Reader Mode Alternatives

    Reader Mode is described as 'This feature-packed Chrome reading extension comes with Text annotating, Text-to-speech and features for dyslexics. It extracts the main content from any article and present it in a nice, distraction-free "Reader Mode"' and is an app in the Web Browsers category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Reader Mode for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Google Chrome, Mac, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Pocket, which is free. Other great apps like Reader Mode are Instapaper (Freemium), Refind (Freemium), Mercury Reader (Free) and Email This (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 14, 2021

    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.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      • Google Chrome
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Firefox
      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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Google Chrome
      MORE SIGNAL, LESS NOISE Every day we analyze thousands of new links and create a magazine of the most relevant ones for you. SAVE GREAT LINKS Save links from around the web with one click—with our browser extension on your computer, or our share extension on your phone.
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    2. 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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    3. 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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Google Chrome
      • Safari
      • Opera
      • Firefox
      Larder is for bookmarking things on the web you'll need again. It's perfect for curating lists of libraries, tools, and reference material. Trial everything for 14 days, buy a paid account if it fits your workflow. It's honestly really good.
    4. WebCull is a link organizer designed to help you become more productive and organized while using the web.
    5. Allows you to bookmark any website to read later. You can search, sort, share, organize bookmarks in folders, read the text version of the website. You can save directly to the folder you want. Extremely fast, safe, secure, the best tool out there.
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    6. Pastin is a private inbox to store your links. Copy and Paste your links with the paste button. Create folders to organize your links. Share and build Teams to comment your links. Copy and Paste now with Pastin.

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be abandoned. iOS app is no longer available; latest Android version, 1.1, released in April 2016, can be still downloaded from the Google Play Store.

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    7. WebBites is a tool to keep all your favourite websites, tools and articles in one place, currently in beta. With a strong focus on accessibility and aesthetics.
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