PaperSpan - Read It Later

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1.36K reviews
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About this app

Your articles ready for you to read or listen - while you wait, commute, walk, cook, whenever.

No ads, No suggestions – Save articles of your own interest, and app should help finish reading them. Comfortably.

Carefully designed search, sort, and filters to easily pick the article you need.
Choose a category matching your mood. Interested in health articles now? Choose Health. You don't have to assign the category in advance, the app does this for you.
Take up on your pending reads by opening Unread articles alone. Short waiting time? Pick those short articles by reading time.

Save from your desktop, iPhone, iPad, or Android. Read them in a clean and easy to read format for a comfortable and focused reading.

Read, listen, or manage those articles even if your device is offline. App will automatically sync when your device is back online.

Highlight those important phrases as you read. Keep the essence of your reading and refer whenever you need.

Love the Kindle reading experience? Send articles to your Kindle device (or app) and read them at your own pace.

Search & Sort to quickly find an article. Organize with folders. Adjust your reading settings with dark/light theme, fonts, brightness, and more!

Pick articles by your mood at the moment. Your articles already have their category assigned. Choose Health related articles or Science if you are in that learning mood.

Capture the gist out of an article you just read - your summary of lessons learned, thoughts you got out of an article. Keep the record to re-read yourself anytime or share to your notes app.

Listen to articles while you walk, cook, or commute with in-app text to speech. Add them to your playlist and listen uninterrupted.
You don't have to trade your productive time for your web reading.

Get insights into your reading routine. You read rate, daily peak reading time, categories you read, your popular sites and more to help plan and enhance your reading.

PaperSpan is here to support your web reading & productivity – to use the web for better you.

Got something to say? Feel free to drop us a line! We’re always listening to your suggestions to improve PaperSpan!
Updated on
Nov 15, 2022

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1.36K reviews
Chris Kalmbach
August 25, 2022
I really wanted to like this. The concept is great. For some news articles it would only download a portion, cutting it off part way down the page, usually where there was a chunk of advertising, and omitting the rest of the article and text view. It literally transfers nothing when reading it article found on Google News and presented on its browser. I hope these things get remedied, then I'll come back.
7 people found this review helpful
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Erica Rocksteady
October 24, 2020
Kudos to PaperSpan. Finally a "save content for later" app that actually works. I was super disappointed with all the other apps meant for saving web content. I'd go to find what I had saved and would often find nothing, or just a link to the page URL. With Pocket, if the page managed to get saved, it would leave out any videos. Instapaper seemed better at first, but ended up just as unreliable. Same with Evernote, plus you always have to be online so it essentially defeats the purpose.
10 people found this review helpful
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Henry Michael Imler
November 28, 2020
TL;DR: Simple, easy to use, and effective. Highlighting is kinda frustrating. Pocket tries to frustrate you into an expensive subscription. PaperSpan frees you from that. This has everything you (ok, I) might want in "Reading it Later" app. Simple, lightweight, and rich in the essential features. My only frustration is highlighting. 3/4 highlights are failures because the hitbox is too small for the highlight button. Really frustrating. Like really.
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Fix crash on some new devices.