Reading app 4+

Save articles, read in peace

Douglas Hill

    • Free



This is a fast and modern app for saving webpages and text snippets to read. When you find an article on the web you’d like to read without being sidetracked from whatever you’re doing, save it in the app and come back to it at a better time. There’s no need to make an account because everything happens right on your device.

The reading experience is paramount. Saved articles are shown beautifully with a comfortable, distraction-free layout. Side-by-side pages mean you can focus on reading instead of scrolling. Multiple columns on iPad make effective use of the large screen and avoid long lines, which would be hard to read.


• Saves webpages for offline reading.
• Cleans up webpages by stripping out distracting parts so you can focus on the writing.
• Saves text snippets.
• Keeps your data privately on your device. No online accounts.
• Shows text in multiple columns to make excellent use of larger screens and give a feel like a magazine or newspaper.
• Uses your preferred Text Size from the Settings app, including large accessibility sizes.
• Can optionally use the system font for best clarity.
• Supports Dark Mode.
• Correctly lays out articles using right-to-left scripts such as Arabic and Hebrew.
• Is usable almost entirely from a hardware keyboard without touching the screen.
• Supports accessibility features including VoiceOver, Switch Control, Voice Control, and reduce motion.
• Exports really nice PDFs of articles. Take a screenshot and then select “Full Page”.
• Includes Shortcuts actions to add, find, extract data from, and delete articles.

What’s New

Version 6

Shortcuts actions, Short Articles & Long Articles lists, and internal links.

• Adds Shortcuts actions to automate workflows and perform advanced searches (requires iOS 16):
• Add Articles
• Delete Articles
• Find Articles
• Get Body of Article
• Open Article
• Adds Short Articles and Long Articles lists.
• Adds jumping to sections within an article when tapping internal links.
• Adds preserving internal links when exporting to PDF by taking a screenshot.
• Adds more detail to make the Welcome article more helpful and renames this to Getting Started.
• Add a Help link to top-level screen.
• Adds support for saving articles in the XHTML format, which is very occasionally used for webpages.
• Adds showing the article title in at the top of the reading screen if there is enough space.
• Adds removing tracking parameters when adding URLs.
• Adds a hint about horizontal scrolling when pushing the reading screen upwards.
• Improves responsiveness when repeatedly rotating or resizing the app window while viewing a long article.
• Improves the contrast of the reading progress bar for very long articles.
• Improves for formatting of small caps specifically as used by The Economist.
• Fixes single lines of text below images possibly being clipped.
• Fixes some types of auto-redirecting links not saving properly, such as from Al Jazeera email newsletters.
• Fixes the dismiss button mouse/Pencil hover shape being in wrong place.
• Fixes a crash that could occur when adding articles with data URLs containing SVG images.
• Fixes a crash when opening really really really long articles.

App Privacy

The developer, Douglas Hill, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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