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Why You Should Use A Read Later App
The internet is a distracting place to read. And the internet is also the place that contains literally everything and anything you want to read. How do we deal with a reality where life transforming stories, poetry, news and information is completely covered with ads and webpages so crammed with auto play videos they barely load?
You need a read later app.
Read later apps allow you to save articles from websites you visit and later read those articles in a clean, simple layout. Read later apps like Omnivore do more than just remove distractions from articles. Many modern, mobile browsers have a “reading mode” that will accomplish this. But Omnivore’s capabilities go far beyond reading mode.
Omnivore works on all modern web browsers along with iOS and Android platforms. You can save links from your work computer, your phone, or your iPad, and they all show up in one central list. Then Omnivore allows you to organize the articles you save with labels. You can, group articles and webpages by topic or sort research by class and subject. Labels can bring order to your reading list, taming a bit of the internet’s chaos and creating your own digital oasis to inform and delight.
After you’ve saved and labeled your stories and began reading, Omnivore saves your reading progress. This is accomplished in two ways. First, with a “Continue Reading” section at the top of your reading list on the mobile app. The articles from your list that you’ve began reading but not yet finished are listed. Second, articles you’ve started reading are opened in the place where you last left off. This allows you to take a break from a lengthy article without losing your place. Because the app is synced across your devices, you can also start an article on the train home then finish on your tablet at home.
Finally, Omnivore allows you to practice “active reading” by highlighting and making notes as you read. Active reading can dramatically improve your retention and understanding.
We’ve only scratched the surface of Omnivore’s capabilities. In future posts, we’ll be exploring ways Omnivore integrates with other learning tools. For example, library searches to find that one story you remember from months ago, and using Omnivore to listen to articles with high quality, realistic Text-to-Speech.
Using tools like Omnivore allow you to bring a little sanity into the wild world of the internet. And best of all, Omnivore is completely free! Sign up for an account and leave behind the chaotic web for your own personal oasis of knowledge and delight.