Edit: I did what was posted above and used Classic Theme Restorer. It certainly makes Firefox into a very nice browsing experience.
     
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