4.2 out of 5 with 19 ratings

Polar Reviews

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The initial acceptance terms upon installing this made me uninstall it immediately without bothering to try it. Too much tracking for my liking. Felt like I was about to use one of those nasty intrusive Google apps! I don't care how much organisations promise not to use identifiable information etc. They are, at least, very open about tracking you, but I don't want any snooping whatsoever. Particularly for a database application in which I'm like to be storing sensitive information. What I do on my computer is private.

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It isn't free if "free" means that less than half of its features are usable, and at the same time, it fully tracks you in the use of the application, plus bugs like not connecting to internet for syncing
neither in the desktop application nor in the browser extension.

[Edited by Maalo, November 23]

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Polar by far isn't really usable due to bugs and m...

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Pro:

  • Active Developer
  • Active Development

Con:

  • App responsiveness right now is painful
  • crashes occasionally occur

Polar by far isn't really usable due to bugs and many other inconveniences. However, I personally believe it has potential to become an essential app for productivity. It is similar to Small Memex iconMemex but for pdf

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It solves the web archiving and note problem efficiently and wothout all the crud from soultions like evernote.

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Still many features are missing and it still has some bugs. But good starting point and I hope it will be further developed.

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Polar is an extremely easy to use personal reading and knowledge platform. I'm looking forward to new developments for collaboration and sharing.

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Polar bookshelf adds a dimension to the internet that's been long needed. I can't wait to see the new features from the development timeline over the next year. The dev's are more than capable of accomplishing some really awesome world changing things. The main developer worked on RSS which had a few benefits to the world to say the least.

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Nice one with very interesting features.

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Polar is an incredible organization tool for PDFs. It's great for researchers, students, and hobbyists alike!

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Polar is great! I used it originally because of it's link to Anki but now it's my default way to read and study pdfs on my computer. Definitely worth using.

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Great repository for books, lots of nice features!

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The app is based on Elecron but is amazing and by far a well thoughtful app to make reading fun

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Fantastic program for organizing your documents.

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Great product

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