Some of AcceleReader’s functionality had stopped working for users of Pocket’s Beta app. Pocket switched the beta URLs from https://getpocket.com/beta/ to https://app.getpocket.com/ leading to the extension not discovering the pages, and not working on them.
Thanks to Federico Cimorelli for reporting this change.
This update restores most of the functions for Pocket Beta users:
‘Read something’ works again
Coloured time tags and total article count are visible on the Pocket website
Article filtering is back, though it doesn’t work well at the moment
Pocket Beta only shows 12 articles at a time, so only they are filtered, reducing the number of visible articles
New permissions & updating the extension
As Pocket beta works on a new URL, the extension requires additional permission to access that URL. So Chrome will disable the extension when you upgrade, till AcceleReader is allowed to access the new Beta URL as well.
Also, you may need to open your Pocket list once – ‘https://app.getpocket.com‘ – before the extension registers that you are using the beta version, and starts serving you pages on the beta URL.
There are also some other minor updates to the filtering tags in the side bar, and the filtering popup.
Fixed: Total reading time and article filtering options not appearing
The issue appears to have been occuring when Pocket took a bit longer to load the article list. This has now been fixed. I have tested it on multiple operating systems, and different connection speeds, and it appears to be working correctly.
There are also some other minor updates to the way tags are added to newly added articles, and the extension popup.
AcceleReader used Google Analytics to track which settings and functions were being used – to help focus developer attention on what was being used.
I have now completely removed all analytics tracking from the extension. The only network requests the extension now makes are to the Pocket servers. Other than that, the extension does not use any network requests, ensuring any user data stays on the computer.