Reading is an activity that’s incredibly beneficial, but only if the reader can take something away from the experience. This is why many serious readers write notes and highlight important bits of text, but doing so on an iPhone or an iPad can be a bit of a challenge. ReaderApp is an app that aims to make the task as simple as can be.
Whether you’re a student or a professional, there will always be times when you read something important and useful. However, you’ll end up forgetting about it later on in the day because you didn’t have a chance to write it down. ReaderApp is an iOS app that functions as an extension for Safari and lets users easily save articles for markup.
To use ReaderApp, simply install the app and navigate to a webpage in Safari, preferably one that features plenty of text. Tap the export button at the bottom of the screen and slide the second row of buttons to the left, which will reveal the “More” menu. This is where you can enable the export button for ReaderApp.
Once it’s toggled on, you’ll see the ReaderApp button on the menu. Tapping it will import the article to the app, where you can freely highlight text and make notes.
Unlike other articles saving apps such as Instapaper and Pocket, ReaderApp saves extraneous content such as comments, embedded tweets, and more. Articles aren’t as stripped down and reformatted as other apps, meaning you get to save more content.
ReaderApp might not seem like an app that would be incredibly useful at first, but once you get into the habit of highlighting important facts and dissecting what you read, it becomes a fantastically useful tool. Plus, I really like the fact that ReaderApp is well organized so it’s easy to find articles you’ve imported.
You can even choose from a variety of highlighter colors, which means your notes will be even more organized.
The free version of ReaderApp limits users to how much text they can highlight, while the Pro version supports unlimited highlights, the ability to search articles, and offline use.
One feature I wish ReaderApp included is iCloud syncing, which would make it incredibly easy to switch between the iPhone and the iPad while keeping your notes and articles together.
Overall, ReaderApp is a great compliment to the Safari browser, and it’s especially useful for students and professionals who need to dissect articles on a regular basis.
ReaderApp – Extension for Safari requires iOS 8.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
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