ADDED : iOS version works well. Android version doesn't work. Can't figure out when it would refresh with the latest items I stored. ADDED : It doesn't load new articles added using a desktop web browser. Sometimes it loads, but sometimes it never loads. I've used this app from when I had iPod touch 2nd gen and now use on my Android device. I think one setting is missing for Android version : download articles only on WIFI, or something like that. This app uses the most amount of data on my phone. It will be great if it has such option do prevent from downloading on cell network.
Doesn't load reading list. And can't add things when offline Only useful to add things to your readability account when online. Not possible to read anything from the app though, whether online or off. Also if you're trying to queue things to read later while offline on subway it won't work. Pocket (Read It Later) does this without issue. If you need to use Readability the News+ Android app is a functional Readability reader.
Great when it's working... ... Which is sadly not too often. Saved articles seem to take around half a day to appear in the reading list. Now the app has been locked in an endless loading loop in the past few days so cannot be used anymore. The few articles I managed to get into Readability were nicely presented but I'll have to find another app.
I really want to like this app Definitely love the accessibility and clean features of this app. Works great when I'm in front of the PC. Mobile is another story. This morning I was thinking I'd be able to grab a couple quick articles and push them out to my tablet and read while on the train. No such luck. It's been 3 hours since the attempt to sync, and still nothing in the readability app. Well I guess I can always re-read the article I sent last week that also took a few hours to propagate.
Big fan earlier ... but data usage issues now Have had readibility app for quite some time and love it. But last couple I have had some serious data consumption issues with readability. These last 15 days or so it consumed 1.43 Gb of my data from my plan! I have only enabled it on wifi now. But no idea why it would need to consume that much data. Seems like a serious bug! Fix it!
Slow to refresh but still good. The app takes a long time in Android to update the reading list. In iOS or in Chrome browser desktop, when you send an article for reading later it appears almost instantly. In Android, my experience has been that it may take an hour or more for readability reading list to update; it's only really good for saving articles for reading later but not for instant reading -friendly usage. I wish Chrome had a reader feature like Safari.
- removed background polling of Reading List updates
- fixed character encoding issues
- expanded device compatibility and bug fixes
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News, sport, comment and more; highly customisable and available on and offline.