Download Text Reading - Best Software & Apps

  • Skim

    1.4.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Excellent free and simple PDF reader for Macs

    7
    51 votes
    • PROS: Great for reading and editing PDFs, Liike Preview but with more features, Highlight text, navigate with TOCs and more, Integration with LaTeX, PDFSync etc
    • CONS: Not as advanced as Adobe Acrobat X, Some basic features not as intutive as they should be
  • iBooks

    3.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone

    Read eBooks on your iPhone or iPad

    6
    107 votes
    • PROS: Comfortable for reading, Set text size and font, Bookmarks, Text search and dictionary
    • CONS: iBookstore is a bit clunky, No pinch-to-zoom, Drab bookshelf interface design
  • Google Play Books

    for iPad 2.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone

    Download and read ebooks on your iPad

    3
    5 votes
    • PROS: Millions of titles available , Night reading mode, Change font and text size
    • CONS: Only displays in portrait format, No text highlighting or dictionary look-up, Awkward zoom tool
  • Babylon Translator

    2.0.32

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Reading an email, article or any other text and not sure about some words? Babylon, the world’s leading provider of dictionary and translation software, brings you Babylon Translator.

    10
    7 votes
    • Expressivo

      1.5

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Get web pages and text documents read aloud

      7
      57 votes
      • PROS: Well-organized, tabbed interface, Firefox page-reading extension, Speech synthesizer is fairly accurate
      • CONS: The voice can become a little monotonous after a while
    • Dropzone

      2.8.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      A smarter way to transfer and move your files

      8
      2 votes
      • PROS: Makes transfers of all kinds much easier, Easy to setup shortcuts, Allows you to save text snippets for later reading with the URL, Installs packages automatically for you
      • CONS: No direct support for other online services, such as Picasa or YouTube
    • 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
    • MegaReader

      2.9.2

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      iPhone

      Almost 2 million free ebooks in one app

      0
      1 vote
      • PROS: Lots of free books to choose from, Look 'through' books while reading, Customize text and page dimensions
      • CONS: Cluttered library display with no search
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