reading

Outread, The Speed-Reading App For iOS, Is Now Available For iPad

iOS: Outread is a solid speed-reading app that teaches you how to read faster while also helping you get through your backlog of articles to read on Pocket and Instapaper. Now, the app is also available on the iPad.


Take Screenshots On Almost Any Kindle Device

You might want to share a picture of a book you’re reading or snap a shot of a settings page so you can help a friend. Whatever your reason, you can take screenshots on most Kindle devices. Here’s how to do it.


The Most Obvious Yet Elusive Technology Tip Of All: Read The Manual

When was the last time you actually read the manual for a new device? You might be surprised at how much new info is in there.


Tranquility Gives Your Mac A One-Click Night Reading Mode

Mac: Trying to look at a bright screen at night sucks, and it’s annoying for pretty much everyone around you. Tranquility is an app that puts an option in your menu bar to instantly switch over to a dark, monochrome look to help reduce eyestrain.


WikiExplorer Creates Wikipedia Reading Lists, Finds Local Articles

Android: Wikipedia’s barebones Android app hasn’t been updated in a while. If you’re looking for an alternative app with more features, WikiExplorer improves on the basic functionality of the official app and makes reading Wikipedia an enjoyable experience.


Unread Is A Beautiful, Gesture-Based RSS Reader

iPhone: Reading on your iPhone typically needs to be a seamless experience. You don’t want a bunch of pictures, ads or bloat getting in your way. Unread is an RSS reader that keeps things simple and provides you with intuitive gestures for quick navigation.


Give Any Mobile Browser Safari Reader-Like Powers With A Bookmarklet

One of the best features of Safari for iOS is Reader. With a tap of a button you can strip a web site down to its bare essentials and read without the clutter of menus or ads. Wired points out you can get the same feature in a browser like Chrome using a bookmarklet from Readability or Instapaper.


Combine Pocket With Evernote For A Clutter-Free, Paperless System

Pocket may be our favourite read-it-later app, and Evernote is a great digital filing cabinet (if you make good use of it). Use them together, however, and you can have a more organised system for saving everything you want to read or refer to later.


Break In A Hardcover Book (Without Ruining The Spine)

Some hardcover books need a little breaking in — especially if you experience “creep” (text getting lost in the gutter of the pages). Here’s how to solve this problem without ruining the book’s spine.


Ask LH: How Can I Keep Up With The News When I Don't Have A Lot Of Time?

Dear Lifehacker, I like to keep up on current events, but I simply don’t have the time to read every news story every day. Do you have any suggestions for keeping up on the news when I don’t have a lot of time?