Memrise vs Pocket

Side-by-side comparison of features, reviews, pricing and more


Category: Speed Reading Tools
Industries: Professors/Teachers, Executives and Managers, Lawyers, Doctors, Researchers, Administrative staff, Journalists/Freelance Writers, Entrepreneurs



Subscription-based- $8.49/month





Category: Speed Reading Tools
Industries: Anyone who wants to improve their reading speed



$4.99/month Pocket Premium

20M+ Downloads

#1 in Magazines & Newspapers

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Sir Richard Branson

Memrise reviews

Of course though, like any language learning program out there, there are a handful of negatives as well. Most notably among these, I don’t believe Memrise is the best for developing your conversational skills. By and large, however, Memrise still receives high marks from our team. I think Memrise is an excellent language app for folks who want to achieve a basic to intermediate grasp of a new language with decent fluency.

- Debbie Lopez

I really like Memrise and think it’s a great tool to help you learn vocabulary and phrases effectively. The technology and science behind Memrise are top-notch. The content in the official courses is high quality, and the user-generated courses cover a huge variety of topics.

- Chad Emery

Of course, this is not the best solution out there, as many of the user-created courses contain errors and mistakes in grammar lessons. You may have to filter which Memrise courses are worth your time after fiddling with the app for at least two to three months. Moreover, you'll have to deal with frustration in speaking like a native since many of their features are behind an expensive subscription plan.

- CJ Advincula

Pocket reviews

I've been a big fan of Pocket for years. I love being able to build a reading list from Twitter while I'm in line at the grocery store or whatever and do the reading when I have time. Just a couple issues: I have recommendation notifications turned off, but I still get them every so often. And the article parser still messes up sometimes - if the lede is formatted differently it'll sometimes leave it out (or leave out everything else), and embedded tweets cause problems.

- Wm. Hunter Tammaro

I've paid for Pocket for years. I like many things about it. The new redesign is an improvement, though I want to turn off "Next/Previous." There are some basic quality problems that they're not fixing. The "podcast" text-to-speech features are annoying at best. They killed a great friend sharing feature. Article parsing hasn't improved in years, and the "report article view" button clearly goes to the circular file. Its core mechanic is good. Hope they invest in fixing more problems.

- Chris Combs

This is a spectacular app. I use it more than just about any other app on my phone and I have turned many friends on to it as well. There are two small bugs that are a bit annoying: the first is that during listen mode if you pause and then restart listening it will usually go back to the beginning of the article rather than picking up where you paused at. The second bug has to do with finding your friends with the app to follow. The list of people to follow takes a very long time to load and sometimes does not show friends that I know are using the app.

- Anonymous

Pros & cons


The free version offers everything
It uses a spaced repetition system
Plenty of programs, languages, levels

Quality of user-created contents vary a lot
The exercises can get repetitive
Memrise is only vocabulary focused


Pocket‘s flexible API means that it‘s already been implemented in over 1,500 apps
Ses the much more modern and versatile tagging approach
Eatures in-built Kobo compatibility

Ad-free feature only available in Premium
Library feature only available in premium
Free version has limited features

What is Speechify?

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Speechify provides anyone with an audio play button that they can add on top of their content to turn it into an audiobook. With the Speechify app on iOS and Android, anyone can take this information on the go.

Learn more about text to speech online, for iOS, Mac, Android, and Chrome Extension.

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