Why I moved from OmniVore to Readwise Read

In search of the perfect read-later apps.

Prakash Joshi Pax

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Omnivore initially caught my attention when I saw a mention of it on the Obsidian subreddit. I loved it. After using it for almost two months, I’m switching back to Readwise Read.

I’m writing this article after using Readwise Read for over a month now. Readwise Read is not free. It’s priced at $7 a month. This might deter some. But stick with me till the end and I’ll share a way to use it at no cost.

In the ever-evolving world of digital reading, finding the perfect ‘read later’ app can be a journey of trial and error. I’ve tried almost all apps on the market now. Pocket, Instapaper, Raindrop, and whatnot.

Previously, I wrote about Omnivore and how it’s a good read-later app. I thought Omnivore was a solid choice in this category, and it still is, but in many ways, Readwise Reader stands out.

Let’s talk about some features that made me switch my stance.

Smooth reading experience

Readwise Read works exceptionally well at converting articles and web pages filled with ads and other distractions into a clean and minimalist layout. It makes it easy to focus on the content you want to read.

Quick Article View

On one side of the screen, you’ll find a handy table of contents, and on the other, metadata about the article you are reading, along with all highlights, notes, and links present in the article.

This is incredibly useful to quickly navigate to specific sections and review highlights.

Article Summary

OpenAi’s ChatGPT is integrated into the app. With just a glance, you can get a concise overview of the article’s main points. This can be invaluable in saving your time to decide whether an article is worth diving into or can be skipped.

This feature can greatly save you time and effort.

Easy highlighting

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Prakash Joshi Pax

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