Read Articles From Online Sources: Poki for Pocket

Poki for Pocket is a free app for Windows 8 and 8.1 devices which allows you to read articles from online sources on your Windows 8 or 8.1 devices. When you run the app on your device, you will be presented with tips on using the app in a very smooth way. The app is a third party client for Pocket and functions in a similar way – just copy and add the link of the article that you wish to read into the app and the app will open it up in its smooth interface which is easy to read and understand.

Poki for Pocket is available for free from the Windows App Store.

The features of Poki for Pocket for Windows 8 and 8.1:

When you run the app on your device, you will see helpful tips on using the app like so.

poki for pocket tips

You can either watch the video of these tips or you can click on the Skip button at the bottom of the screen to skip all these tips. Now, you will be taken to a screen which allows you to login or register. As I didn’t have an account, I chose to register.

poki for pocket login or register

Upon clicking on Register button at the bottom of the screen, I was taken to a web browser interface, and the best part was that the link opened up in the app itself without firing up my actual web browser.

poki for pocket sign up

After signing up for getpocket, I was able to authorize Poki and once that was done, I was presented with the main interface of the app itself.

poki for pocket logged in

You can add an article to the app for reading purposes by clicking on the Add button. Once that’s been pressed, you can copy and paste the link to the article that you wish to read as shown in the screenshot below.

poki for pocket add link

Once you have pasted the link and clicked on the add button, you will be shown an interface which tells you that your article has been added to the app.

poki for pocket added to queue

Simply click on it at the right side of the screen and it should open up in a nice reader interface.

poki for pocket read articles

You can tweak the text size etc. by right clicking on the screen and then using the plus and minus buttons in the bar that pops up from the bottom of the screen.

poki for pocket change text size

You can also add the article to your favorites using the heart button at the right side bar, add it to archives by using the tick button, etc. You can return to the previous screen by using the back arrow button at the top left of the screen. You can access all the archives, favorites etc. by clicking on the downward arrow button next to the heading at the top in the main screen of the app, which reveals a pane with all these options from the left side of the screen. You can see the same in the screenshot below.

poki for pocket reveal categories

This sums up the main features of Poki for Pocket for Windows 8 and 8.1 devices.

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The verdict:

Poki for Pocket is a great app to read articles from online sources in a themed interface for free on your Windows 8 or 8.1 device. You can grab it from the link below.

Get Poki for Pocket.

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