I’m back to using Pocket

This is not a review, but rather, a follow-up on Switch to iPad #70, where I wrote about read it later services. There, I mentioned upstart Matter, which has some pretty compelling features, and is, by far, the best read it later app to store Twitter threads. I’ve been using Matter since before #70, and I liked it, except for this:

What’s worse, Matter is by far the lesser reading experience on an iPad, even the new iPad mini, which is pretty much perfect for reading text on. It’s not that they parse the text bad, it’s just not a very readable layout.

I’m confident this’ll change. This layout works perfectly well on an iPhone. They’ll surely add typographic settings as well, something that both Pocket and Instapaper has, which means you can tailor your reading experience as you see fit. Even Safari’s Reader feature has some basic options there, so I’m sure Matter will add it.

Well, it’s almost two months later, and I can’t take the iPad mini reading experience, and the limited typography settings, so I’m back to Pocket again. It’s night and day for an iPad mini user, and that’s my preferred device for reading long-form pieces. You don’t notice this on an iPhone, but, well, I don’t want to do my reading on a small screen.

I’ll revisit Matter again in the future, and possibly do a proper review. For now, I don’t think this one’s ready for iPad users just yet.