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Offline Reading Tools

Though the Internet is a lifeline for most, there will always be times where we don’t have access to it and we want to read something. That’s where the software on this page, which includes support for reading content without the need for an Internet connection, comes in! Software like Pocket will save news articles and other content in order to read even without an Internet connection.

  1. Save webpages to read later, and eliminate cluttering of bookmarks with sites that are merely of a one-time interest. With Pocket, you can read at home, work, on the plane, or during your commute; even without an internet connection.
  2. Feedly is a better way to organize, read and share the content of your favorite sites. It weaves the content from the RSS feeds of your favorite websites into a fun magazine-like experience and provides seamless integration with social networks.


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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
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    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
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    Save the web, freely.
  3. Polar is a powerful desktop app for managing all your web content, books, and notes. Polar keeps all your content in one place, supports tagging, annotation, highlighting and keeps track of your reading progress.
  4. A free and open source manga reader for Android. It takes manga from sources like Mangadex, KissManga, etc.
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    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Google Chrome
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
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    Instapaper is a simple tool to save web pages for reading later. To save web pages for later offline reading: go to Instapaper.com, install the Read Later bookmark, and mark any pages you'd like to read later.
  5. Fast & free RSS feed reader as a browser extension for Chrome, Vivaldi, Edge, Brave and Firefox for reading blogs, news or any RSS, Atom or RDF based feed.
  6. A news reader for the Mac with support for various sync services.
  7. Kiwix enables you to have the whole Wikipedia at hand wherever you go! You don't need Internet, everything is stored on your computer, USB flash drive or DVD!.
  8. Liferea is a web feed reader/news aggregator that brings together all of the content from your favorite subscriptions into a simple interface that makes it easy to organize and browse feeds.
  9. Send web pages and articles to your email inbox. EmailThis removes ads & distractions from web pages and sends you a beautifully formatted email with just the text and images.
  10. HakuNeko is a cross-platform downloader for manga and anime from various websites. HakuNeko was made to help users who download media for circumstances that requires offline usage. The philosophy is ad-hoc consumption, get it when you want to read/watch it.
  11. Bible Study app by And Bible Open Source Project is a powerful, yet easy to use, offline Bible study application for Android. The app is developed by Bible readers for Bible readers.
  12. PaperSpan is an easy to use, free app to save web pages for reading later. Save pages from computer or phone's browser, and open them from either.