Who doesn’t wish they read more? Even though we are finding ourselves surrounded by more and more words thanks to the Digital boom, fewer of use are actually finding time to read these words. Our goal is to change that. Whether you’d like to read more, faster, or new material, here are some great apps to get you started.
Instapaper is the simplest way to save and store articles for reading: offline, on-the-go, anytime, anywhere, perfectly formatted. Instapaper for mobile device (iOS or Android) provides a mobile-optimized Text view that makes reading Internet content a clean and uncluttered experience. Save most web pages as text only, stripping away the full-sized layout to optimize for the iPhone and iPad screens. Read offline, even on airplanes, subways, on elevators, or on Wi-Fi-only devices away from Internet connections. Even better, you can send to Instapaper from 150 other iPhone and iPad apps for reading later.
Syllable helps you learn to read much faster, and helps you finish your Instapaper and Pocket articles you’ve been meaning to get to. With the skills you learn from using Syllable, you’ll be able to read articles, novels, textbooks or really any kind of reading much, much faster. Syllable helps to reduce subvocalization by taking articles/text that you give it (via URLs, Instapaper, Pocket, your clipboard, or typing) and pacing through them at a predefined rate, one at a time. By doing this, you’re not giving yourself the chance to say the words, as you’re forced to follow the pacing. As you get more and more comfortable, you can increase the pace that the words show and soon you’ll have multiplied your previous reading speed significantly.
Discover and share books you love on Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations! More than 20 million members have added more than 570 million books to their shelves. Keep track of what you want to read, review the books you’ve read, and organize your reading history by adding books to your shelves. Find new and interesting books by looking at what your friends are reading, and comment on their reviews. No other app combines the power and depth of the Goodreads community with an enormous catalog of books and reviews.
Do you love apps like Instapaper (mentioned above) but hate having to find content of your own? Then, Longform is the only magazine app you’ll ever need. Articles hand-picked by the editors of Longform.org delivered to a beautiful reader. Perfect for commutes, flights, or Sunday afternoons. With Longform you can follow feeds of in-depth features from over 50 periodicals. Plus, the elegant, reader-friendly app design is optimized for your mobile device.