Pocket: Save. Read. Grow
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Free or Paid
Apple Watch Support
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After some time experimenting with this app, I'm not sure if it is closer or further away from being accessible.
I do believe, however, that I have identified most of the unlabelled button, plus the way to make some of them work.
So, lets start on the app's main screen, where the list of all your saved articles is shown.
The button in the top left corner appears to give access to some options to filter what is shown. However, the double-tap does not work. Well, it does, but you have to hold your finger down at the end of the second tap for about a second before lifting it. This will cause a menu to appear in the top third of the page that contains the following buttons:
- All Items
The second button on the top menu bar is labelled "aaaaaaa". Again, the only way that I could activate this button was with the method described above. This will again display a menu. This one contains:
When going into the Options page, most of the toggle controls for the various settings did not appear to be accessible with VoiceOver.
Back on the main screen, the unlabelled button in the top right corner activates the edit mode. This allows you to select articles. Unfortunately VoiceOver provides no feedback on the selection status of articles.
When you have selected at least 1 article, 4 buttons become available at the bottom of the page. All are unlabelled, but appear to have the following functions:
- Add Tags
When not in edit mode, a swipe to delete gesture across any article title causes it to be replaced with 5 buttons. This element is not recognized by VoiceOver. The buttons displayed appear to be:
- Add Tags
When viewing an article there are initially 5 unlabelled buttons across the bottom of the page.
The first of these takes you back to the main screen and works with the double-tap. To make the other 4 buttons do anything you need to use the method described earlier.
The second button archives the article, whilst the third toggles the favourite status.
The fourth button changes things around a little at the bottom of the page. 5 buttons are now shown above a slider control for changing the brightness level. The buttons are:
- Add Tags
- Invert Colours
Moving VoiceOver focus onto the text of the article will revert the display back to the original 5 buttons, the last of which opens a menu with options to share the article.
And that is about all that my exploring has found so far.
If you have any additional tips on how to make this app usable, please post them below.