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  • Wikipedia for Windows 10

    1.0.0.22

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free online encyclopedia access

    7
    87 votes
    • PROS: Lots of great content, Interface is easy to read and navigate, Pin articles for later reading, Share content to different applications
    • CONS: Crashes sometimes upon launch, No new features
  • Flipboard

    3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    Windows Phone
    BlackBerry
    iPhone

    Read the web like a magazine

    10
    12 votes
    • PROS: Personalized content, Easy to use, Connect social networks
    • CONS: Problems with the widget
  • Essay Rewriter

    1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Auto essay rewriter helps you rewrite and paraphrase articles you have found on internet or works written by other people

    -
    No votes yet
    • Fronto

      1.3.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Earn cash simply by swiping your screen lock

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: Cash for simply swiping, Only requires clicking on articles or trying apps, Some interesting deals, Choose between cash and Amazon gift cards etc
      • CONS: Minimum payout is $10, Takes a long time to accrue points, Requires downloading lots of apps
    • Pocket

      (Read it later) Firefox add-on 2.1.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android
      Mac
      iPhone
      Web Apps

      Never miss an interesting online article

      8
      8 votes
      • PROS: Full of features, Keyboard shortcuts, Share links on various social websites
      • CONS: Beta version, so could be buggy
    • Lingua.ly

      1.18

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      A Free program for Android‚ by Lingua.ly

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      No votes yet
      • POLITICO

        2.1.3

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        Keep up to date with the US Congress and the 2012 presidential race

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Makes articles easy to read, Share news, Choose from a variety of authors, Homescreen widget
        • CONS: Cannot move to SD card, Cannot add your own news sources
      • Feedly

        (Firefox) 16.0.528.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac
        Android
        Web Apps

        Give Firefox a personalized magazine home page.

        7
        9 votes
        • PROS: Highly personalized, Integrates with Google, Twitter and more,
        • CONS: Needs time to set up well
      • The New York Times for Windows 10

        1.5.0.172

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Keep up with articles about news, editorials, and leisure

        3
        11 votes
        • PROS: Great writing, Tons of free content to read, Ability to sync saved news articles, Adjustable refresh interval, Useful adjustments for reading
        • CONS: No embedded videos, No pagination, Basic interface
      • NFL Mobile

        13.1.21

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        Windows
        iPhone

        NFL all the time

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Lots of information, Track your favorite team, Premium features are worthwhile
        • CONS: Non-sports fans have no use for app, Premium features locked to Verizon customers
      • Instapaper

        4.1.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        Windows
        iPhone

        Save websites for reading later

        4
        1 vote
        • PROS: Save content for offline reading, Download up to 500 articles, Easy to use
        • CONS: Not really useful for casual readers
      • ChaCha

        Metro App

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Ask questions and find answers

        8
        8 votes
        • PROS: Simple, intuitive interface, Instant search, Beautiful, in depth galleries and articles
        • CONS: Lots of wasted space viewing articles, Photos don't enlarge
      • NCAA Sports

        3.0.7

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        A sports tracking app for NCAA fans

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        No votes yet
        • PROS: Free live streaming of college games, Articles videos scores and statistics in one place
        • CONS: Offers poor coverage of basketball beach volleyball and ice hockey, It features Buick and Northwestern Mutual adverts
      • Readability

        (Firefox) 2.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Make online articles easier to read

        9
        4 votes
        • PROS: Effectively removes all junk around articles, Several styles to choose from, Automatic scroll, Easy to enable and disable
        • CONS: You can't customize individual elements
      • Wikipedia Widget

        0.9.5

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Access Wikipedia from your Dashboard

        10
        2 votes
        • PROS: Shows pictures and links, Compatible with any language, Edit wikipedia articles
        • CONS: Can feel cluttered, Memory usage
      • HowStuffWorks for Windows 10

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Learn how evyerthing works

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        No votes yet
        • PROS: Includes video podcasts, Tons of content, Image galleries make for a richer reading experience, Sorted by articles, videos, and more
        • CONS: Videos are pixelated, Pictures in the articles don't expand
      • Discourse for Windows 10

        1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Create and browse news feeds

        7
        4 votes
        • PROS: Minimalist interface focuses on text, Import RSS feeds via URL, Save articles for offline reading
        • CONS: Too minimalist and lacking features, No pagination, No sharing features, No Google Reader integration
      • WORDWOX

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows Phone

        WORDWOX: easy to use text to speech (books, lectures, articles).

        -
        No votes yet
        • Frictionless

          Chrome extension 1.4.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Bypass Facebook's app installer prompts when reading articles

          10
          1 vote
          • PROS: Lets you read news articles directly from the source, No more Facebook prompt to install a news app
          • CONS: Doesn't work with all news sites
        • Newsle

          License
          free
          Platform
          Web Apps

          Keep track of friends, family and celebrities all in one place

          5
          3 votes
          • PROS: Organize news by various feeds, Submit news articles, Import friends from Facebook and LinkedIn
          • CONS: Some articles are about a different person with the same name
        Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
        #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
        13.0129.8Android, Windows, Windows Phone, BlackBerry
        2Metro App87.9Windows
        3(Firefox) 16.0.528.197.1Windows, Mac, Android, Web Apps
        41.0.0.22876.9Windows
        51.5.0.172112.7Windows