No advertisements? Plain reading? Smooth scrolling? Article Reader Offline delivers wonderfully on every front. This read-it-later Android app makes the most of a simple, clean user interface. You can share a page with an article from your browser, use Article Reader as your default browser or copy a link to the clipboard and then open it in Article Reader. All this can be done without the internet. A huge plus, if you like reading offline.
Once you start reading an article in the app, there are plenty of features to try out, including text size and font style. You can even toggle the screen brightness. There’s an option to switch between day and night themes as well, based on reading comfort. One of the best features is the read-aloud option. You can choose to hear the article in multiple languages. There’s also the option to pause, rewind or fast-forward the speech output. You can even control the speed of the speech rate.
The app has an impressive list of languages that can be used in the read-aloud option: everything from English, Russian, Chinese, French, German and Spanish, among others.
Apart from switching between article view and original view, adding links to different folders, you can also export an article as a PDF. Interestingly, Article Reader retains the hyperlinks in a story—and you can save these to your to-read list too. When you click on the hyperlink, you can either open that link within the app or on your default web browser.
When it comes to read-it-later apps, Pocket is right at top of the list. But with its handy features and simple UI, Article Reader Offline presents itself as an impressive option that you can also try.
Category: Productivity & reading
Ratings: Google Play Store: 4.6 stars; App Store: N/A
You could also look at: Pocket, Instapaper
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