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Readability Alternatives

Readability is described as 'turns any web page into a clean view for reading now or later on your computer, smartphone, or tablet' and is a very popular Read It Later tool in the web browsers category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Readability for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Google Chrome, Android, iPhone and Firefox. The best alternative is Pocket, which is free. Other great apps like Readability are Inoreader, wallabag, Instapaper and Evernote Web Clipper.

Readability alternatives are mainly Read It Later Tools but may also be RSS Readers or News Readers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Readability.
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Readability turns any web page into a clean view for reading now or later on your computer, smartphone, or tablet.

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  1. Pocket icon

    Pocket

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
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    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Opera
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    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.

    ⚫︎ Text to SpeechPocket allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModePocket supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Pocket vs Readability opinions
    Some users think Pocket is a great alternative to Readability, some don't.

    Pocket's article view is exactly like Readability's functionality.

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    Pocket is an alternative to bookmarks, readability converts web pages into something easier to read.

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    Pocket was meant as an alternative to bookmarking, not as a reader of any sort

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    Readability is not a bookmarking service. Pocket is. I just want something to clean up what I'm currently reading in the browser without saving it.

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    doesn't easily convert. saves webpages, not reformatted text.

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  2. Inoreader icon

    Inoreader

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Kindle Fire
    • Opera
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    Discover, share and read the best on the web. With Inoreader, content comes to you, the minute it's available. Subscribe to RSS Feeds, Blogs, Podcasts, Twitter searches, Facebook pages, even Email Newsletters! Get unfiltered news feeds or filter them to your liking.

    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesInoreader can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeInoreader supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with Inoreader.
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    Inoreader vs Readability opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Inoreader is still a legitimate alternative to Readability, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Inoreader is a RSS feed reader. It's not really an alternative to Readability.

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    wallabag

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    Save the web, freely.

    ⚫︎ Full-Text Searchwallabag lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    ⚫︎ Works Offlinewallabag can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Dark Modewallabag supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Customizablewallabag is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedwallabag is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Sync Across Deviceswallabag can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Text to Speechwallabag allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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    Like Readability but open-source so you are in control of your data. Much needed in those time where online services like to shut down suddenly.

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    Instapaper

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    • Online
    • Android
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    • Android Tablet
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    • 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.

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  5. Save anything you see online - including text, links and images - into your Evernote account with a single click.

    ⚫︎ Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
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    Email This

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    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.

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    Add our bookmarklet to your browser's Bookmarks Bar.
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    Mercury Reader

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Google Chrome

    The Mercury Reader extension for Chrome removes ads and distractions, leaving only text and images for a clean and consistent reading view on every site.

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  8. 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.

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    Keep Everything

    • FreemiumProprietary
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    Light & Fast Web Archiver for iOS, OS X.

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  10. Reader Highlighter icon

    Reader Highlighter

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    • Online
    • Google Chrome

    Save articles, news, and webpages that you want to read later. Read clutter free, highlight text and share with others.

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    Save pages that you want to read later.
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