Revamp introduces new filter options and curated recommendations
The Internet is constantly expanding, with countless new articles published every day. So it’s no surprise that many of us rely on tools to help us manage this fire hose of information. over there. Of course, these reading lists themselves can quickly become unmanageable. Mozilla first integrated the social bookmarking service Pocket into Firefox in 2015 and acquired it two years later. It’s been quite some time since the Mozilla Pocket app got a visual revamp, but it’s been redesigned to help you find your saved articles faster and easier than ever.
Mozilla made two important changes to the app. Added a new tab called “Home” and renamed the “My Lists” tab to “Save”. Home stores your saved links along with curated recommendations. This was previously his UI only for his web which he was in beta testing in late 2021. As Mozilla strives to gain traction in this market, coming to mobile is the logical next step.
Recently bookmarked articles are displayed at the top of the screen, and you can view all articles you have stockpiled with the “See All” button. In addition, there are various editorial recommendations labeled “Editor’s Picks” under Recent Saves. At the bottom, you’ll see recommendations for different categories, such as technology, travel, and entertainment.
The redesign has effectively removed the previous tabs “Featured,” “Notifications,” and “Profiles.” The “My Lists” tab remains intact, albeit with a new name. Now called “Save.” Now, Mozilla says, this is a much-requested change from Pocket users. Updated tabs let you filter content by tags, favorites, and highlights.
There’s also a toggle to archive articles you’ve read, and access to all filters in the carousel at the top of the page.
When Mozilla acquired Pocket in 2017, Mozilla envisioned the app as a key part of its strategy to move towards mobile devices, which had little success in attracting users. The latest changes aim to improve the reading experience on smartphones and tablets in the face of stiff competition from the likes of Instapaper and Matter.