I used to be a diehard Pocket user. I was in the top 1% of Pocket users! It was awesome. But then I got frustrated.
People would email me links that I would save to Pocket to read later. And then I would want to share that content with others, so I would end up emailing more URLs. A vicious cycle.
So we set out to build a new app called Lynx that I could use exactly like Pocket (saving links and reading later, even offline) but could also use to send and receive links directly, completely bypassing email.
Also, sometimes there was nothing in my Pocket list I actually felt like reading, so we included a discovery piece too. It’s fairly rudimentary right now, but you can just wade through random content from the web, and there is usually some good stuff in there.
I know this post will seem market-y and obviously I am highly biased. But as a former Pocket junkie, I now only use Lynx and have stopped using Pocket entirely.
If you are a crazy Pocket person that manually tags everything then you should probably just stick with it. But if you are more like I was, someone who loves the utility but is looking for something more social (and more colorful!), then you might like Lynx better.
If you miss Pocket, then go back to it. Just let me know why! If you think Lynx is awesome, then awesome!
Note: I have nothing but respect and admiration for the team at Pocket (who I do not know personally).