There's only so many hours in the day and sometimes that link you get sent just can't be read straight away. So, what do you do? Save it for reading later. For this, I use Pocket. There isn't an official Pocket app for BlackBerry 10 but there are third-party apps floating around BlackBerry World, one of which we've looked at before, ReadItNow. I use this app a lot to save articles for reading later - it just makes left easier. ReadItNow has just gone through a big update to v6.0. Visually, it looks the same but it has now been coded up in Cascades.
Since it has gone native, there are a lot of new options and settings you can choose from. When it comes to article viewing, you can read them just the way you like; you can change the font type, size, even line spacing so you can get the best reading experience for you. There are also new themes you can choose from.
What's new in v6.0:
- App has been completely re-written as native
- Full text search
- Support for Z30
- Built for BlackBerry certified
- Performance upgrades
- Smoother user interface
- New Active Frame layout
One thing to note with this new version is that the developer recommends uninstalling the old version first. This is because the update will sync your articles again to your device. To avoid extra data, deleting the old version removes everything and you can resync your articles again. There is a welcome wizard that will take your through this process when you first launch the updated version. Don't worry, you won't have to repurchase the app when you do this. Once you purchase the app, or any app, you will be able to download it again for free since you have already paid for it (assuming you use the same BBID as you used to make the purchase in the first place).
If you are a Pocket user, I highly recommend the app. If you're not a Pocket user, I recommend the service. It's great for saving articles to read later. ReadItNow is available for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones and costs $1.99.