Download Offline Reading - Best Software & Apps

  • Kindle Cloud Reader

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Web Apps

    Reading Digital Kindle Books

    9
    6 votes
    • PROS: Read Kindle Books on desktop and mobile devices, Bring less physical copies of books as well as purchase one immediately, Comes with an intuitive web interface and reading customization, Offers offline caching
    • CONS: Only supports Safari and Chrome platforms, Cannot open books in full screen, Only provides manual book searching, Issues with syncing with digital books
  • GooReader

    Free 2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A better interface for reading Google Books

    7
    30 votes
    • PROS: Nice interface design, Nice page rolling effect, Access to hundreds of ebooks, Search by author, title, keyword or Book_ID
    • CONS: No support for bookmarks or favorites, The text is sometimes unreadable when zoomed in
  • Pocket

    (Read it later) Firefox add-on 2.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Never miss an interesting online article

    7
    19 votes
    • PROS: Full of features, Keyboard shortcuts, Share links on various social websites
    • CONS: Beta version, so could be buggy
  • PressReader

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android
    iPhone

    A Free program for Windows‚ by NewspaperDirect

    5
    1 vote
    • gReader

      4.3.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      News and podcasts in an excellent RSS reader

      10
      2 votes
      • PROS: Offline reading mode
      • CONS: Nothing of note
    • RSSOwl

      2.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Cross-platform Java/RSS/RDF newsreader

      8
      66 votes
      • PROS: Allows offline reading, Multi-tabbed browsing, Update manager, Windows 7 compatible
      • CONS: Doesn't allow sharing of feeds, No way to star or mark feeds
    • WebReader

      2.1.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Read web content anytime offline

      10
      3 votes
      • PROS: Comes installed with a few full books, Zoom in and out of your reading selections, Auto-scroll at variable speeds
      • CONS: Very few advanced features, Clunky interface
    • Instapaper

      4.1.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Windows
      iPhone

      Save websites for reading later

      3
      2 votes
      • PROS: Save content for offline reading, Download up to 500 articles, Easy to use
      • CONS: Not really useful for casual readers
    • Worona

      varies-with-device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Transform Your WordPress Blog/Site into an App

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      • PROS: Push notifications and offline reading features are available, Many more enhancements and features are in the pipeline
      • CONS: Quite a few webmasters may not find an app more value-adding than a website
    • Discourse for Windows 10

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Create and browse news feeds

      8
      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
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