Pocket version 4.5 brings a few major enhancements to its standing feature set, the most interesting being the new “send to friend,” which lets users share their favorite articles, videos, webpages and more, quickly and easily. And if the recipient also has Pocket, they will be notified of the incoming share in-app or via push notification, as well as the usual email with Web link.
Jump over the break to check out the official changelog…
INTRODUCING SEND TO FRIEND
- Send to Friend is a new, simple way to share content with the people who matter to you most. With just a couple of taps you can share content from Pocket with friends and family, along with a comment and a highlighted quote. They’ll receive an email with the link, and if they have Pocket, they’ll also be notified right inside the app.
RECEIVE SHARED CONTENT IN POCKET
- Once a friend sends content to your Pocket with Send to Friend, it will appear in an inbox, where you can see their comments along with any highlighted quotes they chose to share with you.
NEW SHARE MENU WITH FRIEND SHORTCUTS
- Pocket’s redesigned Share Menu highlights your most recently used services, like Twitter, Facebook, Evernote or Buffer. And once you’ve shared to friends or family with Send to Friend, you’ll find shortcuts to share content with recent friends right from the Share Menu.
NOTIFICATIONS, PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS & MORE
- Turn on optional push notifications to know when a friend shares with you in Pocket. This update also includes a number of bug fixes and performance updates.
Pocket is available for free in the app store…