Read and bookmark articles to have them all in one place
ReadKit is an RSS app for Mac that makes reading a fulfilling encounter. Designed for reading enthusiasts and people wanting to improve this ability, ReadKit provides its users a pleasant and effective reading experience.
ReadKit App – Overview
ReadKit is a read it later app that helps you save articles or any readable file and lets you access them devoid of ads in plain text. Simply put SNRL; “Save Now Read Later”.
It further allows you to access all other read it later apps in one place. You can also Mark, Sort, View and Share articles as well as customize the articles for viewing and reading pleasure.
It also works as a bookmarking app, hence, you can save all those interesting articles you want to read later. The app provides a three column list, which is the service you use, articles you’ve saved and the article itself. If you activate the focus mode you can hide the columns to provide a much broader reading space. Some of the best features we will outline in ore detail below.
Highlights and Features
ReadKit works as a standalone or in synchronization with other apps. Its synchronization process works better and is more reliable. Get the convenience of using other services all in one place; Readability, Instapaper, Pinboard, Pocket, NewsBlur, Feed Wrangler, Fever, Feedly and Delicious articles.
The app is quite flexible. Once you have a registered account, you can navigate between items as well as move items between services. There is also an option to import existing feed subscriptions from other feed aggregators. You may also hide and add accounts from the preferences. What’s more, you get the chance to use the various built-in RSS feeds even when you’re offline.
Feel free to configure and use some decent shortcuts on keyboards to mark, sort, view and share your favorite articles with Instapapper, Readability, Twitter, Safari Reading List, Evernote, Mail, iMessage, Buffer, Facebook and more.
If you are like me and like customizing, then ReadKit is the app for you. Use the focus mode to view only the article by hiding all unwanted page elements. You can also customize the fonts –and an option to download new fonts, line spacing, alignment, face, height, the width of the page among others. Other features include selecting from a list of reading themes available and an option to set display notifications.
ReadKit offers great stability and is highly responsive compared to other apps. It is also very fast since it has been built to withstand the most difficult of situations.
Interface & Interactions
ReadKit stands out for its simple interactions it offers to its users, and the clean interface it presents. It is well laid out with list of services on the left and pieces of content listed vertically in the middle. Articles comes with the favicon of their origin website, headline, source link and an excerpt. Selection of multiple items is possible at once and text is downloaded from the stored copy of each server.
Unread items are highlighted so you don’t miss out however you can also create smart folders which updates itself in real time to keep you well abreast.
- Download and save contents of your bookmarks in a stripped down format for future reference.
- Place your articles and videos in categories for easy retrieval.
- Tag your articles and bookmarks.
- Export your articles into formats such as PDF.
- In-built accessibility and text-to-speech functions are also available to help visually impaired.
- Add, move, delete and archive articles.
- Save and restore reading positions.
ReadKit Review – Summary
In summary, ReadKit is a great app for reading management and the most interesting part is that its free. However, it does come with a premium account you may like to consider it in the near future.
The Pro upgrade comes with more and better features that will make using the apps even more engaging. If you’re looking for an interesting reading experience or looking to improve your reading skills, ReadKit is certainly worth a try.